Are you a Greyhound, Whippet or Lurcher owner? Come and have a seat on another new Pointy Hounds cushion!

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TheCunnyFunt Thu 13-Jun-13 10:18:28

Pointy hounds include-
Greyhounds (Grunds)
Whippets (Whippys)
Lurchers
Italian Greyhounds (Iggys)
Salukis
Afghans
And any others I have forgotten. If you are a new pointy hound owner, an old and experienced owner or looking into getting one of these fabulous creatures, come and have a seat (that's not taken up with a hound grin).

Share stories, advice and shopping tips!
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Dog O Nine Tails
Doggy Bags Bakery
Kitsch Collars
Meggie Moo
Milgi Coats
Silver Peacock

Come The Day
Come the day I take that final bend,
Can I count on you to be my friend?
To see I’m treated just and fair,
It means so much to know you care.

For, what the future holds in store,
Now that I can race no more,
Should be addressed for every hound,
Who parts the punter from his pound.

Tell them I don’t ask for much,
A kindly word, a gentle touch,
Somewhere warm to lay my head,
A meal each day to keep me fed,
Not just life- but quality,
This is how it ought to be.

Do not see me swept away,
I long to live another day,
With peace of mind, tranquillity,
And those who care surrounding me,
So tell them all- you have that choice,
I beg of you to be my voice.

By Denise Dubarbier.

mistlethrush Fri 06-Sep-13 20:38:04

Moose, we felt that with mistlehound as she had to be watched like a hawk in terms of her housetraining (given her background and lack of it) so everytime she got up, one of us had to, very quickly.... But it was fireworks season so very difficult to spend anytime in the garden...

moosemama Fri 06-Sep-13 20:49:25

I keep telling myself it will all be worth it in the end, when we have a well behaved, delightful companion and best friend for Lurcherboy.

We were just saying last night, Pip is already the best trained dog we've ever had at such a young age. Even my Wheaten girl wasn't this well trained this young and she had past her Gold Good Citizen Award at just under a year old. Pip now knows, come, close, sit, down, leave, quiet, off, recalls like a little bullet to the whistle and responds to a positive interrupter. He's such a bright little imp - but of course there are both up and downsides to that. hmm grin

PeanutPatty Fri 06-Sep-13 21:30:50

Shhhhhhh don't blow my cover! wink

Saw a horrible dog attack this morning while out with peanut and taffy sad. The woman was stupid but felt for her as she fell over and was accidentally hit in the face by other dogs lead and was really shaken. The attackee just left her so I went to check on her.

Pippys foster mum sent me a pm today and thinks Pippy sounds perfect for us. She going to take her to a friend with cats to test her next week and let me know.

Bit worried about the walkers creek rescue as we can't actually find where they are and their site has no address. They don't post any pictures on the site either. Haven't spoken to dh about going without him yet!

mistlethrush Sat 07-Sep-13 15:59:24

Pippy looks lovely too. BOth those two dogs look lovely in fact.

Dh likes Pippy because she reminds him of Nelly. They are both beautiful and very delicate. Also they've obviously had a very happy home.

PeanutPatty Sat 07-Sep-13 21:34:22

I'm hoping Pippy is THE one for you. Are you exhausted from dog searching/researching/registering? I'm shattered from window shopping for one.

Think my dog may have finally got the hang of actually bringing the ball back to me once I've thrown it. She usually runs off and strips the coating off and then squashes it tio it bursts. Ver ver irritating. And costly.

mistlethrush Sat 07-Sep-13 22:57:52

Peanut - we had a dog that could kill a tennis ball in 20 mins. She would then be really careful, and have a squishy tennis ball that she could squeeze every 10 secs or so (and make a squeezed tennis ball letting out air noise) for days, and days, and days - until it finally would succumb and start dropping to bits at which point it was torn up thoroughly. For throwing we had to use the heavy rubber ones. Which she then dropped down the boiler air intake pipe (several) or rabbit holes (also several) when she peered down....

We had another volley of fireworks this evening. Mistlehound was not impressed.

Emotionally exhausted! I get disappointed with each one that doesn't work out sad

Sorry to hear about your fireworks mistlethrush sad

PeanutPatty Sun 08-Sep-13 13:22:31

Who on earth is setting off fireworks and why?

Looking at the forecast and I'm annoyed I didn't take Poochio out this morning. Now its blooming raining. confused

Oooo oooo oooo.... check out Flo's thread smile

TheCunnyFunt Sun 08-Sep-13 18:37:49

Just sneaking in to say there's a new cushion!

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