Monday, September 29, 2008

K9 Connections

Now as y'all know we are the long suffering owners (nb NOT 'parents') of one small (but thinks he's much bigger) terrorist terrier: Basil (aka 'Senor El Baz' / 'Rambo' etc). You can read the story of his arrival in Tenerife and the blog here

Obviously he's one pampered pooch and never going to be a homeless mutt, but sadly that's not the case for the scores of animals that are regularly abandoned here. So K9 - the British-run animal refuge in the south of Tenerife is a charity that is close to our hearts. Their website is

They're doing a fantastic job, but have a tough time surviving without much government support and rely on the generosity of individuals. So here are a couple of ways that you help them by purchasing one of these essential publications ...

K9 Calendar
Nikki has been hard at work taking photographs of some of Tenerife's best known entertainers and their pets for the 2009 K9 Calendar. The calendar should be available from the end of October at a price of 5 euros - however numbers will be limited and so if you want to pre order to make sure of receiving your copy, please get in touch with K9 now (e-mail to find out how.

Tenerife Lifeline Book
And here's another chance to help K9. The author of a new book "Tenerife Lifeline" is donating 4,50 euroes for every copy that is ordered and paid for through K9 Tenerife.

The book is essential reading for anyone moving to, working in or living in Tenerife. With over 200 pages and 18 chapters, it's packed full of information about every aspect of Living in Tenerife, covering everything from health and money to property and working in Tenerife.

Check out their website:

K9 are taking pre-orders now. So please register your order by e-mail to and help K9 to look after some more of Tenerife's neglected and maltreated animals.