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.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

RJ's 2nd chance

The adorable hound all curled up on our chair is RJ. Through no fault of his own, 9 year-old RJ had a long and rough patch of bad luck that saw him relegated to a basement for a period of several years. That's right, RJ was stuck in a basement for an excruciatingly long period of time. He committed no crime, yet he was held like a prisoner. RJ was malnourished and had flea dermatitis so bad that he lost a significant portion of his otherwise beautiful brindle coat. Why? Because sometimes people just suck. All this bad news is now in the past, however, and we won't be dwelling on it any longer. Suffice to say, RJ now has a 2nd chance at retirement and finding his forever home.
RJ is a very, very nice older dog - he's an absolute sweetheart, in fact - and is remarkably quiet, pleasant, happy, and social considering his past confinement. RJ is currently 15 or so pounds underweight and is in the process of regaining his coat. He's currently on medications to alleviate the conditions forced upon him by his previous situation. RJ is eating well, sleeping well and looks to be well on the road to a full recovery. RJ is definitely a couch potato and will crawl up on any piece of soft furniture available if you let him. RJ walks well on the leash, is housebroken, is cat-safe, gets along with his foster brother Coastal, and is very smart. RJ has not shown an inclination for toys as of yet, though he has taken a blue washcloth out of the laundry basket several times to bring to his bed like a favorite "woobie", also, he's a leaner!
RJ is going to be with us for a while before he's able to go to his forever home, but if you think RJ would make a good addition to your home, don't hesitate to contact Denise. He needs to put on some weight, finish his current run of medicines, and get a dental. While all that's going on, we're going to be giving him some much-deserved TLC and constantly evaluating his progress. We really, really like this old boy, and considering what he's been through, we'll be looking for a special forever home for this distinguished older gentleman to spend his twilight years in.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dude reaches the beach!

Dude, handsome, laid-back hound that he is, found himself a home where his name fits right in: Rehoboth Beach. Duuuuuuude! :-)
Keep your toes in the sand, Dude.
Oh, a quick shout-out and special thanks to Charlie for providing transportation so Dude could make the picnic on Sunday. High five!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


The handsome hound at left is Dude. Yes, Dude. Hard name to live up too? Nah. Dude is, as you'd expect from the name, laid-back and cool. Dude's only been with us since Sunday morning, so I'll just give a quick rundown. He's a friendly sort and is unafraid of new situations, whether jumping up into my truck or climbing down the steps into our pool. Yes, Dude is the first hound here that's ever voluntarily gotten into our in-ground pool! He decided to cool his feet off after a long walk on Sunday afternoon by stepping down into the pool and just chilling out for a few minutes. Quite funny as most of the hounds avoid the water like the plague.
Dude walks well on the leash and has done some steps w/out any difficulty. Dude also kennels up well and hasn't needed bribing to enter the crate. He's been sleeping just fine at night in our bedroom with his foster brother Coastal close by. Housebreaking has been going well, so far, and his appetite is good. In short, he's a really nice hound and I expect his personality to really blossom in the next few days as he settles in.