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Monday, 8 October 2007

Greyhound...!!!

So much happened at the weekend that I didnt finish my posting about Makeover 2000. Suffice to say the photographers ( female ) were lovely , very talented , an dthe pictures were wonderful . We spent a small fortune . But , the upside is we will get some great pictures and who knows , the results may appear here .
But , and far more interesting , we were offered an older greyhound who is described as cat friendly , has just been received at the greyhound foster home . A challenge to decide whether to pursue the idea of a puppy who would be socialised from an early stage with our four cats ( not to mention guinea pigs who apparently becasue of their squeaking , are likely to be of even more interest to a greyhound than the cats ) but who despite that might turn out to be one of the thirty per cent who is definitely never going to be cat friendly . As you see Ive been reading ( and fretting ) about our already existing family / household members . Or to consider an older dog who is cat tested and known to be one of the 60 % who is really not that keen to pulverise a cat , small dog or other small animal . Obviously we are aware it wont be all plain sailing and our cats will have their views , but something about an older dog made us feel it was worth finding out more . Surprise phone call from Margaret to say they an older dog had been left with them and she was not at all interested in the foster home cat.
She asked us to think about whether we wanted to meet her to see how we felt , and we managed to make a decision on that in about three minutes flat , finding out that the dog ( a female ) was black with a little white , probably about three or four years old , very sweet natured " no bother " . Something about this sounded meant to be . I had always said during our agonising over which breed , that the right dog would show up for us an dthis felt like that moment .
What can I say? She was brought along to meet us by Wendy last night and from the minute she stepped in the door she seemed perfect .... folded up her long skinny legs and lay down then soon stretched and rolled completely onto her back ( just like Kitty lies , her tummy being too lardy to place too much weight on it . I'm guessing with greyhounds its their boniness that makes them comfortable on their backs . )

Wendy has taken her back home to complete the formalities and make sure she has had all her injections , is neutered ( they will attempt to find out if she has already been neutered ) etc , so we can expect her to move in in a couple of weeks or so .

Now we need to find the right name for her . Nat wants Elektra . I love the name but not sure it suits her , and given the way she lies about like a big hot water bottle I think Comfort is perfect .
But any ideas gratefully received . ...

2 comments:

Laura said...

I think I will just call her Poochie

BetteJo said...

Oh! Congratulations on the dog! It's so nice that it's a rescue dog too. As far as names go - my female cats have all the good ones - but I'll tell you what they are.
There is Norah Jane and Abigail Grace. We like to give them middle names too obviously. Then there is Jacob Samuel, but - well - obviously we thought she was a he - and she's still called Jake!

Anyway - whatever you pick will be lovely I'm sure. Living with her for a few days and picking up on her personality might be a good way to go. Good luck!

I'm really happy for you but I expect your kitties won't be! LOL!

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