Sunday, December 28, 2008

Rooftop Wilma-Adopted!!!!


Today Wilma's Christmas wish came true. Today her forever family came to meet her and took her home with them. Foster mom and dad couldn't be happier. Wilma is landing in a terrific situation with a family that has two boy greyhounds, and needed a girl to keep them in line. Wilma is just the ticket for that. We wish Wilma all the best and are thrilled for her. Happy trails Wilma, we will miss you. If you ever need a place to rest your paws, the Hound Hotel will keep a light on for you.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Wilma-Ready for Santa!


Wilma has sent her letter to Santa at the North Pole, and she is all ready for Christmas. It is also her birthday on 12/24. She will be two years old. Wilma never learned anything about Santa at the racing kennel, so this will be her first real Christmas. I guess they didn't want her to know about all the great stuff Santa might bring, and how great retirement would be. Now she is here and she has learned all about it. She made me promise that I would let her log onto noradsanta.com on Christmas Eve so she can track Santa's progress on that night(It is a very well done site). We only hope that with the holiday and the new year, Wilma will find her forever home. We want only the best for Wilma. Adoptions are slow this time of year anyway and the economy isn't helping matters either. But we know that there is someone, or some family out there, that would like to have the greatest gift of all, a greyhound. If you would like to meet Wilma, please contact Denise Davis, and fill your new year with cheer!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

'Tis The Season


Wilma is very excited about Christmas. She knows that Santa is getting his sleigh ready and will be coming soon. She knows that Santa brings only good things and she won't get a lump of coal in her stocking. She says she has been a good dog this year, but that is debatable. I guess if you factor out stealing things out of our closet, she has been a good greyhound. She promises her forever family that she will be the happiest greyhound of all if you adopt her. She can certainly deliver on that promise. Wilma has as much personality as any greyhound we have ever met and she is a pleasure to have around the house. She runs, plays, and loves her pets. She loves for us to sit on the floor with her and pet her for a long time. She can't get enough of that. Someone will adopt Wilma and she will be the best dog they ever had. Is that someone you? If you would like to meet Wee Little Wilma, please contact Denise Davis. Above is a picture of Wilma snuggling with our greyhound Snoops.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Full Wilma Treatment




Wilma is such a happy greyhound and she loves people a lot, and I mean a lot! Whenever we get home, she is so happy to see us that she is the first one to the door, tail wagging and ready to jump up on us to give us a big hug. She likes to tug on our coat sleeves as if to say, "don't ever leave again!" She jumps and spins around in the kitchen so happy that her foster family is back and she just just can't get enough hugs and pets. This is now known as the Full Wilma Treatment at the Hound Hotel. This lasts for a couple of minutes until she knows we are back to stay and then she can go back to her doggie bed and relax again. We are working to try to stop the jumping and tugging, but that will take a little time and will come as she gets a little older. And the truth is that she is such a happy girl and she not ready to be a sedate dog all the time. We don't mind that at all. If you come to meet Wilma, be assured, you will get the full Wilma treatment too. She makes it a lot of fun to come back home as I know at least one dog will mob me and be thrilled to see me when I get in the door. I was out taking photos of Wilma today and she started to run, and I quickly changed the camera to video mode and managed to get a video of some of it. The video is somewhat blurry, but you can see how fast she can run. I guess that is why they call it a blur of fur. If you would like to meet Wilma and get your fair share of the Full Wilma Treatment, please contact Denise Davis.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Diamonds aren't a girls best friend


Diamonds aren’t a girls best friend, at least not for this girl. Wilma knows that the economy is a little rough these days and so she isn’t asking for diamonds or pearls for Christmas. She doesn’t care about any of that anyway. The gift that Wilma wants is the one that is priceless. She just wants a family that will love her and that she can love back. She doesn’t care how big your house is, and she doesn’t care how much stuff you get her. Your lap to rest her head in is all she really wants. Wilma has been doing a great job as a foster dog and is pretty much fully housebroken, and knows all the rules. She is full of life and she loves everybody. If you would like to meet Wilma, please contact Denise Davis.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Santa's Elf Wilma


Now that Thanksgiving has passed we are officially into the holiday season. Wilma has decided that she should be the best present ever found under the tree. Wilma has been making her list and checking it twice. Here is Wilma's list:

1)A loving home with a fun family

2)A family that will take her for lots of walks

3)A family that has a sense of humor and doesn't mind if she digs in the closet for toys(your clothes, we put up a baby gate to stop that).

4)A family that likes to laugh as Wilma provides comic relief every day.

5)A family that likes to pet greyhounds, as Wilma loves her pets, and can't get enough.

6)A family that wants the most beautiful dog in their neighborhood.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving


First, we would like to say thank you to everyone for all your support and kind words following the loss of our first greyhound, Cameo. It really means a lot to us and has helped a great deal. It has been a rough few days but we are determined to soldier on. We knew that Cameo wouldn't be with us for too much longer and we promised ourselves and we promised Cameo that we wouldn't stop volunteering for Greyhound Rescue and our work will be dedicated to her legacy. That is the least that we owe Cameo. Therefore, I now turn this blog back to our current foster greyhound, Wilma. Wilma has been with us for a month and has made great progress. Wilma's personality continues to come out each day and quite a personality it is. She is very young, full of life, and full of fun. If you want a boring dog, Wilma isn't the one for you. If you want a greyhound that likes to dance with you, nibble at your sleeves, and follow you everywhere, then Wilma just might be the dog for you. She is super friendly and is ready to make herself a full time member of her forever family. If you would like to meet Wilma, please contact Denise Davis at Greyhound Rescue Inc.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Goodbye Cameo-Rest In Peace


Ten years ago Maria and I decided to get a dog. We just wanted a family dog that we could play with, take for walks and have fun with. Nothing more, nothing less. We spent months talking about different breeds of dogs and couldn't find the right dog for us. One Friday night, Maria sprung the idea of adopting a retired racing greyhound on me. I told her she must be nuts. Those are racing dogs and there is no way we can handle that kind of dog. They are big dogs, hyperactive, need to walk twenty miles a day, will eat ten pounds of dog food a day, and are impossible to handle. She told me facts about greyhounds, that they are none of the above, and after a night of discussion, she broke me down. I agreed to go look at them and we made an appointment to see Denise the following day and look at the dogs she had up for adoption. We arrived at her home the following day and adopted our first greyhound, Cameo(Hope's Camelot). I didn't know what we were going to do with this dog, but Cameo led the way. She turned out to be the greatest dog I had ever known. She was friendly with everyone, wonderfully behaved, and a perfect companion for us. She showed me that greyhounds are the greatest of all dogs. Because of Cameo, we adopted our second greyhound eight months later. Then two years later we adopted our third. Because of Cameo we began showing up for meet and greets and letting her be the great ambassador dog she always was. Because of Cameo we began fostering greyhounds in our home and have fostered thirty five greyhounds to date, one of whom, Snoops, became our fourth dog. Remember, we just wanted one dog...one family dog. Cameo changed the course of our lives and we are greytful for that. Cameo is also the reason for this blog. Recently Cameo became very ill, and today we had to let her go. It is a very sad day for us, but we are taking heart knowing all the great work for her breed that Cameo did, and how happy she has made us over the last ten years. It has been an honor being a part of her family. Because of her, many other greyhounds have also had a second chance at life. We love you Cameo, we miss you, and we will never forget you. You will always be the greatest.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Wilma's public debut!


Tomorrow will be Wilma's public debut at our meet and greet at the PetSmart on Mountain Road in Pasadena. We will be there from 11-2, so if you would like to meet Wilma, come out and see us! Wilma is a bundle of joy and she just can't wait to meet her public and all her fans. Paris Hilton offered to come out but Wilma asked her not to as there is only room for one diva at the meet and greet. Wilma would like to say a few things on this post however she is too busy getting her spa treatment. After that she has an appointment with her stylist, and after that a meeting with her publicist. I really don't know how she handles her celebrity status so well. But in any case, she will be available for autographs and pets tomorrow at the meet and greet. Come out and see us!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Rooftop Wilma-Just Chilling




Rooftop Wilma has been at the Hound Hotel for nearly two weeks now and she continues to make a lot of progress. She has learned most of the rules of the road of being a retired greyhound, and she is a lot of fun to have around the house. Wilma keeps us laughing all the time and she will have you laughing too, so if you like to go around with a frown on your face all the time, don't adopt this dog. If you have a sense of humor and want a greyhound to share that with you, then Wilma just may be your dog. Wilma is an active, young, and curious greyhound so she would like you to take her on nice walks so she can check out the whole world. There is a lot for her to see and she would like to see it all. If you would like to meet Rooftop Wilma, please contact Denise Davis at Greyhound Rescue Inc. In the meantime, enjoy the photos of Wilma, Joanie, and Cameo snoozing(top), and Wilma tanning on the deck(bottom). You can view Wilma's entire history by following this link: http://www.greyhound-data.com/d?z=-XMdUb&d=rooftop+wilma&sex=&color=&birthyear=&birthland=

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Wilma-Look into my eyes


Look into Wilma's eyes and tell me that you don't think she is precious. Just try. Wilma is precious and her foster family just loves her. Wilma has been in greyhound boot camp here for a week now and what a difference a week makes. She is settling in very nicely and is such a pleasure to have around. She has learned that she needs to do her business outside, and she has the daily routine down quite well. She gets along very well with the resident greyhounds and is such a friendly and playful girl. She does still have some separation anxiety issues, although they seem to be a little less each day, so we would prefer to place her in a home that already has a greyhound. That way she will always have a buddy around to keep her company. Do you have a Fred to go with our Wilma? Would you like to have the cutest dog in your neighborhood? If so, please contact Denise Davis. Go on, just call. Don't be afraid. You know you want her. Just call.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Wee little Wilma




Wee little Wilma, as we like to call her, has been with us for almost a week now, and we are loving her more each and every day. She is a spunky little girl with an attitude, and we like that. She has learned a lot since she has been here and is getting ready for prime time. We don't think she is fully housebroken yet, but she is getting close. She has already figured out that couches are more comfy then doggy beds, and she likes to sneak behind us and lay on the couch when we aren't looking. Wilma is such a friendly little girl and she makes us laugh all the time with her antics. She needs a family with a sense of humor and a family that can appreciate her personality. If you adopt her, she will try to take over your couch. You may end up sitting on the floor! But in exchange, she will give you lots of love and let you know that she really loves you and your couch. If you would like to meet Wilma, please contact Denise Davis at Greyhound Rescue.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wee Wilma




Wilma has been with us for three days now and is starting to learn the ropes. She is a young one so she will take a little longer then our typical foster dog to learn the routine. She still has plenty of puppy in her and it shows. If you have a counter, she will surf it. If you have a fridge, she will try to raid it. Her curiosity knows few bounds at this point, and she is hilarious. While she does sleep a lot like any greyhound, she is not ready to be a complete couch potato. If you are looking for a sedentary greyhound, then this is not your dog. If you would like a more active dog with some puppy in her, then Wilma may be for you. She is a small greyhound, but don't let her size fool you. Dennis the Menace was small too. Wilma is showing some separation anxiety and she may be better off with another greyhound to keep her company while her family is out of the house. She also does not tolerate the crate so baby gates are a better option. Wilma is a very friendly greyhound who rarely leaves my side when I am home and she loves lots of pets. If you would like to meet Wilma, please contact Denise Davis at Greyhound Rescue.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Lonesome Joanie-Adopted!!

It didn't take long for Joanie to find a new home. Her new dad came today and adopted her on the spot. Joanie will have a new greyhound brother at home and should live out her life in luxury. We couldn't be happier, although we had hoped Joanie could stay a little longer. Happy trails Joanie, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Wilma is still here and is still looking for her forever home. If you would like to meet her, please contact Denise Davis.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Lonesome Joanie




Lonesome Joanie has been returned to us today. Joanie didn't do anything wrong, it is just that her family didn't have enough time for her. Joanie is a sweetheart of a greyhound that is friendly with everyone and is so pleasant to have around. She is great with kids of all ages and should be no problem with small animals and cats. Joanie won't be lonely here as we have a house full of hounds for her to play with and plenty of soft beds for her to sleep on. If you would like to meet either Joanie or Wilma, please contact Denise Davis to schedule an appointment!

Rooftop Wilma




Rooftop Wilma has arrived at the Hound Hotel. Wilma has been returned to us after being in a home for only a week. It seems that it wasn't quite the right fit for her. Wilma is almost two years old and she is a very happy and playful greyhound. She still has a little puppy in her at this point. She is a small girl with the cutest face you will ever see, and she has foster dad wrapped around her little finger already. She has a little bit of an attitude to go with her looks too, so she must know she is really cute. She is already wagging her tail and making herself at home here. Foster dad loves this dog and wishes he could keep her. Wilma is going to be a really fun dog to have around the house, and this will be a fun fostering job. We will post more info about her as we get to know her better. For now, enjoy the photos and video of Wilma. If you would like to meet Wilma, please contact Denise Davis.

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Galgo virtual adoption


The Scooby rescue group mentioned in the previous post has a program where people can virtually adopt a galgo. This is a pretty nice idea. For a reasonable fee, you can "adopt" a galgo at their rescue sanctuary and your fee pays for the care of the galgo. In exchange you will receive photos and news about "your" galgo. We can't bring all the galgos to the U.S. and we aren't all in a position to actually adopt one, so a virtual adoption as they call it, is the next best thing. It is similiar to the programs many zoos have where you can sponsor an animal. They also suggest "giving" a galgo in the form of a virtual adoption as a birthday present to someone else who cares about animals. Not a bad idea at all. In thinking about what we can do to help, we thought that one of the best things we can do for now is to let as many people know about the plight of the galgos as possible, and we will use this blog to do so. The more people that know, the sooner we can bring an end to this. The picture is of a galgo they have up for virtual adoption named Socrates. More dogs are on their website. On a lighter note, Greyhound Rescue has a new load of greyhounds in and they are up on the website. That means another foster dog should be in our near future. We are looking forward to that. We will also be at our meet and greet tomorrow at PetSmart from 11-2. Come out and see us!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Dewey Beach







Once again the Dewey Beach weekend has come and gone. This was our ninth year going to Dewey. We never get tired of making the trip and we always have a fantastic time when we are there. As always, we met many great new people and saw old friends there. A bunch of us from Greyhound Rescue met for dinner and it was nice to see everybody. And of course, we picked up the necessary greyhound gear at the vendors to get us through the next year. Who needs department stores when you can buy all your clothes(ok, not actually all of them) at Dewey? My family still can't figure out why every shirt I own has a greyhound on it. All in all it was a great weekend and the weather couldn't have been better. We can't wait to go back next year. On a more serious note, while we were in one of the stores, we met a woman who works with Scooby, which is a leading organization working for the rescue of Galgos(Spanish Greyhounds). Galgos are nearly identical to English Greyhounds and are in a terrible plight in Spain. It seems that the attitudes of the Spanish are entirely different than ours when it comes to animal welfare. Galgos are used in the competitive sport of coursing in Spain. At the end of each coursing season, most of the Galgos are killed, and they suffer a most painful and gruesome death. The preferred method of death is by hanging the Galgos by wire from trees. Truely unbelievable, and absolutely true. We first learned about this some years ago and were reminded about this by meeting this woman. I am not sure how much we can do on this side of the Atlantic, but I am going to put my thinking cap on to see if there anyway we can help these people who are working so hard to stop this senseless slaughter. Here is the link to the Scooby website so you can read for yourself what is going on. http://www.scoobymedina.com/home_en.htm

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Annual Picnic Rocked!
















We had our annual GRI picnic last weekend and it was fantastic! We had a great turnout and Downs Park was a perfect place to have it. The hounds and the people all enjoyed the park and enjoyed walking alongside the Chesapeake Bay. What a nice day it was. Foster mom and dad also were thrilled to see some of our former fosters at the picnic with their families. Gunner, All Star, and Star Flight all made appearances, to name a few. Nothing makes us happier than to see our former foster dogs thriving in their forever homes. All Star's(now named Hero) family made a long trip up from Virginia to come to the picnic and we were so happy to see them. Denise put on quite a great picnic and we can't wait until next year. We are getting a short break from fostering as everyone is gearing up for Dewey Beach, and the next load of dogs comes in right after that event. We can't wait for our next foster dog. We hope everyone had a great time at the picnic and we hope to see everyone at Dewey!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Lonesome Joanie-Adopted!!!!


Lonesome Joanie will never be lonesome again. Today her forever family came and adopted her! Joanie is moving to Baltimore City and is going to partake in all the nightlife and fun things the city has to offer. She is going to have some blue crabs in Fells Point, take a walk around Federal Hill, tour Fort McHenry, and be the happening girl that she is. We couldn't be happier for her. Joanie has been a pleasure to have at our home and we will miss her. If she ever needs a place to rest her paws, we will always leave a light on for her. Happy trails Joanie! We love you and we will miss you. We hope to see you at the annual picnic!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Dodged a bullet


Tropical storm Hanna came and went yesterday and we got pretty lucky. We received less than two inches of rain and very little wind, so no harm was done. Others weren't so lucky. While it was raining I worked on the blog and added more greyhound related blogs to the blog list. I encourage anyone considering adopting a greyhound to check some of them out as they will give you a good idea of what it is like to live with a greyhound. Some of them are pretty entertaining. If you know of any other greyhound blogs I should have listed that would be useful or just fun to read, please let me know by leaving a comment. Joanie is enjoying the day and is getting ready to watch her first football game today. She has a purple collar on, so she must be a Ravens fan. She will probably wonder why we get excited watching the human players run so slowly. Here is a photo of Joanie keeping me company while I update this blog.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Riding the storm out







Tropical storm Hanna is paying us a visit today. The worst of it should be here in a couple of hours but fortunately for us the eye of the storm will pass to the southeast of us, sparing us the worst of it. So far it has been raining pretty hard on and off, but nothing too crazy so far. We have all our storm supplies ready and will spend the rest of they day inside. The greyhounds are just relaxing as if it is just another day. Nothing ever seems to bother them. Joanie isn't rattled at all by all the rain. She is just sleeping like she does most of the time...typical greyhound! Joanie is a terrific greyhound and she has endeared herself to her foster family. Here are a few more pictures of her and our dog Snoops riding out the storm. The picture of Snopps on the couch was taken the other day. I just thought is was a funny picture and it shows what you can expect when you adopt a greyhound. I have been working on the blog today and added a guestbook. Please feel free to sign it!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Joanie-Doing a great job!


Joanie has been with us for a week and a half now and she is doing a great job as a foster dog. She certainly deserves an A. She runs the stairs like a champ and knows the daily routine just as if she were a resident hound. She eats very well although she is not completely weaned off of wet food. We give her a dollop of wet food, such as Alpo, with her dry kibble as she still expects that. Soon she should be fully weaned off of the wet food. She has had no accidents in the house and she sleeps with the family. We are really pleased with how well she has done. Her personality is coming out a little more each day and we like what we see. She is friendly and playful but not overbearing at all. She follows us around the house but behaves herself very well. I did catch her stealing and playing with shoes from the closet so she can be a little dickens too. She is a terrific all purpose hound and she deserves a great home. If you would like to meet Joanie and let her brighten all of your days, please contact Denise Davis.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Outdo-Adopted!!

Today turned out to be Outdo's gotacha day. A very nice couple and their son came to see the hounds and they adopted Outdo. He was a perfect match for them and he was just what they were looking for. Outdo rode off to his new home and he is going to live happily ever after. Happy trails Outdo, we will really miss you! Joanie is still here with us and she is doing really well. She has a funny habit of trying to drag doggie beds all over the house. No matter where the doggie bed is, she feels the need to move it somewhere else. Too funny. If you would like to meet Joanie, please contact Denise Davis.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Outdo and Joanie




Both Outdo and Joanie are doing great jobs as foster dogs at the Hound Hotel. Outdo has been here a week and a half and has the routine down pretty well. His personality has continued to come out and he is getting to be a downright happy and very playful hound! He has plenty of energy and is really enjoying being a retired greyhound. He has learned that the alarm clock in the morning means that its breakfast time and he gets all excited about that. When he hears the beeping he jumps up off of his doggie bed and runs straight down the stairs to the kitchen. Joanie has been here since Sunday and she is doing great. So far she has learned the stairs and she is eating really well. She is catching on to the daily routine very quickly and we are very proud of her. She gets along well with our other greyhounds and should be fine with small animals as well. She has had no accidents in the house and we are having no issues with her. She is a lot of fun to have around. If you would like to meet Outdo and Joanie, please contact Denise Davis.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Lonesome Joanie has come to stay




Lonesome Joanie isn't going to be lonely anymore. Joanie has come to stay with us as it is her turn to get the full foster treatment. Joanie is going to get plenty of pets and have lots of fun at the Hound Hotel. Joanie is cute as a button and seems to be a very friendly and sociable greyhound. She is on the small side so she won't take up too much room either. She has already checked out the yard and is now checking out the house. I don't think we will have much trouble with her. I think she is going to be just fine. We will provide more updates as we learn more about her. Outdo is also still here and he is doing great. If you would like to meet either or both Outdo and Joanie, please contact Denise Davis. You can follow this link to view Joanie's complete pedigree and history: http://www.greyhound-data.com/d?z=I0eMLY&d=lonesome+joanie In the meantime, enjoy the photos(in the top photo, Outdo is on the left and Joanie is on the right) and video of Joanie.

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Outdo-What a difference!


Outdo has been with us for four days now and what a difference those days have made. His personality is really starting to come out and we are finding out what he is all about. The first couple of days he was just a nice chillin' boy just learning the ropes and he did a great job at that. The last couple of days, especially today, he has decided that he is done being the new guy. He has decided that he is ready to patrol the yard and is letting everyone know that this is his place and he is watching over it. That is not a bad thing at all. He is still such a friendly and affectionate greyhound and we really love him a lot, and the fact that he is watching our house now is even better. That is very unusual for a greyhound that has been here for only four days. He still sleeps next to our bed and is no problem at all. Get this great dog while he is available! Call Denise Davis if you would like to meet this most excellent greyhound.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Outdo-Cool Runnings Mon


I think Outdo must be part Jamaican or something because he seems to have the no worries attitude of a Jamaican. Outdo has settled into our home and is doing great. After only a day he almost has the stairs mastered. Last night he picked out a doggie bed in our room and slept quietly all night long. No crate was needed for this chillin' boy. This morning he woke up and ate his breakfast like a horse and then went out to the yard with the resident hounds. He already seems to have the household routine down and he is making it very easy for us. Outdo is not a hyperactive dog at all and he is a very affectionate hound. He is really endearing himself to us as he is such a well behaved, respectful and friendly hound. If you are looking for a dog that will bounce off the walls and swing from ceiling fans, then this is not your dog. If you are looking for a chillin', Jamaican style dog, then Outdo deserves your consideration. When your neighbor's puppies are yapping out their windows all day, you can sit back with Outdo and say "No worries mon, it's all cool runnings."

Monday, August 18, 2008

Outdo has checked in!




Outdo has come to stay at the Hound Hotel until he gets adopted. He has only been here a short time and is confused and stressed, as all the foster dogs are when they arrive. Even so, he has checked out the yard and it seems to be to his liking. He is already drinking water well and is learnig how to lay on a doggie bed. He seems to be more affectionate than your average track dog at this stage as he is already coming to me to get lots of pets. That is a really good thing. My read on him at this point is that he is going to be a terrific companion that will be really friendly and fun to have around the house. He is 65 pounds, so he isn't too big either. He is a handsome brindle boy and I think he and I are going to be buddies pretty quickly. We will provide more updates as we learn more about him. In the meantime, enjoy the photos and video of him. You can also follow this link to view Outdo's entire history: http://www.greyhound-data.com/d?z=-rGrkD&d=outdo

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

What a day!



It has been a fantastic day at the Hound Hotel. This morning we went and picked up another foster dog named All Star. We brought him home and began working with him and shortly thereafter the phone rang. Aunt Denise sent a family to look at Becky and All Star. They adopted All Star! All Star was a hit with their family and it was obvious that he was the right dog for their family. Then another family came to look at Becky. They loved her. Who wouldn't? Needless to say, she got adopted too! Wow, two adoptions in one day! That is a fantastic day for us, and we congratulate and welcome two new families into the greyhound community. We did get to take photos of All Star before he got adopted, so above is a photo of him checking out the yard. What a fantastic day! The bad news is that I took tomorrow off to play and work with the foster dogs, and now we don't have any fosters! Aunt Denise says she will fix that and send us another foster greyhound tomorrow. We can't wait. We wonder who it will be. Whomever it is, when that greyhound gets here, he or she will be halfway home.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Becky met her fans


We took Becky to our meet and greet today and she did a fabulous job. She was friendly with everyone, great with the kids, and she had a great time. It is always a little interesting taking a foster dog to the meet and greets as it is usually their first time out in the world and we never know how they will react. Sometimes they are nervous and shy, sometimes they are ready to jump out of their skin with excitement. Becky did a great job and showed that she is a very well balanced greyhound and that she can handle the pressure of a new situation with no problem. We are very proud of her. After all the excitement, she is very tired. She will probably rest the remainder of the day. The photo of her is of her trying to recouperate after the meet and greet. I wish I could sleep under a potted plant and have no worries! If you would like to meet this terrific greyhound, please contact Denise Davis.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Becky's public debut!


Becky will make her public debut tomorrow at our meet and greet. She has been a fantastic foster dog and we love her very much. She is way too funny and too much fun to have around. If nobody wants to adopt her for a couple of years, that is fine with us, lol. She is just a joy to have around and she can stay as long as she needs too. Her tail wags a mile a minute and she is just a terrific greyhound. We hope she goes to a family that appreciates her love for life and her love for fun. She keeps us laughing and she will keep you laughing too. If you would like to meet Becky, come see us at the meet and greet tomorrow at the PetSmart in Glen Burnie(see Denise's list of events).

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Becky learns the stairs!


Today was a big day for Becky. Today she learned to go up and down the stairs all by herself. We didn't even have to teach her, she just did it. As I wrote earlier, she is a pretty smart greyhound. We had better keep an eye on this one otherwise she might be running the place pretty soon. Becky is a lovable, tail waggin' kind of greyhound that is really fun to have around the house. She is doing great as a foster dog and is quickly learning what she needs to know to be a house pet. She is turning out to be one of the easier foster dogs we have had recently. She has had no accidents in the house and she is getting along beautifully with the resident hounds. We are having no issues with her at this point. She also has a healthy appitite so keep your pantry stocked with food and treats for her! If you would like to meet Becky, please contact Denise Davis!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Becky Jo settles in


We are pleased to report that Becky Jo is settling in well at the Hound Hotel. She gets along well with the resident hounds and she has been no trouble at all. We didn't bother crating her last night as she seemed happy to be with the family. She slept quietly in our room and it was no problem. She certainly is a tail wagging kind of dog and seems to be a very well adjusted greyhound. She is not shy at all and she will make a terrific ambassador dog. She is also a smart one as this morning she learned how to open our sliding screen door to the yard by herself. She let herself out twice this morning. That is a new one. We will continue to provide updates as Becky Jo progresses. You can view Becky Jo's entire history by following this link: http://www.greyhound-data.com/d?z=ICO3tb&d=gotcha+becky+jo&x=36&y=10

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Becky Jo!!!




The Hound Hotel has been closed for a few weeks while foster mom and dad went on vacation. We got back last night and Aunt Denise sent us a new foster dog today. Her name is Becky Jo(Gotcha Becky Jo) and she is quite a looker. She is a 3 year old female and she is a little on the small side. We can already tell that she has a very outgoing personality and that she is going to be a fun dog to have around. She is a tail wagger and she is very attentive to people. That is a good thing. We will provide more updates as we learn more about Becky Jo. For now, enjoy the photos of her and please contact Denise Davis if you would like to meet Becky Jo.