Tommy the greyhound has arrived!

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LonelyandTiredandLow Wed 05-Dec-18 14:35:24

So excited and happy to introduce Tommy on his gotcha day! We got home about an hour ago and he is pacing but also loving his bone, as you can see! Thank you to everyone on my last thread who helped me with preparations. He's such a lovely boy!

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PlateOfBiscuits Wed 05-Dec-18 16:05:55

How exciting! I can’t see a picture but I’ve decided he looks lovely anyway!

How’s he doing now?

BiteyShark Wed 05-Dec-18 17:47:46

Can't see a picture sad

aneres Wed 05-Dec-18 17:49:26

How exciting, a new arrival. I can imagine he'll be spoilt rotten.

Crimebustersofthesea Wed 05-Dec-18 18:31:58

I can't see the pic either sad it's almost two years since we brought our boy home and can't imagine life without him. Got to love a grey smile

LonelyandTiredandLow Wed 05-Dec-18 22:51:04

Agh, mobile won't let me load photos...
He's had a very good day so far, bone/toys/crate/sausage/new collar and coat grin

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StylishMummy Wed 05-Dec-18 23:14:58

I hope you don't mind me asking, but I've often been interested as to why greyhounds always have such chunky/wide collars? Is it a style thing or for a specific reason?

He's absolutely gorgeous!


Costacoffeeplease Wed 05-Dec-18 23:41:58

It’s because their heads are so slim and pointy, to stop the collar slipping off so easily

I have podengos which are a bit like somewhere between whippet and greyhound, with a similar beth slim build

Costacoffeeplease Wed 05-Dec-18 23:42:35

Very - fuck knows what beth is

Phillpot12 Thu 06-Dec-18 06:37:36

Lucky Tommy! Hope you got some sleep? I spent the first night listening out to see what they were up to! Enjoy getting to know him but don't worry if you suddenly feel overwhelmed for a few's normal! grin

DeadCertain Thu 06-Dec-18 15:12:26

He looks gorgeous!!

LonelyandTiredandLow Thu 06-Dec-18 19:22:44

Philpot well, I thought it was all going so well...until about 2:15am. I heard him padding about downstairs and checked on spycam and saw a suspicious pile of something far away. So went to check and he had done 2 cowpats by the back door. Cleared them up then thought I had better take him out for a double check. He did the longest wee I've ever heard. Literally thought I was going to fall asleep while he drained himself! Then when I got back in dd had woken up and was insisting we sleep on the sofa. At this point I was like yeah whatever tbh grin but the reality was uncomfortable. Ended up getting up at 6:15 and starting the day. Sooo Tommy hasn't had much sleep - I thought you all said they were lazy hmm wink

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Phillpot12 Thu 06-Dec-18 19:45:30

Yep, that sounds a bit like our first night about the poops! I'm sure he will get lazier as he settles. Ours is a lurcher so slightly more energetic!? She was quite restless the first few days/nights but now has claimed a chair and spends many hours upside in strange contorted positions!

TitsalinaBumSquash Thu 06-Dec-18 19:48:15

I want a greyhound soool much! My pooch is scared of other dogs though so I can't. There was a GH charity in PAH at the weekend and I spent longer than was reasonable cuddling the biggest giant of a GH that I have ever seen though. 😂

ScreamingValenta Thu 06-Dec-18 19:52:24

Greyhounds are beautiful dogs. Tommy looks very happy in his new home! Hopefully he will adjust his routine to wait till you can let him out before pooing, once he gets used to the time you normally get up.

LonelyandTiredandLow Thu 06-Dec-18 20:22:41

We've just taken him for a walk around the local roads and he thought it was fantastic! He especially liked dd being on her scooter as this meant he could try to keep up alongside her shock. Not so good, however for mummy, who feels like she has done her school cross-country for the first time in appx 25 years.
At least he did an epic wee, but no poo since dinner. May have to try again at 10ish.
It's hilarious having the camera set up downstairs as when he is walking about nosing around I can watch him. Every now and then he hears the camera move and stops and stares at the camera in the dark with ears up, then decides no one is watching so goes back to sticking his beak into everything. Seems to be fascinated with his reflection in the log burner, but not the mirror for some reason hmm. He also dislikes bananas. Dd is proud of this as she is the only person she knows who also hates bananas. At least I can leave them on the side!

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ScreamingValenta Thu 06-Dec-18 20:25:11

I hate bananas too - your DD and Tommy have it sussed!

Crimebustersofthesea Thu 06-Dec-18 21:15:37

He's a beaut op smile we had a few accidents in the first couple of weeks but he's been perfect ever since. IME and a fair few other owners I've spoken to they change so much in the first year. It's nice to watch then settle into retirement smile

Icklepup Mon 10-Dec-18 14:07:26

Cute dog, cute name

userxx Mon 10-Dec-18 14:23:19

He's a beauty. I've got a soft spot for the big black boys.

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