401(Grey) Investor

Foster Family

Nathan Wahl & Lisa Gordon

Mardy Fones & Ray Wong

Wednesday June 13, 2018

Wednesday June 13, 2018

Toy Tricks

So, they have all sorts of things I'm supposed to want to play with. Fuzzy rabbits and snakey things with squeakers and soft squishy toys that beg me to gut them...I do so love to pull the stuffing out. They're okay, but my most favorite toy is this empty Coke bottle. It used to have this funny pink polkadot cover, but it got in the way, so I yanked it off. I'm afraid this one is almost dead though. It hardly makes any crinkly sounds at all when I chew on it.

It does kind of remind me of being in the puppy runs at the farm where I grew up. They'd toss an empty milk jug in and my brothers and I would go to town trying to kill it.

Friday June 8, 2018

Rub My Belly, Please

Nothing makes me happier than having my belly rubbed. Really. Sometimes I even wag my tail while it's being rubbed. How can you resist me?

Ignore the purple wrist band. I had a bit of a collision last week with a trailer and gouged up my left front ankle and back left knee. The good news they've healed really well, so all that's left is take out the staples. That sounds a bit scary, but my foster mom assures me it's no big deal.

I have a home visit tomorrow with some folks who have a whippet...he's kind of old — 8. Just hope he's up for having a two-year-old pal.

Sunday June 3, 2018

Laying Low

Memorial Day weekend was a bit traumatic for Jetson. He found a bunny in our field and raced after it, but the bunny ran under and past a trailer that was parked next to our barn. The trailer stopped Jetson and he cut two of his legs. We went to the emergency vet and he got a few staples at both wound sites. This was very scary and a reminder that we always need to reassess our surroundings and potential dangers for our hounds.

This incident provides another example of what a good-natured dog Jetson is, because when we went to the vet, he wanted to make friends with everyone and still was wagging that tail excitedly. He's healing nicely and is ready to be free of his muzzle which he must wear to prevent him from licking at the unbandaged hind leg (at his knee) or his front leg bandage.

Jetson is a true velcro dog. He doesn't like it when we leave the room and is eager to accompany us. He loves to play but must be kept calm due to his injury. He still manages to sneak cloth items and trot triumphantly down the hall with them, sort of a "Look what I got!"

He's also finally tried out one of the slumber balls and decided he likes it. Before, he was just lying on the flat rectangular bed or even the carpet.

We hope to get Jetson out more in the coming weeks. He is ready to show his new forever family lots of love. Could that be you?

Monday May 21, 2018

That Face!

Jetson had a big weekend. He showed that he really likes to go places in the car. Any time we walk near the car, he likes to check it out. First, he rode along with us to take his foster sister to the vet for her annual exam. He did great inside the vet's office, despite lots of barking small dogs, meowing cats in their crates, and the general chaos in the lobby. He wasn't afraid there at all, but liked to greet people with that whipping, wagging tail.

Sunday he went to the Mayday Brewery Purple Paws event. He encountered other breeds of pups there. He got to hang out with his new buddy, fellow greyhound Don. It was a very hot day and he was tuckered out when he got back to the house. Later that night he got to sample some Brussels sprouts and salmon skin. He thought they were great!

One of the cutest things he does is that when he roaches, he waves with his front paws, sort of his version of patty cake!

Thursday May 17, 2018

5 o'clock Shadow

How do you like Jetson's 5 o'clock shadow? We think he's pretty handsome.

Jetson is doing well adjusting to being inside a home. He is not afraid of the thunder, and seems pretty okay with the vacuum cleaner. He was curious where the voices were coming from when the radio was on, though he doesn't really pay attention to the t.v.

The past two nights he surprised us after his last walk of the evening by putting himself in the crate on his own. We had been leading him there and saying good night.

His needle nose likes to inspect things and he was particularly interested in the smell of our coffee and herbal tea. We had to guard the cups!

Today, Jetson demonstrated that he can be quite talkative. Two different times today he got in a bowing position and started "chatting" away, grumbling to the resident senior hound that he wanted to play! This was not barking, but more of what we think of as greyhound speak. Unfortunately, his housemate did not want to play. For this reason we think he might be happier in a home with a younger or more energetic dog, or perhaps children. We are working on getting him to not jump up on people when he first encounters them. That would be a concern with a little person since Jetson does not realize how big he is.

He really does have a lot of love to share. Come meet him at Mayday this weekend and he will prove it!

Monday May 14, 2018

Fun New Things to Do

Jetson likes to play with stuffed toys.

In the summer heat, he has discovered he not only loves ice cream for dogs, but also ice cubes!

Outside he has encountered a bunny which he chased to the other side of the fence (thankfully), and a few toads that have hopped across our paths on walks down the street. Another neighborhood cat walked across the front porch and Jetson was interested from the inside of the glass door, but he was wagging his tail.

He's getting more settled into the daily routines and does well in his crate while we are at work.

He will be at the Purple Paws event at Mayday Brewery this Sunday. Come and meet this sweetheart!

Wednesday May 9, 2018

I Am a Happy Guy

Jetson has made lots of progress the past 3 days!

Getting down to business...though he has marked in the house, he is learning that is not desirable. At first he was reluctant to poop while on leash walks, but he is okay with it now.

On to the fun stuff...

Jetson loves to collect new things and bring them to his bed. He's a pretty adept sock thief, but never chews anything up or harms it.

Today Jetson ate out of the raised dish feeder for the first time. He also is gently taking treats from our hands now. Today he sampled some cooked cauliflower and carrots and decided they were pretty tasty. He also loves a peanut butter filled Kong after dinner.

He was curious about a cat at the other side of the glass door but the cat was not amused and left after Jetson greeted it with a bark.

We are vigilant coming and going from outside as his needle nose is ready to poke his way past people.

Jetson is one of the happiest dogs we've met and he wants to be with people and make them happy, too!

Sunday May 6, 2018

Meet Sweet Jetson

Jetson is a sweet young guy who is full of curiosity. He is only 2 and came straight from the farm, not having raced. Everything is new and interesting to him and he was a little unsure about the glass door, the step up across the threshold, and food in a raised dish. However, Jetson is eager to please! He LOVES people.

He slept straight through the first night in his crate without a peep. He is pretty good on leash walks and did well in the car ride home. He is fascinated by the handsome guy in the reflection of the TV, window, and fireplace doors, and he has had to be told to get down from rearing up on the furniture to look into the TV. He responds well to "No!"

We have never encountered a greyhound who is not food motivated. He would not eat his meals in the raised dish so we put it in his crate. After a few minutes, he did eat. He has yet to take a treat or be interested in them.

He has discovered toys and likes to play and take a nap with them.

Jetson is a real sweetheart who is going to give his new family a lot of love! His tail is always wagging with glee. He roached several times his very first day. His very favorite thing? Belly rubs!!!!

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