Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Beryl's Turn

I fell for Beryl when I saw this pic on the GAP  website ...


At the time I was only toying with the idea of getting a Greyhound but that look of mischief proved irresistible to me and I immediately put the wheels in motion and filled out the paperwork and waited.  I was devastated when I looked at the website a few days after and saw she'd been reserved, I thought someone else was getting her:-(  But that evening I got the phone call to say she was mine, whew!!  I was VERY lucky to get her as she's cat friendly and I don't have a cat and generally the dogs are (successfully) chosen to fit the applicants home, you don't choose your dog, lol! 

I took Frankie out to the GAP kennels to meet her and while he kind of approved of her he was more interested in going to check out the boarding kennels to see if any of his mates were there.  He has been boarded there a few times.

Does Frankie approve of Beryl?
Beryl was speyed a few days later and went to stay in foster care with my friends over Easter to recuperate.  I visited her every day and on Easter Monday we all went for a walk to our wonderful local park so she and Frankie could say a decent hello.  To cut a long story short, instead of going back to her Aunties, Fatima and Rachel, for a couple more days recuperation they all came round to my place and Beryl stayed.  So April 5th, 2010 is Beryl's Gotcha Day:-)

Settling in ... quickly!

Within a couple of days she had learnt (with Frankie's expert demonstrations) how to jump onto my bed and the couches!  Um, we don't have a lot of boundaries in my home.  My kids are my mates and as long as they're not destructive or possessive and are reasonably well mannered then nothing needs to change.  Frankie has taught me to put technological stuff he can chew well out of reach (but it took 2 destroyed mobile phones, 1 remote control, 1 landline phone.  Then him wounding another mobile and replacement landline, I'm a slow learner)  But it's been a while since he's destroyed anything so my management skills are improving.

More to come ......

4 comments:

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

I never pick based on color, but hope to have a black and white parti color one day... they are so pretty!

Greyhounds CAN sit said...

I didn't really have a colour preference except I didn't want a white greyhound because of the white hair everywhere and I didn't want a black greyhound as Frankie and Beryl's best friends (Louie and Lucy) are black and I have enough trouble telling them apart:-) But even if Beryl was white I would still have fallen for her mischief eyes and cheeky grin!

jet said...

Just dropping in to say 'hi' from across the ditch :)

Michelle said...

I can see how you fell for her. She does look like she has quite a bit of mischief in her. :) I agree that it is best to place dogs (any breed) based on a personality match and not because they are cute, etc.

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