Friday, March 7, 2008

Loki : Our New Baby


Well, we finally did it! Today we adopted a beautiful four year old, 79 pound, retired racing greyhound. Here is a little video of his first day. Look how skinny he is!!

We found the newest member of our little family through http://www.greyrescue.org, an organization dedicated to saving these sweet and gentle beasts. He has been off the track for about a month , and in a foster home for a week learning a little bit about the life of the common house dog.

The first night had its share of challenges, but everything has worked out so far. After a long stressful car trip (this poor scared dog), a relatively peaceful meeting with Sasha Vinny (hissing and running), and a nervous bladder explosion on the dining room floor, we are finally all lying down for a good nights sleep.

UPDATE :

We have been patiently trying to get these two animals to coexist, and it really seems to be working. The first day featured some hissing, barking, running, and lunging. But by this afternoon I had them sitting next to each other eating turkey out of my hands. At one point they were peacefully sniffing each others faces. I am predicting some interspecies love.

3 comments:

Jeanette Irwin said...

I'm reserving judgment on the "everything has worked out so far" part. Vinnie is hiding under the bed, the poor dog is out of his mind with fear and Dave and I are exhausted. The next few days should prove interesting. We have to get this dog acclimated to his new home, slowly develop his trust, and make sure he isn't interested in killing our cat. Meanwhile, Vinny's scared for her life!

Annie said...

Run Vinny run....

michelles said...

Yaaaay for Loki! We'll have to set up a puppy playdate sometime so that Harley can embarrass us by ignoring Loki....