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.

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!

Holiday Time – The Mountains and Valleys of Wales

Its holiday time again.

I do prefer the cooler weather despite the fact that Greyhounds come from the middle east. So this year we went on holiday to Wales in March!

It was cold! In fact there was snow on the mountains and I had to wear a coat to bed!

We went for lots of walks along the river.

And walks in the mountains.

We stayed in a little cottage in a tiny village, but the best thing was that the local hotel in the village where we was staying, was very enlightened. Hounds (oh and dogs) were aloud in the restaurant and they had a menu for us.

We also visited the coast and a few castles.  Despite the cold it was fun and it was not too cold for ice-cream!

Christmas Eve – a Beach Walk

Today its Christmas Eve, and from the smell of the packages with my name on I think I may have some nice treats coming.

We went out in the car today and visited the seaside.  It was cold and bracing but I had one of my winter coats on so was quite cosy underneath.

It seems we were not the only ones with the idea of a beach walk, as there was lots of dogs around, but I did not spot any hounds.

After the walk which was fun, I was glad to get back home.  Richard lit a nice fire so with my bed close by I enjoyed a quiet snooze before teatime.

a Very Steep Hill and a visit to a Friend

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Weekends usually mean a long walk, but Richard only took be for a short walk this Saturday morning so I knew they had something planned.

After breakfast it was a trip into Lincoln where Caroline dropped me and Richard off at the Race Course Grandstand, from there we had a steady walk along the Canal, lots of new smells and a fun walk before we got into town proper.

We walked over a bridge which was not nice as they had large trucks going over it and I am not keen on traffic.  Once over the bridge we popped into one of my favourite shops, Pets at Home, where a very nice lady gave me treats and also cut my nails.

From there we walked towards the cathedral, to get there we had to walk up the steepest hill I have ever seen, and even with my super-fit greyhound stamina, I was still out of breath by the time I reached the top.

Once at the top we met up with Caroline again, while I had been getting my nails done she had been getting her hair done.  I do like my staff to be smartly attired.

From there we walked back to the car home for a nice long rest.

But that was not the end of the days adventures, when it got close to teatime we headed back off in the car again to visit Aunty Angela.  We had all had a nice tea there and I got to have a nice long sleep.  Just to be comfy I did take my own bed, its always nice to sleep in comfort even when you are away from home.

Belton House Greyhound Walk

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A trip in the car, where I have a loverly large bed in the boot is always fun, it generally means either a trip to see Grandad or Granmother (which also means treats)!

This time the trip was longer and we ended up at Belton House.

Well bless my paws; we arrived to find about another fifty hounds also here!
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We had a grand day out, walking the grounds, meeting deer and sheep, though we were not permitted to chase them.

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Holiday to Anglesey

I have been on Holiday!

Not just me I should add, I took Caroline and Richard with me so that I could be chauffeured around.   It was a holiday to the Isle of Anglesey, but luckily no boat required, just a bridge.

Lots of walks and a rather nice hotel.  The best bit was they allowed humans to eat in the bar with us hounds and dogs.  One night we had six dogs and hounds together with their staff all eating together, very merry.

 

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