Kidnapped

I had an early tea today, this Friday and it was a good job too. Richard & Caroline came to visit again but not satisfied with seeing me I was grabbed, stuffed in the back of their car and taken off.

At least there is a comfy sofa where I am now. I’ll post another update as soon as I can.

Bransby Horses Home – my first day out

Hi everyone, its Ted here again.  

I am currently in kennels in Gainsborough, waiting for someone to adopt me.

Today is another very exciting day as I am having a day out for the first time.

Bransby Horse Home are having a dog show and the Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust who are currently looking after me are going.

They are taking me to meet the public, somethings called horses and dogs that are not greyhounds if you can believe such a thing.

I am also told that two people called Richard & Caroline will be taking me out for a walk in the countryside. Its all very new and very strange but I cannot wait.

Hello from Ted

Hi everyone.  I am Ted. Its lovely to meet everyone.

Professionally I was called Leighlin Ted, an Irish racer, I started my career at Kilkenny racetrack and my first race was on the 30th March 2016 where I came 4th.  I had my last race back in 27th January 2019. I have run and won marathon, and a sprint, but mainly have run middle distance. My last victory was in Peterborough on the 5th October2018.

Today is a very exciting day as I formally retire and have arrived at Gainsborough Kennels belonging to the Lincolnshire Grey Hound Trust.

I am currently sharing a kennel with a very loud noisy bitch called Brandy and she eats everything, including the wallpaper and my bedding.

Good Bye – Timmy (Balance on Time) 3rd August 2009 – 7th March 2019

Richard and Caroline had never had a dog of their own, never mind the exciting privilege of having a Greyhound.

My role has been to train them up to be good Greyhound parents in the hope that they will adopt many other hounds.

I can safely say that I have trained them well and I can go over the rainbow bridge in the knowledge that they will go on and give their home and hearts to many other Greyhounds.

I will remember them always.

Doggy Song

If anyone knows who wrote this please let me know so we can credit them.

Drew drops from noses and biscuits from Lidl
Piddling on nettles and barking at kittens
Brown steaming packages, that really ming
These are a few of my favourite things.

Cream-colored sofas and crispy duck noodles
Dancing on tables and snarling at poodles
Frightening pigeons and raw chicken wings
These are a few of my favourite things.

Girls with white jeans ideal for face washes
Cornflakes and toasters and brioche posh noshes
Sniffing fur purses and licking at rings
These are a few of my favourite things.

When its bath day!
When a turd clings!
When I itch like mad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so sad.

The Lincolnshire Grey’t Greyhound Gathering

The Gathering

 

Today was ‘The Gathering”.  While there is nothing really wrong with other dogs, sometimes we Greyhounds want to socialise together.

Once a year we have the great greyhound gathering.  This year it was a Cadwell Park next to the race track, where I understand Richard has raced his noisy motorcycles.

We had three show rings for competitions, two dedicated for greyhounds and one for the lesser breeds of hound, but still sight hounds, not lesser breeds of dog.

It was a good day out and I had a present bought for me.  A new bed, as a greyhound can never have too many beds, collars, leads and coats.  In fact I think my wardrobe is bigger then my foster dad’s!