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!

Overnight at the Vet

Its been a rough week.  Sprained my right wrist, been told off for trying to still run and now have toothache!

Still they took me to the Vets who stuck big needles in me, would not let me come home till the next day.

Since being home Richard has been feeding me funny tablets and coating them in peanut butter which makes them go down better, but I would prefer just peanut butter on its own.

I have demonstrated that I can still run with a sprained wrist but this was not liked, so I am now only allowed out into the garden with my lead on.

I understand I have as well as a sprained wrist, a infection and will need a tooth out, so will have to go back to the vets once the the infection and wrist has healed.  Oh well such is the life of an athlete, we do get these issues from time to time.

Chickens

In an odd and very large box at the bottom of the garden we have some very large birds, well finally I was introduced.

It turns out they are chickens and its where my omelettes have been coming from.  So it turns out they are useful indeed and so I must not chase them or eat them, or it will be no more eggs for me.

 

Its Christmas

Well its Christmas and I hope all my fellow hounds at the Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust and the Retired Greyhound Trust got as good presents as I did.

I got a special meal with it being Christmas, a little kibble, some things called brussel sprouts and a whole ducks neck.

Present wise I got a new leather collar and lead for best days out, some treats and on Boxing day my foster cousin, Tilly the Chocolate Labrador came with her foster parents and brought me a box of treats and a new toy.

We also went for a long walk together with Ethan and Sofia, Caroline & Richard’s nephew and niece.  Once we reached the wild open fields of Lincolnshire, Tilly was let of the lead but Richard always keeps me on the lead as he thinks i’ll catch and eat the rabbits.  I would not eat all of them, it is Christmas 😉

Hope you all have a fun Christmas as I did.