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  1. This feels like common sense but hadn't actually occurred to me to monitor! It was definitely one sided with the little dog, so I'm confident we did the right thing separating them (even if she wasn't about to eat him, it still was a bit uncool of her!) I hope so too! Good to know your girl calmed down so quickly. Dolly has gone from not being able to walk on lead, to walking very nicely within weeks - so she's definitely a quick learner. This is about the same time we've had our girl, so keep me posted how you get on! We joke that Dolly has "no manners" as she's
  2. Thanks Greysmom, that's so useful to see other greys playing! It was strange seeing her so keen to play and realising it's completely alien behaviour to me, so that video and your explanation really helped. Our girl is 4, but she is very puppyish - it's already been a steep learning curve for her and she's doing so well. She's a smart cookie!
  3. Hullo, We've recently fostered a real live-wire of a girly, which has made me realise I have no experience with playful hounds. She's a poppet around the house and with people, but she LOVES to play and I have early concerns about her behaviour other dogs. We've started to slowly introduce her to our sliding scale of sedate-up-to-animated dogs, and she is very civil with them unless they are being playful. We have confirmed she's happy with calm dogs, however, if a dog is being playful (even if it's just playfully moving around the room) around she becomes very interested.
  4. Hi Feefee147, I was just wondering how you were getting on with the small furries issue? Our foster girl is starting to show errr interest in small dogs - she's not food orientated, so we are struggling with "leave it" training too (as nothing we have to offer is as fun as little squirmy dog)
  5. Good info on the harness! Also, amazing name - Samson! Such an appropriate grey name
  6. Just to agree with the other posters really! My boy was the most shy thing you could imagine - he still doesn't jump up or ask for cuddles, and his emotional displays are very much there but they are invisible to the average human eye. We've had him almost 4 years and even now, if he's playing with his toys and you LOOK at him, he stops as if he's ashamed. They can be very sensitive and their body language isn't like other dogs. I found mine really picks up on my emotions - if I'm frustrated with him (it happens) he automatically becomes harder to handle. It's hard to remember
  7. Thank you, FeeFee147! And congratulations on your new grey I see you're London based too, shame Sighthound Sundays are on hiatus My boy is the apple of my eye - he's had such a journey and I'm very protective over his happiness as it didn't come to him easy. It's lovely to see the other side of rehomed racers, where she's so enthusiastic and has no fear at all - so I know she will find a loving home one way or another- but my boy is the other half of my soul! He has his own issues but I couldn't be without him- the awkward, anxious, singing, endlessly paw-wounded, baldy butted weirdo that
  8. Thanks Time4ANap. That's absolutely on mind. I know our boy is very happy with other older dominant girls (all of whom have at various times told him off for understandable infractions and immediately settled into a good understanding of each other), but I am aware our foster is currently a lot more puppyish and (to him and us) seems unpredictable. She doesn't seem dangerous at all (as she calms down as soon as he backs off from whatever's upset her), but I don't want my boys confidence eroded because he will not stand up for himself when he's just trying to drink from his same old
  9. Hello! Apologies for the long message! We are super keen on taking in a second greyhound full time, and decided on a stint of fostering so we could decide if it was the right thing for us and our 7 yr old greyhound boy. We've had him almost 5 years - he's a nervous chap and when I bought him home he was terrified of everything. He didn't understand affection, was petrified of stairs, of walks, aeroplanes etc. Just about everything you could imagine! Our challenge with him was to build his confidence and make sure he felt safe. He's now a very happy lad but very def
  10. @MerseyGrey Thanks for the heads up! It hadn’t occurred to me about the nasties and fragile hound skin! I hear you on vets bills that top their adoption fees too.. sigh we’re sort of assuming he’ll be ok with the motion as he’s a regular train and car traveler, and as long as his bed is down he will sleep through anything, but we can cut the trip short if it’s not workable. Also, of course prosecco- I shan’t be doing any navigating either
  11. Hello! We’re planning on going on a canal boating weekend in a few weeks, and aware we need to invest in a life jacket for Ghillie. does anyone have any recommendations for brands? They seems to range hugely in price and the one I see most regularly recommended is Ruffwear (top end of the price range, but I know their coats are excellent) the main thing would be a back-handle so that we could haul him out should the worst happen and he goes overboard- he’s a right lump of a hound! It’s super unlikely as he’s likely to spend the entire weekend asleep in his
  12. Hi FiveRoooooers! Ghillie's had his op to remove a wedge from his toe (containing a potential corn / callous, and - they had hoped - the foreign body they spotted on the x rays) Unfortunately x rays this morning have shown the foreign object still there, and likely within the ligament-dense area of his toe where they can't cut it out. They're talking about referring him for potentially having the toe amputated which seems like a very serious escalation. Do you know if the object you worked out with the suture loop was in this danger zone?
  13. Mini update - my boy had his op on Tuesday and is doing OK. The vets aren't currently sure if they removed whatever it was that was causing him grief so he's got biweekly check ups and bandage changes for a little while to monitor his progress. I'll post any updates I get in case anyone else has similar problems in the future. As expected, the anaesthetic was pretty traumatic for him - he's not a brave boy and did himself some damage panicking as he came round. Fingers crossed that's the last time he has to go through that!
  14. Yeah, they're doing shoulders too - as he's been intermittently limping since I've had him (very slight, almost unnoticeable mostly- so much so we'd not been able to tell which leg was causing him grief, or if he just had a strange gait) so thought it was worth doing as they have to put him under anyway. He's only 4 apparently, but I've not been able to find any record of him on any racing database (I have another thread going on this website http://forum.greytalk.com/index.php/topic/321433-who-is-he/?do=findComment&comment=6029039and nobody else could find anything either!) But he ha
  15. Thanks for all the help - after a lot more soaks etc, the mystery (and my poor boys limp) continues. His pad looks entirely healthy now, no swelling, no mark etc but absolutely very tender. He's booked in for comprehensive x rays and most likely some exploratory surgery next week If I wasn't anxious enough about the prospect of a corn, putting him under general anesthetic is going to give me a nervous breakdown, but the vet is certain it's the best course of action at this point so wish my boy good luck and all fingers crossed everything goes to plan and the problem is resolved...
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