Monday, October 4, 2010

Happy Gotcha Day!

Sara went to her forever loving home today. Her new Mom and Dad are wonderful greyhound savvy folks. She is very lucky to be going to an awesome home. I'm so happy for her and will miss her. She's the youngest foster I've had and has cracked me up with her silly puppy antics. Many Blessings to them.
Congrats sweetie!!! <3 <3 <3

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I Yam 2!!!

Happy Birthday to ME!
Foster Mom threw me a birthday partay and made me wear a stoopid hat and bandana so I kept turning away from her when she was trying to take piktures. She gots me a Cuz, which is my FAV toy, a bag of Blue Bites Salmon and she made me a cake. The weimz got to have somez cake too butt in a nother room. She says something about me being a big girl now that I yam 2 and to be good, yeah rite in her dreamz...

Here I yam eating my cake in my silly owtfit:

I go nap wif my full tymmy now so bha-bye!

Friday, September 17, 2010


The air is crisp, the grass is greener, squirrels are busy stocking up nuts and Sara has gone crazy. Many greyhound owners report their dogs becoming much more active as the weather cools(most likely due to how sensitive they are to extreme heat/cold). Sara has been running around the house like a madwoman, and this is AFTER our daily 45 min walk. She also has been looking for more things to chew on, good thing the house is mostly puppy proofed.

Here she is zooming

After a zoom session she is happy to snooze the afternoon away until dinner or their nightly chew.

Sara continues to do really well here. I love her antics and fun personality, she is always happy and outgoing. She has no issues at all except for learning some more leash manners, but she has come a long way and now does greyt 80% of the time on walks. This silly girl makes me smile every day.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

NLGA Picnic

I had a blast with Sara yesterday at the picnic. She gets along with everybody, whether on two or four legs. Sara was a super star walking around and checking everything out. Her favorite spot was, of course, the concession stand. She really wanted to get her paws on the hot dogs and sloppy joes people were ordering.
So many people were impressed by her sit, some saying "I've heard of greys sitting, but haven't seen one until now!" They also commented on how muscular her booty is, I never noticed it before but compared to a lot of greys there, she sure is booty-licious.

I entered her in the costume contest as a hula girl. Turns out this is the first time that a foster dog has entered the picnic's costume contest! We didn't win, but she looked adorable. I have no pics of her at the picnic since it is difficult to take a good snap of a dog leashed to you at the hip, so instead I took some vids of her in the hula girl costume this afternoon for your viewing pleasure.

It was nice to meet some blog followers and there was so much greyhound goodies on auction or for purchase.
The Gilley Girls performance was awesome.
My favorite part is meeting and chatting with all the beautiful greyhounds and their owners. I hope you can join us next year!

Picnic Pics:

Gilley Girls Performing

Greyhound with cute jammies on

Awesome Valera vending with his foster mom, he is available for adoption

Lots of shopping

Handsome Champ who is available for adoption:

Sweet Hanna who is available for adoption:

Some of the beautiful greyhounds hanging out at the picnic

Chia Pet Costume

Winner of the costume contest

And the vid of Sara wearing the Hula costume in the backyard. She does not like the outfit and goes from lazy to crazy

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Please Join Us...

...At the NLGA picnic on Saturday the 11th! Sara and I will be there and would love to meet some of you guys and help raise money for the rescue. For more info and the schedule go here:

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Sara's been here for almost 6 weeks. She is so smart, sweet and has a case of terrible twos.

After many weeks of walking daily, she has gotten so much better. She no longer needs to sniff things forever or stand in one place/zone out. She responds to my corrections and doesn't need to smell everything to death.

She kennels very well. I usually leave her alone for only a few hours, but the few times I've crated her for 6-7 hours, she still does wonderful. With one caveat: the weims must be home with her as well. I took the weims to the dog park this Tuesday for 2 hours and she cried the entire time. Poor sweetheart. If you would like to adopt Sara, keep in mind she needs alone training or should have another dog in the house. Also, she is not cat safe.

She is so smart. I grab a treat and tell her "kennel" and she runs right in. She loves to play fetch (I'll have to get a vid someday). And she knows her sit and down.

Sara really loves to give my Hubby kisses. And of course, daily cuddle time is a must. I have not heard a single snark from her and no aggression of any kind.

Sara has a case of the Terrible Twos. More greyhound crime: she's chewed up 4 of my house flip flops! Thankfully, they are cheap house flip flops. I keep the house puppy proofed, but I keep forgetting to put away the flip flops. Bad Foster Mommy!
She is a master at breaking through the baby gates when I don't place them secure enough...

Sara makes everyday fun. I love this silly girl!

I got a new camera and did a photo shoot for her. Isn't she a beauty?






Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Bowl Collector

We've been fostering Sara for a month now and she continues to make me laugh every day. Sara is easy going with a little bit of mischief from time to time(keep in mind she is only 1 years old). If I forget to take up the weim's food bowls after feeding, Sara loves to find them to play/bite/lick.

Lucy's bowl is ceramic with blue paw prints. Leroy's bowl is white plastic and he gets fed downstairs, so Sara has to bring it all the way back upstairs before chewing on it.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


People who are familiar with greyhounds know that many love to nest. Sara is a nester. Her style is not too fancy and more on the lazy side. She sometimes does it standing up in one place, paws moving back and forth. The other way she nest is to sit and have her legs straight forward as she nests. She's too cute! Sorry about the grainy footage, it was dark in the bedroom.

Sara is a velcro dog. She always follows me out of a room and check out what I'm doing. She loves to have cuddle time with me; Sara usually roaches and will let me lay all over her, kiss, rub and hug her.

We had a couple nieces and a nephew over this past week (ages 5, 6, and 7) and Sara did wonderfully with them. She loved all the attention and pets.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

She's a Talker

Sara cracks me up all the time! I've had a few fosters that "chatter", but Sara is my first talker! I finally got it on video:

Sara is such a good girl and so much fun! <3

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Warning To All Toys...

...Sara is a toy killer! She will chew them up and eat the bits if I don't catch her. I read about greyhounds and how most are very gentle with stuffies, many of them lasting for years. I guess she wanted to show the weims that she can "kill" toys just as hard.

Sara enjoying the new toy octopus in the yard

Back inside performing surgery on Mr. octopus

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hot Outside

We have been fostering Sara for over two weeks now and she makes everyday hilarious and sweet. She "talks" sometimes and it is so funny! I wish I could tape it but it's over before I can even grab the Flip cam. I have failed to mention in the other posts that Sara is very good in the crate when I'm gone.
It has been so crazy hot that we hardly walk now. By the time 10 A.M. rolls around it is already in the mid 80's!
Since Sara has short bursts of energy throughout the day I entice her with toys in the house or let the three of them run around the yard. After just 10-15 minutes everybody is dead tired and ready for a snooze in front of the fan again. Hope you and all your furry ones stay cool and hydrated!

Cute video of Sara post yard zoomies. You can kinda see her adorable overbite <3

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Grooming , Paws & Walks

The first few times I brushed Sara's teeth she was not into it. She walked away with a bunch of toothpaste all over her face. But after just a week of daily brushing she now enjoys it.
Sara's nails are dark so I have to dremel instead of clip to avoid hitting her quick. To keep her busy I give her a peanut butter smeared muzzle and she does greyt with the nail trim. Sara is good with ear cleaning and getting zoom-groomed.

Sara has one less toe than a normal dog. She had it amputated for some reason. It doesn't affect her at all though. Some dogs who come from the tracks or farms have very sensitive paw pads. Sara's pads are sensitive to paved road surfaces. She is fine if she walks on grass or smooth cement sidewalks.
Walking her has been a very different experience. Sara loves to smell everything. I tease that she is more bloodhound than greyhound. Sometimes she seems to go into a trance and will not walk and continues to sniff away. She will also stop on a walk and just not move. I still can't figure it out, but I'm guessing she just doesn't want to go for a walk longer than 10-15 minutes. Or it could be the heat? She will also try to take off after bunnies, squirrels and birds. Sara has plenty of energy in the house and loves to run around and play with toys, so the not wanting to walk has me stumped.

Sara has a wonderful personality. She has no space issues or aggression. She gets along with the weims famously and lets me love on her all day long. In fact, she gives The Paw if I stop. Sara does have some juvenile tendencies. She likes to chew on things that are not appropriate such as: shoes, electrical cords, clothing and bed frames to name a few. She always stops when I tell her. She also likes to mouth your hand when you play with her when she's excited, but I find this very cute. She is a velcro dog; gets up and follows me everywhere I go. Sara is a huge sweetheart <3

Her front paws with the amputated toe:

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


I am guilty of taking a lot of video and pictures of the fosters. Well, Sara is the first one to say something about it. Once in a while she'll bark at me when I'm bugging her with the red record light or flash.

She is beautiful enough to be a movie star and sassy enough to deal with the paparazzi...

She tells me she might sue for millions... of cookies.

Saturday, July 31, 2010


Sara loves home life. She has had zero accidents and sleeps throughout the whole night and doesn't get up until 7 sharp. She is eating well and will beg for food. I've caught her counter surfing for goodies a few times the first couple days but has stopped after a few simple voice corrections.

Sara is a very smart cookie. She learned how to use the sitars in record time: 1 minute. I am not exaggerating; Sara took a few seconds at the top and when I called to her she came down and went back up like a champ! Nothing scares her. She is wonderful with the weims and has no space or food aggression. She tries to engage them in play, but they like to be old lazy farts.

In the 1st post I shared about Sara's greyhound crime of eating the peach pie, but didn't include the evidence. Here it is:

Another greyhound crime evidence picture:

The blue poop bags were stored in a low cabinet...But these things don't upset me one bit, they just make her more endearing to me because I know she just has a lot of puppy left in her. A lot of her actions remind me of when Leroy and Lucy were puppies...

Sara cracks me up everyday; from the way she plays with toys, grooms herself, or just rolling around on the dog beds. She is just so silly and goofy!

This beautiful goofy girl will steal your heart in no time!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Welcome Sara!

Sara is a young greyhound. She's only 22 months old and "crute" (crazy cute).
She's very confident and started playing within hours of being here. Sara is the youngest dog I have fostered and has so much energy compared to my other fosters. On the 35 min ride home she sat and begged me for treats practically the whole time or was bouncing around trying to check things out. She somehow managed to eat some of the pie I left in the van alone with her while I got something really quick back in the garage. The pie was behind the bench seat, way down on the floor and under a cooler, lol!
She is eating, giving kisses(how sweet is that?), pottying and getting along with the weims well. She has made me laugh at her crazy antics all day long. I'm excited to be fostering Sara!

Such a cute face and silly ears