Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Greyhound adoption fee- $250.
Cool greyhound collar- $25.
Dog Coat- $50.
Well stocked first aid kit- Priceless!
We have known for a long time that if we are going to have a greyhound, much less three of them and a foster dog at the Hound Hotel, then we had better always have a well stocked first aid kit close at hand. This evening Snoops, Abe, and Quatro were doing some laps around the yard. Just good clean fun for a crew of boys. When they were done I called them in and the three of them came running in the door and into the kitchen. I looked down and saw bloody paw prints on the floor. Foster mom said those familiar words, "whose bleeding?!!" It isn't usually immediately obvious who has the injury. A quick check of everyone's paws soon revealed the source of the blood. Quatro had a small cut on the bottom of his left front paw. It is nothing major, but it is surprising how much blood a greyhound can track around the room from a small cut. We have the drill down pretty well. Foster dad holds the patient to keep him still while foster mom grabs the first aid kit. Snoops sees the first aid kit and makes a beeline for the stairway to escape, figuring we are about to use it on him. For some reason, it is usually him that is the patient, and he doesn't like it one bit. A little styptic powder, antibiotic, and liquid skin did the trick. Then a bandage and a booty to protect it. In a couple of days, Quatro will be good as new and back to his old tricks. No big deal. But it does remind us to check our first aid kit on a regular basis to make sure we have everything that we need to take care of the inevitable nics and cuts that greyhounds get. That is one of the hazards of having dogs that run 40 miles an hour around your yard. If you are considering adopting a greyhound, you would be wise to have your own doggie first aid kit too.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Quatro meets and greets

We had our Meet and Greet at PetSmart yesterday, and the weather couldn't have been any better. Sunny and 72 degrees..nice. We took Quatro with us and he did a great job. He met and greeted everyone, leaned on everyone, and he had a great time. He didn't lay down until the very end as he was having too much fun and it was so exciting for him. Quatro is such a friendly dog and like a good greyhound, he loves to lean on people and soak up the affection. I think he nearly blew out a few people's ACL's with how hard he was leaning on them! Everyone loved him...what's not to love? He is such a friendly guy with such an outgoing personality. He is also great with the kids. He certainly makes a terrific greyhound ambassador dog. After the meet and greet he was pretty tired and slept the rest of the day. It is tough work being a greyhound. If you would like to meet and greet Quatro, please contact Denise Davis at Greyhound Rescue Inc.

Friday, March 5, 2010

None shall pass

Today we had the first decent weather day in a while. Quatro took advantage of that to take his post as the sentry of the yard. What a faithful dog. He will patrol the yard all day if he is allowed to in order to keep "bandits" away. We're not aware of any bandits in the neighborhood, but if there are, none shall pass into our yard. It is hard to believe that he has not been adopted yet. He is a terrific greyhound who is as fun and playful as any of them. He loves his pets and will demand them all the time. He also likes to lay on the bed and make himself comfy. He knows a good thing when he sees it. He does have a little separation anxiety so he would be best as an only dog with a family that has someone at home most of the time. He has an alpha personality, even though he is a little guy, which isn't a bad thing. He will let you sleep well, as he will always be on duty keeping watch over your home. Quatro is not cat or small animal safe. He is fine with our parrot but it would be best not to test him too much. If you would like to meet this really lovable greyhound, please call Denise Davis.