Kenny’s April Blog:
I was feeling a bit sorry for myself after having four teeth out but a trot down the garden in the morning sun put me right. Spring was in the air as the birds sang, the flowers looked bright and cheerful and Mum took in the first fledgling casualty of the season.
Whilst languishing in my sick bed I overheard plans for the Spring Sale at The Old School in Long Melford, 10-3pm on 10th April. There will be blue/white and yellow/green goodies, travel, pet and disability items, crafts, collectables – even the Teddy Bears picnic! That’s the week after Barbara’s Bonanza Sale at the Parish Room, Stratford St. Mary on 2nd April.
If you enjoy testing your general knowledge, bring your friends to a Village Quiz Evening at Leavenheath Village Hall, 7pm on Saturday 14th May. There will be a licensed bar and big raffle, tickets £8 per person, including a hot supper with vegetarian alternative. Phone 01206 263269 to book your team of up to eight people.
We are looking very smart since Elaine kindly donated a pop-up banner for SESAW events. Kelvin and his team at Keith Avis Printers in Hadleigh did a great design job using our animal photos, including mine of course. And they still find time to produce the Community News! If you want a job done, ask a busy person.
That’s one of Mum’s expressions, and she comes up with some funny animal names too, like Lobbie the kitten who may be found residing under the counter at Swaynes Veterinary Surgery in Long Melford during the day. She and Emma quickly became friends and it may well be a permanent arrangement.
Most dog owners know that as from 6th April, all dogs over 8 weeks old in England, Scotland and Wales must carry their I.D. both inside and outside! Firstly that means wearing a collar and tag when in a public place, with the owner’s name and address, preferably including phone number. Secondly, dogs must be microchipped and the details must be kept up to date on a Government compliant database such as Petlog. Visit https://www.petlog.org.uk/…/compulsory-microchipping-faqs-…/ or phone 01296 336579 for more information. Apart from risking a £500 fine, non-compliance could cause you much heartache if your pooch was lost. You may recall this little piece of magic ensured I was returned home when I went missing a few years ago. Ollie and his friends say the place would not be the same without me. Mum might say if you want a cat chased, ask a busy dog like me, Kenny (the Boss) Chihuahua!