Please meet Holly, previously Amber, who was not re-named thus because of any connection with the festive season, but in memory of little Holly Wells, who, together with her friend Jessica Chapman had her young life so tragically ended at Soham in August 2002.
Holly is four & a half months old. Mum: Deerhound/Retriever/Bearded Collie, Dad: Greyhound/Whippet.
Jenny was contacted by her previous owner in Portland, Dorset, who was unable to cope with her puppy shenanighans, especially since her work involved her leaving Holly alone for longer than is desirable for a pup. She had herself taken her from someone who also owned Jack Russells – Holly & the JRTs were not getting on.
Mo agreed to collect Holly on Friday afternoon on SLR’s behalf, but by Friday evening she had become totally smitten by the lass, & decided that she would treat herself to an early Christmas present by paying SLR’s standard adoption fee & keeping Holly in Dorset, albeit in Poole rather than Portland.
I am personally absolutely delighted at this outcome, not only by the knowledge that Holly has found a wonderful home where she will be loved to bits, but also because the little lass bears an uncanny resemblance to Bob, my very first Lurcher, who to my mind was the greatest hound ever to have set foot on this planet.
Holly, now ten months old, is absolutely exquisite!
The little lass is here with me for a couple of weeks whilst her Mum & Dad are on holiday in Greece. Mo has forewarned me that Holly is a countersurfer, thief, & destroyer of owt vaguely chewable left within her considerable reach: in other words a typical Lurcher pup! ;D