Friday, January 20, 2006

Friday Hound Blogging

Well, maybe it's because their regular clientele are home trying to figure out the new medicare plan, or maybe it's just a slow week, but things are pretty quiet in the land of overlords so we thought we'd take the opportunity to steal a page from James and George and introduce you to the IM Central needle nose crew.

First up, Roland G. Hound, III, gent. aka Rollie. The oldest of the gang, he's been roaming the Marbled Halls since he was a pup, a period of about ten years now. Hobbies include squirrels, Jerky Treats and being in the bedroom when no one is paying attention to who's on the bed. Turn ons are finding the cupboard doors open after the housekeeping staff purchased a box of oatmeal (don't ask) and Jerky Treats. Turn offs are anything that makes him wet, and temperatures below 50 degrees.
Next up, Zeus. Zeus is actually a Lurcher who was found wandering after being abandoned. He was kicked out of two foster homes before finding his way to IMC because he had "issues." That was five years ago, and since we have often been accused of having many of the same "issues" he fits right in. We're not sure how old he is because, unlike regulated racing greyhounds, lurchers do not have tattoos, although he has asked for permission to get a poodle on his fore paw from time to time. Hobbies include psychotic episodes (hence the nickname Zeusifer) and "Happy Dog Attacks" during which he chases his invisible friend through the house. Turn ons are Jerky Treats and anything moving in the yard. Turn offs are veterinarians and baths.

The newest addition to the pack is Vacume (No, we don't know). Vacume lived with the person who adopted him for several years until she could no longer care for him. He was returned to the adoption system and first came to us as a foster. He is nine years old and thus had to compete against the two and three year old cuties, in the adoption market so after a period of six months and not even a nibble, we decided to make the arrangement permanent. Like a lot of greyhounds, Vacume's mouth was a mess (not a lot of dental care when they're living under the benevolent protection of the overlords) and he ended up losing 26 of his teeth. (Dogs have over 40) He has his molars so he can still work over a dog biscuit, and his fangs, which, because they're the only teeth left in the front of his mouth, look bigger than they should, earning him the nickname Count Vacula. Hobbies include practicing retirement, Jerky Treats and protecting our rear during walks. Turn ons are Jerky Treats, dinner time and big pillows. Turn offs are ear jokes and running out of Jerky Treats.

So there you have it. The Too Live Crew at IM Central. Never a dull moment. Well, except during nap time. Oh, and when resting between nap times.

Windy City Sniper Update:
Windy would do well in a working family home with well-mannered children. She is good with other dogs and would probably be fine as an only dog. She has learned her table and counter manners. She has learned “no.” She is more comfortable in the home. She is still learning to do stairs. For more information about this dog, and other rescued racing greyhounds looking for homes, go here. If you don't know about the plight of racing greyhounds go here.

1 comment:

James said...

This is a mighty fine looking pack.