Saturday, January 8, 2011

Snow angels - you never know when they'll drop by...

Ya gotta biggy-fy this one ta reads it...

If you is just droppin' by taday, please read yesterday's post, too, so's you know 'bout our lve-fest for the Luke.

National Canine Cancer Foundation


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I got to munch a bit on Friday!

As fur THE LUKE, I've shared the projekht with DWB and my post fur Sunday -

Mom will be furry sad on Sunday as she delivers a special passenger -


houndstooth said...

Tee hee! I'm sure Khyra would be happy with that delivery! You two look like you're very handy out there!


Winnie said...

Thanks for the great pictures. I'm glad our snow is gone here.

Hope The Luke is getting lots and lots of love

Love and licks Winnie

Priscilla said...

Got your snow at last! Hooray!!! Have a snow fun filled weekend!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

No snow here yet, but we might get 2-3 inches on Monday - they are saying it will likely be the biggest snowfall we will see this winter - what's up with that?

We posted about the Luke Lovefest yesterday and put our card in the mail. We just know that he and his family are surrounded by all the love in blogland. Thank you so much for what you did.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

♥I am Holly♥ said...

We love the pictures of Scout and Freyja!! It snowed here too again and is calling for more! We put our card in the mail yesterday. Lots of love, Holly and mom

Sagira said...

Have fun in all that snow. :)

JackDaddy said...

That is so nice of you to help with all that snow!!

sprinkles said...

We haven't gotten any snow for awhile which I'm not too disappointed about. We got TONS and TONS of it in November and December of last year.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I think its kind of you Scout and Freyja to share your snow with Khyra.
When will it get there?

Sistertex said...

Thanks for the great comment, so glad you came by. Most welcome too. I thank you for all your efforts as well.

You mentioned, in your comment, something about cats and greyhounds living together. I began a rescue group 'GPA-Minnesota' which is a chapter of the national GPA. (Greyhound Pets of America). It is a rescue for retired racing greyhounds. I ran it for about 10 years and now have stood down a bit, volunteering still. All that said, I wanted to give a reference so you would know that my experience with the greyhounds is pretty solid, greyhounds and cats live quite well together. 75% coming off the track are able to live with kitties. I have had 20 actually live with me and 5 cats at a time with no problems. We would normally have 8 or 9 living with us at a time (ghs) while our cats roamed around them, slept with them and so on.

A reputable rescue and adoption groups have the hounds coming off the track live in foster homes (many with kitties) and cat test them to see if they are ok with cats, trainable to live with cats, or have a high prey drive. Only about 25 percent end up being high prey and unable to live with small animals (of course that includes small dogs and kitties).

Like any other dog (any breed) you add to your household, greyhounds need to understand the 'no kitty' rule, which is just having an understanding that a smaller animal is part of the pack and to be respected as such. This is not a hard thing for most greyhounds to learn and many never even seem to consider hurting a cat. This is of course inside the house. Once outside most *any dog...any breed*' will chase something...greyhounds are just faster at catching things due to their speed.

I always work with my greyhounds, especially for the first few months, to ensure I can trust them with my smaller animals. However, a gh with a high prey drive needs to live in a home where they do not have other smaller animal (and again that is around only 25% of them).

I thank you for bringing this up because these beautiful hounds have a lot of misconceptions surrounding them and whenever I am given an opening to talk about one of them, I take it! :)

Many, many hugs to you and yours. Scritches all around.