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Bette has a new sister. Meet Ursula . . .


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It has been a busy past 6 months.  Beginning in March, when some of the tracks began closing in FL, and through the track closing in Birmingham, we have pretty much had a foster dog in our house non-stop.  We affectionally have referred to our home as the greyhound depot.  All of our fosters found their forever homes within 2 weeks, and all went on to just wonderful situations. First came Honey Girl, from FL.  

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And after her was one of our favorites to pass through the depot.  Really, we loved her, but she was just a little too timid for our active lifestyle.  This is teeny, tiny little June Bug.  Isn't she cute:

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After June Bug, there was Zappa and Nova.  I can't believe I don't have pictures of them, but we loved them both.  Then came Jacki.  We came so close to keeping her, but the universe had other plans for us.

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Jacki went to her forever home on a Friday, and we drove down to B'ham to pick up Ursula the next day.  She was the perfect fit from the start.  We knew within a week that we would not be letting this go.  She is playful, sweet, and checks all of our boxes.

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The biggest box is that Bette likes her, which is saying something.  Let's just say that Bette is "picky" when it comes to sharing her affection.  The fact that she will lay beside Ursula on a dog bed is nothing short of amazing.

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Ursula is 11 days older than Bette.  They will both be 3 in October.  Ursula is definitely the young-at-heart of the two.  116280864_3358816580837746_9036193416223

A few more pics of our sweet new addition.  It feels like our pack is complete.  We could not be happier.

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What a happy looking girl!

 

Charlie the iggy, Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella), Lulu the podenco andaluz
Angels: Mazy (CBR Crazy Girl), Potato, my mystery ibizan girl, Allen (M's Pretty Boy), Percy (Fast But True), Mikey (Doray's Patuti), Pudge le mutt, Tessa the iggy, Possum (Apostle), Gracie (Dusty Lady), Harold (Slatex Harold), "Cousin" Simon our step-iggy, Little Dude the iggy ,Bandit (Bb Blue Jay), Niña the galgo, Wally (Allen Hogg), Thane (Pog Mo Thoine), Oliver (JJ Special Agent), Comet, & Rosie our original mutt.

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36 minutes ago, MerseyGrey said:

Congratulations! She is gorgeous! Did you find a squeak free toy to stop her from driving you all bonkers?

Hi Mercy, thanks and to answer your question, no, we did not.  After the first 72 hours, she settled down quite bit with the squeaky toys.  She still plays with them on a daily basis, but in short spurts and if it gets to be too much, we put the toy basket away . . . 

She LOVES her toys . . . 

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Congratulations!

Ursula is definitely the perfect addition, especially since she's Bette Approved (TM).

She looks like a really happy girl. She might give Opal--the happiest dog I've ever met--a run for her money.

Standard Poodle Daisy (12/13); Greys Hildy (Braska Hildy 7/10), Ivy (Jax Isis 10/07), Toodles (BL Toodles 7/09), Opal (Jax Opal 7/08)
Missing Cora (RL Nevada 5/99-10/09), Piper (Cee Bar Easy 2/99-1/10), Tally (Thunder La La 9/99-3/10), Edie (Daring Reva 9/99-10/12), Dixie (Kiowa Secret Sue 11/01-1/13), Jessie (P's Real Time 11/98-3/13), token boy Graham (Zydeco Dancer 9/00-5/13), Cal (Back Already 12/99-11/13), Betsy (Back Kick Beth 11/98-12/13), Standard Poodles Minnie (1/99-1/14) + Perry (9/98-2/14), Annie (Do Marcia 9/03-10/14), Pink (Miss Pinky Baker 1/02-6/15), Poppy (Cmon Err Not 8/05-1/16), Kat (Jax Candy 5/05-5/17)

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Congrats to the whole pack! She is adorable. :wub:

Kendra, devoted walker of Lucia (Larking About x Anastasia) and her son Henry (Tom Jones: Great Son x Lucia), plus Grandpa Grey the Galgo/Greyhound cross.

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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Congreytulations to Ursula, Bette, and the rest of the family!  What gorgeous girls.

The brindle boys send extra whacks of their stripey tails.  

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Ellen, Milo, and Jeter

remembering Eve, Baz, Scout, Romie, and Nutmeg

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