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Hi all,  it's DesiRay's mom here.  Life has been so quiet since he's been gone, I couldn't stand it anymore.  Brought home this handsome gentleman

on October 1,  last Friday.   I said I was going to downsize,  since I'm over 70 now & can't get a big long legged hound into the back of my suv when

they get old/weak.    Pshaw.......    Looked & looked,  none caught my fancy.   This guy was on the website for the Ohio Lurcher Project & immediately

caught my eye.   Drove 90 min to meet him.......   80 lbs  - hunk of burnin love!!!!    So, after he was neutered, dentaled,  I picked him up as a 

foster to adopt.

 

A little back story,  in case you've never heard of one;   a lurcher is a greyhound mixed with a hunting (coon) hound of some sort.  Country boys in

my neck of the woods use them for "field trials."    His name is Mac,  which is now BigMac  (couldn't resist).   He was surrendered by his owner

who is getting "out of the business."     Reportedly about 7 yo.    Probably never in a house.    On  the way home,  all I could think was

WHAT WAS I THINKING?

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As you can see,  he got the hang of soft beds pretty quick.

 

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And he's even started to play.

 

He was terrified of my electric toothbrush & the big screen tv,  but over the past few days has conquered those fears.

Only 1 accident, the 1st night home;  not even wearing a bellyband anymore.   Leash manners picked up very quickly

I think y'all better butter me,  I'm toast.

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

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I think I saw your post on the ALP facebook group. Congrats. He's so handsome. I love those big black boys. :wub:

Deanna with galgo Willow, greyhound Finn, and DH Brian
Remembering Marcus (11/16/93 - 11/16/05), Tyler (2/3/01 - 11/6/06), Frazzle (7/2/94 - 7/23/07), Carrie (5/8/96 - 2/24/09), Blitz (3/28/97 - 6/10/11), Symbra (12/30/02 - 7/16/13), Scarlett (10/10/02 - 08/31/13), Wren (5/25/01 - 5/19/14),  Rooster (3/7/07 - 8/28/18), Q (2008 - 8/31/19), and Momma Mia (2002 - 12/9/19).

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(thud)

He is so handsome!  And sweet-looking.  Yet so different from DesiRay.  No gray on his face -- he sure doesn't look 7 years old.  We are thrilled for you.  

Desi would be so proud.  (Although maybe wondering what took you so long.)

Milo sends a big welcome to his fellow lurcher.  

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

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Congratulations! He is very handsome and it sounds like he's settling in very well.

That dog bed in the second picture, those are the best beds! Where did you get it?

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2 minutes ago, Jerilyn said:

Congratulations! He is very handsome and it sounds like he's settling in very well.

That dog bed in the second picture, those are the best beds! Where did you get it?

Home Goods, if you can believe it.

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

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He's a love, and such a good boy. Congrats to you both! Welcome to your (Foster) home, Big Mac!

Along with the butter, shall we send some jam?

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Oh wow! So big, so handsome, and so black--I'm surprised there isn't more grey on his face.

I had much the same thought as FiveRoooooers--would you like some jam with your toast?

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Congratulations BigMac on landing on a comfy bed :D

Hopefully you'll get some fries while your new owner is eating their buttered toast.

Grace (Ardera Coleen) b. 18 June 2014 - Gotcha Day 10 June 2018 - Going grey gracefully
Guinness (Antigua Rum) b. 3 September 2017 - Gotcha Day 18 March 2022 - A gentleman most of the time

 

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22 hours ago, DesiRayMom said:

Home Goods, if you can believe it.

Yes, I get them from Marshalls or TJ Maxx. I was hoping you found a more reliable source. :D

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Oh my!   I wouldn't have even bothered to pretend to foster him lol.  Congrats!  He looks like a total doll and the name is perfect!  

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Dante (Dg's Boyd), Zoe (In a While), Brady (Devilish Effect), Goose (BG Shotgun), Maverick (BG ShoMe), Maggie (All Trades Jax), Sherman (LNB Herman Bad) and Indy (BYB whippet) forever in my heart
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What a handsome chap! And settling in so quickly. I wish you many happy times together.

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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Well, I could have sworn that I responded to this post from Dewey, but I don't see it.  

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

This is like the most awesome post ever.  I know that Desi is jumping up and down at the bridge with excitement for you .  I don't think I could have resisted that face either. 

Be sure to show him where the muffin stand is down at the Farmer's Market. (My favorite Desi story ever :lol)

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How are Big Mac and you doing?  

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Be sure to show him where the muffin stand is down at the Farmer's Market. (My favorite Desi story ever :lol)

I don't remember this story -- do tell!

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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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3 hours ago, EllenEveBaz said:

How are Big Mac and you doing?  

I don't remember this story -- do tell!

I will let Desi's Mom post it.  The exact details were long ago and its better if she tells it.

It was one of those stories that made you say "That's just so DesiRay." :lol

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On 10/18/2021 at 8:55 AM, EllenEveBaz said:

How are Big Mac and you doing?  

I don't remember this story -- do tell!

Oh my....so long ago, but of course I remember it as if it were yesterday.    DesiRay was one of the laziest/most mellow hounds I think

I have  ever met.   So much so,  that after years of being together, he earned the right to sunbathe (leashless) while I worked in the

flower beds.  He never ever went anywhere.    Until.........one day he did.  I didn't catch it for a bit & then was in a panic.   There was

a farmer's market just down the street & there was lots of foot traffic.  One told me that yes, they'd seen him,  walking along with a

mom, little girl, & a schnauzer.   So I took off like a bat out of you-know-where.   Yes, he'd gone with "the girls" to the farmer's market,

& I found him at the homemade muffin stand, schmoozing.   Scolding?  Should have, I reckon,  but instead, he came home with a

muffin.

 

I moved when I retired, so no more farmer's market,  but this big ole hunting dog is much more interested in the fence row in my back

yard which has corn field to one corner,  cow pasture down the other side.  So many critters wander through!!

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

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I found him at the homemade muffin stand, schmoozing. 

BAHAHAHAHAHA   (and thank goodness!)

Big Mac is more interested in a farm than a farmer's market :)  

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

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I love that story.  I can just picture Desi deciding that he needed a muffin. :banana

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