New Blog: Woodie – My First Donation!


Good afternoon my lovely Woodcrofters!

Hope you are all well, noses wet, coats glossy? Can you believe it’s Autumn already? I just love the Autumn! I love charging through the crunchy leaves and trying to catch them as they fall, and there are just so many wonderful smells in the Autumn that my nose goes into overdrive!

Woodie PBBAnyhoo, I thought I’d take a couple of minutes this evening to tell you all that I am feeling most proud of myself! A couple of weeks ago I thought I’d pay a visit to some of my lovely chums who were visiting our Cheadle Centre to donate blood for the Pet Blood Bank. Whilst I was there I got asking some of them why they donate – each one is proud to be able to say that they are helping to save the lives of others. Which got me thinking that I should donate too!

The lovely people at Pet Blood Bank checked that I was eligible first, over 25kg, under 8 years old and some other requirements that I won’t bore you with now but you can see them here if you’re interested: Blood donor eligibility

As I met all of the requirements (especially good temperament obviously!) I was allowed to donate! I must admit once they said I was allowed to, I became a little nervous and my tummy started fluttering with butterflies! But I had a chat to Brooke and Skye who have both donated LOADS of times and they reassured me that I would be absolutely fine. (You can see Brooke and Skye on our website – see if you can count how many times they appear on our wall of fame! Superstars!)

So I decided to be brave and do my good deed for the day. First was a healthcheck where they made sure I was fit and healthy enough to donate and they clipped a small bit of fur from my neck – ooooh that tickled!! Then they took me through to a room where they took some of my blood. It really wasn’t as bad as I thought, it was over in less than 10 minutes!

But then came the best part! I got to hang around afterwards for some treats! They were so delicious I’d definitely donate again if it means I get to eat treats. I’ll do anything for a treat me you know! I also got given a goody bag with this fantastic new bandanna in! Don’t I look beautiful in it? It’s my new favourite thing to wear I think!

Here’s some of my friends who donated too wearing their new bandannas!

Well that’s all really, I hope you’re all very proud of me Woodcrofters! I’m very proud of myself! If you would like your dog to be like me and donate some blood to the Pet Blood Bank you can find out more here.

Toodle pip!

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