Wasp has been at the Hound Hotel for three days now and she may buzz like a wasp, she doesn't sting. Wasp is making very good progress and is learning all about being a retired greyhound. She is a happy dog, that's for sure. When she gets attention, she shakes and quivers and wags her tail like no dog I have seen before. She gets so excited to see her foster mom and dad that she just about jumps out of her skin. Is she a shy dog? Nope, not in the least. She actually has an alpha personality to her, and even though she is a little dog, she won't be bossed around by any other dog. She eats like a horse as well, so her future family won't be having any food issues with her. Her only issue now is that she is prone to getting happy tail from whipping her tail around in fits of happiness. We haven't crated her because of that, but she still smacked her tail against the wall and opened up a boo boo on the end of her tail. We have her tail wrapped up with plenty of padding now to let it heal. In short order, she will be fine. She will be sporting a nice bandage on her tail at the picnic this weekend, so please let her know how nice it looks on her when you see her! It is quite a sylish look, so Lady Gaga, eat your heart out! If you would like to meet Wasp, please contact Denise Davis.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
We don't normally welcome wasps at the Hound Hotel, but this wasp is a little different. SE's Wasp arrived yesterday after a long day of traveling from the track in Florida, and then a short overnight stay at the rescue kennel. We drove to the secret greyhound rendezvous point yesterday and picked her up. She slept the whole way home in the car, which is terrific. Like any dog right off the track, she doesn't know the ropes of residential life, but she is a smart one and she will learn quickly. She is not shy at all, and she wags her tail a mile a minute. We may have to register her tail as a lethal weapon! She seems to be a very playful hound with enough pep in her to keep life around the house interesting. We have had her for less than a day so we can't report too much about her yet. We will continue to post updates as we learn more about her. Wasp did hear that there will be the annual GRI picnic next weekend and she can't wait to go. The picnic will be like her debutante ball! We hope to see everyone there, and maybe Wasp can find her new family there too!