Candy and Ivan rode off to their new home last night. They were all excited to get out of the Hound Hotel and get to their real home. Their new owner was just as excited to take them home. It looks like it is going to be a terrific match. Candy and Ivan are a couple of fun loving dogs and they are going to a terrific, fun loving home. We couldn't be happier. We wish them all the best and look forward to seeing Candy and Ivan very soon. Can you say, "meet and greet tomorrow at PetSmart?" In any case, Candy and Ivan were a pleasure to have around the house and they are always welcome to rest their paws here. Happy trails Candy and Ivan! We will see you soon!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Candy and Ivan will be getting ready to go to their new home soon. They are scheduled to be picked up tomorrow. They have had a good week so far at the Hound Hotel, and should transition fairly easily into their new home. They slept through the night Monday night in their crates, and we thought we were in the clear on that one. Not so. Last night Candy decided protesting her crate was worth another shot. It was. We didn't want to spend another night listening to her, so we let her into our room. But of course, as soon as I toke her out of the crate, Ivan started protesting, so he had to come too. After a couple minutes of chaos, they both laid down and slept quietly through the night. We won't try to crate them tonight. They did fine in their crates during the day today. They both have very nice temperments and they get along beautifully with the resident hounds. We have had no problems there. Candy and Ivan are both still a little stubborn on the stairs. They can come down the stairs, but they won't go up. Maybe it is because they know the crates are upstairs and they just don't want to go that way. It will take a little more work to get them proficient on the stairs. In any case, their new owner is getting two terrific greyhounds that will give him many years of enjoyment. We look forward to seeing Candy and Ivan off to their new home tomorrow!
Monday, July 13, 2009
Ivan and Candy are definitely quite a pair. It is fairly obvious that they are brother and sister. They seem to share a lot of the same traits, aside from looking like twins. They both will roll onto their backs and paw at you until you rub their tummys. They are both very friendly greyhounds and are both very people oriented. Candy is most definitely the alpha of the two though. She will be wearing the pants when it is just the two of them at their new home. It always seems to work out that way. The females run the show and the boys are more laid back. They made it through their first two nights here just fine, however Candy isn't liking her crate much. She barked on and off through the night last night protesting the crate. Ivan on the other hand, slept quietly like a good boy. If Candy keeps this up, she will probably get her way and get out of the crate sooner rather then later. Foster mom and dad have to get some sleep at some point. Oh well, that's the way it goes sometimes. We'll see how she does tonight.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Candy and Ivan have arrived at the Hound Hotel. They are our 40th and 41st foster dogs. The good news is that they have already been spoken for. Their new family can't take them for a week so the Hound Hotel will take care of them until their new family is ready for them. They are a couple of live ones. They have already done some laps around the yard, and are ready for the retirement gig. We fed them shortly after we got them and they both ate like horses. That is a good thing. We are looking forward to spending the week with Candy and Ivan and can't wait to see them go their new home.