Painting the town red

Inaugeral Red Hat Society - 2005

In 2005 I decided that the ladies of the gardens needed to form their own Red Hat Society. The ladies over 10 wore red and the girls under 10 wore pink. All of the girls got their hats in Photoshop

Phoebe will forever be the Grande Dame.

Red hot Houndies - 2007

By 2007, the ladies became much more organized and internet savvy. They discovered Bow Wow Bonnets and each lady ordered at hat made especially for her.

They officially named their charter the Red Hot Houndies.

Fast forward to 2011. We live with party animals, what can I say. The girls ordered a few new bonnets and are ready to show them off.

Roxy, currently the queen
Blender
Jori
Talley
Jillian, the party girl
Slinky
Flo, the fun police
Minnie
Crystal
Cinderella

Isn’t it time your girls joined a Red Hat Society?

Party time at the Pet Blog Hop!

It’s time for the Saturday Pet Blog Hop!

Please join us, it’s simple.

The Pet Blog Hop hosted by Life with Dogs, Two Little Cavaliers and Confessions of the Plume. Many, many thanks to the hosts, the Pet Blog Hop rocks.

Please join us, the rules are simple:

  1. Follow your three hosts
  2. Check out some of the our fellow bloggers, leave them a comment and tell them you are visiting from the Pet Blog hop
  3. Add your blog to the Linky
  4. Copy and paste the html code into your html editor

 

Swimming lessons Day 2

We went back for another day of swimming lessons. Roxy was ready to go. Guess it is time to learn the backstroke.

Look ma, no hands

She took right off on her own today, just like a duck to water.

The golden doodle.

This is Mazy, she is having post surgery strengthening.

Playing ball is the best part

This is Cooper, he is also post-surgery strengthening. He can hardly wait to get into the pool and play with his ball.

 

Hanging 10

And Lily here just proves that pool fun is not just for big dogs. She swam on her own perfectly. The little surf board helps with balance.

 

Strolling in the sun

This is proof, Roxy is doing fabulous. This was just after we got home. I find it hard to believe that she could be stronger already, but she went out for five strolls around the acre after dinner.

Swimming lessons

Welcome to our new site. I’m not done unpacking yet, I still have plenty to add, but I thought it was time to welcome everyone. Coffee pot is always on, come on in and meet the hounds of Greyhound Gardens.

Roxy's first hydrotherapy

Roxy is our oldest greyhound, she’ll be 15 in September. She is doing remarkably well even with heart murmur that was detected when we adopted her at 9 years old. She’s started showing signs of weakness in her hind end, and we are really hoping that hydrotherapy will give her the strength boost she needs.

Laurie is the hydrotherapy trainer at Everything Pawsible in Salem. To say the very least, I think Laurie is the best. I have watched her with dogs for over 10 years and she just has a way with dogs.

Roxy relaxed totally in the water.

Of course, after her first time in the pool she zonked.

Laurie continued with other dogs while Roxy rested.

This guy has clearly been taking hydrotherapy for awhile, he was demonstrating to Laurie how to do it.

And seriously, what good is swimming if you can’t play in the pool?

I think this is called the dog paddle.

It’s been three hours since she had the hydrotherapy. She is doing fabulous. Her legs aren’t weak, she was ready for her dinner and has strolled around the yard.

We go back tomorrow and then once a week for as long as she needs it.

I’m totally impressed.

It’s time for the Saturday Pet Blog Hop!

Please join us, it’s simple.

The Pet Blog Hop hosted by Life with Dogs, Two Little Cavaliers and Confessions of the Plume. Many, many thanks to the hosts, the Pet Blog Hop rocks.

Please join us, the rules are simple:

  1. Follow your three hosts
  2. Check out some of the our fellow bloggers, leave them a comment and tell them you are visiting from the Pet Blog hop
  3. Add your blog to the Linky
  4. Copy and paste the html code into your html editor

 

Happy Mother’s Day

We’ve had a lot of broodies come through Greyhound Gardens. Roxy is the only one still with us. Successfully, she raised 16 little babies, had a career and is now enjoying retirement. She pretty much rules the roost.

Springtime in the gardens

 

Yo ladies, check out this grass. It is nearly longer than my long legs.

OK Crystal, we know the grass is long. Have you seen the amount of rain we have been getting? What do you expect?

 Barney for one rather enjoys the cool long grass. It is much softer to lay down in.
 

Buddy took matters into his own paws and pointed the direction he thought we should be taking.

 Sadly, an acre of hard work has begun.

The short grass is so much nicer on a little old ladies tootsies.

Just for the record, the day ended perfectly.

Break time

Every day without fail, I go home during my lunch break to let the houndy dogs out.

Today, for the first time in weeks it wasn’t raining. The ground is still soaked, but everyone seemed to enjoy the little longer, a little more quality time for their noon time run.

Sulking::Day 3


To the other mother.

When you left for Boston, I really missed you. I couldn’t believe you just left us.


And then I started listening for every car that drove by thinking maybe you would come home soon.


But we know you miss us as much as we miss you and it is probably a whole lot easier for us than it is you.

We just want you to know we love and miss you. Hurry home.