Friday, 27 July 2007


Presley has arrived and he's a babe! A very big whippet, standing at almost 23" compared to the maximum for the breed standard of 20". Strong too. Had me off my feet and on my arse when he decided to launch himself at an entire black lab. Not keen on entire male dogs is our Presley.

My BT hub appears to have given up the ghost following the storms last Friday. I have no idea if the storms caused the problem or it's just coincidence. It's telling me it has broadband but can't seem to transfer data. What's concerning me is that when I plugged in my old router, it wouldn't recognise the ethernet cable - and I have no idea what to do if it's a computer problem. Hey ho.

And I can't access Stu's blog. Anyone else have a problem or is it just me?

Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Just like buses.....

....nothing to blog about for ages and then two come along at once. So here they are:

  1. Hornets - nasty things. One flew in the kitchen the other night and it was like a scene from a scary movie. I was loading the dishwasher and heard this noise, something between a growl and a buzz, behind me. Looked round, nothing. Turned back to the dishwasher, the noise came again. Looked around, nothing. And on it went until this bloody great big one flew into view. OH was sitting outside last night and realised there were a lot more of the buggers flying in and out of the chimney. Pest control called and they should be out tomorrow.

  2. I almost dare not tell you this in case it goes pear-shaped again but my next foster is arriving on Sunday. Another entire Whippet boy, 9 years old, whose owner has had to move from the country to the town. The dog is finding it difficult to adjust to town life and is starting to get depressed and snappy. I can understand that. He's used to running around on a Common - hence why he's coming to me seeing as how I live in the middle of one. We might have a problem with his name though. I can imagine I will become the butt of many jokes by the regular dog-walkers when I start shouting for "Presley".

Tuesday, 17 July 2007

No blog.

Not really been in the mood. Sorry 'bout that.

Friday, 6 July 2007

Change of plan. Again

I really should remember not to blog about things that are going to happen, because in the world of dog rescue, things never quite go according to plan.

Lily is still going off to her new home but Bruno is no longer coming into Greyhound Gap's care. It's a long story but his owner doesn't want to part with him without trying everything so he's booked him in to be castrated next week and will take it from there.

Finger's crossed it all works out for them.

One out. One in.

Lily our Foster-Lurcher is definitely off to her new family on Satuday morning. I'll be dropping her off and seeing her settled in and then I'm off to Dover to pick up my next foster.

Meet Bruno

Bruno is a 6 year old whippet whose owner can no longer keep him. Apparently he can be quite assertive (in the way only itty-bitty Whippets can) and dominant.

Soon sort that out when we get his balls chopped off next week.

Thursday, 5 July 2007

The world has gone mad

Go have a read of this blog Cold Wet Nose (start at the bottom to get the full story) and tell me that this isn't a complete waste of police time, energy and resources?

I'm not saying that the alleged crime isn't serious because it is but this really is just mental.

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Two down........

Lily the Foster Lurcher and Lurcher No.1 both have kennel cough.

That leaves Lurcher No.2. We don't want him to get kennel cough because he will have man-kennel cough. And that won't be good.

OK girls......

...and boys too if you wish! For no reason other than I'm bored and fancy being a bit mindless let's find out which celebrity sets your spine a-tingling and your knees a-weakening.

So, apart from my lawyer, here's my selection

Mark Harmon (Special Agent Jethro Gibbs, NCIS). Oh yes. Have him stripped and sent to my room.

Anthony LaPaglia (Jack Malone, Without a Trace) Go figure, I haven't quite worked out why either.

Sean Connery. What can I say. Just class.

And for sheer boyish good looks, George Eads (Nick Stokes, CSI)

So off you go, consider yourselves tagged!

Monday, 2 July 2007

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Used this kind of offer before & booklets are very good. Just needs an email address to get an unique promotion code.

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Sunday, 1 July 2007

Change of plans

Well, there's been a slight change in plan.

Lily started a cough last week and we got her checked out by the vet who felt it wasn't kennel cough, no heart murmur and her lungs were clear. He thought that it likely she just had a scratch on her throat that was irritating her. Friday she was absolutely fine so we made all the arrangements and then, with the impeccable timing of a Greyhound Gap hound, she started coughing again on Saturday morning.

As her new housemate isn't in 100% health, it's been agreed with her new family that she will stay here for this week so we can keep an eye on her in case it is a mild case of kennel cough as we don't want to put him at any risk.

Hopefully she will be fighting fit again and off to her new home next weekend.

That's dogs for you!