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  1. 1. Should I be having sleepless nights already, due to being excited to re-home our first ever Greyhound in 14 days time??

    • Yes, absolutely! They are the best dogs ever and you're going to love it.
    • No you madman, you have no idea what you've let yourself in for...
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Haha I wished I could tick both responses! It’s more like ‘you have no idea what you’ve let yourself in for, they are the best dogs ever!’ Buddy is our first dog as responsible (ish) adults and we are so glad we got a greyhound (we were looking for a German shepherd). We worried a lot that we weren’t the best place for him in the first 12 months, then something changed which I can’t put my finger on, and we relaxed. Mine is a little clingy with a sensitive stomach but the joy we get from him far outweighs any issues we might have, and it feels like he has always been. Welcome to the club!

Living with Buddy Molly b. 5 November 2010. Welcomed home 16/6/2018 ❤️

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I'd vote for "all of the above", and I've only had 14 greyhounds. Felt the same way with each of them on the eve of their arrival.

 

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You have no idea what you've let yourself in for and don't think you have foreseen all the possible problems and joys coming your way.

It's not for nothing the unofficial motto of this forum is time, patience and a sense of humour. :D

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Raced at Monmore Green, Wolverhampton UK - 68 Races, 9 wins, 5 second places
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5 hours ago, HeyRunDog said:

You have no idea what you've let yourself in for and don't think you have foreseen all the possible problems and joys coming your way.

It's not for nothing the unofficial motto of this forum is time, patience and a sense of humour. :D

 

On 1/31/2021 at 2:23 PM, macoduck said:

I'd vote for "all of the above", and I've only had 14 greyhounds. Felt the same way with each of them on the eve of their arrival.

 

On 1/31/2021 at 2:12 PM, MerseyGrey said:

Haha I wished I could tick both responses! It’s more like ‘you have no idea what you’ve let yourself in for, they are the best dogs ever!’ Buddy is our first dog as responsible (ish) adults and we are so glad we got a greyhound (we were looking for a German shepherd). We worried a lot that we weren’t the best place for him in the first 12 months, then something changed which I can’t put my finger on, and we relaxed. Mine is a little clingy with a sensitive stomach but the joy we get from him far outweighs any issues we might have, and it feels like he has always been. Welcome to the club!

Thanks guys, really excited to get her home next week! Previously have had a Springer Spaniel for 15 years and beleive me, you need patience with one of those little tinkers! No doubt she will keep us on our toes, but we are up for the challenge. She has just retired from racing and has just turned 3 years old so she is no doubt ready for a nice long retirement with us! Thanks for the comments, all help, tips etc appreciated and I will keep you all updated on the journey!

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Welcome!  You may not have realized it but you've just joined a religious cult. We worship greyhounds. (Well that's what they think)

I'm on #12 and looking at maybe #13 since I just lost one. I always have at least 2 at a time, and up to as many as 4. I think others on this board have had many more.  But as a single person 4's my limit. But it is fun to watch people's faces as one after another greyhound hops out of my SUV.  (Especially when I sat or fostered 1-2 more.)

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28 minutes ago, MP_the4pack said:

Welcome!  You may not have realized it but you've just joined a religious cult. We worship greyhounds. (Well that's what they think)

I'm on #12 and looking at maybe #13 since I just lost one. I always have at least 2 at a time, and up to as many as 4. I think others on this board have had many more.  But as a single person 4's my limit. But it is fun to watch people's faces as one after another greyhound hops out of my SUV.  (Especially when I sat or fostered 1-2 more.)

Here, we call it the clown car :lol (see screen name)

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