Dunkley's Pet Expo in Hamilton took place last weekend. We had loads of hounds and owners come to help out on the stand - including some we hadn't seen for ages, and some who stayed well beyond their shifts!
There's something magical about spending time talking to people who love dogs, and who love greyhounds in particular. We answered lots of questions, handed out stacks of brochures, and the hounds soaked up masses of love. Less than 24 hours after the Expo ended, we already have 2 new adoption applications!
Coromandel owner, Maureen Irvine sent in this post about the recent WWW get together.
As pensioners on a tight budget, John and I had been bemoaning the fact that it's not easy - or very practical - for us to get to any of the GAP monthly walks in either the Waihi or Hamilton areas. We jokingly suggested to Victoria (our GAP Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taupo & Rotorua Regional Co-ordinator) that perhaps the monthly walk could come to us for once. And so the idea for the Winter Wonderland Weekend was born.
I'm pretty unsure of everything at the moment and the transition from racing life to pet life isn't going to be as easy for me as some of these other hounds. I need a fairly uncomplicated home - no young children or boisterous dogs for me and cats make me uncomfortable. Cuddles and reassurance go a long way and my naturally playful nature is busting to come out.
Here's our latest update on the lovely Emmie (Living the Dream).
Hamish and I had a bit of a wait to find a suitable dog for us, as we both work fulltime and have three cats in a small villa on a typical steep Wellington section. Luckily Emmie came along, and she has proven to be perfect.
As many of you will know Greyhounds Can Sit and whilst a Greyhound Sit may be called a "Greyhound hover butt just above the ground" it's certainly a fun trick to teach your hound. Tips on how to get your hound to sit are on an earlier blog called Upper Hutt CGC Week Two. The most important of these tips according to the two hounds in my house is "use the tastiest, best smelling treat ever!", which in this house means chicken!
Sparky (Another Sparky) is featured above. Scroll down to view our gallery of sitting hounds for inspiration.