Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Greyhound Sew an Sew Sunday!

For my Greyhound friends and readers!

I had to do it!!!!

This one is cute, it has Christmas Poinsetta's, buttons and Holly leaves.  And...the D ring part of the collar is polka dot!  So Christmasy!

See the polka dots!

A Houndstooth Christmas!!

And....thinking down the road.....
 I was on a roll and wanted to make more but since my foster Lissa is the only Greyhound around here, I don't think I'll sell too many Greyhound martingale collars at the Craft fair!  

 Have a GREYT week!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

A Friday Photo

 Two of my favorite things....horses and the Superstition Mountain Range in the background.  Now....only if I could be riding one of them in the mountains!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Caught 'cha!!!

Hey that you in the kitchen!!!!!

Oh my gosh...this is a HUGE improvement for her to set foot in the kitchen!  It's a good thing I 'caught' it on camera or I probably wouldn't believe it.

Lissa - 1   Foster Home - 1 
Now we're even!!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Sew an Sew Sunday!

Yes I've been at it again!  I'm trying to get ready for our community Art's & Craft Fair on Dec. 3rd.  

 Fa La La La La

Ho Ho Ho

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

I Don't Think I'm Winning!

It's very slow going with my new foster Greyhound Lissa.  I see teeny tiny improvements each day.  But then other times....not so much.  Like last night.

All she wants to do is lay on her blanket in the middle of the living room and it's not a big room and I don't want dad to fall over her.   Before I went to bed last night, I tried to talk her into moving in the office.  I put her blanket down, fluffed it up and went to bed.  I could hear her pacing in the living room, then the whining started and just as I was about to drop off to sleep, woof woof.  

Now....Greyhounds don't very often bark so I knew when she did, that she had just told me off for trying to mess with her routine.  I lumbered out of bed into the office, retrieved the blanket, returned it to the living room, fluffed it up, put it down and went back to my bed.  I swear I heard a 'harumppfff' out of her as she flopped down on her relocated blankie!  

Foster dog - 1    Me - 0

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Foster Dog Updates

If you remember Pebbles, my last foster dog, she got adopted to a 'furever' home. I don't have a picture of her with her new family but below is the message I got about her adoption.

Miss Pebbles went on her forever home visit and found the perfect family. She has a big pit bull brother named Petey (who was a rescue), 3 cats (all rescues), chickens, a rooster and a goose! At first, Petey & Pebbles weren't sure of each other, but by the end of the time we were there, they were chasing each other and having a blast in her new family's backyard! Her fenced in backyard is over an acre big! She also has a garage area with a doggy door incase she wants to take a break while outside playing. Her parents are a middle-aged couple with two older teenage daughters (one is 15 and one is 17, I believe). 

I miss the little bugger, she was so adorable but I can't be happier that she has a wonderful home!

In other news, I have a new foster out here in Arizona.  A Greyhound.

This is Melissa or, Lissa. 

She is what's known in the Greyhound world as a, 'spook'.  Afraid of EVERYTHING.  We have lots of work to doFortunately, she likes my dad and isn't too afraid of him.  Me on the other hand.....not so fond of me yet!

She has been with another foster mom since January and the thought was perhaps a change in environment could bring her out to the next level.  I am pretty sure it has set her back a bit but not as bad as when she first came off the track.  According to her first foster mom, it took months to get her to come out of her bathroom.  

She didn't eat the first day, but that's not unusual.  She wouldn't take any treats, again, not unusual.  She wouldn't pottie so we had an accident the first two nights but success last night and no accidents.  YAY for baby steps!  And she is now taking treats from me though she still jumps up to run when I enter the room she is in.  I am working on all kinds of fearful dog techniques, have a calming collar on her, and have her wrapped in an ace bandage for comfort.  Am probably going to buy a thundershirt for her too.  

Please don't think she has been abused as several people have asked me.  Unfortunately, some Greyhounds are like this, though thank goodness it is not the norm.  Racing Greyhounds are not socialized like your domestic pets are.  The only thing they know is their life at the track and kennel.  They only have interaction with their trainers and kennel help.  It is a very small world for them until they retire from racing.  Each dog has it's own personality just like humans so each Greyhound reacts differently to 'life outside the track'.

So, I am looking for baby steps and taking it one day at a time with her. 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thar She Blows!!

We had a dust storm warning today!

This is what the view normally looks like from the front yard.
You can see the Superstition Mountains in the background of this older photo.

And.....the same view today!
Hmmm.....just where did that mountain go!?!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Trim a Tree Time!

No I'm not decorating a tree for Christmas yet, though I've heard it's like 50 some days away!!  Yee Gads!  

But I was busy today trimming the trees in the back yard.

Those two trees at the back left hand side of the photo were my victims.

These trees are quite messy and grow very quickly.  Seems I've made an even bigger mess though.  

And tomorrow.....I get to clean it all up and haul it off!!   Yipee, lucky me!
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