Greyhounds as Pets NZ Winter Wonderland Weekend!

Last weekend our little village was host to a wonderful group of greyhounds – most of them adopted through Greyhounds as Pets NZ. Our Dad helped organize the weekend with Victoria, our GAP area co-ordinator from Hamilton. Because we live quite a long way from any of the monthly GAP get-togethers, we decided to ask whether people from other parts of the area could come up here to us for once! And boy, did they come! We even had guests from as far away as New Plymouth, which, for non-New Zealanders, is a loooong 8-hour drive away from here. πŸ™‚

Colville Farm (http://www.colvillefarmholidays.co.nz/) graciously allowed us to book up most of their accommodation, and they proved to have the perfect setting for our weekend get-together. The weather was simply glorious for mid-winter, and the sun shone down on us all weekend.

Our friends who had a long distance to travel came up on Friday evening, and everyone else arrived Saturday morning. We had a lovely bush walk in the afternoon, followed by afternoon tea, then evening food (boy, was there a lot of food!), poetry, and musical entertainment throughout the evening. Most of us hounds (20 of us! plus 1 poodle!) were so tired out we slept through most of the evening, and just let the Humans get on with it…

Sunday morning we all met up on Colville beach and went for a nice brisk walk. Then back to Colville Farm for mid-morning tea and more food, then everyone began to wend their way home…

What a wonderful time we all had! Here are some photos Mum took of the weekend…

OOW! Look, Mum! Hounds are coming! :-)

OOW! Look, Mum! Hounds are coming! πŸ™‚

Krissy making new friends...

Krissy making new friends…

Krissy and two of the boys spot a goat... :-)

Krissy and two of the boys spot a goat… πŸ™‚

Here I am, keeping an eye on things... :-)

Here I am, keeping an eye on things… πŸ™‚

Mac just loved the lawn! :-)

Mac just loved the lawn! πŸ™‚

This is handsome Wizard...

This is handsome Wizard…

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Beautiful Nellie... :-)

Beautiful Nellie… πŸ™‚

We all had a lovely time on the bush walk... :-)

We all had a lovely time on the bush walk… πŸ™‚

According to Mum, afternoon tea was yummy! I thought we hounds showed great restraint... :-)

According to Mum, afternoon tea was yummy! I thought we hounds showed great restraint… πŸ™‚

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Throughout the evening, we hounds did what hounds do best... We slept :-)

Throughout the evening, we hounds did what hounds do best… and there were 20 of us inside! We all slept πŸ™‚

Sunday morning on the beach - here's me and Krissy with Dad, waiting for everyone else to arrive :-)

Sunday morning on the beach – here’s me and Krissy with Dad, waiting for everyone else to arrive πŸ™‚

Group photo of most of us on Colville beach. Me and Krissy are on the right, with our Mum :-)

Group photo of most of us on Colville beach. Me and Krissy are on the right, with our Mum πŸ™‚

My beautiful sister, Krissy, tired out at the end of the weekend... :-)

My beautiful sister, Krissy, tired out at the end of the weekend… πŸ™‚

Me, waiting with Dad to say good-bye to people... :-)

Me, waiting with Dad to say good-bye to people… πŸ™‚

What a beautiful setting it was... :-)

What a beautiful setting it was… πŸ™‚

Well… it’s back to the old settee now.

So it’s ‘bye for now from Krissy…

And ‘bye for now from me…..

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28 thoughts on “Greyhounds as Pets NZ Winter Wonderland Weekend!

  1. I can see you had a fun weekend. The photographs are lovely. The one where there are so many of you all asleep in the same room really shows how laid-back greyhounds are!

  2. What a marvellous weekend Solo πŸ™‚ Wish Beryl and I could have been there too but we were thinking of you. Love all the photos you and Kim have put up on Facebook!

    • Hello Easy! It was extremely cool for all of us to get together like this… Krissy and I loved meeting al the other hounds. It’s usually very quiet in our village… πŸ™‚

  3. Hello, Dougall! Yes, we think we were very lucky – and the mid-winter weather behaved itself by being lovely and sunny! Of course, it’s raining now! πŸ™‚

    Lots of love to you and Floyd from me and Krissy πŸ™‚

  4. Wow, what a greyt weekend you’ve all had. I love seeing hounds together – whether they’re playing, sniffing or snoozing they seem so comfortable in each other’s company. It looks like a fab place too.

    • Hi Beckett, I think everyone had a ball! It would’ve been wonderful if you could have come, wouldn’t it? But it was probably rather a long way for a weekend… πŸ™‚

  5. Yow Solo n Krissy what a lubly lubly group of poochiez ya all are!!! Me n Mum bein lookin at all da pix n commintin to each other how beeuteefull all of ya are. Dat Wizard iz pawsum!! WOW!!!
    Phankz fer sharin da story n pix wif us. (Sowwy we iz so late; too much goin on here n we bin AWOL az Mum sayz…)
    Lub frum Nylablue xo

  6. It looks like you all had really such a wonderful time, how wonderful people came from all over to have a nice get together like that! Wishing you all a wonderful week, and thank you so very much for your sweet comment on our blog, it really means a lot to us. XO

    • Thanks so much for popping by. Yes, we did have a wonderful weekend here; we met some old friends and made some new ones, which is just how it should be πŸ™‚

      We were so sorry to hear about your beautiful boy, Moonlight… xxx

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