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!
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.
There has always been an odd smell in the house; Richard and Caroline have now explained and showed me my big older foster brother who lives in this box.
He is called Oz and he is a snake.
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.
I have now been with my new family for one whole year. To celebrate I had a cheese omelet and lots of treats.
Happy new year everyone. It was a cold one here in Lincolnshire today, but that did not stop me from wrapping up warm and going for a good walk across the fields and meeting up and saying hello to Mister Horse.
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.
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.
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.
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!
We had a grand day out, walking the grounds, meeting deer and sheep, though we were not permitted to chase them.