Today Magic, the Greyhound Ambassador for Greyhound Compassion and Quaker Concern for Animals, was invited to visit the “holidaymakers” at St. Mary’s Church’s (Marshalswick) “Holiday at Home” week (6 – 9 August).
“Holiday at Home” is hosted by St. Mary’s Church for parishioners who are 75 and over. The week includes 4 days of activities and excursions, as well as lunches and all refreshments. Monday saw watercolour classes and a beetle drive, yesterday was the visit to a garden centre. Today’s events included a magician’s act in addition to a talk by Greyhound Compassion complete with Magic the greyhound.
Magic took Petal, the galgo, along to tell the holidaymakers about Greyhound Compassion, the link with Quaker Concern for Animals and to talk to them about greyhound racing. He also, without much effort, showed them what fabulous pets greyhounds make. We also covered the plight of the galgos and the work of Protectora y Santuario Scooby in Spain.
It was a really lovely event. The dogs were met with a very warm welcome with great company and a very friendly atmosphere. Magic and Petal seemed to go down a storm too.