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Hello all...

Adopted a beautiful lady, Sasha from the amazing Retired Greyhound Trust at Darlington. in the North East.

I feel like I have won the lottery, lucking out with this gentle, 2 year old girl.

 

Greyhounds have a presence that is more human than...well most humans
One week in and we are overcoming many obstacles.....Her initial nervousness, Mirrors, the TV, the Stairs (we can get UP but she wont even attempt DOWN yet)

She is also starting to play, well....a little......

 

I am smitten by her though...shes awesome.

 

 

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Welcome from Germany. Your new pup seems to be a sweet girl. Pictures, please?

Sorry for butchering the english language. I try to keep the mistakes to a minimum.

 

Nadine with Paddy (Zippy Mullane), Saoirse (Lizzie Be Nice), Abu (Cillowen Abu) and bridge angels Colin (Dessies Hero) and Andy (Riot Officer).

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:welcome2 from Ken and myself in London. Sasha sounds a darling - please do post some photos of her when you can!

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Clare with Tiger (Snapper Gar, b. 18/05/2015), and remembering Ken (Boomtown Ken, 01/05/2011-21/02/2020) and Doc (Barefoot Doctor, 20/08/2001-15/04/2015).

"It is also to be noted of every species, that the handsomest of each move best ... and beasts of the most elegant form, always excel in speed; of this, the horse and greyhound are beautiful examples."----Wiliam Hogarth, The Analysis of Beauty, 1753.

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hello from gloucestershire, how's the weather up there.

 

pictures of your dog are mandatory. of humans, optional. :)

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Welcome from Chancey & Nutmeg and their Mum, Carol, down in Dorset.

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Miss "England" Carol with Chancey - (Goosetree Chance) and whippet lurcher Nutmeg

R.I.P. Bluegrass Banjoman. 25.1.2004 - 25.5.2015 and Ch. Sleepyhollow Aida. 30.9.2000 - 10.1.2014.

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Thank you so much for the lovely welcome!

 

Its been an amazing first week.

 

Sasha is a real sweetheart, 2 years old, only retired in May,

I would love to show some pics of her, but I am struggling to work out how to show them.

They are all over my twitter page of course : https://twitter.com/ThatJohnnyD

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welcome from Maryland, USA!

 

I was IN Darlington back in 1978 (oops - dating myself!!) - stayed at a lovely B&B on a working farm!

Jeannine with Merlin, the crazed tabby cat and his sister, Jasmine, the brat-cat

With GTsiggieFromJenn.jpgAngel Cody(Roving Gemini), and Weenie the tortie waiting at the Bridge

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welcome from Maryland, USA!

 

I was IN Darlington back in 1978 (oops - dating myself!!) - stayed at a lovely B&B on a working farm!

 

How funny, because I am (well ," was", now I have the dog lol) an annual visitor to Washington DC & MD, and adore the place!

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Such a lovely welcome by everyone, honestly, thank you so much.

I came on here to pick up tips and info on how to treat my new girl as best as possible, so I am delighted to see so many cool people (and hounds of course!)

 

Its a week today since she adopted us, and she is really starting to come out of her shell.

I had no idea just how long they spend snoozing though...lol...my goodnesss, shes a real "quilt hound"

 

I really would love to put some pics up, as I am beaming with pride, but cant quite navigate the photo uploader.

Still, you are all more than welcome to see her (in various napping stages lol) by seeing the pics on my Twitter page

https://twitter.com/ThatJohnnyD

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Sasha is such a beautiful girl with a sweet face. Good that she's already learned how to bed fail and sleep with her head on the floor.

 

Most hounds have more problems with down stairs than up -- it must seem very precarious for a high-center-of-balance animal to attempt. I usually put a harness on a hound and treat them like a precious suitcase -- hold by the harness and gently go down step by step, with lots of praise and rewards. I don't want them to think that jumping the last 3-5 steps is a good choice.

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Ellen, with brindle Milo and the blonde ballerina, Gelsey

remembering Eve, Baz, Scout, Romie, Nutmeg, and Jeter

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How funny, because I am (well ," was", now I have the dog lol) an annual visitor to Washington DC & MD, and adore the place!

 

I like MD & DC too...if you get back over here (dogsitters...), let me know!!

Jeannine with Merlin, the crazed tabby cat and his sister, Jasmine, the brat-cat

With GTsiggieFromJenn.jpgAngel Cody(Roving Gemini), and Weenie the tortie waiting at the Bridge

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I did find out some interesting stuff about my Sasha this week.

She was born in Cork, Ireland.

Her grandfather (her Mothers Father) was a famous American Dog called Hondo Black. I googled him and my goodness what a beauty!

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OMG, thud! :flip My black lab was a Sasha, too! I think black dogs are great, I wish more people knew that.

Current Crew: Gino-Gene-Eugene! (Eastnor Rebel: Makeshift x Celtic Dream); Fuzzy the Goo-Goo Girl (BGR Fuzzy Navel: Boc's Blast Off x Superior Peace); Roman the Giant Galoot! (Imark Roman: Crossfire Clyde x Shana Wookie); Kitties Archie and Dixie

Forever Missed: K9 Sasha (2001-2015); Johnny (John Reese--Gable Dodge x O'Jays) (2011-19); the kitties Terry and Bibbi; and all the others I've had the privilege to know

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Welcome from Fredericksburg, VA., about sixty miles south of DC. Sasha is stunning.

Missing my sweet girl Scout. My snuggler, my chow-hound, my kissy girl.
It never thunders at the Bridge, and your food bowl is ALWAYS filled.

So strange not living in Atty World. I was a love struck handmaiden to your every whim.

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Welcome from Fredericksburg, VA., about sixty miles south of DC. Sasha is stunning.

 

Thank you so much!

VA is an amazing place. I have visited the area many, many times, although I think the furthest south I reached was Springfield

I am a huge NHL fan so used to make an annual trip from the UK to DC to cheer on the Capitals

DC is perhaps my favorite place in the Universe!

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Thank you Lukasmom!

I am delighted that she adopted me!

lol

My friends and family adore her already. When we visit other peoples homes she is immaculately behaved.

She has so many different sides to her its like owning several dogs

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