401(Grey) Investor

Foster Family

Ethan Pritchard & Carrie L Pritchard


Monday September 2, 2019

Queen of Everything


What a day! Today I went for a ride and practiced steps and met new friends. It was amazing. I met a small dog and a rabbit and a nice girl greyhound. She liked me and I liked her back. We are treats and played in the yard. I love play dates! I made friends with the nice lady and man there, too! Remember how I was afraid of men at first? Well I’m not anymore! Ok. I sometimes scatter if something spoils me but I’m busy having fun, even in new situations, most of the time. My foster mom forgot to get my picture with my friends so here’s a nice picture of me having fun in my foster home. If you wondered whether I’m small dog safe the answer is, YES! I’m nice to everyone.


Friday August 30, 2019

My big chance


Don’t adjust your screen—My picture is blurry. I just can’t stop shaking this pig. Besides shaking my toys, I love my bed, and people, and food. Speaking of food, more would be good. Tomorrow is a big day for me. I have my second home visit so I am preparing my list of talents. I am expert at sleeping all night, going potty only outside, staying out of the kitchen, and stuffie shaking. I love my crate and I love to bring stuff there even if it isn’t mine. Foster mom takes stuff back so I get to do it over and over.


Foster mom says I am sweet and funny. This is how I ate my bone tonight. I just couldn’t wait to begin until I got my entire body down. I’m a model of efficiency.


Monday August 26, 2019

Full house


This is cozy. I don’t mind sharing. Foster brother really likes me. Either that or he likes the crate. I’m sure it’s me. Everything’s better with Queen in it! I’m still available to share your crate, too!


Saturday August 24, 2019

Any Day Now


Today was my first home visit. I was a really good girl and I loved seeing the other hounds. I jumped into the vehicle and I jumped out by myself. I did exactly what I’m supposed to. I didn’t stay with the nice lady but I really liked my excursion. I wasn’t even spooked anymore when it was over. I’m a really good girl. Visiting is a lot of work and my foster brother stole my favorite kennel so I’m enjoying this comfy bed. If you want a good girl who sleeps all night, crates with ease, does stand up comedy (well I WILL make you laugh), and treats you like you’re the rock star you are, I’m your girl. Foster mom kissed my head and told me I’ll find my special person any day now. Now to sleep.


Wednesday August 21, 2019

Look out, world!


Queen here. Retirement is AMAZING! Foster mom says I’m such a happy, playful girl my new nickname is “Party Girl.” I am just now secure enough to explore everything. So now, I’m learning the rules. I guess I can’t put my paws on the counter to clear it. Who knew? I also can’t bring the coasters to my crate. Foster mom took everything off the tables. She said those things could hurt me. I play a LOT! I like to play with the humans—I even let the boy pet me now! I was wrong about him. He’s pretty okay! I also play with the hounds and toys. I’d play with the cat but he’s mean to me. I never potty in the house and I sleep near my pack until they get up. If you’re looking for a playful, sweet, loving pup who’s low maintenance, I’m your girl! I would love to have another hound for a playmate. Just one thing. I may be really shy at first. Like all greyhounds, I’ll gradually show my family how lucky they are to live with me. It just takes me a little more time and patience. Can’t wait to meet my very own family!


Sunday August 18, 2019

I can do anything you can do


The jury’s in. I’m a happy, loving girl. I can do everything you’d expect all by myself now. I’m still skittish; if something surprises me I move so fast I scare myself more. But I still DO it now. Foster mom says that’s brave. I have ONE deep fear that impacts me a lot—men. At least the young man here who feeds me and brings treats is scary to me. I take the food, of course. I may be scared but I’m not stupid! But as soon as it’s gone I run away. Please don’t take it personally if I act fearful with you. I’m getting so much more confident and I’ll blossom more over time. I never potty in the house. I love to be in the room with the hounds and humans. I sleep happily all night from 10 to 730 in my kennel and wait for you to wake up. I play much of the day with toys or other hounds. Here, I follow my girlfriend hound everywhere. I’m polite and you have to admit, I’m beautiful. I’m basically perfect if you have a little patience. I promise it will be worth it!


I used to be scared outside. Look at me now! That happy look in my face is not because I’m on my way in. No. Foster mom watches me outside in case something spooks me, and weirdly, she wants to see my potty. After I do, I fake her out by coming toward her then turning sharply and finding more to do. I have a quirk. Should I see a doctor for that? (I’m such a kidder!) when I’m yours (that sounds good!), be sure to let me stay outside a while. I always do my business TWICE. If you bring me in early I’ll just pace to go back out to finish. I’m “one of a kind,” says foster mom. She seems to think I’m funny. For a shy girl, I have a lot of personality. More Queen news to come.


Friday August 16, 2019

Deep Thought Friday


See it, there? On the chair. Please tell me when it’s gone. When I’m adopted, and I have my own family, I’ll be really happy to leave the spitting fury behind. Ooops. Freudian slip. I meant furry. I wonder if my fear is a result of being rejected by my mother after falling in love with my absent father? Hmmm. Where’d THAT stupid idea come from? Back to the news. . . I am a big girl now! No. I haven’t gained weight. I’m becoming more confident. I go potty outside off leash. (They still cheer).


Thursday August 15, 2019

Of course, maybe, must I?



Sunday August 11, 2019

Boom!


Today, I’m H-A-P-P-Y! The title of my blog is BOOM because I DID IT! Today I did everything on my own without being assisted (code for made to). I came out of my sleeping crate and followed my Foster Sister outside. I came in on my own and followed The Mom around the house. I have checked on my Foster sister in the bedroom a few times. I played with all the toys today and I keep inviting the hounds here to play, too! BOOM is right! I got this down! I just have to be brave when my Foster Boy comes home. I’m SCARED of guys. My Foster guy is kind and gentle and he feeds me treats. So far I take them and cower in the back of the kennel when they’re gone. I love the treats and I wag for him. I’ll try to trust him today. I know he likes me. If you have a soft spot for playful, less confident girls, give me a call. Uh Foster Mom just said I don’t have my own phone. I’ve got lots of other cool stuff, where’s my phone? I guess you’ll just have to email my peeps. Thank you for checking on me. I’ll see you here tomorrow for another exciting Queen update.


Saturday August 10, 2019

Holding Court


You may have noticed that I like all the greyhound moves. Sphinx or roach? Gimme’ both! Last blog I told you my secret—I’m timid about new things. I get excited to try then talk myself out of it. Foster mom says I have to try things or anxiety grows. So last night was what foster mom calls “a milestone.” I realized I’d be alone so I called her and she came for me! I walked on my own four paws to the bedroom and back this morning. Each day I learn I’m okay and I start the next next day a little less anxious. Don’t be fooled, though. I’m also super playful. I prance my way to my foster mom to be petted and give one soft kiss. Then I attack a stuffie and move on the cuddle nest where I do the “jump and pounce” until I’m tired. If you like stuffies, cuddle balls, and sleeping in, we could be best friends! But how did you learn to read? What? Excuse me. Foster Mom says I can’t invite hounds to party without permission. I was supposed to say if you’re willing to help me shed “my shell,” underneath, you’ll find I’m the best. More Queen news to come! (Psst. . . here . . . Watch for more party news, but don’t tell the mom!)


Tuesday August 6, 2019

Queen Gets Down


Sunday August 4, 2019

Queen Trivia-Potty Sets You Free


I slept all night without making a sound. Foster mom says that's a first! I LOVE coming in first! It was way after breakfast and raining but I finally went potty outside. Foster mom said “Good girl,” and something like “Good potty!” I got a treat! Boy they sure are easy to please around here!


I’ve graduated to open crate now. I discovered a cord on my adventure and foster mom brought me this furry thing instead. Every time I bite it, an animal talks somewhere nearby, but I can’t find it! Now it’s booming outside. I barked then I did what I was told, “Settle down.” I’m really starting to like this big kennel they call a house. If you’re looking for a sweet hound and you can exchange patience for love and silliness of all

Kinds, foster mom says “I’m just the ticket!” Queen signing off, but no worries, my peeps. I’ll be back with more Queen Trivia tomorrow.


Saturday August 3, 2019

Royal hound


I’ve had a long hard day but I’m loving this extra-large crate and the soft bed and the moving crate called a car. I can tell I’ve got lots to like in this big people house. I can get my belly rubbed just by wagging my tail sweetly. And I think I’ve made a good impression on the other hounds. My foster mom says I’m timid but brave. She means I don’t give up just because I’m a little reticent to do something. I hope that’s a good thing. I like pleasing people. Maybe foster mom will capture my fabulous “sit.” It’s not super common but I like to sit while I wait. I’m almost one-of-a kind. Foster mom appreciates that I haven’t whined once because she thinks we will all get to sleep well tonight. More from me later. Be happy, everyone. I am!


Friday August 7, 0201

Work in progress


Queen here. You have seen how excited I am to be retired. I LOVE my toys and I LOVE playing with other hounds! You may not know that I am a bit of a “spook.” I am afraid to do things even as I try them. My foster family does not walk me outside the fence and I am usually leash walked in the yard, too. My foster family is helping me gain confidence, so I can enjoy myself with my own special family. Stay tuned to learn about my progress. My foster mom says I will be a quick study!


 
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