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Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Red Thunder, Jun 23, 2016.
Wank news Tiglet. I reckon most of this forum know your pain.
Well, we've done it again!
Another retired grey coming up to us!
Meet ELMA (Droopys Elma)
She's just turned 5, done 86 races but will be too old tp start training again when all this ends so I asked the trainer and she willbe coming up as soon as wheels can start training again.
I#m sure she will fill the gap left by our Rebel who we lost last year, he had a good life of retirement of about 8 years, we lost him at nearly 14!
So, we start again, training a 5yo puppy who's never been in a house, seen much of the outside etc, but at least it's 1 dog less for the re-homers to have to worry about, ans there will be a lot after this long track close down, so if you are looking for a dog you could do a lot worse than give one a home get intouch with RETIRED GREYHOUND TRUST nearest you.
Looking forward to getting you Elma, see you soon I hope!
We moved into a new house in December. Since then Sally’s mum has been looking after our dogs in Dorset whilst we basically knock the bloody house down & start again. Last week the eldest dog Pippi of 12 years, started passing blood stained urine. Mum took her to the vets. A scan revealed a tumour inside her bladder. We were advised by the vet to pick up the dogs from Dorset in order that we could be with her in her last few days. So a mad dash from Essex to Dorset (during lockdown) dog hand over on driveway & then return journey. After three days back at home the blood loss has stopped & although the tumour is causing her to wee very regularly, she is to all intents & purposes behaving normally. Treating each day as it comes as a bonus ( bit like the corona virus). I suspect you’ll hear from me again with some sad news in the not too far distant future.
Sorry to hear your news mate, stay positive as you never know how she may respond. Here's hoping...
Horrible news Ken.
I’m sure she’ll be comfortable back home irrespective of how long she’s got.
So sad Ken, at least she’s at home with her loved ones.
On a happier note here’s one of Ducks relatives
I had duck last night for my dinner c/w roast potatoes,3veg,gravy
Ah! Tiglet you've had it. Wait till Duck reads this.
There’s still some more in the freezer so Mrs Tiglet told me
This lockdown is tough... only 1 walk a day, really, 1 walk? Okay.... dont make it too far
Meanwhile on the sofa, somebody else is feeling super because she managed to escape the garden and start a fight with the Rottweiler from down the road that she doesn't like...
Yes she's a maniac dressed in a fluffy body
she is a cocker spaniel, i got her at 18 months old, badly socialised and on top of that mental. These days she is not so inclined to to go full defensive but...
She will try and fight anything that she has already met that looks at her in the wrong way or a dog she doesnt know who is aggressive.
Wendy who owns a GSD, the first time they met laughs these days but wasnt impressed when she had to run a mile to get her dog back after they first met, they are friends now but her dog knows full well who is in charge.
She got an order from the dog warden because she bit neighbours (people), i cant leave the house without her on a lead
I know this sounds bad but, when i first got her, i had to deal with "incidents" about once a week, 7 years after i found her ( i hate to say rescued because she loves me more than i love her ...maybe not), These days i deal with maybe once every 6 months tops.
The problem is, once challenged she aint backing down. TBH this is a real worry for me, at the end of the day she is a cocker spaniel,
It's always little dogs that try and kick off on my Pressa canaria called Tia. Luckily she just looks at them and trots on. If she went for one they would be ragged. I think she thinks they are just squeaky toys, not worth bothering with. Rottweilers, Dobermans, and Ridgebacks, is a different matter, it takes all my strength to pull her away, can be quite scary, she's a strong girl. That's why her nickname is Pansy Potter the strongmans daughter.
I had to Google your dog's breed and I must say that's s a very impressive hound
Looks like it can tear rubber off a car wheel!
What is she like to live with, I guess she doesn't curl up and sleep on your lap
Hi Red Thunder, She is the most loving dog, and she does try to get on our lap, but as she weighs 7 and a half stone, we have to throw her off as soon as she tries. Guests get licked to death, so much that she becomes a nuisance, and ends up getting banished to the kitchen with a chewbar. But she's so gentle with the grandkids it's amazing to watch. She's a great guard dog, and classes herself as head of security, and probably head of the household.
TBF these days its pretty much always dogs she already knows that we have already had trouble with these days. When i first got her it was a different story and didnt matter what size of dog, big, small, medium, large, very large! Most times it was them getting a bit aggressive towards her (in the list below the two collies always started everything) and then back down she will not. As i said this is a source of worry because she is small. She didnt like people talking to her for a good few years but these days she laps up the fuss and will also go out of her way to introduce herself to new dogs. As I mentioned hopelessly socialised, even now she is frightened by all sorts of weird and wonderful things and will go and hide from them to name a few.
1 - The buzzer on university challenge on the TV
2- The timer on Countdown on the TV
3 - Rugby on the TV
4 - Traffic cones
5 - Watering cans
Her "enemies" that i know she will have a go at and I have to avoid are..
1 - Rottweiler called "Fluffy" (by that i deduce that the guy who owns her is a prick).
2 - Border Collie called Bella
3 - Border Collie called Molly
4 - Greyhound name unknown
5 - Lurcher name unknown
6 - Elderly Man called Reg who walks funny
Oh right in the eye she photo bombed us
I agree @Dozers Dad our Wessa was a placid fun loving westie until approached by an aggressive dog, he then went a little mental, love him....