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Leeanne & Michael Whitley
La PeyzieSt Paul La Roche,  24800,  North Dordogne
Tel:  0033 (0)5 53 52 62 37 Mobile: 06 89 25 44 06
Email:  leeanneandmike@yahoo.com 

Welcome to Twilight, the home of old dogs ...

with mum and dad..Leeanne and Mike

Please scroll to the bottom of our home page for a little info

 if it is your first visit.

Thank you for popping in xx

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Twilight old doggies home
Dates for your diary

  
Wet Nose Walk    ..     Promenade des Museaux Humides
Tuesday 28th July   ..   Mardi le 28 Juillet
19.30 hrs
Venues:
Lake St Estephe ...with Tony
Lake St Mathieu .... with Doreen
Cozy Cats and Dogs .... with Pam


Lake Miallet with Leeanne and some old Twilighters
? … or at a venue with you …. ?

Walk your dog with us    ..     Promenade votre chien avec nous!!
Give  ..  Un don de 2€
 pour recoivent un ‘museaux humides   *   Receive a black nose!
Pour plus d’informations
Doreen tel: 05 53 60 56 87

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Twilight’s 7th Birthday

 Barking mad for Twilight Jamboree Fete!
A l’occasion du 7ème anniversaire de Twilight,
Nous organisons la Fête Jamboree

Dimanche 2nd August/Aout  
Vaunac

1100 hr – 1800 hr
 
Artisans, Vide/Brocante,
All day Food,Drinks,Cakes and Icecream
Plats chauds et froids, boissons, snacks, gâteaux et glaces
Music duo   *Broken Biscuits*
Pre-loved Clothes & Books
Vêtements d’occasion  Livres
Tombola
Artist Em Bryant
Tarot Readings
Fun and silliness Jeux et climat léger et jovial
Meet some old Twilight Puddings
Vous pourrez rencontrer et caresser certains de nos vieux pensionnaires de Twilight
 
Directions:
Vaunac, which is on the N21 7km south of Thiviers & 7km north of Sorges.
Chef de Lalande, Route de Lempzours, 24800 Vaunac.
Satnav co-ordinates are: 45.363N 0.8525E.
Turn off the N21 to Vaunac following signs.  Go straight through the village (past the Salle de Fete), then take the 1st left which is signposted Lempzours.  We are the 2nd house on the left next to the large commercial building.
For more details, please contact : Pour plus de détails, merci de contacter :
Doreen -  Tel : 05 53 60 56 87

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With some of the money so generously donated from Dawn and Dave's recent wedding, Twilight oldies now have a shaded area on Nana's terrace. With temps yesterday hitting 37degress it was a wonder. Blessings to you both, with huge loving licks from us all xxx
Coo, what a surprise today here at Twilight. Jo came with Michaela ..... And 200 bottles of Zoflora that Jo had encouraged Zoflora to donate! Isn't that just incredible. Jo will tell you the whole story better than me ..... But just had to share, mighty! Thank you Jo, Zoflora, and all those involved in getting it here ..... And Jo's husband for a yummy chicken salad xxxx

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There can be few charities that have a team of focused, determined, joyful, caring and hardworking volunteers as mighty as the Hope team.  Led formerly by the wonderful Linda Burns, and now by the equally wonderful Verity. Thank you Hope team extraordinaire for yet another incredible feel good weekend. Well done, and thank you from the all the animals you will help over the coming months around France xxxx

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Twilight Fun Dog Show

*Update Corner*

Bless little Ukrainia. Clearly all a bit overwhelming to start with, but now, toothache past and treated and time for a little sunbath.

Old Peggy Sue..

Three legged Chihuahua, suffered recent embolism, but lives on in her little dominant world.  Now in her 15th year ... she might only be a couple of kilos in weight, but she is a big character.

Brambles sends Huge love, thanks and licks to Linda G for organising an impromptu sale to help him with his arrival costs, and all of you who joined in. You raised a magnificent €500 to cover his bills, bless you.
He has all the unknowns dealt with, and despite being severely underweight the vet has been pleased with him. And then he got horny! We need a few more kilos before we can have him sterilised..... But this hasn't stopped the little rascal. Sunday we had to do an urgent vet visit as his now not so little willy would not go back in and was swollen!
Cold baths, cream and dare I share .... Manipulation has all been necessary .... But things are looking better, now just antibiotics to sort the inevitable infection!
Brambles de Horn .... Says thank you xxxxx

The Twilight Fun dog show has become a calendar must, and our wonderful Doreen pulls it together, even shipping her lovely sister Lyn in from Blighty as our top judge, this year working with the lovely Sheila. Each year the event grows, with our venue now regularly set at the beautiful Le Touroulet Campsite.
With the weather scheduled for sweltering we did wonder how many might brave the late afternoon, but as ever, the supporters are fabulous ... and the numbers grew and the atmosphere was magical. Thank you too to the stall holders, a long hot time, but you never faltered a smile.
With 8 classes, and several return competitors seeking further rosettes for their growing collection the tension mounted. Really, it was lovely.  Channel 4 were filming a couple for a series next year, but TV no longer phasing us! The fancy dress was clearly going to go up a grade as the Colonel and others disappeared to get dressed, and Twilighter's own Peggy Sue and Bianka came with daddy to strut their stuff.
Our volunteer team really are second to none ... Doreen, Lyn, Sue, Katarina, Krissy, Fran, Jackie, Pam, Lorena, Heather, Kim and on clear up - Tony, Christophe, Terry & Deb ......THANK YOU all. Especially setting up our new tent for the first time, hehe, but, was worth it, a fab new addition to Twilight on tour.
We dedicated the show to Basil, recently crossing the bridge, our forever special pudding. And we highlighted that those attending, like those commenting on FB, give us a real moral booster .... it really does mean the world.  We thank you all for your support. Music in the evening was generously donated by Martin Andrew, you had us rocking late into the night, thank you xxx. And of course, our hosts at Le Touroulet, what a wonderful team you are, with yums and fluids to keep us going.
We thank all the canine and human entries, but two need a special mention. Our chosen canine is the Colonel. An ex Twilighter himself, and not in full health, was the outright star of the fancy dress with his mum Deb .... the pics will tell it all, but the ex convict of 24800 (! hehe) looked amazing and had an even greater surprise in store, the story of which will follow on FB and Website.
Our chosen human ... has got to be Spencer of the high heels! As he entered the best six legs with hopeful adoptee labrador Donna of Mornac SPA ... he has us all in fits of laughter. I will never look at your bum wiggle Spence quite the same again!
A terrific afternoon and eve. Thank you, however you took part, bless you for caring.  You gave Mike and I the greatest lift of love, and you raised €600 for the puddings needs, together with donations of food, bedding and bric a brac .
Thank you for caring like you do.
Leeanne, Mike & Puddings


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We started Twilight in the summer of 2009, in memory of losing our Kizzy, and
needing to find a friend for our elderly but happy retriever, Teg.
It became evident, searching the pounds and refuges, that if you were an old
dog, life was not always so good, and your ending might be premature and/or without dignity.
So now we offer limited places for elderly dogs who are lost, abandoned or bereaved of their owners.

We are not a formal refuge, just mere volunteers with the time, space and love to share our calm home with the dogs ?en famille?. Twilight, La Maison de Retraite pour Les Chiens, the old doggies home.
We work closely with the other South Western France rescues, and ask that where you can, you help us all with the sad and seemingly endless needs of these loveable best friends.

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Leeannes Dog Blog
July 2015


Oh my, just where does the time go. Can't believe we are already on a count down to Christmas! Hehe, yes, I said the word. But you know, I have had me a little writers block, so have been thinking a lot about what to share with you, and ironically the word Christmas has kept floating in my little mind. That build up of excitement, not sure what the day will bring, the love that has gone into your own preparations and the feeling of sharing the day ahead. Well, that is Twilight everyday. As I write I haven't yet been down to the puddings this morning. The greeting each morning is precious, each and every one of the current thirty want a nuzzle, to point out any pains that need mummy's love and kissing better, the joy of that moment is all consuming for us all.
Then we want the house to look and smell its best, so cleaning commences whilst daddy prepares the first feed of the day. A working time to reflect how blessed we are, maybe a little tired ourselves, even a little fraught with how much there is to do ahead, seemingly never catching up with ourselves as puddings needs always take precedence.
But it is a constant joy, mummy sings along to the CDs (often preferred to the songs she makes up) as she changes bedding and tends to ageing needs, like Ukrainia just now who has no pad on her front paw. We wrap it together like a gift, we kiss and chat, another moment that is that sharing Christmas love feeling.
Of course there will be tears of the loved ones passed. Each day we feel that too. Just now the loss of dear disabled Basil cuts us both deeply, his candle lit, difficult to say his name without the floodgates opening, but we bless his time with us and the memories we have. In his case my own reaction will be forever with us, as I had just learned from my fathers passing of the £1,500 he had left me. So in Dads memory and Basil's name as our most recent Twilighter on tour .... We bought a (very) old caravan! Balthazar.... After Basil, and a wise man, we now have a wagon to take puddings to events and even sneak a day away .... Yes, like Christmas, when perhaps dear friend wonderful Verity offers to come and pudding sit for a night or two. Yes, more Christmas gifts it seems, a time to just sleep or read, not a normal part of a Twilight day!
Gifts of bedding turn up, a recent positive shower of Zoflora arrive, folks visit the puddings and bring shared lunch, mighty feasts  .... Boxes of bric a brac bring constant surprises and unwanted gifts we can use for Tombola's bring oohs and arghs. You see, it must be Christmas here everyday.
And today .... Two new puddings will arrive. Thanks to our wonder team, a sixteen and twelve year old, inseparable duo whose mum has died, will make the 8 hour journey here for a Twilight life instead of premature euthanasia. Now, that really is a day to celebrate.
So the build up, preparations, lists and thank youse, food prep and sharing, happiness and tears, memories and hope, enjoying the moment and sometimes an all consuming sense of a gift so precious. The giving for each little ones needs. A long day, lots to do, tired but happy. Yes, that is a day at Twilight, but not twelve months to wait for that same Christmas feeling, because tomorrow will be just the same.
We feel so lucky, so blessed.

Leeanne, Mike and puddings



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Brambles sends Huge love, thanks and licks to Linda G for organising an impromptu sale to help him with his arrival costs, and all of you who joined in. You raised a magnificent €500 to cover his bills, bless you.
He has all the unknowns dealt with, and despite being severely underweight the vet has been pleased with him. And then he got horny! We need a few more kilos before we can have him sterilised..... But this hasn't stopped the little rascal. Sunday we had to do an urgent vet visit as his now not so little willy would not go back in and was swollen!
Cold baths, cream and dare I share .... Manipulation has all been necessary .... But things are looking better, now just antibiotics to sort the inevitable infection!
Brambles de Horn .... Says thank you xxxxx