Monday, January 31, 2011

Nessa settles in

Nessa has been hanging out at the Hound Hotel for a couple of days now and pretty much has the daily routine down. It took her all of one day to master the stairs, and now she goes up and down them like an old pro. She is a superbly behaved hound and she has the full run of the house already. She doesn't need a crate and she always wants to be near the family. She is a very loyal companion who will be a welcome addition to any family, providing you don't have small animals. When she came here, we were told that she had been a great racer at the track. I looked up her record, and she sure was. She was quite the pro athlete in her day. Nessa and I spent the evening last night spinning stories of our former athletic greatness. She told me about the time she came up on the inside rail, kicking dirt in the boy's faces, laughing her way to victory. I told her about the time I sank the three-pointer at the final buzzer to win the state championship. Okay, okay, I never sank a three-pointer at the buzzer, but I guy can dream can't he? Shaq or Peyton Manning probably won't be hanging out at your house, but Nessa is one pro athlete who would be happy to hang out with you every day. If you would like to meet Nessa and relive your glory days, please contact Denise Davis.

Sunday, January 30, 2011


Our previous foster dog, McBride, was adopted and she is doing great in her new home. That freed up a spot at the Hound Hotel and our newest foster dog, Nessa, has arrived. Nessa is a seven year old female that has been returned to us due to no fault of her own. Her previous home had two cats and a small dog, and Nessa isn't small animal safe. They tried to make it work for a very long time because Nessa is such a good hound, but finally had to bring her back. She is completely housetrained and used to living in a home. She didn't know how to do the stairs when she came here yesterday, but has already learned how to go up the stairs by herself, and down the stairs with just a little help. I suspect that by later today the stairs will no longer be a problem at all for her. She is a very affectionate girl who wags her tail all the time. She slept quietly through the night last night in our room with us and the resident hounds. I don't think we will have any trouble with her at all. If you would like to meet Nessa, please contact Denise Davis at Greyhound Rescue Inc.