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Everything posted by MerseyGrey

  1. 😢 oh god sorry. This sounds crappy all round so I hope you have some better news when you consult with Dr Coulto. Otherwise best wishes and lots of love to you and your hounds.
  2. Happy birthday Kate! I hope you had a lovely day xx
  3. When Buddy used to wear a muzzle, he would stop near the end of our walk and rub his face on my thigh until I took it off. I don’t turn his food bowl only because he is a hunter and I would hate to remove the thrill of chasing his food down from him! But in most other matters, he gets his way almost every time. I’ve become the dog owner I said I would never be and there is virtually nothing that either of Buddy’s humans wouldn’t do for him 😍
  4. I would love to have seen it, and at the same time hope that this never happens to Buddy! His olives and lipstick put in an appearance yesterday
  5. Lambie is making the Y’ from ‘YMCA’.. Annie is making the C. What a team! Can we get an M and A?
  6. We have a result! Not sure how permanent this is but we'll take for now. We chucked come kibble down for him, and we’ve cleaned his teeth on it, and while he doesn’t look completely at ease in these photos, he is currently sleeping on it. In the second photo, he looks like he’s trying not to fall off the bed! I think this is how I look when I’ve had a few glasses of fizzy stuff 🤪
  7. I would but Buddy’s a needy, attention seeking nark and I don’t think it would go down well!
  8. Well, moments after that photo was taken, we discovered that at some point he had sustained an injury to his back foot - later still we found a tuft of fur on those steps that was talking about earlier, and he has lifted a flap of skin and was bleeding everywhere! So that cover had blood all over it and has been washed. I’ve patched him up and will see how it looks in the morning. We put his only bed down in its place while the new bed was outside, and he’s bled on that too, poor boy. Seems like we can’t do right for doing wrong!.
  9. Progress! Hopefully by the weekend we might have hound on a new bed 🤞
  10. It’s taken me ages but I’ve just worked out what this stands for!!!!
  11. The centre of the bed is in the garden soaking up the late evening sun. When it comes in I’ll put his black blanket on it which smells more like him. We tried putting his old bed on top of his new bed yesterday (I too am a bedstacker and his old one is destined for the pile in his sulking corner in the tv room) but he was having none of it. I’m certain he will get used to it when he feels like it. Last December, we adjusted the landscaping of the back garden so he had steps to get to the grassy area which is raised. It took him about three months before he decided that they were safe to use! Contrary boy.
  12. thanks for the advice! He keeps taking cardboard from the bin to his new bed, then he remembers that he doesn’t like it so he carts his cardboard outside to shred. I wondered if it might be the smell. It smells fine to me but clearly I hadn’t accounted for which smells offend him - particularly since he eats poop
  13. we just bought Buddy a new bed, which is orthopaedic memory foam for his old bones. Obviously I’ve tried it out myself since I can’t expect my boy to sleep on something I wouldn’t sleep on myself. I’ve never seen such a suspicious look on a dog’s face as when we tried to coax him onto it yesterday. Ungrateful. I suppose we should be happy that he is at least lying near it this afternoon. This is progress.
  14. 13 2/3! It seems like only yesterday that she was 13 1/2!
  15. I’ve often wondered why Buddy walked with his back legs so far apart. Having recently seen another greyhounds hangy-downs (another surprise!) I know that he’s probably got phantom testicles, and apparently that comes complete with ectoplasm...
  16. Congratulations on seven happy years! I hope you both have fun when you get home
  17. As we approach Buddy’s second gotcha day, I find that this lovely, affectionate, goofy, clingy boy is still able to surprise me by revealing things about his personality and nature that either he hasn’t shown before or I’ve been too preoccupied elsewhere to notice. Recently I have discovered that he loves broccoli and cauliflower stalks, and egg shells are a delicacy to be nibbled on his bed. A frequently snarky and anxious boy around other dogs, last week he encountered a lurcher who was in season which set his jaw chattering with accompanying drooling like I’d never seen before! When the other dog decided she’d had enough of Buddy showing his appreciation for her particular aroma, she snapped at him, but he was in a state of cross-eyed bliss and far too out of it to notice. Which brings me onto today’s surprise. Dan reported that Buddy had slept very well today so he was quite lively when we went out for a walk. Towards the end of the walk, I thought that he had somehow brushed against some leaves which had caught on his inner thigh. On closer inspection, I found that at some point during our walk Buddy had become very excited and had managed to coat his thighs and his belly with a putty like substance. It was a surprise because Buddy has no 🏀🏀. I left him to clean himself up when we got home although despite several loooooong licking sessions he’s still a bit crusty. Another surprise: it turns out that there is a substance which is stickier than greyhound saliva. A quick search to find out of this is normal on GT was reassuring, and I also found out that he has a ‘hoo-hoo’, and the things at the root of his ‘hoo-hoo’ are called ‘olives’. So I’ve learnt lots today. How does your hound surprise you?
  18. Happy birthday Tiger! 🍾🍻I hope you’re enjoying being extra spoiled today!
  19. How sweet! I can’t imagine it lasting that long once it’s in my hound’s mouth!
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