Wednesday, visiting day. Well it is for a while. Apparently there is someone new in the southern area that has joined TDS, so she might be given some visits that I normally do. And I think that would be a good thing for Rassilon. It will give him (us) a rest.
I was reading through the TDS paperwork, and to stay a member of TDS you have to do one visitation per month. Well Rassilon and I have been doing 2 a week, sometimes 3 a week for over 12 months, with just a couple of weeks off when I couldn’t drive.
But today was a strange day. Rassilon was more at home getting patted by the staff at the hospital than by the patients. However, when we went into one ward, we had a special time when we joined the patients for afternoon tea. They had cooked some quiches earlier and we ate them. I was given one, but by the time I asked what was in it, it was in Rassilon.
After we finished the visit and I did the paperwork, because I am invited every week by the hospital, I was given a free flu vaccination. General visitors don’t get it, but because the hospital askes me in, I was given it, because, apparently, I am classed as a contractor.
On the way out to the car a woman ran up to us. I thought she wanted to pat Rassilon, but it turned out her husband was a patient in the hospital, but was away from his room having physio when we went by, so he missed Rassilon. So I said we would go back and see him. Well it took us about 10 minutes just to get through the nurses station.
One nurse had been scared of dogs, but a few weeks ago she was encouraged to pat Rassilon, which she did, with ONE finger. Today, it was both hands. Then Rassi decided to lie down on the floor, so another nurse was sitting on the floor beside him patting him. Then we got to go to see the patient, and we stayed there for a while.
Now, this morning Rassilon had a bath. I did it today because the sun was out and quite warm but not too hot, and there was a breeze blowing, so I thought he would dry off quickly. When I let him out I took some photos. These 2 photos are taken in the same light with the same camera less than 1 minute apart, but look at the difference in colour.
This is close to Fawn/Brindle
This is not even on the colour chart.
This is what he looks like most of the time. But it isn’t fawn / brindle. It isn’t light / brindle and it’s not blue / brindle. That is why he gets so much attention from other greyhound owners, because he is such a unique colour. And he can quickly change colours, just like in the 2 photos.
Rassilon, a cross between a Greyhound and a Chameleon.