We had a busy day today. We went for a nice long walk, going a way we haven’t been before, so Rassilon could see and smell new things. Mind you, he didn’t seem too interested.
Later, because it was warm and my back grass (you don’t have a lawn and a greyhound at the same time), was getting somewhat long after our recent rain, I decided to mow it.
Rassilon came out to the shed to see what was happening, and watched me for a few minutes before going back inside. When I first got him he would have been cowering an a bedroom trembling at the sound of the lawn mower, but today, he came and had a look and casually strolled away, no rush.
Then we went over to my mothers place, so Rassilon was quick to get in the car, and when we got there he vacuumed the place looking for anything Mitzi might have left. He was given a chickens foot and a bowl of chicken for tea, and he had an Anzac biscuit, well I had to give him one because he wouldn’t shut up!!
But the nicest change of all. We were watching a Joel Osteen DVD, and I called Rassilon up onto the settee, and he came up and settled down beside me with his head in my lap, getting patted. Of all the things I read about greyhounds, the affection was the part I wanted most, because Kia the Dobie used to climb right up onto my lap and curl up and go to sleep. Rassi hasn’t done anything like that, but today was a big step forward, (he has come up to me before, but I was on his bed at home, this was neutral territory).
Now we are home again, I am back on the Internet, so I can add my bits to this more often, Rassilon is stretched out on his bed and sleeping. It’s been a busy day for greyhounds.
The pillow got knocked down,
Nothing like making yourself at home!
Oh. I think Rassilon must have been ganged up on by other dogs in the kennels before I got him, because he does not like greyhounds, and something like that is all I can think of that might make him dislike other greyhounds. He was terrified by a pack of dogs at playgroup, and he didn’t get on with Peppa. We met another greyhound when we were out walking and he sniffed, but only nose to nose, then ignored her.
On the bright side, he gets on well with small dogs.