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: 10/30

Rebel is visiting us for awhile and he’s just the happiest dog. He was a little reserved for about the first two hours but because he’s so friendly and happy he meshed right in. He gives the sweetest little kisses and LOVES butt scratches! It makes the whole house happy having him here. He is highly food motivated so he’d probably do really well with a forever family who would enjoy teaching a hound a few commands/tricks. I was surprised how well he settled the first night here. Like he’s been here forever. He sniffed everything in the bedroom, then found a bed and went to sleep. He did get up when I got up in the middle of the night but when I went back to bed so did he. Good dog!!!!

Here’s a photo that captures his sweetness and happiness perfectly. Look at that tail, mid wag! He really wanted some of my scrambled eggs and even when I told him “no” his tail still wagged happily. I love his bright personality so much and so will you!

Mac's Redmond: 10/25 - Meeting and Greeting

Hey There! It's me, Red! Let me tell you all about this thing
called "Meeting and Greeting" 
So, as I've told you previously, I've been a really busy pup these past few weeks. One thing I've been doing a lot of is "Meeting and Greeting". This means I get to be introduced and hang out with new people and other pups. Who knew both people and pups came in so many different sizes?? I sure didn't. But I was really good with everyone- peeps and pups! 

Here are some photos of me at a canine event this past weekend called Chesapeake Bark in the Park: 
Interesting looking pup...Must...say...hello...
I love this meeting and greeting thing...
especially with my greyhound friends!
(I'm in the middle with the teal bandanna)
Is that a stroller for dogs??
I wonder if those come in greyhound sizes...
Some of my new greyhound friends with their stylish coats!
Maybe I'll have one of my own some day
(Psst..I look greyt in Red)
I've also been doing some meeting and greeting closer to my foster home. Here I am with some of my canine neighbors: 
Oh, what do we have here? 
No worries, I've checked it out...definitely a pup!

Well folks, that's all for now. I'll catch you later. 
More tales (tails) from retirement coming soon! 


Rebel: 10/25 - naps

FM has been impressed with my napping skills.  I can't seem to get my head on the bed when it's nap time though.  

Maybe my furever family will have a pillow for me since FM doesn't.

Later Gator!

aka Rebelicious

Mac's Redmond: 10/24 - Toys, Friends and Naps!

Hey Friends! Redmond here. Long time no see! 

Don't worry, I haven't been snoozing the
whole time I've been away!
I've been so busy since my last post, I haven't been able to pop in and say hello. I do apologize for being MIA, but no worries, I'm going to tell you all about what I've been up to while I was away. 

In retirement there are these things called "Toys". I had no idea what these were just a few short weeks ago, but now I realize I've been missing out on something greyt! I can't believe I've lived two whole years without these things! 
There's no escape now, blue stuffy!!
When you're all tired out from playing, it helps to take your
toys with you to your crate for a quick power nap...
...They even make for a greyt place to rest one's head!
Another greyt thing about retirement is having your friends over for sleepovers. Now at the track everyday was a sleepover with all the pups, but the retirement variety of sleepover is way better. This past weekend, we got to host another greyhound. His name is Oyster and he's also a foster pup like me. He looks like me, and is also two years old. We could be twins! He got a nice getaway and change of scene, and I got to compare notes on retired life. Here are a few photos of what we got up to: 
Lounging around...I'm the one with the Star Wars blanket
Here we are helping with groceries
Check out Oyster's awesome bat ears!
If you'll notice, I too have an interesting ear-style in this photo.

I've also discovered the importance of naps. I never gave them much thought before, but I now realize they are a necessary part of every healthy retired greyhound lifestyle. I can nap anytime, anywhere, anyhow! Check it out: 
In a crate
On a bed
On the floor
On a rug
Like a pretzel 
Bed and Rug! Two for the price of one!

Hey Foster Mom! Stop with the photos already!
What's a pup gotta do to get some sleep around here!?
That's all for now! Stay tuned for a new post coming very soon! 


Artex Oyster: 10/24 - Tiny Humans!

Hi everyone! It's the O man.

I just had to share a new experience I had today. I met the tiniest human ever! It was not like the little humans I live with who run and talk and play. It was a little lump of cuteness and it was very loud.

I was really curious, so I sniffed and wagged my tail excitedly, but when foster mom told me not to slobber on him, I did as I was told. I was worried he was crying, but his mom took care of him and I was totally at ease with him after that. When it was time for him to go, I walked him to the door and made sure his blanket was nice and cozy for him, because it's chilly out today.

I guess you could say I enjoy tiny humans of all ages. So if you're out there forever family and you have some tiny humans of your own, just know I'll be sweet to them and I hope they will be sweet to me too.

Tell them the best way to get on my good side it to share all the yummy snacks with me!

- Oyster


Foster mom says, "Maybe not ALL the snacks." Bah...she's no fun.

Rebel: 10/23 - visiting

FM had to take the resident little dog to the vet so I went with her for some socializing.  I had a lot of fun and made sure to explore every spot I could get my nose to.

I smell treats up here.

Yes.  Can I help you?

The vet tech mentioned maybe taking my temperature.  
I let her know that this was how I felt about that.

Giving the vet some love.  She said I was uber-handsome.  

Later Gator!

aka Rebelicious

Artex Oyster: 10/21/18 - New Adventures

Hi everyone. Oyster here!

I just wanted to share my weekend adventure with you! I'm feeling back to my old self again while I wait for my last 2 injections next month. Foster mom and dad had a wedding to attend in Virginia this weekend, so I got to go to what I believe was a greyhound spa and resort. I got to calmly socialize with some greyhound buddies to include fellow foster pup, Redmond! I was so happy to be in their company that I really think I'd love to be adopted to a family that will have a canine sibling for me. I just feel complete that way. Don't forget though, I really love my people and want to be with them all the time. My favorite kind of cuddle is for you to just take my head in your hands and scratch my ears and hold me close. I feel so loved that way. I might even give you kisses as a thank you!

When foster mom picked me up today, the other humans that watched me said I was on my best behavior. I'm still so gentle on a leash and did great going potty outside. I ate all my food and drank well. I really love food, but I've NEVER tried to jump on the counters and take what's not offered to me. I'm a real gentleman that way. I even helped my gracious hosts fold the laundry!

Did I also mention I love curling up in a blanket and snuggling in on a cozy bed. It's just the best! Can't you see me and my handsome face nestled by the fire with you this winter? You could even wrap me up in a big red bow for Christmas. Foster mom says I look good in red.  Anyway, I'm gonna go take a snooze after my long car ride to foster mom's house today.

Until next time!
Oyster AKA The Shadow Dog.

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.