401(Grey) Investor

Michael, Gina and Gable Eric Julian
In memory of Roper

Foster Family

Michael & Jennifer McLain

Marissa & David Torres

Meredith Clapp

Joyce & Justin Crites

Will & Megan Cammack

David & Linda Rogers

Andrew & Teri Wisniewski


Monday July 5, 2021

Park Days


Our resident hounds love to go to different parks. This morning we chose Long Hunter. TBone gets FOMO so he goes along. He is an excellent rider. The first time he went with us, he was unsure. He is getting used the parks and bugs. (He does not like bugs and flies). I would say today was a great day. It was cool this morning and seemed to enjoy himself, (he loved seeing a deer).



Wednesday June 30, 2021

His Cozy Place


The is not an advertisement for Furhaven dog beds, I will say it is the preferred bed of TBone. We work out situation where we have to leave him out when we are gone, because we cannot encourage or coax him into a coach. If we try and grab at his collar, to walk him there, he panics and shuts down. He loves this bed and sleeps in it A LOT. He has not chewed anything or got into any trouble. He has been left out for 7 hours while we are at work.


Tuesday June 22, 2021

Who is TBone


This is going to a bit of in depth look at TBone.

First I will start off with TBone is a lazy dog, sleeps like greyhounds do. He has played with toys and asked for attention which he is usually in the afternoon when he is more active.

He also is an anxious dog. He can shut down and not want to move, it’s worse when being forced to do something. The shuts down is out of fear, and curls up in a dog bed or crate. We still have to be careful when he shuts down bc he gets protective and defense, treats do not even do the trick. PATIENCE IS KEY to TBone. When he shuts down, he has get comfortable on his own. Calling his name and making a big deal of the situation does not help and can make it worse. Grabbing at or grabbing the collar startles him and he yelps, and the he shuts down.

He will get up if other dogs do or go out to pee when he is ready. Just because he is anxious does not mean he is not happy. He bounces around happy when people visit and when going on a car ride(loves car rides and rides well), and loves meal time.

He only seems to go out when the other greyhounds go out, so he will need another dog. He walks well with other two resident hounds.

With all this he has never had an accident in the house, even holding it longer than we are comfortable with. He has not been crated when gone with nothing has been chewed or he has not got into trash(cannot always get him in crate.)

We have had to figure each other out and learn each other.

We also have learned his is a very smart dog. He has picked up on our schedule quickly and learning things from the other dogs.

He does not like being covered or having a coat put over his head.


Saturday June 5, 2021

Park Day


Our pups love to go to Long Hunter, there is a mile shaded loop there. TBone loves to go and jumps into the car which is great. This was a new place for him, he was cautious but did great. The picture is of the aftermath of a successful park day.


Wednesday May 26, 2021

A Change in Scenery


TBone had to change foster homes because previous foster parents are moving. They explained how sweet and easy going he is, they were right. He gets along with resident hounds and is no trouble. The transition to our schedule was super easy and smooth.


Wednesday May 12, 2021

Sweetest Boy!!


If you’d like to hang out with the sweetest boy, TBone is your pup! He’s affectionate, happy and gets along great with our two greys.

He’s been fearful of funny things... like flies. But today he chased one down and ate it. Woo hoo!

If walking him alone, he occasionally freezes in place when he gets frightened but with gentle patience, continues on his way. He has absolutely no fear when walking with his greyhound buddies.

He’s recently has been prescribed a gentle anxiety med and we can see a difference.

It’s hard to understand how such a happy and confident pup can be afraid of a few simple things and we are thrilled that he’s overcoming his fears. ❤️


Thursday February 4, 2021

The tennis ball is mine!


Who cares if Berry has the furry blankie? I have possession of the tennis ball! Mwahahaha!


Sunday January 31, 2021

Just another nap before bedtime


As a dear friend said... he’s a spawler!


Sunday January 31, 2021

Nap time...


Nap time is always better with a blankie.

T-Bone loves his nap times and sleeps great at night.

We love the little smile on his face when he sleeps!


Saturday January 30, 2021

Yoga Time


Hello T-Bone! Lovely flexibility you have there! He is so excited about this bed! It must have some lovely smells.


Flexibility is just one of T-Bones’ gifts. He also LOVES beef tracheas and ate a small bite of apple. Bon appetit!!


Tuesday December 29, 2020

Toys


I love me some toys! I love to squeak them and toss them in the air.


Saturday August 1, 2020

Fun times with my squeaky ball



Friday July 31, 2020

Kind of missed the bed



Tuesday July 28, 2020

Here we go!


I’m pretty sure we are going for a walk when when he comes out.


Tuesday July 28, 2020



Monday July 27, 2020

Working out! Maybe not 🥴


So I thinking about working out today.....but, I’m having second thoughts 😒


Tuesday July 21, 2020

Hiding


I’m hiding, pretty sure they can’t see me 😁


Friday July 17, 2020

Hanging with my friends



Just running around with the gang, my turn to bring the ball back, one or two trips and it’s back to the A/C, retirement is great !


Wednesday July 8, 2020

Teeth brushing


Got my teeth brushed today and I did really good!



Tuesday July 7, 2020

Loving summer!


T-Bone here, hanging with some new fosters and resident hounds. We are all getting along really well, I got on the couch a few times but a firm reminder and I redirected like a pro. No worries with hardwood floors or steps, really enjoy walks with the family with no issues. I’ll keep you posted on my progress, but I’m pretty cool if you ask me. 😂




Monday June 15, 2020

New Adventures


Hi there! I’m settling into a new foster family and so far I like the place! They have a yard for me to relax in and another greyhound to keep me company. I don’t interact with her a ton, but just her being around makes me feel safe.


Here are some traits my foster family has noticed in the first couple of days:

-I’m a little protective (in a good way)! I like to know that my humans are safe. I’m totally fine being in a room by myself- I just want to check that they are still here every once in awhile. I will be a very loyal pup to my forever family.

-I like to lay down on mats and rugs nearby, just to keep an eye out. That’s me, chilling in the kitchen hallway but not bothering the chefs!

-I have a BEAUTIFUL black shiny coat.

-look into my pretty brown eyes. I know, you’re in love with me already!


I am a very long boy!


Some things my foster fam is helping me with are: separation anxiety, staying calm when visitors come over, feeling safe in my crate.

I’m very chill when everyone is around, but if my human leaves I get upset. But come on- I’ve been moved around a lot and I just want to know my humans will come back! They are doing separation anxiety exercises for me and I think I’ll feel better about it soon.

I’m super laid back, but when someone new comes in I get so excited! A new friend! But I forget that I am a long boy so they are also helping me stay calm.

For some reason I have negative associations with my crate. But as soon as I saw my foster sister go into it, I realized it’s not that bad. I’m starting to enjoy it and go in on my own during the day!


I like to smile!


I am a very good boy and my foster family thinks you’d be lucky to have me!


I’m comfortable laying on the carpet right in front of my human’s couch- I told you I’m protective!


Monday April 6, 2020

TBone the Travelling Tourist


I'm a boy on the move! Who wouldn't want to go with this sweet face?


I love seeing everything outside and inside! I think the park is great, but there's a lot to see in the yard too!


I've seen a couple of squirrels I'd like to chase, but I guess it's ok to just watch...


Is that a rabbit?


I can fetch and drop it!


It doesn't take a lot to entertain me!


I love to ride in the car - hey baby - I'm ready for my close up!


I love to hear you whistle and will come to find you! If I need to go out, or think something's amiss, I may bark just to let you know.


I really love relaxing and balling up is fun! I'm such a good boy and I'm dreaming of my forever family!


Saturday March 28, 2020

Lovin' the New Lifestyle


Hi! TBone, better known at the track as Street Sweeper, will make a great family member!

He’s very calm, even tempered & sometimes leans on his people and follows them around. He’s very interested in new things and quite nosy! He discovered his food bag, pulled the clip off the top… Luckily his plan was foiled before his great food caper came to fruition!


TBone’s decided he’s a big fan of peanut butter and loves to work on a Kong! He tried to counter surf once but immediately stopped when told no. He’s very interested in the kitchen but will walk away when told “Out.” Also, he does Not seem to have food aggression with people.

He’s had no problems with pottying on leash and NO accidents in the house! The house has hardwood, and he walked in just like a pro. Sometimes he slips a little, but he doesn’t let that hold him back.

TBone shot up wooden basement steps without much effort, but coming down… Well – he’s made it down 2 steps so far. When walking, he tends to pull on his leash but is improving – his heeling is coming along!

He loves to be brushed & groomed, and didn’t mind getting a bath! His skin is dry and he works to scratch or bite it, but we’re working on this.

TBone’s people can see a twinkling of play in him, but he’s still mostly hiding this talent. He has yet to be interested in stuffies – the verdict is still out.


He is an only dog with his foster family, and it seems that he would be fine with this scenario. FYI - He likes to be sung to and doesn’t mind if you want to play instruments for him too.

His superpower of sleeping was not interrupted in the least by FaceTime going on right beside of him.


Yesterday, a security alarm was accidentally set off in the car, but he was unfazed and didn’t let it break his cool. When he returned home he crawled through to the front seat to get out. Then, he jumped back in the car, and sat down on his bottom in the driver’s seat! (I wish I had a pic!!) He is almost 4, so 20 something in human years. He must be ready for his license!


 
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