Saturday, 15 March 2008

Lots of news

I can't believe I've left it so long without an update, especially when there is SO much to tell you!

Ok, to update on recent stories....Frank is now living very happily with Ronnie :) Hans had his x-rays which were all clear and he seems much better. Not quite back to his old self yet but eating and looking well at least.

Those ladies who were on baby watch have all had the all clear. That's Calista degu, Lola and Lexi the robos and the four female rats from Norfolk.

In not so good news, Shadow rabbit has scratched himself up again and done a really good job this time! He has three patches now, one on his back, one on his side and even one on his tummy. He is booked in to see the vet again on Monday.

Fudgey degus teeth are overgrown again :( She is booked in to see a specialist in Kent on the 25th. Erika degu is going too as she has been losing weight so I'd like to see if her teeth are the cause.

New arrivals wise we took in 8 baby boy rats (aka The Gangsters). Their sisters, The Molls, are on foster in Hertfordshire.

Anyway, now on to the really big news!

On the 6th March 2007 our dear little oldie dog Fraggle left us suddenly after a short illness. It was less than a year since we lost our other old lady Meggie Moo to cancer and we were both devastated.

We feel that the girls are still with us in some way and we like to do all we can to honour their memories. For some time we have talked about how we'd like to win the lottery and set up a trust in their memory to help animals. Of course, we're still waiting for the lottery win but as their anniversaries approached we began to think that perhaps this was something we needed to make happen for ourselves in order for it to be a real tribute.

As you know, we have been fostering animals for Furry Friends for about 3 years now. This has worked brilliantly and we've really enjoyed working with Emma who has been incredibly supportive and a real inspiration to us. Under her guidance we have learnt a huge amount. As part of our recent ponderings we began to think that perhaps we could do the work we do now in tribute to the girls with a long term goal of being able to help other animals too.

So we are very proud to announce the creation of Starlight Trust Animal Rescue aka STAR. We will be running a small rescue from our home taking in and homing small rodents such as rats, mice, hamsters, gerbils, chinchillas, degus etc. The animals we already have here on foster will be homed through Furry Friends as normal and we will continue to work very closely with Emma and the other contacts and friends we have made Very Happy

You can learn more at

Sprogpages will continue pretty much as is. The rehoming pages will stay until all the Furry Friends animals are homed and after that the site will continue as a showcase for our own animals. The blog will continue and will serve as the news page for both sites :)

No comments:

Post a Comment