Friday, 17 August 2012

Fur Friends Friday - Janey blog

Today is another greyhound that I go to dog training with - Janey

Name Janey
Breed. Greyhound
Colour Brindle
How old are you? 5
Where did you come from? Solihull Daybreaks
Where do you now live? Solihull and Devon
2 homes I'm confussed how?
I live with my Hoomom during the week when Nicola works then at the weekend we go to Devon to this house project that Nicola is doing up.
Who do you live with? Nicola and Mum
Are you on any social networks? No
Where did you race? Nottingham
Were you a good racer? I guess so 9 wins out of 32. Is that good?
When did I first met you? Solihull Daybreaks RGT - you went down to look for a mate and you Hoodad liked me but I was already being walked by Nicola and Mom. So we were nearly living together!

Favourite walk? Teignmouth beach
Favourite place to visit? Greyhound training – Saturday’s and my cousin Mook’s house (my brother’s mad Collie/Staffy cross)

What is your Daily kibble? John Birch Chicken and Rice
What do you dislike? Not a lot! Winalot shapes bore me…
Which would you prefer rabbit? Squirrel? or cat? Bunny….
Favourite toy? Big furry squeaky mouse

Tune in next week I'm keeping it a surprise who it will be.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Greyhound walks charity dog show blog

After visiting Grandad in Kent and seeing my fur friend Betty it was time to go back home. But hoomans then told us it was via a diversion to the greyhound walks charity dog show. The event should have been in April
but all the heavy rain forced them to cancel it.

After an hour or so drive in the car the clever talking machine in the car got us to the dog show.

Star and I went straight to the registration area to be entered into a class each. Unfortunately we didn't win so no rosettes to show you. The show was well run giving away poop bags, lots of water on stands. As well as a great variety of stalls selling food, treats, collars and others.

After our time in the ring we went shopping and bumped into a famous dog. Dash bitch of the year and her hooman Andrew Dilger. If you haven't read Dash's book it's all about Andrew her hooman taking her on straight after retiring from racing and the journey in her forever home. It's a great read and good news for my american friends it will soon be on sale there. So a photo call with the famous hound was a must

Further round the stalls I bumped into Barley Kennels (Walthemstow) where I spent a happy 18 months when I first retired from racing. Joy who ran the kennels recognised me and me her - I went mental jumping up her, giving her cuddles (my little white fleck in my head gave me away) Hoomans got some of their key rings and some of my food. I helped myself to large gulps of their cold water!

After buying some of the biscuits on sale and checking out all the stores including more collars for Star and me from AK Creations.

With such a lovely sunny day and park it was time for a quick walk and to admire the views.

Today was a great day but made enjoyable as Star and I had our keep cool jackets on ( other dogs had other sun jackets on but ours looked the smartest and fit the best. Even in the direct sunshine they stayed wet for 4 hours.

The show was fab and I will have to nag hoomans for a return visit next year.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Fur Friends Friday - George Blog

This Friday I want to introduce you to another non greyhound friend - George

Name George
Breed Welsh Terrier
Colour Black and Tan
How old are you? I'm 2 years 7 months old.
Where did you come from? The Clee Hills in Shropshire
Where do you now live? Telford, Shropshire
Who do you live with? My pesky Sister Tess who’s also a Welsh Terrier
Are you on any social networks? Yes, twitter@GeorgeTheLad1 Fuzz Book and my Blog
I love George's blog feature called Saturday Steps!
When did I first met you? On a walk with Boomerang the pub crawl round Ironbridge. It was a sunny day a year ago walking us hounds was a break between the pints. You are so tall !

Sorry had to include the picture of me on the pub crawl getting a cuddle from Mom.

Favourite walk? To the pub with Dad
Favourite place to visit? Attingham Park
Favourite past time? Sleeping

What is your Daily kibble? Vet Kitchen, Salmon & Potato also Chicken & Brown Rice. Thanks for vouchers your hoomans gave mine to save money on it.
What is your favourite treat? Nasher Sticks
What do you dislike? Bin linner’s

Which would you prefer rabbit? Squirrel? or cat? Cat, but Squirrel would go down well.
Favourite toy? Ball
Do you have a claim to fame? Yes, I was at Crufts 2012 in discover dogs section representing Welsh terriers

Thanks Rolo for letting me be on your Friday Friends, I hope we can meet up for a walk sometime soon.
I always look forward to visiting your blog to see what you have been up to.

Next week is another greyhound Janey

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Fur Friends Friday Jasper Blog

Today is the second of three hounds that live together - Jasper

Name Jasper
Breed Greyhound
Colour Black
How old are you/when were you born?
I was born on 2 May 2004 and am 8 years old
Where did you come from?
I’m an Irish dog and came across to England to race. When my racing days were over the lovely Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust helped me find a home.
Where do you now live?
In a lovely village near Market Rasen
Who do you live with?
My hu-mum & hu-dad, along with Mina, Stevie and Tula the cat (yes, I live with a cat!)
Are you on any social media sites?
Yes, I’m on Twitter - @JaspertheHound
Where did you race?
I raced mainly at Brough Park, Newcastle
What was your racing name?
Boherash Bravado ( )
What were you parents names? (sire & dame)
Roanokee (sire) Boherash Cait (dam)
Were you a good racer?
I ran in 162 races mainly grades A7-A5 and won 13 races.

When did I first met you?
At the Great Greyhound Gathering 2011
Favourite walk?
Willingham Woods
Favourite place to visit?
My Granny’s because I always get lots of treats.
What is your Daily kibble?
What is your favourite treat?
I like all food… but especially cheese
What do you dislike?
I can be quite a scaredy greyhound – I’m not fond of children (they move quickly and frighten me) and bicycles. My humum (who’s a dog trainer) has been helping me overcome my fears though, and I’m much better now.
Which would you prefer rabbit? Squirrel? or cat?
I get excited over squirrels but I really love birds! I don’t chase cats as I live with a cat called Tula.
Favourite toy?
My hu-mum bought me a reindeer toy for Christmas and I love it.
Any other comments
I only have 4 teeth left and because of this my hu-mum calls me Mr Snaggletooth. My lack of teeth doesn’t stop me from liking all my food but it does mean that I can’t eat bones.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Stars food trial blog

You may have seen my tweet the end of May 2012 my hoomans went to the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition. It's a Mars company were they research new food for Pedigree and the other company's they own.
Dad signed Star up for a 3 month trial feeding her on wet and dry food. The reason being Pedigree have just launched a new complete dry food called Vital Protection. We got disturbed from our beds Monday afternoon (30th July) by a delivery man. Hooman not in so the parcel got left outside.

What could it be further tearing by Dad revealed

2 minutes late

When changing food over you should always introduce it gradually. Decrease old food by 1/5th day 1 and add 1/5th new food. Then day 2 decrease old food by further 1/5th replace with new. Hoomans had to get calculators out to do Stars food for the next 5 days.

Today 1st August is day 1 for star and as you can see from the photo her bowl looks and interesting sight!

Time to mix it in!

I'll talk about the more scientific part of the reason for the trial in a later blog.
Good luck with the trial Star hope you find it tasty!