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About LaFlaca

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  • Birthday 04/19/1955

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    The Magic City
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    All creatures, great and small. Reading good books. Spending time with my family. Cooking. Gardening. Learning. Spirituality. DOGS!!! Especially Greyhounds.

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  1. Crates are overrated. If he's soiling his crate, that says separation anxiety to me, None of the three Greys I've owned have tolerated being crated. Baby gates and dog-proofing the house are key.
  2. This brings back a nightmare for me. In July, we dropped a seemly healthy, 4 year old, Lola off for boarding at our usual, trusted dog-sitter. Upon our return 10 days later, Lola appeared subdued and had lost a significant amount of weight. The sitter said she had been fine during her stay. We immediately took her to the vet.e vet Bloodwork was alarming as was abdominal ultrasound. Vet wanted to keep Lola overnight on fluids and observation. She lasted 2 hours. Thrombosis. I don’t blame the sitter or the vet at all. Sometimes, bad stuff just happens. Upon adopting my new girl, Jenny, I insisted on a complete K9-type check up as police and military dogs undergo. I will also insist on yearly, complete bloodwork to catch any incipient disease or disorder. I believe I did a disservice to Lola by assuming she was healthy because of her appearance and youth. I pray your pup will be fine.
  3. I’m interested to hear what others have to say as I’m looking into insurance for Jenny. ASPCA has been recommended.
  4. Always happy to help! Hope your heart-dog comes along soon.
  5. Actually, this is her most common condition. I’ve yet to get any good, upright, awake photos.
  6. Absotively! Fresh liver along with her kibble for dinner and a ginormous bully stick for desert. We’re off to the park for walkies in a bit, too.
  7. Today is my Jenny-Roo's 2nd birthday! Happy birthday my silly girl! You are so loved.
  8. Please explain the term ‘lead’. Thank you for sharing this glorious video.
  9. Large size works well for a Greyhound. Canvas cover for sure. Tried a ‘pretty’ one made from some other material and my mad nester, Wendy, tore right through it. Orthopedic. Donut shape is great for dogs who curl up to sleep. Oblong works for both curlers and hounds who like to stretch out or roach at bedtime.
  10. The favorite here is Mammoth Dog Beds. The canvas covers last forever.
  11. Oddly, her adoption kennel name had been ‘Crazy Wendy’! She was a little firecracker ( 48 lbs. racing weight) but never gave us a moment’s trouble.
  12. We adopted Jenny in July of this year. She'll be two on November 24th and the youngest Greyhound we've had. Our first, Wendy, was already two when we adopted her. Our Lola was 4 when she came home. Wendy raced a bit, Lola not at all, and Jenny a bit. To be honest, I don't she a huge difference as far as behavior. Wendy was the poster dog for Greyhound adoption; a Mary Poppins, if you will - practically perfect in every way. Lola, the oldest of the bunch, was the most challenging; hard to house break and with severe separation anxiety. Jenny, the youngest, has been challenging to house break and had mild separation anxiety. All three girls were about equally energetic, happy, sweet and goofy. Jenny has been a bit destructive, chewing on the edge of furniture, eating one panel of the vertical blinds and stealing my glasses (I keep them out of reach now!) but has since adjusted well. I really think that each dog is a world unto itself, each with his/her own temperament and personality. Hope your pup is a good match!
  13. November 24th is also my Jenny’s birthday! She’ll be 2 years old. I’ll be sure to spoil her extra special in honor of dear Rocket.
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