Lesley Thorpe


My Activity Tracking

36.7
Hours

My target 23 Hours

The pooches, Christine and I will be walking every day in May.


Why?

To fight animal cruelty!

30,000 dogs end up at an RSPCA shelter every year. That's 82 dogs every single day.

These precious pups are victims of cruelty, bred to turn a profit, or abandoned by humans they loved unconditionally.

But by walking this May we can raise funds to ensure that these dogs have a warm bed, a full tummy and toys to play with until they find their furever homes. 

Will you suppawt my Million Paws Walk? 

My Updates

Done and dusted

Monday 31st May
May has been successfully negotiated Thanks to all my friends who donated. Jed was the only casualty and she is progressing well after her knee op. Now we are all looking forward to walking every day in June!!

Almost there

Wednesday 26th May
Tonight there’s going to be a blood moon. It’s shining brightly at the moment. Doing regular updates on the colour. The beach was beautiful. Wind has dropped a little and the rough seas flattened out. Caught up with Boof. Jed stayed home, recuperating well. Walked with Casper this afternoon round the Goosies. 

Mmm smells good!

Sunday 23rd May
Christine (sis)  next door is cooking garlic prawns. Smells delicious. Jeddah has gone to sit in with her!!! Don’t blame her. Walked Ringer, Sweetie, Sally and Bonnie at the shelter today. Scooby did a long beach walk this morning so he was left at home this afternoon baby sitting Jeddah. We took Frankie and Ziggy. The beach was low tide, windy until Thursday. Didn’t meet any mates 

Jed’s home

Saturday 22nd May
Yay! Welcome home Jeddah, we missed you. We walked right to the end of North Wall beach today, very windy, only met Boof in passing. This afternoon while Jed howled and cried!!  we did a quick 20 minutes in the long grass and sand dunes. Piece of cake for the dogs, I was on hands and knees. Good fun. 

TGIF

Friday 21st May
Short sharp walks today. Ringer and Bonnie enjoyed the cemetery whilst our three went to the beach with Christine. Bit of an epic fail when we walked around the Wakeboard Park in Mackay. Frankie wanted to chase the water skiers and kids on scooters. Lot to be said about off leash in the beach. 

So quiet!

Thursday 20th May
Jeddah is the quiet one of our 4, but the silence is deafening while she’s at the vet. Hurry home, we miss you ❤️
Had 10 mins round the block pre op ( no mossies ha!) then off to the beach with 3 pups. This wind is making us crazy. Met a new girl called Nala. Lively Ridgeback one year old. Zigs and Frankie have gone back for a second round and we are chancing the woods. 

Happy Volunteers Week

Wednesday 19th May
Mossie city in the woods today. Was carried round rather than walk. Butterflies by the zillion. Windy again in the beach. Didn’t meet any mates today. Walked Casper partway round the Gooseponds. She’s a funny girl, has her set spots to turn then digs her heels in. 

Windy

Tuesday 18th May
Not something they ate !!  Lucky we aren’t walking now as it’s pouring down, and it’s dark! 7.20 pm
Met heaps of friends on the beach. Hi to Boof, Cino and JAX. 
Jed just doing little walks to help her limp. Op on Thursday. 

Autumn weather

Monday 17th May
Bit chilly early on. Walk round the woods with x4 puppies for 10 minutes. Off to the shelter and nice scenic walk around the cemetery with Ringer ( should have been called Zebedee) and timid Bonnie. 12 mins each. Then off to the beach x 3 puppies, Jed left at home. Not a soul in site. Beautiful day, windy, clear blue. 

Over half way

Sunday 16th May
We are all still walking furiously with combinations of one ( RSPCA shelter dog) Two Jed and Scooby and three Scooby, Ziggy and Frankie) Best news of the week, Atlas was adopted. I miss him. Donations are getting harder to come by, but we are still trying hard. 

Scooby is 10

Thursday 13th May
I’ve had him for 91/2 years, he was a give away. Not fierce enough to be a guard dog!! True! He’s a big softie. He’s got a mind of his own. Loves his sister Jeddah, found a new playmate in 1 year old Frankie and gets in great with Ziggy. A well rounded boy I would say. Love ya Scoobs. ❤️🐾❤️🐾

Jed

Wednesday 12th May
X-rays for Jeddah today. Needs an op so she’s out of the challenge as from next week. Luckily I still have 3 able and willing dogs. Plus ring-in Casper once a week. 

Big day

Friday 7th May
We made up today for yesterday’s short walk. Work got in the way. Today we walked 12 mins round the woods in the morning . Then 15 mins x 4 dogs at the shelter with Atlas, Volvo, Mia and Sweetie. Lastly 40 minutes at the beach. Jeddah came too for a treat seeing as she’s missed out all week. 

Jeddah is devastated!

Wednesday 5th May
She missed breakfast due to having an X-ray. The machine broke down so she missed brekkie, spent 5 hours at the vet and got an injection for her trouble!! 
Walkies, 10 mins round the woods with 2, an hour on the beach with 3, then my weekly short walk round the Gooseponds day with Casper. 

Patchwork Quilt

Tuesday 4th May
We are all over the place with Jed’s sore leg. 10 mins round the woods with all 4 first thing. An hour in the beach with 3 with the obligatory ball chasing, swimming and digging. Another 10 minutes round the streets with Jed and Scooby while the other two went back to the beach for swims and ball games with mum Christine n

2/5/21

Sunday 2nd May
10 mins round the woods x 4 dogs, 3 x10 minutes with shelter puppies, 45 minutes on the beach. Jeddah went for a drive with Aunty Christine. 

May Day, dancing round the May pole

Saturday 1st May
First day of challenge. Poor Jed has torn an ACL so is doing her little bit, no running, but somebody forgot to tell her. The other 3 are keen. Been to the beach twice today. Not spotted any friends to rope in unfortunately. Maybe tomorrow. 

Frankie is ONE year old today

Sunday 18th Apr
Hip Hip Hooray! Two walks on the beach and once around the woods. Lucky boy. Still got energy to humbug the rest of the gang. Chicken for supper.

Frankie and Ziggy.

Wednesday 14th Apr

$1,000 raised

Wednesday 14th Apr
Big Thankyou to all my friends who have already donated and it’s only 14th April. ( masks OFF midday tomorrow ! Yay!)
Got another birthday this week. Photo soon. 

Jeddah is 10 today

Monday 5th Apr
Special sardine and roast pumpkin cake made by Auntie Christine and shared with friends. YUM.

Happy Easter

Sunday 4th Apr
Big day! Christine walked 4 puppies in the rain for 5 km on the beach whilst I attended my shift at RSPCA Mackay. Did my share too and walked Atlas, Buddy, Cheesecake and Chuck a total of 3 km around the cemetery. In the afternoon a 20 minute drive took us to Shoal Point for a 3 km stroll on the beach before sunset and the mossies. Playtime now for Frankie and Scooby. Don’t they ever stop??

Council workers

Saturday 3rd Apr
One works, three watch!!!

Surf’s up.

Friday 2nd Apr

Pebble-dadhed

Friday 2nd Apr
4x1 km round the cemetery with Atlas, Buddy, Kandra and Volvo at the RSPCA shelter this morning followed by a 3 km extremely windy walk on the beach with my 4 legged friends. Met Storm and Leila who we haven’t seen for Yonks Thanks in advance for the donation guys. ❤️❤️

Happy April Fools Day

Thursday 1st Apr
Who would be silly enough to walk in the beach in the driving rain??? Scooby, Jed, Zigs and Frankie. Roped in best mate Blu as well. Good work!

Thank you to my Sponsors

$252

Rod Hudson

$156.60

Eva Thamm

🤞🙏 you deserve Lesley

$114.84

Eva Thamm

Doing so well Lesley I admire you for all the volunteer work you are doing thanks Eva

$114.84

Ziggy And Frankie

$114.84

Eva Thamm

$114.84

Yvonne & Chad Morgan

Wonder women - thank goodness there are people like you 🐾💕👏

$112.75

Simone?

Great cause 💚

$104.40

May Rudolf

$104.40

Cath Joy

$104.40

Jenni Bailey

Keep up the great work Lesley!!!

$100

Scooby And Jeddah Thorpe

This is for Reggie, an Albanian dog who was rescued and now lives in UK as part of the Thorpe family

$100

Paul A Arvidson

Great cause Lesley

$57.42

Dudley Den Elzen

$57.42

Jenny Smith

Thank you Lesley. Great cause.

$57.42

Marnie Simon

$57.42

Anonymous

matched by an anonymous major donor

$57.42

Emma Abbott

$57.42

Karen Bloor

$57.42

Cathy Jones

Great effort girls !

$57.42

Deb Wade

Good luck Lesley. 🐶🐶

$57.42

Jan Farr

Well done you lot Love from Jan and Diesel

$57.37

Lesley Thorpe

$55

David Hunter

Good luck to you both!

$55

Lesley Thorpe

$55

Emma Profke

$55

Anonymous

matched by an anonymous major donor

$55

Bruce Black

Great effort - well done

$55

Wreckless

$55

Penny Incledon

$55

Anonymous

Recycling

$55

Bikkie

Love Bikkie x

$55

Anonymous

$55

Dharma Dog

Happy walking!

$55

Danie Harcourt

You’re doing amazing! So much raised already! Keep on stepping 🐾

$54.29

Maree

$54.29

Ros Green

Well done you as always x

$52.20

Jamie Weston

Finally got some spare cash lovie well done your doing amazing

$52.20

Our Bakery Rules

$52.20

Scooby And Jeddah Thorpe

We saved our spends to help other puppies to get a home as good as ours. We are very lucky ❤️❤️

$52.20

Ziggy And Frankie Swaine Thorpe

My name is Ziggy and I was adopted from the Mackay RSPCA and I’m a very lucky girl, my new brother is Frankie and he’s very full of energy!! Let’s keep walking for the puppies looking for their new home.

$52.20

Gareth Hartley

$52.20

Gary Mcdermott

$52.20

Ronda Woolgar

$50

Donna Hill

$50

Jr

$50

Michelle Mcgregor

Go Lesley Go!!

$50

Michael Stacey

$50

John N Maxine Ollett

Good luck with ur walk Lesley. Hope u do very well.

$50

Daniel Hall

$50

Karen Giles

You do a great job Lesley.

$41.76

Rod & Lee

$40

John Worrall

Good luck

$37.58

Madelynne Bull

You do a great job with the dogs thanks for always helping me out as well as having faith in me.

$37.58

Ken Powell

Enjoy the walks

$37.58

Emma Garner

$37.58

Allmac Electrical Engineers

$37.58

Patricia Mcneill

$37.58

Anonymous

matched by an anonymous major donor

$36

Ethan Grant

$36

Sally Jane Wynne

$36

Stephanie Vella

$36

Elaine

$36

Anonymous

matched by an anonymous major donor

$30

Michael Agius

Go you good things!!!

$30

Erin Finlay

$26.10

Jo Gibbons

Good luck. Great work.

$26.10

Jewel Schmidt

Great job, I'm sure the puppos appreciate it🐕

$20.88

Jason Lewis

$20.88

Grace

Your passion for your pooches and all other animals inspires me. Thanks Lesley.

$20.88

Richard

$20.88

Catherine Meng

Nice one Leslie. Goodonya!

$20.88

Toni O’connell

Great job Lesley + Pooches

$20.88

Anonymous

Happy birthday Scoob

$20.88

Rex Paudel

$20.88

Ellen Mccarthy

$20.88

James Harris

$20.88

Nicole Casey

$20.88

Debbie Johnson

$20.88

Jackie Dunbar

$20.88

Diane Trevathan

Keep up the good work & welcome back to work love nana Di xxxxx

$20.88

Lorraine Gately

Well done Christine xx

$20.88

Leanne & Wilson

Amazing work Team!

$20.88

Court M

Great work Lesley!

$20.88

Lynda Doring

$20

Celine

💛

$20

Deniece And Philip

$20

Fwards

$20

Madelina Agius

Keep on walking Lesley and puppies

$20

Perry Finbow

$20

Eva Thamm

$17.75

Deborah Carlile

$16.70

Kenneth Garrad

$10.44

Barb Nichol

$10.44

Anonymous

matched by an anonymous major donor

$10.44

Hayley Patterson

$10

Deb And Mike Coward

$10

Stirling (moss) Turpin

$9

Liza Dewaal

$5.22

Gail Dodt

$5

Rachel Glazbrook

$5

Anonymous

matched by an anonymous major donor