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Favorite Video Friday – Alternate Reality

January 27, 2017 2 comments

It’s been some kind of week, hadn’t it?

  • Our Commander in Chief has been gaslighting us (and the world) since last Friday.
  • The weather has been crazy ridiculous across the country (tornadoes, mudslides, record snow, record temperatures globally for the 3rd year in a row).
  • Whole government agencies being dismantled, hobbled and restrained in a day.

It makes one start to wonder if there is another planet they can escape to before it all goes to hell in a hand basket .

Fortunately, there is another world we can escape to, and it’s called Greyhound Land.

This week’s Favorite Video Friday features a dog I am coming to love (through YouTube videos), Doodad. Take a moment to immerse yourself in Doodad’s world.

And if that doesn’t help, there is always this.

And if that doesn’t help, there is always this.

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Favorite Video Friday – Doodad the Greyhound

January 20, 2017 6 comments

I don’t know if I have ever shared this before, but in addition to being a lover of Shelties and Labs, I am a big lover of Greyhounds.

The first greyhound I ever met was Tater. He was owned by a couple I used to walk with at the dog park. He was elegant and graceful and so very funny. He played that deadpan look so well. (Is that a greyhound thing?)

Tater might have been an older greyhound, but he could still run like the wind. He and his sister, Nadya, who is a Borzoi, made running look like art. I loved watching them. Such beauty and grace.

There is just something about this breed that makes me smile.

I think that is why I fell in love with today’s Favorite Friday video featuring Doodad the Greyhound. If ever there was a dog who inspired smiles it is Doodad. I’ve already watched five videos featuring her and her idiosyncrasies!

I just might have to consider adopting my own Doodad in the future. What a cutie!

Happy Friday everyone. May you have some good quality dog time this weekend.

Favorite Video Friday – Nap time for Greyhound

August 7, 2015 5 comments

Whenever there are storms, I can expect to have two scared dogs – Daisy and Maggie.

Two scared dogs, means less sleep. Yes, I am tired.

That’s why today’s video is speaking to my deepest desire today. Anyone up for a nap? 🙂

Happy Friday everyone!

Dog park friends (in pictures)

February 11, 2013 23 comments

Many of you have heard me talk about our dog park in previous posts. It’s one of our favorite places to go. It has a huge field in front, woods to the side and is patrolled by the park sheriffs on a regular basis. Most everyone who goes to our dog park walks with their dogs. I like that we all get exercise at the same time, the dogs and us.

I thought I would take some time out today to introduce you to some of our dog park friends. These are not all of our friends, but just some of the ones we like to walk with when we are there. They and their owners are awesome.

Nissa

Nissa

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Compton

Dylan

Dylan

Nadia

Nadia

Abbie

Abbie

Prince

Prince

Abby and Marley

Abby and Marley

Abbie and Nadia

Abbie and Nadia

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Jack

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Clover

Cupcake and Tater

Cupcake and Tater

Abby

Abby

Roscoe

Roscoe

Charlie

Charlie

 

Jasper and Bella

Jasper and Bella

Abbie, Buster and Nadia

Abbie, Buster and Nadia

Clover

Clover

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Rebel (Collie), Strawberry (Golden Retriever), Sasha (Lab)

Favorite Video Friday – How a Greyhound fits in

October 26, 2012 10 comments

As it gets colder here and throughout the midwest, we are all looking for more ways to stay warm – adding an extra blanket, turning up the heat and cuddling a little more with our pets.

This week’s Favorite Video Friday features a greyhound who is looking to stay warm in an unusual way. One has to wonder how he manages to fit himself into such a small space.

Is he looking for warmth? Does he feel safer in small spaces? Does he just want to let the cats know they don’t own the place? I’m not sure, but either way, it’s adorable to see. I hope you get a giggle out of this greyhound’s attempt to fit in.

Happy Friday everyone!

Give it your best shot. What breed mix is Dozer?

March 16, 2012 55 comments

Dozer

After a week of discussing a really serious topic (puppy mills), I thought it might be nice to do a more light-hearted post and ask for a little audience participation. I welcome your input on this one!

About a year ago, my brother adopted a dog from a pitbull rescue group here in Minnesota. Dozer isn’t actually a pitbull (as far as we can tell), but he does have an interesting story. The woman who fostered him had rescued him from a shelter in the south after the shelter manager begged her to take him. It seems that Dozer had been scheduled to put to sleep (i.e., he had run out of time) several times, but the shelter manager kept saving him because he had become really taken with him. He knew that it was only a matter of time before he would have to put him to sleep, so he begged Dozer’s foster mom to please take him, and even though she was there to rescue pitbulls, she did.

Dozer had spent some time with her, but still couldn’t seem to find that perfect family. In fact, she was thinking the cause was lost and she should just adopt him herself, when my brother and sister-in-law came across his picture on Pet Finder. It was love at first sight. Dozer had some behavioral issues to resolve, but a year later I can honestly say he is an awesome dog. My brother and sister-in-law have been amazing pet parents. They took him to basic training and even had him do a little agility (which he loved). It’s been wonderful to see his transformation under their loving care. There’s only one problem. NO ONE can seem to guess what he is – Vizsla? Rhodesian Rideback? Smooth Collie-mix? Hound-mix?

Here’s where you come in. I need your help. I need you dog aficionados to tell me what you think Dozer is mixed with. So, what’s your guess?

Additional details – Dozer is:
– Wicked smart. He can learn a new trick in seconds.
– Prey driven. Don’t ever think of getting between him and a squirrel!
– Tall. Dozer is about the same height as a Greyhound
– Long legged. In fact, he’s all legs.
– Big ears. I love, love, love his ears!







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