Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tippy and Kordell Tear It Up

After a long walk, they still have the energy to tear around the yard.

Welcome Home!!

They are all so happy to greet me when I come home from work.  We have been working on keeping dogs off the furniture.  I put one of those plastic carpet runner with the pointy grippy things upside down on the sofa.  The hounds just look at it and look at me and wonder what the heck is going on.

Really?? I don't need to lift my leg??

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Meet Tippy--Available through Northern Lights Greyhound Adoption

Tippy is the sweetest girl.  She is almost 9 years old, but has the energy of a much younger dog.  One of the first things Tippy when I brought her home was to make herself at home on the sofa.  Apparently, this was allowed in her former home.  If I forget to put the gate at the bottom of the stairs, Tippy likes to sneak upstairs when I am not home and make herself a little nest with my pillows on my bed.  Tippy is not crated and does just fine.  She gets along very well with my greyhounds and cat.

Tippy likes to eat very, very fast, so I have been feeding her in a muffin tin to slow her down.  When I ask her to sit for a treat, she goes to a down position instead.    

Tippy loves to go for walks and does very well on a leash.  She may be a bit confused about her gender though.  Tippy will get near a tree, lift her leg, and then squat to pee.  It is hilarious!!

She and her foster brother, Kordell will race around the yard and spin in circles.  It is very funny to watch.  I took Tippy to meet my friend's young great dane this week.  They took turns chasing each other around the yard.  Gracie is twice the size of Tippy, but Tippy has the speed!!

Tippy is very affectionate and follows me around--even when I am mowing the lawn.  She is not afraid of the loud noise of the mower or the vacuum cleaner.  I have to ask her to move so I can vacuum where she is laying.

Tippy likes to rub her head and neck on the carpet or ground outside.  Her whole neck and underside of her muzzle were the prettiest shade of green after a lawn mowing.