If you are new to this blog you will not know that Mikey is the second greyhound that I have had the pleasure of giving a home to. Our first grey Cleo sadly died in March earlier this year, she was loved so much I wondered if I would ever be ready to give another dog a home. The strange thing was that before her I had never thought of adopting a greyhound as they just seemed so aloof and not very cuddly. My husband actually chose her as his dog had just died and my fluffy Belgian shepherd cross at the time was in need of some company. It wasn’t look did she and I ended up adoring each other, and after my dog passed she ended up being the only dog in the house and gravitating more towards me. She had her social problems but still because of her I totally fell in love with greyhounds as a breed and could never imagine not having one. 6 months after she passed I was ready to open my heart to another hound, my daughter was very keen as just like me she is a HUGE animal lover, and was really missing now having a doggie to cuddle up to. It was just the husband that needed talking round as he didn’t think we were ready, but finally he was on the same page as the ladies in his life.
Now there was no doubt that we would be getting another grey and this time we knew wanted to get one from Great Yarmouth Homefinders they are a brilliant greyhound rescue who are part of the retired greyhound trust. Working closely with Yarmouth Stadium so that the horror stories you hear elsewhere just don’t happen. As soon as you visit them at Hainford you can see how much they love the dogs most people who work there having one or two of their own, greyhounds really are an addictive breed and you will find it hard to stop at just one.
As soon as my daughter saw Mikey she didn’t want to look at any of the other dogs she decided he was perfect. (I could have taken them all home to be honest, so you know what will happen if I ever win the lottery) We took him out for a walk my husband was his normal guarded self, Amelia on the other hand decided it was more and more perfect with every step and when he played ball with her that was it she was smitten. We arranged the home check for later that day, was approved and we went and collected our new family member.
More updates will follow…