MaddyLisa Crafts is a small company (with a staff of one - Anne),
offering competative prices, friendly service and speedy dispatch of purchases.
MaddyLisa's picture appears on the home page and she was CEO
and inspiration for the shop......
As a rescued ex-racing greyhound she felt her training and previous career
as an athlete equipped her well for the above position.
She came to live with Anne and Russ in March 2004, when her racing career ended
after she was knocked into the rails by another dog and suffered a broken pelvis.
MaddyLisa was just 3 years old and had lived all her life in racing kennels.
She was one of the lucky ones, her trainers were kind and ensured their dogs went on to good homes, many greyhounds are dumped or unlawfully killed when they can no longer race.
Many are only 3 or 4 years old and greyhounds can live to be 14 or more.
Greyhounds are very easy to live with and don't need lots of exercise. They sleep a great
deal, rarely bark and are very gentle, laid back dogs who don't pull on the lead.
Sadly MaddyLisa was diagnosed with kidney failure in May 2013
and although she fought hard to stay,
on 30th January 2014 it all became too much for her and we had to let her go.
She passed away peacefully at home.
Her family and vet were with her.
4.11.2000 - 30.1.2014
The web-site will go on as MaddyLisa Crafts and her picture will remain as a
memorial to a wonderful, funny, loving and supportive friend, who just happened to be canine.
Thank you to everyone who sent cards and messages, they were all greatly appreciated
and it helped to think that MaddyLisa was so well known.
The additional picture is of the new applicant for the job of apprentice CEO.
Her name is Holly and she's a three year old Irish greyhound who lived in racing kennels
but did not want to run. She was very lucky, if they won't race they are usually
euthanased. Holly has settled in well and Poppy cat has been
explaining some of MaddyLisa's duties to her and helping her to feel at home.
MaddyLisa and Poppy cat were devoted to each other and Poppy missed Maddy dreadfully
but has taken to Holly and treats her just as she did MaddyLisa.
Holly can never be a replacement for MaddyLisa, who was very much loved and is greatly
missed, but she will be loved for herself and has helped take away the
awful quiet which descended on the house when Maddy died.
I know MaddyLisa would be delighted that Holly, another unwanted greyhound, has come to live with us.
Thanks as always for your support
of MaddyLisa Crafts.
GOOD SERVICE IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO US AS WELL AS PROVIDING
GREAT QUALITY ITEMS AT A GOOD PRICE.
Please contact Anne who will attempt to help with any questions.