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  1. Ha! I have a sneaking suspicion that my hound would stop and eat the grass. Like a cow. A weird, skinny cow. Awesome! They look like they were having so much fun! Thanks for sharing. :)
  2. Aww, sounds like Rosie had a good time anyway!
  3. Thanks DobieMum. Sounds like it might be a fun thing to do even if we're just watching. Good idea, thanks Kirislin. Thanks Sandra. Yeah, I can imagine that some dogs would just keep going!
  4. Thank you - I appreciate the advice. :) and a race fit greyhound ended up very sick and at the vets the day after the next fun day. Your dog needs to be very fit and healthy and even then they can suffer serious problems. Thanks for the warning. I appreciate other people's knowledge and experiences.
  5. Oh, bless! Ok, sounds like it might not be the best idea for Lucy, who is 8 years old and has a minor heart murmur. Cassiel, my nearly-4-year-old, might enjoy it, though. Thanks everyone for the tips!
  6. That's interesting, DeltaCharlie. If I take mine, I'll see how they go alone. If they don't seem interested, running together might be an option. Thanks!
  7. Thanks Pheenyx. I assumed that the dogs would run alone, but I thought mine still might be distracted by the general environment - i.e., other dogs and people nearby. But I suppose it's worth a try!
  8. Thanks Haredown. One of my hounds has a very mild heart murmur, so I'll check with the vet.
  9. Thanks Gallomph and Kirislin. Gallomph, my boyfriend would come with me so he could hold one dog while the other ran, and I will definitely ensure that my hounds don't scare or chase other dogs. I will look out for "fun days" - thanks. :) Kirislin, yeah, I was thinking that might be the case - different dogs like different kinds of chasing. It won't be a problem if my dogs don't like lure coursing. They are much loved pets. I like to ensure that they have a variety of fun activities to do, and thought that lure coursing might be something that they would enjoy. If they decide they don't
  10. Hi all, I've been thinking about taking my pet greyhounds to lure coursing. I've never been before, but am really keen to take my dogs to an event where they can really stretch their legs and have a good run. I live in Brisbane, and I've checked out the Qld Lure Coursing Association website. I'm considering taking my dogs to a run in August, at Wally Tate Park in Kuraby. My question is whether some dogs simply don't want to run, especially if they get distracted by other dogs and people at the event. Both my hounds have a moderate-high prey drive, but I'm wondering if they might get distrac
  11. So pleased, Kitt. Bless that someone! Cassiel is now safe at my parents' house. A lovely guy doing a newspaper delivery run found Cassiel standing in the middle of the road, so took him home and phoned RSPCA. I was so grateful, crying on the phone, telling him he has no idea how thankful I am. I got my Dad to give the man $100. I've been in hospital for two weeks and will be here another week, so am not well. So I'm just so relieved to know that Cassiel is home safe.
  12. Thanks HazyWal. It seems like someone might have found him (safe). My Dad has gone to collect him.
  13. Hi all, I'm writing in desperation to ask that people in the southern suburbs of Brisbane - Algester, Parkinson, Calamvale, Sunnybank Hills etc. - please look out for my red-fawn greyhound. I've been in hospital for two weeks and my greyhound, Cassiel, is staying with my parents in Algester. He escaped last night. He is microchipped, but I think his details are still linked to his old owner. He's very approachable and friendly with people, but not with small animals. Thanks for any help.
  14. So sorry, Jellyblush. I was so hopeful about this situation, as I'm sure many others were.
  15. You mention that food is her motivation. Have you tried using food toys for mental stimulation? E.g., not giving her a meal in a bowl, but instead putting it in food-dispensing toys so that she really has to work to get her food? Or could you hide portions of her meal around the yard - e.g., on a low tree branch, under a bucket, etc?
  16. Awesome!! It would have been so difficult for the actors to keep a straight face during that!
  17. I love the nicknames that you've all listed! I often call my greyhound, Deanna, "Deanna Spanner". I didn't realise how often I did it, until a friend wrote a letter to Deanna (there's a story behind that) and addressed the letter to Deanna Spanner.
  18. Ooohh love Deanna Haven't seen pics of her for ages, how is she after her teeth removal Kitt? Thanks for asking, Stan's Mum! It's nice to know that someone remembers her :-) Deanna is doing fantastically well. She turned 14 two days ago. I made cupcakes, so she might get one tonight for supper. I'll post more in the greyhound thread, so I don't take over this thread. Loving all the smiley pups!
  19. I'm curious - Why can it not be called a coupler? It can be, and usually is. That person is not the epitome of all things language. Ok thanks. I thought maybe there was a technical difference between the two types of leads.
  20. I'm curious - Why can it not be called a coupler?
  21. I can understand that if someone is talking about your dog's age in a negative manner, you may feel offended by this. I tend to interpret comments about my dog's age differently, though. When people comment on how old my greyhound looks, I am always very PROUD to say "yes, she's nearly 14, and that is quite old for a greyhound." I am so pleased that my gorgeous hound is still healthy enough to come out for walks and I love telling that to anyone who'll listen. :)
  22. Oh wow - zoomies! That's absolutely awesome. I understand your excitement! It would have been awesome to see proper Whippet zoomies in a dog who has been so unwell. I also love the photo of the post-park sleeping position. That is the strangest roaching I have ever seen! Thanks for sharing the dogs' progress.
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