I'm getting two new (to me) dogs tomorrow!
Wonderful news Karin, I knew it wouldn’t take long! When I worked in the boarding kennels, there were 2 greyhounds I had to exercise and they were so lovely – wanted to take them home with me. 🙂
Get some pics sorted please.
Thought you were in Scotland just now?Posted 5 years ago
Hi Elaine, yes I went to Scotland, first holiday for 15 years without a dog – HORRIBLE – so I came home to sort out the adoption. No, that’s not fair on Scotland, Glentress Forest was amazing, really enjoyed my riding. I was going to return via Machynlleth, and a visit to you, but for obvious reasons Mach was out, and I just wanted to get back and get on with the adoption process while I’m still on annual leave and have time to acclimatise them to my routine and the dog walker.
Will take some pics tomorrow.
LeeW, yes ex-racers. Teddy has been in kennels for some time because he is a big dog which put people off. He is a big, calm boy. Dot has been passed over because previous adopters thought she would be picked quickly, which became self-defeating. She is SO endearing and, like Tigger, her “head is made of rubber, and [her] legs are made of springs”.Posted 5 years agotrailofdestructionMember
This thread is full of **WIN**
Damn it, I demand pictures tomorrow 😆
It’s been 7 years since we picked up Reece. She’s gone from a quiet, scared, thin and scabby neglected hound, to the center of the family. I think we will always now have a greyhound in the house.
Best get a bigger sofa though. 😆 On a side note, if you ever need any advice, my address is in my profile. Good luck.Posted 5 years ago
_tom_ I’m so sorry, losing your dog is just so awful. For me, I was ok for two months, buoyed up I think by adrenalin as a result of the trauma (I’m not kidding, losing your dog is really bloody hard), then it suddenly hit me that she wasn’t coming home, wasn’t staying with friends or at the vet, but was actually dead, gone, no more Missy.
I weighed up the cost of food, space, vets, dog walkers blah blah blah and, yes, I’m going to be broke. Do I care? No I do not. Dogs are ace and the ‘value’ they give far far outweighs the cost.Posted 5 years ago_tom_Member
I’m doing ok, my Mum really isn’t though and she was always his favourite. It was for the best though as he was suffering. Had an enlarged heart and was given til the end of summer on loads of meds. He had 3 seizures on Wednesday and didn’t really seem to know what was going on after the first one, don’t think he knew who we were. Parents have said no more dogs at the minute as losing them is awful and nobody is around in the day enough now we’re all working.Posted 5 years ago
_tom_ putting your dog to sleep is the hardest but best thing you can ever do for your four-legged friend. After the years of love, loyalty and friendship one’s duty is to save them from suffering.
Greyhounds are brilliant pets. They have mastered the art of sleeping and can only be bettered by cats in that department, they are used to being caged and/or kennelled, used to being left, used to being walked by various people. The woman who is going to walk mine at lunchtime is only charging £10 per day – that’s not much, and you could all chip in if you are all working.
Trailofdestruction: love that image. I love how rescue dogs go from “oooh, I can’t believe this is for me” to “yeah, this is MY couch, and you humans are my servants, I DESERVE this”. So brilliant to see a frightened dog turn into a confident dog.
A-A: they have more bed-room here than in the kennels, but I do realise that the Sofas Are Theirs lolPosted 5 years ago
After Missy died I thought I wouldn’t get another dog for a few years but it’s been just awful without canine company soooo, I am picking up Teddy and Dot tomorrow: two retired greyhounds. Teddy is a big, calm boy and Dot is a crazy little girl. Have got a dogwalker on standby for work days and very much looking forward to reinstating my walks. Apart from riding bikes there is nothing, and I mean nothing, better than being out in the countryside with your dog(s).
Will try to post pictures but I am hopeless at getting Flickr to work with this forum.Posted 5 years agopeaksMember
MrGrim your photos made me laugh so much, very expressionate dog, can’t mistake the level of how unimpressed she was!! Beautiful dog as well
Fab pictures all round!
There is no mistaking, dogs are the best creatures and I could never be without mine. The world would seem an empty place without mucky paw prints on the floor, hairs in your drinks and a huge welcome even when you’ve only been gone 2 minutes 🙂Posted 5 years ago
I bought them a brand new quilt for ‘their’ settee – they rushed in, ignored that and leapt onto my bed. How come? They’ve lived in kennels all their lives, yet know exactly what a bed is 🙂
None of the greyhounds at the kennels were aggressive, but they are trained to chase. They start to lose the urge to chase once they stop racing. However, most breeds of dog will chase things that are running – it’s their instict.
They wear muzzles because they get excited when racing and could possibly nip one another at the end of the race when the hare has disappeared. They wear muzzles in Epping Forest because it is a bye-law that all greyhounds must be muzzled and on a lead – from ages ago when the Forest was owned by hunting kings and queens. It’s not because they are aggressive.
a_a – sorry about your dog, it’s a typical running dog injury. Hope s/he gets well soon.Posted 5 years ago
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