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

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

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Nellie update



Nellie's been with us for almost two weeks and is gradually becoming more and more confident in her new surroundings. She's still shy and still startles easily, but she gets over it quickly. Nellie is comfortable enough now to come and hang out/lay down in the living room with the family, something she didn't do at all during her first week here. Nellie is trying to actively seek out attention but her natural shyness only allows it in fits and starts. Even so, she's making good progress and has even rewarded a lucky few of us with several doggie kisses, and has even started greeting us at the door with her tail a-waggin'. At this point, and for those with no greyhound experience, we're thinking she'll do better in a household with another dog or dogs present. She's much more relaxed when she's part of a pack versus when she's by herself. For those with previous greyhound experience, however, she'd do well as an only dog given time, patience, and a gentle hand - she's really a sweet dog and the shyness will start to dissipate gradually over time.
As noted in the last post, Nellie likes to go for walks and is pretty good on the leash. I took her for a jog of approximately 2 miles last weekend and she did well and she should make a nice running companion if that's your thing. Nellie also did steps last weekend and didn't have any issues there. At this point we can also say that she's 100% housebroken, so yay for that! :-)
All in all, we're very happy with her progress and if you think that Nellie would be a good fit for your household please give Denise a shout. If you've got questions, feel free to submit them in the comments section here on the blog.

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