Welcome to the Greyt Expectations Greyhound Rescue (GEGR) blog page! Here you will find information about our current foster dogs, events, and other information. We are located in Southern Maryland region and help racing Greyhounds into retirement throughout Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and the Washington, D.C areas! Whether you are looking for a 4-legged family member, a volunteer opportunity, or for new friends, we are excited you are here!

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Rebel: 10/21 - snack time

FM has run out of our evening snacks so last night we each got a spoonful of peanut butter.  I wasn't sure what to think at first, but then I got right to it.

Yum.  This stuff is good!

No I'm not sharing Olive.  Go away please.

Nom nom nom nom nom.

I'd like to take this spoon back to my bed please.

Okay fine.  I'll share the last little bit with you.

Here's hoping my furever family runs out of evening snacks every now and then!

Later Gator!

aka Rebelicious

Quick Quin: 10/20 - Saturday Mornings

Hi Folks, Quin here.  I am very comfortable here in my foster home but I know there is a furever home waiting for me somewhere out there. I can't wait to find it.  I've discovered that Saturday mornings are the best around here since no one is rushing to go anywhere. I thought I would share some of the things I like about Saturday mornings as a retiree.  Here are photos of my favorites.  #fostergirlquin #seeking4evahome #saturdaymornings

ear rubs
chin rubs
yummy smells in the kitchen
playing with toyEEZ
post play naps

Quick Quin: 10/17 - Busy Weekend

Hi all, its been a while since I posted. It was a busy weekend. Foster Mom's son came home from college for the weekend and he sure is one tall drink of water.  I am a bit shy but I wasn't scared of him. He was nice and gave me some honey nut cheerios which were fun little treats (well actually he spilled them on the floor..oopsie).  The grandfather came to visit too. So many new people to meet but FM said I did greyt. Saturday I went to meet some adopter families and show them what a sweet girl I am. I didn't find my perfect family yet, but no worries, I will keep looking for the right people.  It was totally fine since Foster Mom's sister made a turkey for dinner and all the pups got to have some. I wouldn't have wanted to miss that, oh my, was that yummy.  Other than that I have been working hard on retirement. Later.   #fostergirlquin                                                                                                         

resting in the garden

getting an ear rub or is it a foot rub?
waiting for dinner

Rebel: 10/14 - bed fail

So it took me awhile to figure out dog beds.  For more than a week, I laid on the floor, near them.  Now that I've watched the other resident 4-leggers use them, I decided to give them a go.  

Turns out they're perfect for naps even if I I struggle with laying on them the right way.

Later Gator!

aka Rebelicious

Rebel: 10/12 - treat time

I've decided treat time is my favorite time of day.  Well maybe after nap time.  Or dinner time.  Oh wait, walk time.  Oh and then there's play time!  Well anyways, you get the gist.  I like all things, all the time!  

Where was I?  Oh yeah...treat time!  Every night I get a brushing chew, and I eagerly wait my turn.  I haven't learned to sit like the other kids yet, but FM said learning to wait comes first.

From left to right: Secret, Olive, Charger, and me!

Me and Olive enjoying our treats.

Later Gator!

aka Rebelicious

Artex Oyster: 10/10 - So It Begins...

Hi everyone.

Oyster is finally resting, so I'll be blogging for him tonight.

Today was his first injection to kill the adult heart worms. If you are not familiar with this process, a heart worm positive dog who goes through treatment will get 3 immiticide injections deep into the muscle. One initial injection, followed by 2 additional injections a month later. An unfortunate side effect of this is severe pain and soreness at the injection site. Our boy was a trooper for his appointment, allowing the vet to perform her tasks without complaint. He received injectable and oral pain meds during his visit, but they weren't quite enough to take the edge off. So... we returned later in the day to get something a bit stronger, which ultimately did the trick. He's sleeping comfortably now. He will have more pain meds at his disposal as needed for the next several days as the pain subsides and the muscle heals. He is still on exercise restriction, and it is more important than ever that he stays calm as the final parasites are broken down.

All I have to say for this dog is that he is so strong, so resilient and so trusting of his caregivers. He is going through a miserable time and is still the same sweet boy I've come to know despite it all. We are giving him lots of TLC and I just CANNOT wait to meet healthy Oyster when we come out the other side of this. He's a really special guy.

On a positive note, he's gained a needed 7 lbs since he joined us at GEGR. His coat is still a bit dull, but not his spirit. When he is all healed up, his outer beauty will surely match his beautiful soul. So, send your love and support to Oyster as he faces the most difficult part of his journey to being a healthy retiree. I know he will appreciate your words of encouragement.

Thank you,
Oyster's Foster Mom.

 Waiting to see the doctor today.

Back in bed with an ice pack after his appointment.

Mac's Redmond: 10/10 - Walks, Walks, Walks!

Hello friends!
Redmond here with more Tales (tails?) from Retirement! 

My foster family has been taking me on lots of walks. They say I'm a greyt walker, but need to learn a few manners while on leash to help me enjoy my walks even more. I'm working on walking next to my foster parents and being a gentleman/pup when other dogs come around to say hello. I've been told I'm doing a really good job and have made real progress in only a few days. I don't see why anyone would be surprised...I'm a smart pup! 

I'm also working on my pre-walk manners. I'm learning to wait patiently while my foster parents put on my martingale collar and leash and to not pull when we get out the door. That last bit is a little difficult to remember because I just can't wait to get exploring! I can see why all this is important, though. Those leashes and stairs really make for a tripping hazard! 

Come on Foster Bro! 

I usually walk with my foster brother, but I've also been going on walks with another buddy, who is also a greyhound. And he looks just like me! He happens to be my neighbor at my foster family's house. A greyhound neighbor! What are the odds of that!? We've been having so much fun exploring the neighborhood together. He knows all the best spots and has really been showing me the ropes. It's way more fun walking with him than my foster brother who just wants to turn around and go home. 

Just look at us! Two peas in a pod! 

I'm a pup on a mission!
A Walkies Mission!
Anyway, that's all for now. Forever Family, I promise to keep working really hard on my leash skills so I can go on lots of walks with you. Better get your sneakers ready so we can pound the pavement together! 

Catch ya later!

Quick Quin: 10/10 - Helping Out

Hi folks,  all is well here in foster world.  I am liking my foster home and the loud noises (like the ice maker) no longer bother me. I am becoming very chill.  It's very different than my previous life but all in a super good way.  I like to run around with my foster brothers, nap with them and go on walks. I am learning about stairs and  how to wait for things.  Foster mom says I am a quick learner, but I mean seriously FM, my name is Quick Quin, duh.  Here's some news Foster Mom is getting to work from home two days a week starting today.  So what's cool about that is I get to hang and help her work.  I gave her lots of help today as you can see and we got quite a bit accomplished. Later #fostergirlquin #quicklearner

Rebel: 10/10 - road trip

Hey everyone!  You'll never guess what I did this past weekend?  We took a road trip!  It was so much fun!  FM said I ride in the car like the best of pups.  Everyone once in awhile, I stood up to look out the windows.  The rest of the time, I laid down and napped.  FM said that means more road trips are in my future.  Woohoo!  I like this idea!

Later Gator!

aka Rebelicious

Scooter: 10/10 - Personal Space

Hi Friends! Foster Mom says I have "Personal Space Issues"...
There are a LOT of these...  

Lots of these, too.
Just trying to get one of these...
 I can't help it, though. I just love to be loved.πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’žπŸ’

Imark Calera: 10/9 - Saying Hello!

Hey there world, I'm Calera! The foster family just calls me Cali though and that's fine with me. They say I should tell you a little about myself so here goes....  I'm a young lady, just two years old but foster mom says she would never have guessed how young I am based on my excellent behavior! Here's a picture to show you how pretty I am.

I enjoy soft squeaky toys, treats, ear rubs, squirrel watching, and naps. There are three other hounds in my foster home and I get along very well with all of them. One is young like me and we like to play keep away games with the toys. I respect my elders- see me letting the grumpy old man have quiet and the better bed? I'm such a sweet girl!

I'm only beginning this retired and being a house pet thing but I'm a quick learner. Foster mom says I'm already an expert at roaching! I practice every night and sometimes during afternoon naps too. Practice makes perfect ya know!

Another thing I'm really good at is hugs. This is me hugging the resident teenager. I like her a lot and she says I give the best hugs.

Well forever family, I know you are out there and I hope to meet you soon. I also hope you hand out lots of treats and enjoy good hound hugs! XOXOXO  Cali

Mac's Redmond: 10/9 - Fun in the Sun!

Hey! It's just me, Red, popping in for a pup-date! 

Hello folks! Redmond here. I haven't blogged in a few days. You were probably wondering what I've been up to. Where is that handsome pup? you were probably thinking to yourself. No worries! I've been really busy with my foster family and friends, but I haven't forgotten about all of you. I have so much to tell you about! 

I know you missed this handsome face! 

On Saturday morning, my foster family took me to a place called Yorktown. Apparently it's a pretty historic place. There is a beach, old buildings, and some shops and restaurants. There was even a festival going on with lots of people and loud noises and yummy smells. I was a champ with all of it! I got to meet lots of humans, both young and old. It was so wonderful to get all those pets and ear scratches! Of course, I had to thank those kind folks for all the attention they gave me. Since I can't give hugs, I was able to say thank you with the next best thing- a good, full bodied lean! 

And that's not all! I didn't tell you the best part...I got to make friends with lots of other greyhounds! There were eight of us in all, and a small dog I was told is called a beagle. It was like a family reunion. I had no idea there were so many other retired hounds like me out there. 

Here I am meeting some new greyhound buddies! That little
hound is called a beagle. Her mom jokes that she was a grey
once but shrunk in the dryer! 

Wow! Even more friends to meet! 
We got to go for a nice walk together, hang out by the beach, and then relax in the shade while our humans talked to other humans about the virtues of greyhounds. It was a greyt outing and the perfect day. Here, take a look: 

Walking the streets of Historic Yorktown

Here I am with my new friends taking a short
break. We were watching a family of "deer".
To be honest, they looked like greyhounds.
We're probably related. 
Here I am enjoying the sun and taking in the
sights by Yorktown Beach

Once we got back to my foster home, all I wanted was a good nap. That much excitement can really tire a pup out! I'm definitely not used to having so much fun. I can't wait until the day I find my Forever Family so we can go on adventures like this together! 

😴 Dreaming of my Forever Family

Until next time!

-Redmond 😘

Scooter: 10/08 - Walkies!

Hi Friends! I went on walks with my Foster Brother, Azor. 
We had a fun time sniffing all the smells, and answering all of the pee-mails!
I wanna go on walks every day!

Quick Quin: 10/6 - Toy-eeez

Hi folks,

I am enjoying all things retirement, eating yummy food and treats, sleeping, playing, and especially all the toys.  I love to toss them, squeak them, chase them, and surround myself with these wonderful  things.

Hedgehog is greyt fun, I love the sound he makes and tossing him in the air.
I love to squeak toys, watch me play with snakey --- click  this link More fun toys
Later ... #fostergirlquin 

Rico's River: 10/6 - River Appreciation Day

Hi there! Long time, no talk! Sorry we haven't talked in a while. I took the week off to chill and relax with my foster family, but I am back in action and here to talk about my day today!

Today, my foster family took me to the Calvert Marine Museum for the River Appreciation Day! Most people are mistaken in thinking that it was Patuxent River Appreciation Day, but I think we all know what it really was. *wink wink* Nevertheless, I feel appreciated so good job, everyone.

I met so many people today. There was so much love to go around. I received tons of pats, scritches, and ear rubs. Today was the absolute BEST DAY EVER.

Foster Mom took me back home and gave me even more loving. I just didn't want her to stop and made sure I nuzzled her to encourage her to keep going. (Humans need positive reinforcement when they do something you like. I have found humans love it when you nuzzle them. They're so cute.)

Tag says: "Ask me about adopting a greyhound." I am such a hard worker. "All for the dogs!" these people say.

"Keep up the pats, lady." See? A quick nuzzle and the human realizes I want her to continue the action. So trainable, this one.

Rebel: 10/6 - roaching

Oh.My.Goodness.  You should've heard FM when I was napping last night!  She's ridiculous.  See I was just laying there.  Having a good dream.  I moved around to get situated...and there she is with the camera.

Seems a roach from a pup that's only been off the track a few days is a big deal.  Whatever.  I just wanted to get comfy.

Later Gator!

aka Rebelicious