401(Grey) Investor

Foster Family

Barbara Hoffman


Friday August 7, 2020

Road Trip in the garage?


Not a great photo, but this is the back seat of my car. Nikki hopped in without an invitation, which made me happy because the first time I had to bully her to get in. So, this time she got in on her own, but then refused to get out! Even favorite treats didn't work. The car was in the garage and it wasn't very hot so I decided to leave her alone to mull over her options. Eventually I attached her leash and tugged her out. No hard feelings.


Friday August 7, 2020

Knows more neighbors than I do!

I will try to post more pix of Nikki & her neighbors. I tend to forget when she is socializing.

She is such a good girl. When she wants me to get up in the morning, she whines very softly. So sweet!

She has made friends with a very shy toddler named Zuri. Zuri was very afraid at first, but with some help from her Dad she gave Nikki a few pets. She is still cautious, but waits with Mom & Dad on her porch in the evening for Nikki to stop by.


Monday July 20, 2020

Nikki, Kimble & Farley


Kimble, my daughter-in-law, brought Farley over for a play date with Nikki.


I don't know whether Nikki just kicked all the toys out of her bed because she wanted the space, or if she arranged them in front of her bed as protection from interlopers.


Thursday July 16, 2020

Comfy?


I know they love to roach and it is supposed to mean they feel safe, but it doesn't look comfortable to me. At least she is all on the bed.


She has conquered going down the stairs. Still can use some encouragement with happy cheers when she safely reaches the bottom. One time she jumped the last 5 steps which scared both of us. I'm convincing her to slow down and not rush her dismount.


All of my fosters have loved my son. This visit Nikki stayed just like this for about 45 minutes. She gave him a few nudges if he forgot he was supposed to be petting her.


She must be having a nice dream.


Tuesday July 7, 2020

Sweet Girl


Nikki likes to use lamby as a pillow. She hasn't played with stuffies yet, but she may in the future. She is recovering from her bout with worms.


It took Nikki a few days to decide to venture upstairs. But that's where my bedroom is and I think she decided I needed a wake-up call and up she came... a cold nose on my leg got my attention. She had a much harder time coming down the stairs, but with some coaxing she made it down.


This is Nikki looking slightly annoyed at the noise the fireworks were making. She went right back to sleep with no problem. She didn't even mind the noise when we were out walking in the neighborhood.

Nikki can walk on hardwood floors, go up and down carpeted steps (don't know about wood steps) walk OK on a leash, and be friendly to all. She has put her nose up to the edge of the kitchen counter, but hasn't tried to take anything. A firm "no" will stop her from whatever she is doing if it is not acceptable behavior. She is an all-around great hound!


Friday July 3, 2020

Feeling at Home


Nikki here. Hey!! Somebody is at the door. I love company. They aren't supposed to give me treats, but I'll take petting instead. I've only been here 6 days, but I'm getting the hang of things. I haven't gone upstairs yet, but one of these days I'll give it a try.


Nikki hasn't been feeling great. She has worms, which is not unusual for greyhounds off the track. But, causes diarrhea and lethargy and a somewhat sad pup. Mardy from GPA has provided medication from the vet and I think she will be feeling better very soon. I give Nikki lots of credit for not having any potty accidents in spite of the diarrhea.


Monday June 29, 2020

Settling In


Nikki is friendly to all and is making friends easily. She enjoys walking through the neighborhood and wants to stop and greet everyone. She keeps a close eye on her lamby.


I'm not sure what fashion statement she is trying to make, but she looks very cute. And, it appears she is keeping the bunny away from her creation with her leg.


Saturday June 27, 2020

Sweet Girl


Here she is! Nikki was a little shy, but settled in after doing a little house exploration.


She likes to look out the front window to make sure everything is cool. Notice her ears? She holds them straight up when she is concentrating.


 
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