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Welcoming 8, Uh Eight, Um Bertie!


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I've been haunting the Greyhound Crossroads Available Hounds page, just looking for the last year without much in the way of criteria other than that I'd know him/her when I saw him/her. :lol Sunday a week ago it happened! http://greyhoundcrossroads.com/index.php?page=2018-adoptions At posting time he's the first hound on the page, Eight, the adorable tuxedo with the white stripe on his face.

 

I filled out an application when I saw him and waited to hear from the adoption group. The call came Friday and Eight came home with me this past Saturday.

 

Crated...

 

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Checking out the kitchen.

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And showing the delightful, dorky, hilarious overbite his has!

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He's a young one, just 1 1/2 years old, who never finished training or raced at all. His foster family realized that he was having trouble seeing and the specialist diagnosed him with PRA, Progressive Retinal Atrophy. Hereditary, not curable. He will fairly soon lose his sight completely. Something about him spoke to me. I believe he's the hound I was waiting for. He's actually just been in his foster home a couple of weeks, so he's pretty much farm fresh! He's getting to know his new humans, his big brother Spirit, the house and yard, and the cats ( :yikes ) He's a tiny, slender, delicately built boy and I love him already.

 

The adoption group called him Eight because he came off the hauler with a muzzle with the digit "8" on it. I've spent most of a week thinking of him as Eight, but I really want to give him a name of his own and I think we're settled on Bertie.

 

I've done a bit of collar shopping for him. Now to get jammies--he got cold the first night but Piper's jammies swallow him up and he can just step out of them. Clearly he must have a tiny pair of jammies that fits him. Also, off to the Health and Medical forum, and Training as well to see what ideas I can get about managing his dwindling sight and his cat chasing habit.

 

Welcome home, Bertie!

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Lucy with Greyhound Nate and OSH Tinker. With loving memories of MoMo (FTH Chyna Moon), Spirit, Miles the slinky kitty (OSH), Piper "The Perfect" (Oneco Chaplin), Winston, Yoda, Hector, and Claire.

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Welcome to the very handsome Bertie, and thank you Lucy for adopting this special boy! Those toofers... :wub:

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Always missing gentlemen kitties Mud and Henry, and our beautiful, strong, silly
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He sure is purdy!

 

When Ryder was diagnosed with Pannus and I was worried he would lose his eyesight, I started to train him to go "right" or "left" per voice command. He learned very quick! I'm certain Eight Bertie will catch on quick at the ripe age of 1.5!

 

Welcome home!

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What a handsome boy! Congratulations

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Name change! Confusion reigns!

 

8 becomes Eight becomes Bertie and FINALLY becomes Nate. :blush I'm not usually so indecisive.

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Lucy with Greyhound Nate and OSH Tinker. With loving memories of MoMo (FTH Chyna Moon), Spirit, Miles the slinky kitty (OSH), Piper "The Perfect" (Oneco Chaplin), Winston, Yoda, Hector, and Claire.

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Lucy! He's a sweetie for sure, good for you and :confetti Eight is grate sez Nate? Nate is a fine name for that handsome fellow! I am soo happy for all of you!!

 

Welcome home young man :beatheart

 

eta, Nate is wearing the same collar Zeke-aroni wore (and took with when we had to help him on his way to rejoin LadyBug). *I believe* it gave him strength and confidence and will do the same for your little man. :heart

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eta, Nate is wearing the same collar Zeke-aroni wore (and took with when we had to help him on his way to rejoin LadyBug). *I believe* it gave him strength and confidence and will do the same for your little man. :heart

 

 

What a lovely story. Nate's collar was one of Piper's and I firmly believe Nate was sent to me by Piper, so that collar seemed very fitting. I love the idea that its sentiments are powerful for the hound wearing it. Thanks, Jan.

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Lucy with Greyhound Nate and OSH Tinker. With loving memories of MoMo (FTH Chyna Moon), Spirit, Miles the slinky kitty (OSH), Piper "The Perfect" (Oneco Chaplin), Winston, Yoda, Hector, and Claire.

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Congratulations!

 

He's a cutie. :beatheart

 

I love his new name. :)

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Welcome home, Nate, and congrats to the whole pack! He's adorable, and I love the overbite.

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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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Whatever his name, he's so handsome! Handsome collar, too!

 

Milo, who is a pound or two overweight when he hits 64 lbs, says Nate is not small at all, but the perfect size for his perfect home. Congreytulations also to Spirit and the cats, even if they don't feel too celebratory right now.

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Welcome Nate. He is absolutely adorable.

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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congrats!!!! :yay

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  • 3 weeks later...

How sweet looking! Maybe instead of an eight it was a misaligned 'infinity' sign :D. Bertie sounds like a great name!

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