Friday, September 07, 2007

Blogging has fallen by the wayside lately. We have been so busy with work and helping out a friend after work. This friend has 14 greyhounds. Yes. You read that correctly. She does greyhound adoption and 4 I know for sure are up for adoption. Three dogs went to dogsitters and between three friends we are taking care of the eleven at her house. One spends the night and feeds breakfast, another goes in the afternoon for the noon turnout, and Bill and I go in for dinner. In the beginning it was hard to remember all the dogs names! Now we know everyone: Cotton, Heart, Stephie, Jessie, Loretta, Shylo, Boxer, Tuck, Jet, Wyatt and Teddy.

Teddy and Wyatt are the two shy boys. Wyatt is wicked shy. He has been a big blur of brindle for the week -- running as fast as he can by us to the yard and vise versa to his crate. Teddy is a different story. I love that boy and SO bad want to take him home. I've been working on him and once I was able to touch his head before he bolted. You can see how badly he wants to come up to you, but just can't do it.

Heart, Cotton, Loretta, and Tuck are all brood bitches. Little old ladies that are so damn funny. Cotton likes to eat rocks, Heart is the disciplinarian of the yard, Loretta will light into anyone that just pisses her off and Tuck is a sweet old lady that tries to stay out of the way.

Shylo is a big black boy that was a return due to his owner going blind. He is so sweet and just wants attention and food. Jet is an old man that loves the couch. Boxer is crazy. Big brindle guy that is like a kid on a sugar high.

Jessie and Stephie are lurchers. Jessie has cancer, but is hanging in there. Stephie is something else. Just a freakin' cutie. She loves to lay in the yard and give kisses.

Although it has been exhausting we've have had a great time. Tomorrow I will try and get a pictures of the whole gang.


IHateToast said...

thanks for warning us. i think if i logged on to see 14 in one house, i'd die of jealousy. or is it envy?

dunno. just know i'd die green.

bazu said...

Awww, the number of dogs blows me away, but your description of them makes me want to bring them all home! I can't wait for photos, please!

Vivacious Vegan said...

The greyhound adoption lady here has 11 of her own dogs and is always fostering another small handfull until they're adopted. They're all on raw diets. She takes half of them out fora 5 mile walk one day and the other half out the next day. I can't even imagine how much time it takes to care for them. Such a big heart.

Glad you got the opportunity to meet these sweeties. Do post pics!

All my tomorrows said...

You haz def trumped me in the dog babysitting dept (though last weekend I had I'm a creepin' up on ya!). They all sound so precious :-).