Lockdown

So it has been an odd year so far, after January’s nice walk with a pack of hounds we have all been cooped up for the last few months saying at home. Something called COVID-19 is causing all the humans to stay home.

There is a good side to this, always having someone around to get me a treat, the downside is they try and steal the settee. Don’t they know all furniture belongs to me!

Recently we have been able to go out a little so I was told it was time for my first visit to the beach.

The best bit is the chips, not so sure about the sand under by paws and the sea was shall we say interesting. I decided to keep out, I am after all a hound of distinction, swimming with the other dogs is not really something I should do. I have to keep up the standards.

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.