Winter walks – a cool but safe dress sense

One thing I do like is a regular walk, one around 6am to 7am, one at 12 noon, another to give me an appetite around 4pm but for some reason the staff have this thing called work which means they are always an hour late, making it more like 5pm.

I then have one last walk before settling down at night.

When one is a greyhound and an ex athlete one has very little fat on the bones, unlike other more inferior dogs; well I am a hound! So a good selection of coats and collars is an essential part of ones wardrobe.

This winter has been relatively mild but we have had a few cold and snowy days and on those days when the light is poor and I have my morning village inspection to do, my bright orange working coat is the one I call on for duty. When its extra cold a scarf is also essential.

Mountain Climbing Hounds


Today I had some more treats arrive.

A new travel bowl, a rope lead, and for some strange reason a harness.  Now I know I have lead a sheltered life, mainly on the race tracks of Ireland and England but why does a hound need a harness, I don’t know what kind of ideas Richard & Caroline have but I am certainly not going mountain climbing.


In turns out they want me to wear it when we go out in the car to help keep me safe.

Also I would like to recommend the people at ActiveHounds they sent me a free bag of treats – Thank you 😉

The Emperor has his new Clothes

The Nellie Collar

I have now been in the Brown household for five days and I am slowly getting them trained.  The first few days I had tripe for breakfast, one of my favourites and some mackerel for tea with a little kibble on the side.

While the food service has been excellent the plain leather collars were not really my cup of tea.

Tuesday was a nice surprise when Caroline made me a nice house coat but today I had a very nice beautiful house collar presented to me, this was called ‘The Nellie Collar’ from the nice lady at, as you can see in the picture above of me resting in my new collar, its rather spectacular.

Then to top of the day I had a nice fresh raw chicken for tea.  Many humans are fearful of feeding us canines raw chicken and raw chicken bones, but they are delightful and so crunchy.  The mistake humans make is to cook them, this spoils the bones and makes them brittle and sharp to our mouths.