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TomYumSoup Wed 06-Jul-11 09:56:47

After reading so many nice comments about greyhounds I cannot resist any longer showing you mine grin Pics are on profile. Ben is my dog & Jack is my foster dog who I have had for about three weeks now. Ben is the fourth ex-racer we have had (over 16 years) and we just love him to bits. Jack is such a lovely boy too - he had been a champion but could not race any more & was at four years old dumped angry

CoffeeIsMyFriend Wed 06-Jul-11 09:58:50

Stunning Dogs tomyum I do love greyhounds. I would love one, but got 2 (young)GSDs and DH wont let me have any more dogs at the moment.

OracleInaCoracle Wed 06-Jul-11 10:02:02

gorgeous, just gorgeous. they look so regal! we have a JRT-westie and he always looks like he has been dragged through a hedge... which to be fair, most days he has.

GrimmaTheNome Wed 06-Jul-11 10:02:58

smile lovely boys

UnseenAcademicalMum Wed 06-Jul-11 10:12:21

So gorgeous.

Scuttlebutter Wed 06-Jul-11 10:35:50

Gotta love some greyhound action!! Yes, they are so incredibly handsome and completely addictive (looks round at assorted greys sprawling near her feet and sighs contentedly).

I am trying to make a birthday card for my BIL and I keep being mithered for tickles, and have also had to referee in a duvet dispute. Sigh.

Makes me so sad and angry when they are treated so badly, yet are such gentle dogs who give so much.

LemonDifficult Wed 06-Jul-11 10:38:28

Aaaaaaahhhh. They are lovely! Thanks for posting them.

I've got a lurcher but I'm planning to get a greyhound later in the year. They are magical animals.

TomYumSoup Wed 06-Jul-11 10:40:59

lol at duvet dispute Scuttle. Mine are both very happily asleep next to me - Jack on his back with legs all over, bless.

coccyx Wed 06-Jul-11 13:06:27

Lovely, lovely.

QuincyMincemeat Wed 06-Jul-11 13:26:50

pphhhhhhwwoooaaaaaar. grin
they are lovely.

emptyshell Wed 06-Jul-11 14:49:15

Awwww.... cute. still living a lonely hound-less existence with an empty spot on a warm sofa... while waiting for Mrs Right-Hound to appear...

saythatagain Wed 06-Jul-11 14:57:21

I'm not a dog owner - but they are sooper delicious looking! So gentle looking too. I'm a tad envious! Tell me, are they good dogs i.e. well behaved....just being nosey!

emptyshell Wed 06-Jul-11 15:11:34

They're very very very gentle, lazy creatures as a general rule - I haven't met one that's not calm (usually to the point of being horizontal with legs in the air snoring)... the ones I know aren't backwards in asserting their demands though - the one I come across in the park lots prods me with his nose and a very stern look on his face until a treat's forthcoming!

Homechecker for the rescue we're adopting through described them as undercover cats in their sofa-hogging laziness!

Couple of weeks till some failed racers come into the kennels... couple of weeks... couple of weeks (we're now onto the "be a pain in the arse and ring every weekend" approach).

TomYumSoup Wed 06-Jul-11 15:36:57

I know lots of greyhounds and most are very placid & calm dogs. Ben is the gentlest dog I have ever met. We take him camping, take him into pubs (our local has his photo in their gallery of regulars) & he is very well behaved although I must admit the first time we went in he put his paws on the bar grin A few weeks ago we took him to PAH to raise money for Greyhound Rescue & he stood & then lay all day & let everyone pat him. Like most sighthounds I only let him off lead in certain areas with no roads nearby but he does have good recall (with a treat involved) He really loves to run but is very happy with a quick sprint. Greyhounds really are the couch potatoes of the dog world smile I think if you are getting an ex-racer you just have to remember that they have probably never been in a house before & everything is new to them so you will need to teach some manners but that's the fun part - you should see their faces the first time they look in a mirror lol.

saythatagain Wed 06-Jul-11 15:47:36

I thought as much - how I would dearly love to have one...or two! I had heard they like to have a 'pal'. Sadly, we are full time workers (pah!)...roll on retirement, which, going on how things are at the moment, will be about 80!

pinkhebe Wed 06-Jul-11 15:53:59

I love greyhounds, but until I retire I have to satisfy myself by looking at gorgeous photos - like yours grin

retrozebra Wed 06-Jul-11 16:20:11

TomYum they're gorgeous smile

There are a couple of photos of my greyhounds on my profile now.

DooinMeCleanin Wed 06-Jul-11 16:23:58

'A few weeks ago we took him to PAH to raise money for Greyhound Rescue & he stood & then lay all day & let everyone pat him' - This wouldn't have been for Greyhounds Galore would it?

They are both beautiful dogs. The black one looks a bit like the girl I have in at the moment.

TomYumSoup Wed 06-Jul-11 20:58:29

Wow Retro, your greyhounds are both divine smile
Dooin the PAH day was for which is my local rescue where both of my dogs came from and who we help raise funds for. My foster dog Jack is under Greyhound Boys on that website & Ben is under Rehomed.

emptyshell Wed 06-Jul-11 21:16:52

OK stop it - no more greyhound photos till I get some joy outta the rescue place I'm meant to be getting mine from!!!!!

All of you - stop making me more impatient for mine! Grrrr!

BehindLockNumberNine Wed 06-Jul-11 21:27:22

emptyshell, whereabouts are you? I have recently found out about a lovely greyhound rescue near Guildford in Surrey. We have been on a few visit, been allowed to walk some of their hounds in their (huge, enclosed) field and even hired a kennel dog to take part in the Great British Greyhound Walk.

We are hoping to adopt a lurcher from them. Went with the idea of adopting a greyhound, fell in love with a pointy eared lurcher boy. smile

If they are local to you, check out

BehindLockNumberNine Wed 06-Jul-11 21:28:11

Doh! Crappy linking there.

Check out this

DooinMeCleanin Wed 06-Jul-11 21:35:47

My foster grey is from Greyhounds Galore, also NE based and they do PAH collections too smile

BehindLockNumberNine Wed 06-Jul-11 21:42:00

Dooin - the lurcher we are hoping to adopt has a lot of whippet in him. I had followed your lovely posts about 'the whippy one' with interest and even though we wanted to adopt a greyhound, when we saw Sam, and found out he was a whippet based lurcher we just wanted him even more.

Here he is: Sam
(scroll down until you get to Sam)

Fingers crossed we have a good homecheck.

DooinMeCleanin Wed 06-Jul-11 21:55:53

Oh my he is a beauty! Whippets and Lurchers are ace. You will be very happy with him. My sis has a Bull Lurcher and he is even more laid back than the Whippy one.

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