Brand new retired greyhound!

(35 Posts)
GeraldineFangedVagine Sat 02-Mar-19 11:13:42

So yesterday we brought our new adopted greyhound home. She’s absolutely lovely, good with the kids, no accidents in the house and perfectly well behaved with our grumpy elderly cat. What shall I look out for as she seems a bit too perfect! She’s 3 btw and retired from racing in December so has never lived in a house before.

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PutyourtoponTrevor Sat 02-Mar-19 11:18:08

Pics or it didn't happen

GeraldineFangedVagine Sat 02-Mar-19 11:23:43

Mae smile

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Greenglassteacup Sat 02-Mar-19 11:24:53

She’s beautiful

Wishiwasrunning2 Sat 02-Mar-19 11:27:46

Ah she's beautiful! Congratulations

Dave our retired racing greyhound who came to us two week ago says hello!

They're are such easy dogs, he's not put a paw wring since he arrived, he loves us, we love him, simple!

ConferencePear Sat 02-Mar-19 11:29:06

I hope you have as many happy years with her as I had with mine.

FaFoutis Sat 02-Mar-19 11:30:55

How lovely. I really, really want one.

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Wishiwasrunning2 Sat 02-Mar-19 11:34:23

Meant to say we had nervous panting for the first 24hrs but then he got used to everything. It's just a lot of change for them but they cope very well by all accounts.

fourquenelles Sat 02-Mar-19 11:38:39

She's beautiful but probably on her best behaviour until she gets the measure of you! 🤣
They are very rangy dogs and can reach the back of counters no problem so just a heads up regarding leaving food out.
I have 3 greyhound type dogs who think they are cats, sleep for 21 hours a day and fold up very small. Enjoy her.

GeraldineFangedVagine Sat 02-Mar-19 11:39:07

Thanks for the replies! Dave is an amazing name for a hound 😂. We have all fallen in love with her, I applied to lots of rescues before we found her and I’m so glad we took the time to look around and find her. She’s perfect.

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userxx Sat 02-Mar-19 11:46:31

What an absolute beautiful girl. Be prepared for a 10 minute walk to take 20 as you will be stopped regularly by admirers wanting to stroke her!

She'll come into her own over the next few months and her personality and greyhound quirks will soon shine through 😏.

Redcrayonisthebest Sat 02-Mar-19 11:56:56

She's gorgeous! My next dog is going to be a retired greyhound 😍
Don't look for problems, there will doubtless be some as she settles but go with the flow and deal with them as and when they come up.

FaFoutis Sat 02-Mar-19 12:39:22

sleep for 21 hours a day and fold up very small
That brought back memories of my lurcher. She used to look like a bundle of sticks when sleeping on the chair, but was very tall once unfolded.

SlangBack Sat 02-Mar-19 12:45:16

Beautiful. I hope you have a nice electric blanket, velvet cushions, gentle lighting and adequate healthy snacks to serve her with grin

Soontobe60 Sat 02-Mar-19 12:47:44

If she was a racer, be careful when you take her out. Keep her on a leash, and when you do eventually let her off, make sure she wears a muzzle.

TheTillster Sat 02-Mar-19 13:36:05

She is beautiful ! Our last Lurcher lulled us into a false sense of security then we turned out backs whilst making a sandwich ... one Lurcher very full of cheese . The whole block disappeared In one bite 😆

Redcrayonisthebest Sat 02-Mar-19 13:53:46

Ha ha grin I had a Labrador/lurched cross a few years ago, she was an amazing dog but good grief the food swiping was out of this world!

GeraldineFangedVagine Sat 02-Mar-19 14:01:01

So far she hasn’t stolen any food m, doesn’t seem very food orientated, I’m guessing when she feels more relaxed she might take more of an interest. She has had a few funny five minutes acting like a big puppy, so I think she will be quite a character when she settles in!

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Sexnotgender Sat 02-Mar-19 14:03:09

Sam says hello!

Greyhounds are the best dogs.

There's a Facebook group for owners of retired racers.

Izzy24 Sat 02-Mar-19 14:04:26

She is absolutely beautiful.

Well worth waiting for!

BiscuitDrama Sat 02-Mar-19 14:06:17

Oh yeah. We had a whole butter disappear.

ILoveMaxiBondi Sat 02-Mar-19 14:07:30

Oh what a gorgeous dog!! 😍 I love greyhounds. When DDog is no longer with me (hopefully not for a looong time) I will be rescuing a greyhound.

PersonaNonGarter Sat 02-Mar-19 14:09:32

Yes, whole gammon - gone.

But they are the best dogs!

Crockof Sat 02-Mar-19 14:12:23

Agree about them being a lovely dog but I'm really surprised they let you rehome her with a cat. You need to be so careful especially if the cat runs, they are trained to chase and kill

GeraldineFangedVagine Sat 02-Mar-19 14:15:21

Crockof, I thought the same, but she’s cat safe she’s been trialled with cats at the kennels and we had a home visit where she met the cat and wasn’t at all interested. The rescue suggested she’s probably ok if they are in our household but still to be careful and muzzle her in public and not let her off the lead.

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