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Post  Laikipia on Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:06 am

GR - work mmmmmmmm we believe you Laughing

Bella is a true Like a Star @ heaven and knows what she likes for sure.

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Post  Laikipia on Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:57 pm

This is 'Vertagus Elaine' (her racing name) known as April by the rescue centre and soon to be called ... ?
She was born in October 2006 is Irish and only raced 4 times. She's small and very chilled and has a bad foot but was very relaxed with us. We took her and Tamu for a walk up the lane and they were happy together, Tamu wasn't sure when we first arrived, so many dogs and smells to take in. They have 12 normally but are down to 8 at the moment. All of the dogs are very calm and soon stop barking and leaping around, they are also well fed and cared for which is lovely to see.

As you see she hopped into the car and was ready to come home with us Very Happy





We are having our 'home check' Monday and all being well our new greyhound will stay from then onwards. We are both thrilled and really looking forward to giving her a forever home and Tamu a new friend.

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Post  littlewid on Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:45 pm

Thats so lovely Lai and she is a beauty isn't she and brilliant that she and Tamu got on so well and Monday will be just a tick in the book, theres no way they would turn you, Pete and Tamu down. April is so beautiful and i'm looking forward to hearing what her new name will be.
Are you still planning on having Kip as well? Very Happy
The pictures are really nice and they look so settled in the car together, it's looks as if April has been with you and Tamu forever, she really does look incredibly chilled.
I am so pleased for you all Group Hug

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Post  Laikipia on Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:12 pm

Oh yes for sure Littlewid, Princess Liz soon to be Kip is being visited by Tamu and hopefully April aka ...? on Wednesday afternoon. All being well and all 3 getting on she will join us mid July. The reason is she is far more excitable and we don't want to put her in kennels while we are in Shetland at the end of June beginning of July, we don't think that would be good for her, also the person who runs the place is away and July suits him better. To be honest we need to settle in one first with Tamu before taking another and are taking the easier (we feel) option with April.

She's fawn and white so I am thinking of new names for her - Karo, Maple ...... ? any suggestions please Very Happy

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Post  whitestarling on Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:31 pm

http://i73.servimg.c Well done Lai & Pete, she is one lucky Dog to find her Forever Home with you both, and Tamu. It does look as though they both have been friends for ever. The only name I could come up with at this time of night is Libra, as she was born in October.
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Post  gregrowlerson on Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:49 pm

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Tremendous news about the three of you and April. Those are just lovely pics Lai, and she certainly does look very much at home alongside Tamu Very Happy

that the home check goes well, and also with your future endeavours with Kip Group Hug
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Post  gregrowlerson on Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:11 am

Safariman, all the best for your trip in Zambia by the Zambese. that you get some okay weather and don't always have to have a beanie on! We all look forward to your stories and photos when you return cheers

Doogs, re love of '80's and '90's music, not sure that I ever went from a boy to a man Laughing But actually at work yesterday we had the old hits playing on the radio, and so were speaking a bit about old corny tunes and classics and so forth, as newbie seems rather old fashioned in her music taste Razz I have listened to a couple of Huey Lewis classic recently on my Ipod, so bought up the song Happy To Be Stuck With You as arguably the most positive, smirk-inducing song ever, and she said this is her number one wedding song! And her second is Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship (who also had the bigger hit We Built This City), and I really love this song too. On my walkie yesterday it came on! It was so cool, because I really wanted to hear this song again, but had forgotten about this possibilty of it playing until it happened, so that made me Very Happy But been listening to heaps of marvellous stuff lately, and there are lots of upcoming albums for me to look forward to, such as Jimmy Eat World, Emiliana Torrini, Miley Cyrus Embarassed Laughing

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Post  Laikipia on Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:57 am

Aha, thanks for that WS, I hadn't worked that one out. You are a sharp http://i77.servimg.c http://www.picgifs.c

This morning I like the name Rosie, but I haven't told Pete yet, he's still Sleeping

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ps thanks WS for the name suggestion Very Happy she might of course be Scorpio (late October) Laughing
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Post  littlewid on Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:00 pm

So pleased Princess Liz AKA Kip is also still on the list as long as April and Tamu get along with her which hopefully they will......Good luck for Wednesday and also for tomorrow although I think we know that the home visit will be a breeze.

Loving the name Rosie, thats a good choice. I thought that as she is fawn in colour, kind of Amber and Amber gives off a warm glow and I reckon she will bring a true glow to yours, Petes & Tamu's life I thought the name Amber may be quite nice.

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Post  Laikipia on Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:11 pm

Ooooooooooooooh yes, I love the name Amber, warm and very classy. A brilliant suggestion Littlewid, I will go and tell Pete, and perhaps we should save it for a 3rd greyhound ????

I will let you know about tomorrow and of course Wednesday - we are all very excited, okay well I am, I am not sure about Tamu Very Happy

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Post  whitestarling on Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:33 am

Love both those names Rosie, and Amber, well thought out LW. Good luck for tomorrow, although we know your not going to need it, and for wednesday to. We are going over to Nantwich tomorrow to see Mrs S's Sister, so I'll shout hello to Princess aka Kip, as we pass
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Post  gregrowlerson on Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:14 pm

Ooooh....it must be just about that time that you are having Rosie around for the home visit! Don't need to say best wishes, because I am already anticipating wonderful news (as per what you have already predicted, you have great farao ment Very Happy )! So please let us hear about it all very soon Mrs Kipia Group Hug

And I give my best wishes that the excitable Kip will restrain herself just enough so as to make a lasting positive impression on Wednesday Hugs

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Post  Laikipia on Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:20 pm

http://i70.servimg.c http://www.picgifs.c Rosie (we are saving Amber for another day and another dog) arrived at 12.30pm and we had our home visit. She was checking out every inch of the house the moment she came in, having already checked out the fenced areas of the garden with Tamu. They are both content and giving each other plenty of space. I think this is good for now, lots of time to get to know each other later.

Rosie is small but chunky, for which read overweight, I feel. I've already booked an appt with our vet tomorrow night for a check over, kennel cough and have the foot looked at. She's on antibiotics at the moment but I would still like it looked at.

So far all is calm and well http://i70.servimg.c

WS that's so funny, we'll be there with Kip aka Princess Liz on Wednesday so don't be taking her yourself

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Post  whitestarling on Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:47 pm

Would'nt dream of it Lai. It did actualy cross my mind to call if we had time, although we did'nt, but I tried to find it on the Iternet last night, and could'nt. I found a place in the Wirral,
but no mention of one in Nantwich anywhere. I just wondered if people who are looking for a Greyhound might have the same problem, and the centre is missing opportunities ?.
Thats really good news that everything went so well with Rosie, and Tamu. Sounds like they will get on fine, and good idea to get your vet to do a full check up on her.

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Ps Found that Greyhound, and put it in British Pets/wildlife. There are some more on this link if you want to pick another instead, or as well as

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Post  littlewid on Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:33 am

WooHoo Rosie is home bounce i'm so pleased all went well yesterday and things seem to be ok between Rosie and Tamu, I hope you have all had a good night and have a fun day today and fingers crossed all goes well at the vets this evening.
Only today to go and then Kip gets a visit from Tamu & Rosie, lets hope that all goes well and she can join the clan after your holidays Very Happy it's all very exciting isn't it and i'm looking forward to lots of updates on the 3 Muskateers cheers
I'm glad you liked the name Amber and maybe it will suit another Rescuee at later date.

Right must get a wriggle on for work. Have a good day everyone and lets hope that sun keeps shinning sunny

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Post  Laikipia on Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:17 am

Thanks for that WS. I've put the link up for Kip aka Princess Liz, it's comes up under Cheshire Retired Greyhound Trust - but in this area we seem to have plenty.

http://cheshire.retiredgreyhounds.co.uk/

We had a good night with both Tamu and Rosie, as we weren't sure how they would be together we left the door open so they could roam the house and our bedroom. They were both brilliant and Pete let them out at 5.30am in case she isn't house trained. She leapt onto the bed afterwards, muddy feet and all affraid

Only one disagreement last night at about 9.30 outside, Tamu wanted to play and then didn't when Rosie joined in, so a large growl and bark from Tamu. Rosie wasn't phased and can run faster Very Happy We both feel sure they will be good friends once they get to know each other.

Enjoy the sunshine today everyone.

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Post  gregrowlerson on Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:23 am

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Wonderful news on the new pooch front Lai, and rather amusing about the muddy feet! Good on you too for getting a vet check organised immediately

Last night I enjoyed a rather different walkie, as we had company for about ten minutes in the form of a small black dog that was about the size of Bella and probably even quicker! She kept hanging around us as she liked Leo (I assume it was a she Laughing ), but I could never get close enough to pat her. I am not sure if it was a stray dog or not, and maybe if I had managed to grab the pooch then I would have checked to see if it had a tag and stuff. After quite sometime we managed to 'escape' its clutches with quite a run, but it was a rather adorable little thing. We do loops on some walks, so where we left it was near where we found it.

I have a long weekend coming up which is great! And on Sunday night I have the exciting show Endeavour to watch (the young Inspector Morse) plus my favourite cyclist is racing starting on the weekend. I also might go to Werribee Zoo Very Happy

I finally booked in to do last years tax today for June 13 after doing a scrounge around my messy house at lunchtime and managing to round up my annual payment statement and other thingys. Also have my car booked in to be fixed on June 18, so getting some stuff in order http://i70.servimg.c
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Post  whitestarling on Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:33 am

affraid I forgot to put the Greyhound Gif link in Sorry Lai
http://www.greyts.com/Imagelib/

Glad they got on OK, there's bound to be the odd little difference as they both learn about each other. It's the way they sort it out that's important

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Post  Laikipia on Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:29 am

http://www.picgifs.c http://i70.servimg.c GR - sounds like a fun walk with a new furry friend for Bella and Leo, let's hope he/she found their way home afterwards.

A long weekend, lucky you, although we have just had one so I shouldn't grumble cheers Lots to look forward to with a visit to the zoo and the cycling, not sure what we are planning yet, it depends on how Tamu and Rosie are getting on Very Happy

That's really Razz GR. I am working at home this morning sorting out my tax return What a Face Razz how weird is that? My car failed its MOT on Saturday but it's fixed now so I need to go and collect it sometime.

Thanks for the link WS - going for a look now http://i70.servimg.c http://www.picgifs.c

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Post  gregrowlerson on Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:11 pm

Loving all these greyhound images guys

Your pooches might always have their differences Lai, but I think that with dogs they hold no grudges. Or at least mine don't! It's very much forgive, forget and move on with Bella and Leo and their play fights Laughing

Nice to know that you're in the same boat as me regards the late doing of tax Mrs Kipia. Maybe it just means that we have too much Cool stuff going on in our lives to get around to doing it Very Happy
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Post  Laikipia on Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:01 pm

I Agree GR on all counts http://i70.servimg.c http://www.picgifs.c

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Post  littlewid on Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:31 pm

Good to know that Rosie and Tamu had a good first night with no real disagreements and as you say, as time goes by they will become good friends. How lovely that she wasn't phased by Tamus bark and growl.
Tomorrow is Princess Liz day isn't it, fingers crossed that all goes well and Kip will soon be joining your household. I'm looking forward to hearing how it all goes Very Happy

Your long weekend sounds lovely GR and a trip to the zoo as well......more piccies http://i70.servimg.c http://i70.servimg.c http://i70.servimg.c

Oooo am I glad I dont have to do a tax return, what a headache they are, good luck Lai and GR.

Nero was at the vets yesterday, he was there the other week as he had a funny thing appear on his face just above his lip, this turned out to be a benign histocytoma which is going down thank heavens, then yesterday I noticed a sore spot on his face on the other side, so off to the vets last night and it turns out to be a kind of eczema that can happen in warm weather especially if the dog has a thick coat. So that was cleaned and we have steroid cream for that. it's not bothering him which is good and should clear up really quick.

Good luck with the car GR, hope all goes well and I must say, I am loving all the Greyhound smilies as well Group Hug

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Post  Laikipia on Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:01 am

Oh no poor Nero, I hope he is okay, this hot weather is awful for dogs with longer coats.

Yes we off to see Kip this afternoon with Tamu and Roise - fingers crossed they all get on and she can join us mid July Very Happy

Have a good day everyone, the sunny has vanished today What a Face

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Post  gregrowlerson on Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:14 pm

Sounds like Nero has really been in the wars LW No but hopefully all has been sorted out now with your handsome boy

Which reminds me, how are you going with your back? Has there been a significant reduction in pain in recent weeks?

My upcoming weekend is a little busier than originally thought as was only reminded yesterday that I am off to the football on Friday night! There are eight of us going, so shall be a good crew, and I think I will get the train in and get on it as they say http://www.picgifs.c

Tomorrow I will make the usual journey to my folkies, and this time be even more of a burden than usual Razz My washing machine has a significant leak now, so shall take some clothes to wash during the evening. So will need to organise to get this fixed at some stage, or get a new one. Other house issue (apart from how messy the place always is Laughing ) is the heater/aircon which I can't turn off affraid It's like the battery has run out to turn it off, but wherever the battery is on the remote control appears a mystery! Well I worked out that I can turn off one switch at the power meter to take it off, though that also takes away the power from my laptop. So all in all everything is a bit makeshift at the moment.

Just as well I don't have a waterbed as I'm sure it would spring a leak any day now Laughing

I mentioned earlier in the year that I had gotten two dumbells for minor weights work. Well I stopped doing that for at least a month, but in last week or so have gotten back into it. I am so lazy though...I do like two or three minutes and that's it! But I am attempting to get into routine that everytime I go for walkies at night with the poochies I lift them for a short while, before and after. I will never achieve that aim, but if I aim for before AND after than I might at least do one session for each night walk Laughing Some sort of weird reverse psychology Razz

It's almost Sleeping time again. I will log off soon with the thought of, "Goooo Kip! Win Mr & Mrs Kipia's I love you !"
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Post  Laikipia on Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:39 pm

She did, and we took Tamu and Rosie to meet her, Rosie and Kip were fine together they are after all and used to - Tamu was in a bit of a mood but she'll be fine. Ridgies do sulk What a Face

I've caught a vixen and a cub on the trail cam so will sort through and upload soon Very Happy and will then put the trail cams back quickly as I can get a better angle http://i70.servimg.c of the den well one or two of the entrances.

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