Hello everyone, my name is Monty,
I hope you like the picture of me (by the way the mask was second hand and destined for the bin but I managed to recycle it)!
A little bit about me! I am an 11 year old Shihtzu and the unofficial Heathlands Village Pet Therapy & Security Dog. This involves visiting people in Heathlands, mostly eating their biscuits, chasing tennis balls and barking.
For those that don’t know, Heathlands Village provides residential and nursing care for people, many of whom have Dementia.
The Chief Executive of The Fed lives with me – but only because I let him.
In the early weeks of lockdown, I spent a lot of time visiting residents and bringing a smile to their face. I loved having my ears rubbed and being stroked.
Unfortunately, I was fur-lowed (which is ironic as I need a haircut!) when my owner became unwell. Having to live on 80% of your bone and biscuit allowance has not been easy but I have been brave.
I visited my friends at Heathlands for the first time the other day and I was very happy.
I think people were happy to see me too, and this gave me an idea!!!!
I have decided to launch a fundraising page called Monty’s PPE – this stands for Pets Provide Entertainment.
When it is safe to do so, the staff at Heathlands Village want to have some parties for the residents and tenants, maybe a nice BBQ for each household (I like this idea because I love sausages!) or an afternoon tea with cake and biscuits (I like this idea as well).
It will be something to look forward to!
I would like my fellow pet friends to contribute some of their treat or bone money or ask your owners to donate or if you live with little people, ask them to donate some of their pocket money.
In return I will make sure that all the money raised will go towards entertainment and parties for my resident friends. I
will ask my fundraising friends to email a special picture of myself (because I am very handsome) if you donate.
The best donors will get a signed picture of me which could be worth a lot of money if I become famous.
So, come on pets and kids and owners – help me raise some party funds.
Lots of love Monty xxxxxx