Twilight La Maison de retraite pour les chiens (Twilight Retirement Home for Dogs) has opened their doors to over 300 dogs, young and old, sick and mistreated, to give them a place to recover, relax, and play.
Back in December, Twilight decided to purchase some of our recycled plastic dog agility equipment for their doggy playground, to help stimulate and enrich the dogs while they wait for their forever home.
Twilight have shared with us their amazing blog about the equipment, which we want to share with everyone.
Over the past few years, we have sadly lost some treasured supporters of Twilight. Many friends and family have generously donated monies in the memory and we accumulated a little fund with this we wanted to do something special, as a tribute. This is nothing new, Twilight has been built on people’s generosity – remember Maddie’s cabin and washroom, and our memorial garden? From time to time, we have been able to buy different items with these legacies to enhance pudding life, and we have a small plaque to remember each and every person. A bench has been muted often, and that’s how we found Marmax, and these wonderful recycled brightly coloured pudding exercise/play equipment.
It wasn’t meant to be purchased until this spring/summer, but the items are made of recycled plastic, so a fabulous carbon pud print!! And, with Brexit looming, we didn’t want to have to pay VAT or any import duties, hence the purchase on 31st December! It was all down to a bit of keenness on the part of mummy Leeanne and the wish to help stimulate some of the puds, as well as the two depth pools being a great rehab and cooling down too!!
We have been doing our homework for a few years, and this company are just superb; from product, customer care and quality. We could only afford the basics, but we think that is all we need to stimulate the puds’ time. The play park is already showing itself to be fabulous fun and shared times for all. The pools are really far superior to what we expected as Ben and Ceasar have already discovered!
In the late spring we formally launch these new additions, with plaques and friends and family of those deceased over the last few years asking to be remembered. But, in special memory to one of our won, dear Iris, outreach mum to Melodie and Leia, volunteer baker and spinner of our Alpaca wool, the beautiful rainbow bench is in your memory dear friend, as requested by your friends and family.
We hope the play park will grow to become an integral part of Twilight life. It makes us smile every time we go into the garden, so a fabulous start.
To see more of Twilight’s fantastic work, please visit their website Twilight | La maison de retraite pour les chiens (twilightchiens.com)