Okay that does it bring him back You know how much I adore this boy and its torture seeing him so happy with someone else He only had eyes for his Mother you know.
He looks so happy Nik I can not thank you and Clare enough for taking this boy and giving him the wonderful life he deserves and I see from the first picture that as I predicted he couldnt give a flying .............. about the chickens then?? Good boy Bilbs didnt let me down!
He really is a hound in a MILLION and you two are so very lucky. Give him big hugs from me please
"There's nothing that can't be done if we raise our voice as one."
Lisa - you sweetie you - it wouldn't have happened without you and the team. So our thanks go to you, not the other way around!
Second day we had him we went in to town. Walked beautifully on the lead pretty much to heel with no effort. Came to cross the road and, as I turned - ready to start the "sit/wait" training - he sat and looked at me..... and as my hand came up to touch his neck for a "walk on" he walked across.
Within a week he was recalling to the Acme Thunderer and off the lead in our paddock with no problems - toys with the chickens but no malice. Adores the cat - they walk around the paddock together whilst Sid the Cat (don't ask) shows Bilbo all the interesting mouse and vole runs. Cat always likes to try B's food, shoves the dog out of the way for a sniff in the bowl. Patient dog, our Bilbo.
Geese were a bit noisy on his first run around the paddock, but Bilbo didn't seem to care, zig-zagged past them as if to say "catch me if you can".
He's done a couple of giant antiques fairs and met several hundred dogs/bitches of all sizes and several thousand people. Good as gold unless a larger dog (not bitch.....) comes towards him fast, then he growls. But "leave it" growled at him does the trick (another built in command!).
Clare came around the corner a few days back with a broom in her hand to sweep up some chaff on the floor and Bilbo ran and hid upstairs. Draw your own conclusions. Oh, and he is an opportunistic scavenger of food, regardless of how well fed he has been. Fortunately we had another chicken pie in the freezer..... but as soon as I appeared with the empty foil base in my hand, Bilbo was flat on the deck cringing. Didn't have the heart to tell him off, so we cuddled and I tapped his nose with the foil. Now we just check the work-surfaces before we leave the kitchen. Who cares. Worth it for the fun we have with him.
Next week or two it's the beach at low tide. Do you want more piccies - or was that enough?
Oh - Lisa - vet thinks he is 99.9% good, we took the stitches out on schedule and everything is perfectly healed, all bald spots now have fur growth. If he'd stop wagging his bloody tail, the tip might grow some hair too.....
Fantastic pictures and marvellous update.i think all of you concerned ,have done brilliantly by this boy ,and its great that he is getting all the love and attention that a handsome lad like him so rightly deserves!!!!!!!!
jdodds: I'm new here and trying to learn all I can about adoption/fostering a greyhound
Oct 17, 2016 10:08:19 GMT -5
meggymoo: hi can anyone give advice as my grey is really really scared of the fire works.she doesnt like loud things anyway so turning the tv up doesnt help.she is literally shaking in her shoes ...please help
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mellyb123: hello im a brand new greyhound owner. i am more anxious then my dog.. any tips plz xxx
Feb 11, 2017 8:48:28 GMT -5
missfleur2003: Hello. I am new to this site and noticed that the posts for available dogs seem to be quite old. Some seem to be years old. Are the dogs shown still available.
Feb 27, 2017 13:43:46 GMT -5
littledinkk: Brand new Greyhound owner here too. Ditto what mellyb123 said! xx
Mar 6, 2017 8:09:31 GMT -5
peggy: Also a brand new greyhound owner, I love her already. It's hard to believe she is 4 years old, I have to keep reminding myself she was in a kennel and not a home. She is a beaut, but goes skits around food, I suppose it was the excieting time of day x
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dasherman: Hi, can anyone offer any suggestions as to why when it is sunny, my adopted ex racer is terrified to leave the house to eat or drink or anything for that matter? Seems to be obsessed by the sky?
May 7, 2017 9:03:45 GMT -5
rusty1968: Hi has Magnum finally gone to a great home the details are old but he is lovely
Mar 10, 2018 6:03:17 GMT -5
curlyk: Yes he has been rehomed. I saw a while back. Not been updated on the site I think...
May 16, 2018 13:29:01 GMT -5
kiri07: I have been concerned with my 7 year old greyhound losing hair on her thighs, but it looks like it is a normal thing. She's losing a little in a few other places too. I saw someone say something about vetzyme condition tablets? I also heard organic oat
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kiri07: can help grow their hair back as well. Any thoughts or suggestions?
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steeveet: Hi there, just had our home inspection by a lovely lady with her Greyhound Arthur, who I could have happily snaffled as he was sweet and at home with our girl Belle. Does anyone here know how we now get to meet any of the dogs who need a home?
Oct 26, 2018 9:46:28 GMT -5
rachelb003: Hi Steeveet. LIsa has your homecheck and will be in touch ASAP to arrange for you to come to the kennels and meet the dogs. Thanks
Oct 27, 2018 8:16:27 GMT -5
steeveet: Thanks Rachel003, soo excited to meet a lovely new hound
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greylover68: Can I shout out advice re fireworks! Rock Rose which is a Bach’s Flower Remedy works fantastically! My great big big is petrified but a few drops of Rock Rose and he’s calm within minutes. It is for fear so would help with other things too.
Dec 5, 2018 14:05:42 GMT -5
angelahill: Hi I am interested in one of your dogs. Please call 07906330697 if there is anyone available to talk to. We have been home check by another charity.
Mar 18, 2019 14:02:01 GMT -5
cccbottle: Hi, am interested in Miss Lyra....how do we go about coming to visit her with our 9 yr old male Denis. please contact us on this board. left this on 8/4/19
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edwardmatthews: Hello, my wife and I are keen to adopt our first dog. We're looking for a medium sized young dog. We live within big communal gardens and will be with him/her every day. Please call us on 07860 343 387 at your convenience. Edward and Alexandra Matthews.
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