Añejo Mockingbird

Used to be this place was mostly about music and pop culture, but it's slowly morphed into a launching pad for finding our foster greyhounds new homes. So be it. We love the hounds and are more than happy to use our modest little blog page to reach out and snag some attention for these greyt dogs... Oh, we'll still post the occasional odd music review or rant at the state of the Redskins from time to time, but they'll hafta take a back seat to the dogs 'til further notice

Location: Pennsylvania, United States

Music geek who appreciates everything from power-pop to indie-rock and most everything in between. I especially dig Reggae and its predecessor, Ska.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

An intro to Serena

Hey all! This is Serena, formerly known as "Slam Around" - she's a bit on the shy side so she's asked me to speak on her behalf. Serena is a shy, quiet girl who likes the comfort of a private spot to hang out in. Be it a large dog bed in a back room or a kennel where she can meditate on life after racing. Serena (who is 2 yrs old today!) weighs in the neighborhood of 55 lbs and is settling into retirement slow and easy. She's a bit of a timid soul and really likes to have a another hound around to show her what's up with all the new things retirement life brings. She's looking for a patient soul who recognizes that good things come to those who wait, as she's probably going to come into her own and blossom like a gorgeous rose after a little bit of TLC! She's eating well and hasn't had any accidents in the house - she's got a good grasp so far on how the "go out to potty" thing works and has done number 1 and number 2 on the leash, so no problems there. Speaking of leashes, yesterday she took her first walk on a leash after some coaxing and cajoling on our part. Her initial fright at venturing out was replaced by some delighted looks on her face as we ventured around the neighborhood. Serena was, I think, more comforted by the presence of her big foster brother Coastal and his confidence at being out and about than she was by either of her foster parents, furthering my assumption that she'll do better in an environment with another dog(s).
So far, Serena has shown that she'll probably be cat-safe, as she hasn't paid much attention to our little feline prowling about the house.
Since we picked her up, Serena has gained a little more confidence each day, meandering about the house and yard, though she often goes about it in the manner of two steps forward and one step back.
As of now Serena would do best in a quieter home environment with another canine to hang out with. As noted above, any potential adopters will need patience and a gentle touch to help her transition into new surroundings. We will update this page every few days and report on any new gains of confidence. We're going to see how she does with stairs soon, also, so stay tuned for news on that and whatever else the week brings, and contact Denise (or leave a comment here on the blog) if Serena sounds like the one for you!

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Blogger Stowe and Maria said...

It sounds like Serena is a real sweetheart. Once somebody puts a little time into her, she will be the best dog they ever had. We should know, our second greyhound, Blair, was similiar to Serena and now she is the best dog. Thanks for fostering her!

9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My 7 year old male Standard Poodle Zappa is now experiencing separation anxiety whenever he sees me and my 3 yr old son head out the front door for a walk without him. He'll literally throw himself against the door and howl to where we can hear him a block away.
Any advice on whether a doggy companion might help? (We take Zappa w/ whenever we can of course)
This is new since last Nov. We have a cat, also 7. The 2 were raised together and only mutually ignore each other. I've met so many wonderful "Serene" Greyhounds and I wonder if Serena might be comfy in our home. Zappa is the sweetest, loyal creature but does not know he's a dog. Might another canine just be an annoyance? Help, please!

2:26 PM  

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