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  1. Right?!? We’re staying inside this weekend. The weather next week looks fantastic!
  2. It seems like it always rains on Tuesday... good time to hang out inside and eat meatballs.
  3. Mo & Sean have stayed in one of the A frames before with their hounds.
  4. Two years ago today, we had to say goodbye to our first greyhound Celeste (ICU Celeste). She was 14 y/o. As our first, i wanted to know everything about her. I reached out to her breeder and racing owner, Paula Sholtz, who had an excellent memory of all her dogs. Later, we became Facebook friends and she always "liked" the photos and videos I posted of Celeste. For everyone who ever had an ICU greyhound, they were special because of Paula, Brad and their family. Looking back on a Facebook post about Celeste's passing, I saw a comment from Paula and wondered why I hadn't seen any posts from her lately. I looked on her timeline and saw that she had passed away from cancer earlier this year. RIP Paula and thank you for always caring about the dogs you bred.
  5. Graft is closing on July 27. If you’re there earlier in the week, definitely go. It’s not dog-friendly though. I think the deal with Stonecat is that dogs are welcome on the back deck for lunch only, but must sit off the side of the deck. So yeah, not the best choice if you want to bring the pups. We go for dinner and leave ours in the cabin. Weinery is definitely dog friendly outside.
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  7. Hugs to Bella. I love those stubborn old dogs. Darcy was 14.5 y/o at her last Grapehounds. We gave her plenty of breaks in our cabin, but she still enjoyed getting out to some of the wineries. GRAFT is closing on Saturday, July 27. We're hoping to get there earlier in the week before they are gone for good.
  8. Regan and I (Laura) will be there with galgos Encarna and Rhythm from Monday, July 22 until Monday, July 29. Who else is at the Lodge? Thought you might enjoy this article about the Lodge's history. https://www.mountainhomemag.com/2019/06/29/202533/vacation-like-it-used-to-be?fbclid=IwAR0tVmunt9cYMI3DKzw8_re-bEbBz1CRorKKy5_EA84MOeTMjcx31IKKKCc
  9. We bought a Coolaroo nylon elevated bed, but our dogs refused to use it... until we put our Costco bolster bed on top of it.
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    I feel honored to have known River from the day you adopted her. She was an absolute love and our Encarna's favorite dog in the entire world. We lost Bonny and Celeste with no warning signs. Those sudden, unexpected losses are hard to cope with and make you feel so helpless. I look forward to seeing you at Grapehounds. We'll have a toast to River!
  11. We lost Faye Oops and Beatrix to osteosarcoma. We lost Bonny in a tragic accident. We lost Darcy to a tumor. We lost Celeste to hemangiosarcoma. I think it’s easier, in a way, when the decision is made for you. It was always very clear to us when our dogs were ready to cross. I’m sorry you’re having to think about this with Bella.
  12. I'm so sorry. Ruby was fortunate to have been loved for so many years by your family.
  13. We will miss you, Jan and Dave. I hope everything is OK.
  14. I just checked the GIG Facebook group. I didn't see mention of the Eisenhower specifically, but it did mention that dogs should be muzzled in hotel corridors. We stay at the Quality Inn and don't have corridors to worry about. Toni Duchi Admin · Yesterday at 11:47 AM igated to pay attention to what your (their) dog is doing. No flexi-leads, no long leads with dogs flying out at the end...there are upwards to 1,000 dogs at this event and it is up to all of us to pay attention and be cautious. This year for the first time, we are asking people to wear muzzles on your dogs in the hotel hallways. There was a serious incident last year where someone had multiple dogs and they literally pulled her to attack another dog...muzzles would have prevented the ultimate damage. Please, please, let's keep this event as safe as possible...
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