Sunday, October 26, 2008

A month of a new (but old) dog

We've had our new greyhound for nearly a month, although he was four years old already. It's been an adjustment for all of us. Our previous 2 greys never learned or liked to climb stairs, though they could head down after a bath. This one (Cadillac) bounded up the stairs nearly on the first day, and has no trouble going up or down. He chowed down on the cat food, forcing us to feed the cats in isolation.

The cats aren't quite sure what to make of him. At first they were freaked out, but now they ignore him unless he tries to play with them. He doesn't understand they are not interested and barks at them. Hopefully he won't irritate any of them, as they have both claws and teeth. And vice versa, as I've seen him carry pillows and stuffed animals in his jaws, none too gently.

Pictures are online:

This is one of my faves:

He also figured out it was safe to climb onto the LazyBoy rocker:

I'm starting to teach him a few commands. One that greyhounds don't typically handle well is "sit" as it isn't part of their training regimen for racing. He's very strong, so pushing his back down has been a workout for me.

From spath pets

Oh, and he has a twitter identity - cadillac_dog, earning him 15 followers already (counting me).


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