Thursday, July 31, 2008

Fostering a greyhound.....

Essex Greyhound rescue have a dog called Morgan who needs to be fostered for about 3 mths. I don't have the full information but please do contact me if you are based in the UK, in the South East or don't mind driving to Essex.

You can email me erssiemajor@yahoo.co.uk for more details.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Minky and Spook

UPDATE: MINKY AND SPOOK HAVE FOUND NEW HOMES...HOOORAY
GOOD LUCK KITTIES IN YOUR NEW LIFE.......YOU WILL BE MISSED BUT I AM SURE YOU WON'T MISS THEM OR WANT FOR ANYTHING

I know, they aren't greyhounds!! However Minky and Spook are desperate for a new home. Their owner is leaving the country and the cats were supposed to go to a family member who has let them down at the last minute. Her heart is nearly breaking with worry about what happens to the cats, and she can't leave the country til they are settled. She really does not want them to go to a shelter or charity. So, if you can give 2 kitties a home, pop over to her blog

Monday, July 7, 2008

Our Holidays



We have just been on our holidays. We went to Devon again to our favourite farm cottage. As promised, the farmers were able to give us one of their fallow fields which was a meadow right at the top of their land with gorgeous views over the valley.


It was completely enclosed and we are excited to announce that the greys were let off for a proper run.
For a while now, Lily being nervous has been in her favour when let off the lead because she doesn't want to stray far from her favourite person (Daddy) and she gets a regular run but poor old Dizzy could not be trusted. We let him off just once, and he bolted so we were restricted to using enclosed fields.


Steve did some good work with him. He was allowed off the lead in the enclosed field and then we just ignored him. First of all Dizzy stood looking confused, then had a short sprint followed by a little rest where he had to lie down in the field. We used whistles and biccies to get him back, but he showed only mild interest in both. Over the course of the week, we became more and more confident as he was let off and just walked beside us LIKE A NORMAL DOG!!


We can't tell you how exciting that is. Since then, he has walked off the lead in the middle of our park, for a very short burst, and he does not show the urge to bolt but we will continue with caution.
It was so lovely to see the dogs running together. Lily wanted to chase and have fun and kept nipping his snout like every other bitch and Dizzy just wanted to run on his own. Their legs move so fast, you can see the power but not appreciate the beauty of it until you see the still frames.

Dizzy looks like a kangaroo though, and we are on the verge of renaming him Skippy, the bush Dog-a- Roo. See how at certain points though, the dogs actually mirror each other's movements. You can see them studying each other then falling into synch by the side of each other. Beautiful! If only we had a field here at home.