Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

father christmas greyhound fleece coatIt's nearly Christmas and I just wanted to write to all our customers and friends to wish you and your hounds a very merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

Over the holiday period, we'll be open for orders as usual and will be posting out every day that the Post Office is open. If you need an emergency coat in a particular size, it's always worth phoning to check what we've got in stock.

2014 has flown by for Milgi Coats – we've continued to grow and there have been some special highlights along the way.

  • We were proud to supply the Ambassador's Coat for the Great British Greyhound Walk and to support the event – we're looking forward to this immensely for 2015.
  • The product range has continued to grow – our hi viz coats have proved extremely popular, along with our new dog beds, the Elf coat and the ever growing range of fleeces.
  • We made our first bulk order for a greyhound charity (we can offer substantial discounts for bulk orders for kennels, rescues etc.)
  • We've continued with our wonderful Dreamcoat programme for greyhounds and Staffies, who are waiting for their forever homes.
  • Because of the growth in orders, our supplying workshop has been able to take on an apprentice. Nicole attends college one day a week and is learning her trade on the other four days. She's looking forward to coming along to some events next year to meet our customers and the hounds. A huge thank you to you, our customers for supporting British manufacturing and the training of young people in this way.

Next year, there's lots to look forward to. We've already put dates in the diary for shows and events. If you run an event and would like us to attend, please get in touch.

We'll be launching some new products – as always there'll be new fleeces, new bandana fabrics and I'm especially excited about our new boot bags. Look out for these early next year.

We'll be supporting the Great British Greyhound Walk in June – a lovely event and one we're so pleased to be involved with.

And to kick the year off with a smile, 2015 will be opening with our annual free online dog show. Simply send us your pics of your hounds in their Milgi kit and there will be beautiful prizes, rosettes and donations to rescues to look forward to. It's our way of brightening up January, saying thank you to our customers and helping our rescues. Look out for more info about this on the website soon. The rosettes have just arrived – I couldn't resist putting up a few pics of them on our Facebook page.

Christmas is also a bittersweet time when we remember loved ones who are no longer with us. This year, we unexpectedly lost Mick in November and I know many of our friends and customers have also lost special friends. We remember them with love and gratitude. Mick will continue to feature on our website as our tribute to a wonderful and very special hound. We're also very blessed by Callie's continuing recovery – our little miracle hound keeps amazing us by how she is still improving and recovering.

Hoping again that you and your hounds enjoy a peaceful and happy Christmas, and a New Year filled with health and happiness.

Published: 23rd December 2015