Hope hes giving you some good tips. hound.s all come from the same stock some where me thinks. MY....leash of greyhounds do. .but not to good over the jumps.have fun and enjoy the YOUR NICE NEW warm bed YOU HAVE NOW. W keefx PS happy HIPPY ;D ;D ;D ;D
Much to my relief, he was quite happy sleeping in his basket all night - never moved - and only hopped on the bed for morning tea, as yesterday. I think given his age, and how clean and quiet he is, that can be permitted
A couple of pics of Rory posing prettily in his bed, just after he woke up this morning - I'd already been down to get the camera and he hadn't stirred! He sleeps with Digby Dog, who's quite cuddly and to whom he seems to have become attached...
Much better weather today and we've had a lovely day, though he did give me fright this morning... We went down the track at the back c10am and he hopped into the empty field on the right (the bull and his three remaining sons are in the fields to the left: they just stare at Rory and he stares back). I walked on very slowly, but when he hopped out again (and I hope I can teach him to look out for barbed wire! as it took him a bit by surprise) he couldn't see me... and took off back towards the house, me huffing and puffing in pursuit. I blew hard on the whistle but he couldn't hear me.... I was almost back at the stile behind the house, when he came trotting back towards me. Phew!
The moral is, not to move til he knows where I'm going! It's all so new for him here, with our wide open spaces, we are bound to get the odd blip as he does set off, once off the lead, at a cracking trot! Good job we didn't go down there yesterday - the hunt was working the Estate all day, and the track was really churned up with hoof prints... I think if hounds had spotted Rory they'd have thought he was the fox!
We did a bit of gardening this afternoon - I tried not to step on him hahaha! He had a good bark at my neighbour Rosie through the fence, and also barked at the blond collie ladies over at number 3. I'm sure he'll be fine once we've met them out walking.
Rory's becoming much more affectionate now I think he reckons he's staying here... he's snuggling up close to me on the sofa rather than settling on the other seat, giving little grunts and rumbles of contentment when petted, and even giving me lots of little licks. He's much more talkative in general esp if it's walkies time! He must have some separation anxiety though, as he follows me everywhere, VERY closely
Lovely update and photos Sara, love the fact he cuddles up with Digby Dog
For an oldie Rory can move fast when he wants to! I remember the first time we let him off - we were astounded how quick he could shift and he really loves it, you could see the joy in his face
Rory has had a lot of moves in the last year, so it is going to be natural he will want to know where you are at all times, hopefully over time he will settle down. So pleased that you are building a special bond with each other Please give him gentle hugs and ear scritches from us
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Instead of posting photos which is a little bit of a fiddle, I'm going to try posting a link to my Facebook album made today, of Rory on the 'Daily Walk' which I've set to 'public' so you should all be able to see it.... You have to copy and paste the link I think
Things are going very well, although he does give me high strikes out walking sometimes, as he gets so far in front of me - he trots very fast! - and hasn't yet quite learned where to 'stay' and wait for me.... and can't always hear the whistle, or pretends he can't lol
But he so loves mooching around on his own, I'm taking a view and hoping we don't get into trouble! He is very good on a lead though, unlike the previous incumbent
He's getting quite cheeky at home, and starting to boss me around quite a bit Next week with the Cheltenham Festival on Tues-Friday, will be a bit dicey no doubt!
Yes he does still do lots of jumping and bouncing (and also circuits of the sofa) when a walk is in the offing... Speaking of which, racing has just finished and I'm being very loudly and plaintively nagged... so soreeeee - gotta go now!