She walks on a leash (does all her business) even in the rain and also in our fenced in yard on her own. Pistol is a very confident walker and nothing seems to startle her...so far.
Pistol continues to sleep overnight with no issues. She must need the rest. She is very curious so we have to keep our eyes on her so she doesn't get into mischief. If she does need to be redirected she responds very well to being corrected. She may even pout.
She is beginning to show more affection and wants more from us which we are happy to do.
Oh and I am definitely cat safe!
Well enough for today dinner time is almost here and I love that.
|I got excited about the beautiful weather and|
forgot to look at the camera. Oops!
|Checking out the digs.|
At the end of a long day, we headed home for our own dinner and a quiet evening. I can't wait for another adventure soon. Want to go with me next time? Don't forget to fill out your adoption application!
Bye for now!
Hi I'm Date!
I know, what a name I was given. It's an unusual name, but I like to think I'm a one of a kind girl. You know, the kind that gives you hugs and kisses and we've only just met. 😍😘
My birthday is coming up next month and I will be five. I'm getting used to retirement though. I spent a lot of time checking things out in my temporary home. I'm staying with two other greyhounds and a little white dog. I get along well with everybody.
The only thing really challenging is the stairs. I am getting more confident in them I just need more practice. I will be getting plenty of that in this house. I am eating well and learning to relax. Check out my relaxation technique here.
I'll check back soon!
Liberty WILL be available for adoption at some point. We just cannot say when, but we're committed to his PT and giving him every opportunity for a great, long life. He'll be looking for a home who doesn't mind taking him for a short walk once or twice a day. A back yard would be nice as well, but not required as that walking is going to be a long term activity which will keep him fit and flexed. Liberty is a very social dog. He would love a family who will include him in their activities that are not a challenge for his abilities. He may not be a mountain climbing dog but he'd love to browse the farmers market, take a trip to the pet store or participate in local meet and greets. Don't let his limitation fool you, he is a dog packet full of personality, friendliness and affection.
Just wanted to share the latest update and leave you with some photos of his favorite things.
Tomorrow he has a check up and we'll get a progress report and probably some additional exercises for him to do. My main focus is really strengthening those back legs, which will take time but I feel he will get there sooner rather than later. He loves our vet and really makes himself at home in her office.
Liberty is a super sweet dog. He is cuddly and funny and just super super mellow for an 18 month old greyhound. He is social and lovely with our other greyhounds. He loves to roach, loves his toys and treats and naps on comfy beds. There is something unique about him because every single dog in my house or that comes to visit wants to lie next to him. Even some of my own dogs who don't share their space are drawn to him and can be found getting comfy next to him on his bed. He is a master at bed fails and tongue out snoozing.
He has an issue with his hind end that is making it difficult for him to stand up from a lying down or a sitting position (yes he sits, not on command, but he does sit all the time). We don't know how long he has had this issue or when it was discovered. We know it is what prevented him from schooling and ultimately racing. He can walk and run, and fetch (he loves to fetch), but he is weak in the hind end and has an odd gait. We have xrayed his entire body. He has had no breaks or fractures and everything is where it is supposed to be anatomically. We know he was treated on the farm with massage, medication and a bit of other physical therapies.
GEGR is currently working with, not one, but two vets to figure out his issue and do what's best to give him an independent quality of life. We are confident we will get him there. Both vets feel the muscles in his hind end are very tight and weak. He's getting various treatments to loosen these muscles. He is doing really well with his PT and is increasingly getting up on his own more and more as each week passes. Our hope is that once he is managing unassisted he will be available for adoption. We don't have specifics about what would be the best home for him at this time, but as he grows in strength I am certain we will advise about the aspects of his perfect home.
So between now and then, please join us as he grows in strength and independence. Along the way it is my hope you will learn about is quirky, silly ways and laugh out loud like he makes me laugh every single day. This boy has an overload of character and charm.