401(Grey) Investor

Foster Family

Kala Wiggins & Sonya Thomas

Timothy Hiehle & Adrienne Titankski & K

Jan & Darrell Pitzer

Saturday June 13, 2020

I'm A Happy Girl!

Hello Everybody! June Bug here!!

I am one happy retired greyhound! I really love the home life. My foster sister Fitzy has taught me how to really relax.

I just love to look out the window. My foster parents raise their blinds so that I can look at the world outside. It's one of my favorite things to do.

I'm also what my foster parents call a "Velcro hound". I just love to be with my people, wherever they are. Foster Mom was working on a jigsaw puzzle, and I had to be in the room with her.

I did get in trouble yesterday, but it really wasn't my fault. Foster Dad was eating breakfast on the couch when he got an important phone call. He set the bowl on the couch to grab a pen and paper to write something down. Well, that bowl was just at my height, so I started enjoying it. Foster Dad told me NO. I was confused. If he didn't want me to eat it, why did he put it near me?!? Foster Dad apologized and said that it was his fault.

But, this is a story for my future forever family ... don't leave food where it is easily reachable. I LOVE to eat!!

So, I'm still waiting on my forever home. Foster homes are great, but a forever home is what every retired greyhound is looking for!!

Tuesday June 9, 2020

Loving My Retirement!!

Hey everybody! June Bug here!!

I am REALLY loving this retirement gig! When I first arrived in Nashville just a little over 2 weeks ago, I was pretty nervous about everything. Some of my grey buddies walk in a home and act like they've been there forever. Not me. I was not comfortable at first. New noises spooked me. But that's because I heard things I never heard at the track.

Look at me now!

I have adjusted to retirement very well. Yesterday, my foster Mom ran something called an electric broom. It didn't scare me. I just got up and went to the bedroom until she was done.

I still react to a new noise occasionally, but only really loud ones. Once I understand it's not going to hurt me, I'm just fine. I have learned from the resident hound Fitzy that laying around and enjoying retirement is THE BEST!

I love going outside! I've even just laid down in the grass once I've done my business. Outdoors is great!

What I love most is PEOPLE! I greet everyone that comes over to visit. I am super good with children. They are just the right size to pet me. I give kisses to everyone because I am just so happy to meet people.

If you want a really sweet girl who will be your best friend, then I'm your girl! I will want to be with you wherever you go in the house!!

Saturday June 6, 2020

New Location - Same Sweet Girl

Hey Everybody!! June Bug here!!

I've moved since I last blogged. My new foster home has a greyhound named Fitzy. That's her on the left in the picture above. As you can see, I've already learned to relax in the new home.

I had to explore first before I got comfortable. But this is still another great foster home. All of the people in Nashville have been so good to me. I can't wait to meet my forever family! I know they'll be great too!!

In the next picture, you can see that I finally got to meet the tiny humans they call "children". Foster Mom and Dad were very proud of me. I was very gentle with them. I was quite curious, since they were much shorter than the other humans I know. But they loved to pet and scratch me, so I love them!!

I love people. I do want to meet everyone that I see. I do seek attention from my foster parents.

Since I'm not long off the track, I'm still a little taken aback when I hear a new loud sound. Once I figure out that the sound is not going to hurt me, I'm just fine. I'm learning really fast that retirement really is a safe place and I'm eager to stay retired!!

Saturday May 30, 2020

Big Day

I’m going on my very first home visit today, and my foster mom told me she is so torn, bc she loves me and will miss me, but also knows that there is a perfect forever family out there waiting for me, and I might even meet them today.

Friday May 29, 2020

FRI Dog Log

June Bug has a little rash on her back, so it was off to the vet this morning to check it out. Doc says she has an allergy, likely food, so switching her to a fish based kibble, getting her some Benadryl, and on some antibiotics to clear up her spots. Her sweet disposition has not been altered one bit, though.

Thursday May 28, 2020

TH Dog Log

June Bug is, like most greyhounds, QUITE interested in squirrels. Better have her leashed good or she will jerk your arm out if she sees one on a walk. She stalks the fence when she sees one making a run for it. Here she is on squirrel patrol.

Wednesday May 27, 2020

Muddy Paws

June Bug is very cooperative when it comes to getting her muddy paws wiped down, which comes in handy, given all the rain lately.

Tuesday May 26, 2020

Working on walking

I’ve got running down but my FM says I need to practice my walking skills. I don't yet know how to heel, so there is a lot of zigzagging. You need to be sure footed to walk me. Also, I MUST use a harness instead of a martingale collar bc certain things spook me when walking. I’m fine with cars and pickup trucks. But trash trucks scare me, especially the giant claw that picks up the cans. You know what else is super scary? Bicycles. But what is even worse than that is baby strollers. My FM thinks I will get used to all these strange new noises and things with a bit of exposure therapy. She doesn’t think I’m a true spook. Just. a little bit of a scared cat sometimes.

Here is the harness she uses on me. It is called an “H” harness and if it’s fitted correctly I can’t back out of it. She says it’s not too expensive and easy to find on the www. I’m really glad they had one on hand, or else walking would be out of the question. At least right now, while I’m learning to be brave.

She also likes it because it’s easy on and easy off.

Monday May 25, 2020

Ready for Retirment

June Bug made the trek to Music City a couple of days ago, and she has been adjusting to the retired life. She has checked many of the boxes, and is still working on others.

She sleeps well through the night on her dog bed right beside her foster mom, and she has not had any house training accidents since arriving. She navigates hardwoods without any issues, and is well behaved on all fronts so far.

She and Bette, the resident hound, get along great. June Bug seems submissive and was very playful at the track (according to her trainer) though it may take awhile for that side of her to shine through. She is a bit timid, and needs a little time to really settle into being a pet. One thing is for sure, she is very sweet and special.

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