Friday, October 25, 2013

Another roacher!

Hanna has roached (in greyhound lingo, it is the position assumed by the pup with the belly up, like a dead cockroach) ever since we got her.  She usually does it  with one front leg extended  up in the air.   According to the "hubbypedia" (my hubby, the walking encyclopedia, I guess he will ask me to take this line down when he reads this ;D), greys roach when they are happy.

Louie has never roached.  I attributed this to the unevenness of his back, or so I thought.  But he  is a happy puppy who thinks everybody wants to pet him.  Then I started noticing that once or twice a year for a couple of years now, he would try it but very briefly.  He usually stops if I make a big fuss out of it.  Yesterday was a breakthrough, he finally roached for a while and allowed me to "document" it.  I know, big deal.  It is for me ;D

It is amazing to realize that the family room has really evolved into the critter room.  Last time we sat on this couch was  years ago when I was still anal enough to cover it.  But the pups love it and we are glad they share such a valuable resource.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Unsafe foods for Dogs

Got this from the Greyhound Outreach's FB (who in turn got it from

Nuts about cosmos!

I started with a packet  of bright lights cosmos 3 years ago.  Since I added more flower beds for our cannas and shastas, I had more space for, yes, cosmos, so I went nuts planting them everywhere.  I now have plenty of seeds to share with family, friends and neighbors.  This year we had picotee, fuschia and pink seashells cosmos. 

The bumble bees loved them. 

Who's the Boss?

We are lucky to have a) a very accepting and secured cat who welcomed our greys with such grace and b) retired racers who are smart enough to know who the boss, er, more senior critter is.