Sunday, April 17, 2011

Pupdate 2011

A few months ago we decided it was time to start fostering for one of our local groups. We were slated to get a foster boy from Alabama named Poco. While we were waiting for Poco an emergency situation came up. There was an abuse case where there were three dogs left out in a barn. No food. No water. Nothing to lay on except hard concrete. People are such assholes. Two of the dogs were greyhound mixes. They were confiscated and sent to a local shelter. Both had frost bite on ears and tails, were underweight and had sores all of their bodies. The shelter contacted the local greyhound group to take them in to their care. We got the call to see if we could take the female from the group. The shelter named the female, Helen. The initial description was she was timid, possibly shy. With a name of Helen we also thought she was older. I don't know what dog they were looking at, but they were WAY off base. After 5 minutes of picking her up, I knew that she was going to be a handful. And the name Helen must go. Meet Lily or "Hell Dog" Since she was literally born in a barn, she had no house manners at all. She was also a baby. Just over a year. There was nothing shy or timid about her. What the hell were the shelter employees thinking? She is extremely sweet, but super bossy. The other dogs have been really patient with her and let her rule the roost. She has two speeds. Sleep and hyper. I don't know what the hell she is mixed with, but it is something that has a lot of energy. Took her for 3 mile run and it didn't even phase her. Sigh. Now enter Poco.

Poco is a HUGE black male. Racing weight was 83 lbs! Ha ha on the name, which means tiny. Very funny.

Poe is extremely laid back and him and Lily are BFF's. These two play together all the time. I've never seen greyhounds rough house like this before. At first, it scared the crap out of me because our guys do NOT play without someone going to the emergency room.

Poe has been adopted and will be going to his next home this week. I am so happy because he is going to really good friends and he is going to spoiled rotten! However, I am curious to see if they miss each other.

Here is a little video of them playing together. This is what poor Rim, John and Sophie have been putting up with at home.


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