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emptyshell Sat 23-Jul-11 19:24:42

A dinky little greyhound, with the worst fur you'll ever see and a baldy scaly bottom who really is trying to figure out what in the world's going on happening to her - but she's here! (and since I tend to work on the assumption that greyhounds are like that expandy DIY foam and expand to fill the available space to splat out and she's on full splat-extension now - she must be doing ok with it all)

She does NOT like getting into the car - that's currently a 2 person operation (which means it'll be fun doing THAT on a weekday when I'm on my own). Likes it when she's IN the car though!

RedwingWinter Sat 23-Jul-11 19:29:54

Hurrah, you've got her! What a lucky hound.

DooinMeCleanin Sat 23-Jul-11 19:31:24

Yay! Lucky, lucky hound. I'm sure she will be very happy with you EmptyShell.

emptyshell Sat 23-Jul-11 19:34:04

Now the shopping begins - I need to find a coat for her and a nice matching/co-ordinating fancy collar/house collar set!

Recommendations for good shops for this or nice shiny fashion statements for a black girlie with a slightly greying muzzle who's about a good inch or two smaller than your average girl greyhound.

DooinMeCleanin Sat 23-Jul-11 19:35:54

For fancy collars you need aroundthehounds.com. Vair, vair naice collars.

coccyx Sat 23-Jul-11 19:46:31

pictures, pictures please

emptyshell Sat 23-Jul-11 20:37:41

OK if I've done it right there should be a few pics on my profile... big if there.

DooinMeCleanin Sat 23-Jul-11 20:38:50

Your profile is still private. We need hounds! grin

emptyshell Sat 23-Jul-11 20:41:05

Hmmm showing as set to public on my settings!

DooinMeCleanin Sat 23-Jul-11 20:42:21

She looks comfy smile Gorgeous.

emptyshell Sat 23-Jul-11 20:44:28

She's got a backside like a baboon's butt still at the moment cos she's pretty much come straight from the trainer (poor gal did 109 races!) and ain't half got some war wounds on her - I'm half expecting to get the RSPCA called for the state of her when I'm out walking!

RedwingWinter Sat 23-Jul-11 20:44:40

What a gorgeous hound! And your other dog is cute too.

Scuttlebutter Sat 23-Jul-11 20:55:36

She's home! At last. Me, DH and all three of our grunds are doing metaphorical cartwheels and shaking those pom pom things at you. Huzzah!

Now for Scuttle's famous Pimp my Hound routine.

The excellent around the hounds have been mentioned. Try also "2 Hounds Design" for quality collar porn. There's also Silver Peacock for collars. For coats, lots of the greyhound charities do them, or try AK Creations - we've used them and they are good. We've also bought coats from here - in the USA, but a rescue, and the coats are a fabulous quality.

emptyshell Sat 23-Jul-11 21:09:09

Yeah we were going to pick up coats via the kennels but they've got their shop packed away at the moment which is more than a bit annoying (just my luck lol)!

coccyx Sat 23-Jul-11 21:16:13

lovely dogs.
Love the idea of collar porn! Agree with Scuttlebutter about a lot of greyhound rescues selling coats etc

Joolyjoolyjoo Sat 23-Jul-11 21:18:15

Gorgeous! grin Congrats on your new family member!

WoodRose Sat 23-Jul-11 22:08:43

oooh, she's lovely! Very jealous of you sighthound owners and your shopping opportunities. envy

DooinMeCleanin Sat 23-Jul-11 22:10:26

WoodRose I almost died when I accquired my Whippet and realised the whole new world of shopping she had opened up for me grin

You'll be skint in no time Empty, one collar and coat are just not enough wink

Scuttlebutter Sat 23-Jul-11 22:23:13

Yes. Coats - you need a winter warm coat, and a lightweight rain coat. Plus a house coat for cold winter nights. And a lot of people have a nice fleece coat for cold, dry days.

Then there's collars. Have we talked about seasonal collars? blush And of course, they come with gorgeous matching velvet leads...

You will end up walking with your grund smartly turned out in a head turning ensemble while their human companions look comparatively, um, rustic... grin

chickchickchicken Sat 23-Jul-11 22:23:46

grin congratulations. she is lovely. she looks very much at home in the pic where she is led on her bed. she is a lucky girl. are you keeping or changing her name?

chickchickchicken Sat 23-Jul-11 22:24:55

4 coats? shock grin

Scuttlebutter Sat 23-Jul-11 23:20:17

Only one of ours has the housecoat, and that is because she is an elderly lady with arthritis, and it's important she keeps warm. She usually hops on the bed too if she really wants a nice warm snuggle. Quite often will wake up on a cold winter morning, and feel whiskers tickling me and think "Hmmm, don't remember DH's breath smelling like that" grin

The other two don't wear a housecoat though we have one for emergencies (e.g. power cuts, blizzards etc, and you can layer them under their main coats).

We don't have a fleece coat for cold dry days but that's because we haven't got round to it, mainly cos AK was off on maternity leave earlier this year. Def need two coats though - lightweight shower/wind proof one plus one with fleece lining for cold winter days.

Ours are complete wusses about rain and cold, though to be fair there's no fat on a grund, the fur is fine to non existent (bald rumps and bellies) and nobody can shiver convincingly like a grund, while giving you the saddest, most pitiful stare with enormous brown eyes.

DooinMeCleanin Sat 23-Jul-11 23:29:34

Whippy doesn't need a housecoat, she has her own oil filled radiator for when it gets really chilly blush

Scuttlebutter Sat 23-Jul-11 23:32:09

grin

LaCidrai Sat 23-Jul-11 23:33:03

you have to get one of these

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