Things have been a little different around the house this past week. We have added a new grey to the family! Meet Angel, a youngster of only 2, fresh off the track. Though it appears as though he only ran training races and was cut in the minors, never going pro. He is still in the confused, what's-going-on-here? phase, as he learns our routine, what's expected and that this is a permanent arrangement, but is settling in nicely.
He is destroying the myth that greyhounds don't bark. Whenever he gets excited, it is a deafening racket that can be heard down the block. It could be heard gravel crunching in the driveway, other greyhounds are arriving at playdate or simply that I glanced towards the front door. The smallest things will get him going. (Though he has yet to bark at his reflection in the dining room window like Dru does.) He is also a master singer and has accompanied Willow and Dillon on a various melodies, though he has also performed solo.
He is a snuggler, curling up with me when I am on the couch reading, or taking up as much room in the bed as possible. Human sleeping habits have been drastically modified this week; none of the girls sleep in the bed. The girls knew him before he came into the house, so they are harassing him only moderately. Mostly to say "Hey, that's my bed and I am not one to share, get your own". Which he did; the big, high one with the cushy pillow top mattress.
Today was the first time he really let loose at the dog park and did some crazy dog sprints. It was a beautiful thing to see. Of course, I didn't see it with the camera. Sigh.
I am very much anticipating the revealing of his true personality when he gets comfortable and completely settles in, since it's fantastic already.
(With his twin, Gentry. I had a hard time telling the two apart. Angel is on the left.)
Welcome to my blog; Cult of the Greyhound. It's all about the dogs, well, and also my photos. In my alternative reality I am a photographer. Add to that a fascination with greyhounds and there is no way to remove the camera from my hands when near the hounds. I have 4 greyhounds; Willow, Breeze, Dru and Angel, and they are a constant source of entertainment for me and fodder for the camera. Greyhound photography, gotta' love it!
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