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I thought you might like to know that on Sunday, Sammy and Raymond will be taking part in a sponsored swim at the Greyfriars Rehabilitation and Hydrotherapy Centre in Guildford, with me shouting encouragement from the side of the pool!

The challenge is to swim the English Channel - well, the equivalent distance - 33.8km which is 3380 lengths of the hydrotherapy pool. Lots of dogs, their owners and staff members will take part in 15 or 30 minute sessions, and all lengths swum, run and walked by dogs and humans will be added up, and they'll keep going until the 3380 lengths are completed.

All monies raised will go towards the Barney Fund (http://www.greyfriarsrehab.co.uk/barney.htm) which provides funds for specialist veterinary care, long term inpatient rehabilitation, foster care, etc for rescue dogs from all backgrounds.

They've been in training, and have their trunks and towels ready to go. I'll have the camera with me so hope I can get some good photos of them to share with everyone :D
 

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What a great thing to do, can`t wait to see Sammy in his trunks :wink: :lol: , very best of luck to all those four and two legged fund raisers :D
 

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Raymond and Sammy had a really good swim today - they managed 164 lengths between the 2 of them (and would have happily gone back in for more!). When we got home, he still wanted to play, but once settled, he slept for ages :D :D

Once I've collected all the sponsorship, we should have almost £300 for the Barney Fund - I'm so proud of them :D :D

Here are some photos of the swim...sorry about the overload!













 

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Wow, that's fantastic!

Bless him, did he carry his ball the whole way?

Well done to everyone taking part :D
 

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Thanks :D

It looks like that, doesn't it! If you notice in the first photo, the ball is at the end of the pool - a very simple way to get Sammy to swim lengths without much supervision (he loves that pink ball)!!
 

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Wow brilliant great photos :D Well Done Sammy....and Raymond :D
 

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Brilliant job, well done Raymond and Sammy, was that a Shi Tzu (sp) I spy being helped along in the 5th pic?
 

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Brilliant!
 

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Thanks everyone :D

Mary, I think it was a Shih Tzu in the pool with Sammy (but I can't be sure - not too good at identifying small dogs!).
 

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Wow, I've just spoken to one of the ladies at Greyfriars - I had to call to cancel next weeks swim as Sammy will still be recovering from todays operation. The sponsored swim on Sunday was a great success, and with everyone's help they almost made it to France and back - over 7000 lengths of the pool! They don't have the total figure yet, but think that about £12000 will have been raised for the Barney Fund when all the sponsorship money comes in :D Isn't that amazing :D
 

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Well done Sammy and Raymond :D
It looks like you had loads of fun - and don't worry, Sammy will be back in the water before you know it. Surgery certainly hasn't dampened Cocoa's enthusiasm for water.

Glad you managed to raise so much
 
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