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 ).
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.
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.
Saw a horrible dog attack this morning while out with peanut and taffy . 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!
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.
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...
I spotted cinnamon straight away - she's very easy to find on there.
Pip is being a complete nightmare this evening after refusing to spend much time in the garden today due to heavy rain and choosing to snooze away a fair amount of the afternoon.
He really needs to be getting out for walks, but we have another three and a half weeks yet until he's allowed down outside the house and garden. I think I might lose the plot by then if the weather doesn't pick up. It's not so bad when he can charge around the garden with Lurcherboy, but on days like today he is just so full of excess energy that he's constantly up to no good. I'm exhausted just watching him, let alone following him around trying to distract him onto more appropriate activities.
Darwin isn't available to view until weds and rehome from 14th. Next Friday is ds2's birthday and then I'm marshalling in the Round Norfolk Relay 1-4am sat night/sun morning then got all the family round for ds2's celebrations so its good that we could leave it until the weekend after if peanut does get on with him and they're ok. Tempted to go Thursday with peanut and ds2 while dh at work but a bit mean for him and ds1 at school!
There's a big Askern thing next weekend - people are wanting to come from the north west to go to the next one - its a special '10 years of LL' event with a dog show as well as competitive racing (unlike the normal 'fun' racing). Mistlehound won't know the difference, and won't win - but she'll still enjoy taking part and that's fine by me. Similarly, that's all we've entered the simulated coursing at Peterborough - she has absolutely no chance of getting anywhere near the top, and I expect her to lose in the first round - but she'll enjoy herself!
DH's just don't understand the importance of these things, do they Cinnamon.
I've still not worked out Cinnamon let alone Peanut (but I've been avoiding 'other homeless hounds, so perhaps that's the reason?)
Dh is being very annoying and won't go and see the local whippet x girl tonight the lady can only do this evening or tomorrow am and I can't tomorrow am so that means next weekend and she said she may be at a show then.
Definitely ask cinnamon, as it says he's already living with young children and no fewer than 5 cats!
Pip is wholeheartedly unimpressed with the weather today. He put his head outside, felt the rain, ran back in and wee'd on the living room carpet. First accident in weeks now.
He's also really bored without the dcs at home.
I'm leaving him on his own for the first time when I do the school run this afternoon. <<wibble>> He's been ok every school run this week, with a couple of well stuffed kongs and a treat dispensing toy, but Mum has been here. This morning, bless her, she waited for five minutes after I went out then went and sat on the stairs to see if either of them cried. Apparently Pip was so busy scoffing he didn't even notice she'd gone and Lurcherboy finished his treat toy, then went to bed. I reckon Lurcherboy probably sussed she hadn't left the house, but Pip is oblivious to me leaving and still the same when I get back, as he's so focussed on the food, so it's looking hopeful.
The rescue is in Cambridge so not too far, it says that only in exceptional circumstances will they home to families with children under 5 I'll email them and see what they say. Lurcher SOS were happy with my children as they'd grown up with a sighthound but when I told her I was a childminder she said no way so we'll see. Still nothing from SLR or Scruples on my applications.
I think Wizzy lives with ferrets though Peanutpatty and the lady does cat test as she said she'd cat test the one we are going to see.