Sunday, May 6, 2012

NEW ADDITION - ANGEL

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.)


10 comments:

Jen said...

He sounds like a great guy! Congratulations on your new addition. I didn't actually know there was a conceit that Greyhounds didn't bark.

Sue said...

I know Angel will have a wonderful home with you and your pack. Looking forward to hearing more about him as he settles.

IHeartDogs said...

Congrats! He is so handsome.
I love the singers :) Hopefully, he learns to be more vocally appropriate.
Watching a new pup blossom and grow is one of the sweetest things.

Mr.Mischief said...

Obie didn't get the memo that Greyhounds don't bark either...Time to wake up for us humans, or the words "car ride, walk and do you want a biscuit?" are met with barking that literally makes the doorbell chimes ring and the alarm sensors go off.

Random Felines said...

Welcome Angel - you found a great new home!!

Kari in Vegas said...

Welcome angel

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

houndstooth said...

Congratulations to you and Angel! What a handsome boy! I hope you have lots of fun getting to know each other!

gyeong said...

Congrats! The boys are so much fun.

Hiking Hounds said...

Welcome Angel and congratulations on your new home! He sounds wonderful. Zephyr and Astro also destroy the no barking myth. Zephyr often sounds like a vicious beast and has a few people in the neighborhood scared of him. ;-) Can't wait to see more of Angel.

Kristin G. said...

Welcome Angel! We have a new grey too, and she sure can bark. :)