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Betty Has A New Sister- Meet Hannah

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We have been toying with the idea of getting a second greyhound for a while. We haven't had two since we lost our first greyhound, Heidi, in June 2013. I loved Heidi with all my heart and still miss her every day, but she was not an easy dog to live with. She was our first greyhound and was a borderline spook. Her fears ruled her world and we never found anything, other than time, to calm her when she went into a panic attack. Betty became an only dog when we lost Heidi and Betty did just fine as an only. She loved life and didn't appear to miss having a sibling. It was us humans who started to think a second greyhound would be nice. After having Heidi, we realized we are actually a good home for a shy/fearful dog. We have the patience to deal with them and realize that sometimes it can take a long time to gain their trust and love.

 

On 11/21 DH emailed Fast Friends Adoption in NH. Within an hour I had a phone call from them and talked through the kind of dog we were interested in. We were looking for cat safe (our hound sitter has cats) and were ok with shy and/or somewhat fearful. They had a few who matched our request.

 

On 11/26 DH, Betty and I took the 2.5 hour ride to the kennel. We met a very tiny, black beauty named Skittles (racing name: Rj Have I Told U). She was a shy hound who shook when she entered the greeting room, but stopped shaking within a few minutes and was curious about the room and a toy in it. We fell in love and put her on hold.

 

On 12/6, Fast Friends brought Skittles to our house. She came in with her tail tucked, but quickly grabbed a toy to squeak. We renamed her Hannah. Through the past 4 days we have watched Hannah's fears quickly subside. She still backs away if we walk toward her too quickly, but she will come to us if we call her, asks to go out for potty, follows Betty around, eats all her meals, and plays with toys until she is too tired to squeak them anymore.

 

She is going to be a handful as her personality comes out. She has already climbed over our couch and into the bay window, tried to eat the plants (which have been moved to an inaccessible room), and stolen a slipper and laundry. She makes us laugh. We couldn't be happier to see her become a little mischief maker. She will certainly keep us on our toes!

 

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It is cold in our house at night, so I made the girls matching jammies. They look thrilled :lol Hannah is 55lbs and Betty is 68lbs.

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Day 3, she discovered the sofa and learned to snuggle with Dad

 

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Christine- Mum to Betty (Nitro Ugly Betty), Hannah (Rj Have I Told U) and missing Heidi (Sendahl Eve) 04/21/2005-06/19/2013

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she is gorgeous! :)


Loving life with my first greyhound Max (4 year old dark brindle boy)! :wub:

Check out our hiking blog! www.greythikes.blogspot.com

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Congrats to all of you! Welcome home, pretty Hannah. :)


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Tricia with Hopper the terrier mix and Kaia the wolfhound-schnauzer mix
Always missing Murray MaldivesBee Wiseman, River, and Holly
 Oaks Holly 
“You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.“ -Bob Dylan

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she is beautiful and a lucky girl! Congratulations on the new addition, she is already filling your heart!


Kathy, Bo (SK's Bozo), and Angels Storm (Greys Big Storm), Grace (Rise to Glory) and Sky(Greys Sky Dove),

My dog believes I go to work for their food and treats.

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She is so beautiful. Congratulations


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

 

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

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Your intro had me smiling from beginning to end. What a wonderful holiday gift to yourselves. Welcome home Hannah!!


Old Dogs are the Best Dogs. :heartThank you, campers. Current enrollees: Aiden. Bea. Punkin. Annie. Miss M. Cletus, knot like the others.

Angels: Pal :heart. Segugio. Sorella (TPGIT). LadyBug. Zeke-aroni. MiMi Sizzle Pants. Gracie. Seamie :heart:brokenheart. (Foster)Sweet. Andy. PaddyALVIN!Mayhem. Bosco. Bruno.Dottie B. Trevor Double-Heart.

 

:paw Upon reflection, our lives are often referenced in parts defined by the all-too-short lives of our dogs.

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Welcome home, Hannah!!!! That pokadot collar looks smashing on your shiny black fur.


Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.

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She's adorable


Jan with precious pups Katie Crazykatiebug, Emmy (Stormin J Flag) and Simon (Nitro Si) Missing my angels: Bailey Buffetbobleclair 11/11/98-17/12/09; Ben Task Rapid Wave 5/5/02-2/11/15; and Brooke Glo's Destroyer 7/09/06-21/06/16. My blog about grief The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not get over the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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Congratulations. What kind of collar is that around her neck?


Irene Ullmann w/Flying Odin in Lower Delaware
Angels Brandy, John E, American Idol, Paul, Fuzzy and Shine
Handcrafted Greyhound and Custom Clocks http://www.houndtime.com
Zoom Doggies-Racing Coats for Racing Greyhounds

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Congratulations. What kind of collar is that around her neck?

 

I made the polka dot martingale. The black buckle collar holds her Whistle GPS tracker.

Thanks everyone :) She is settling in better than we could have imagined.

 

We love our bookends (you can see the size difference here)

 

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Christine- Mum to Betty (Nitro Ugly Betty), Hannah (Rj Have I Told U) and missing Heidi (Sendahl Eve) 04/21/2005-06/19/2013

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What a little cutie! Wishing you all many many many years of happiness (and mischief!) together! :beatheart


Kendra, devoted walker of Lucia (Larking About x Anastasia) and her son Henry (Tom Jones: Great Son x Lucia).

Missing Badger (Vf Get R Done: Quicksand Slip x Ll Tee el See), 5/7/04 - 2/20/14, who opened our hearts and our home to greyhounds,
    Kenzie (Slatex Kenzie: Randy Handy x Slatex Chrisy), 4/16/03 - 10/29/14, who really knew what a good dog she was,
    and Falcon (Atascocita Sabat: Dodgem by Design x Atascocita Barb), 9/13/10 - 1/31/20, who was grumpy and snarky but eventually a little bit cuddly, too.

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Welcome to your newest black beauty. She does sound like she'll keep things lively. What does Betty think of her?


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Ellen, Milo, and Jeter

remembering Eve, Baz, Scout, Romie, and Nutmeg

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Welcome to your newest black beauty. She does sound like she'll keep things lively. What does Betty think of her?

 

Betty is very independent and doesn't really interact with most dogs. She gets excited to see a greyhound, but once the introduction sniffies are over she goes off to do her own thing. At playgroups you can find her off on the side just stiffing or prancing alone. As we expected, Betty is treating Hannah much the same way. Betty has play bowed Hannah a couple of times, but mostly just ignores her. Hannah follows Betty around and Betty tolerates that very well. They are doing great together.

 

Hannah is already keeping things lively. She decided to chew on our TV stand while we were at work on Tuesday. We weren't mad. We know it was our fault for giving her too much freedom too soon. Both Heidi and Betty did better with the more freedom they got. Hannah is proving that isn't true for her. So, she is back into the crate while we are at work. We have a webcam on her so I know she is fine with being in the crate. She just sleeps all day with some quick bursts of playing with a stuffy in her crate.

 

Hannah is so cute and is just trying to figure out the rules of the house. She's stealing our hearts (and underwear!) more everyday :beatheart

 

 

Here they are during this morning walkies yesterday.

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Christine- Mum to Betty (Nitro Ugly Betty), Hannah (Rj Have I Told U) and missing Heidi (Sendahl Eve) 04/21/2005-06/19/2013

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She's stealing our hearts (and underwear!)

:lol


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Ellen, Milo, and Jeter

remembering Eve, Baz, Scout, Romie, and Nutmeg

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