Fostering and re-homing greyhounds in the South Lake District, Cumbria
Ned arrived on Monday 5th April 2010
Went to his new home on Saturday 1st May 2010
Sadly Ned passed away on Tuesday 5th August 2014
following a short illness involving his heart.
Ned's arrival and a brief history
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Ned is a tall dark golden brindle ex-racing greyhound who is neutered and microchipped.
Born on the 1st August 2004 he travels well in the car and is a very friendly dog - a real gentleman.
|5th April 2010
We collected Ned this morning who happily jumped in the back of our car to be given half of Stuart's pork pie, which he thought was wonderful and became Stuart's best mate as a result. When he arrived home he met the other greyhounds, had a wander round the garden to do his toilet then we brought him inside and fed him along with the others. Stuart then microchipped him and Julia arrived shortly after to collect him and take him home with her. He happily walked off with her and jumped in the back of her car and off they went.
When they arrived home they took all dogs for a walk to introduce them to each other and they got on fine. When they arrived back at the house Julia's lurcher and Labrador raced up the stairs to the living room, which is on the first floor, but Ned just stood at the bottom. After about five minutes of trying to coax him up the stairs Julia got her daughter to help her and one led him up while the other lifted his back legs up each step one at a time. He was then walked straight out through the back door into the garden, where he walked around for a while to allow him to do his toilet. He walked up the 4 steps to the garden with no problem and came back down okay. Ned has been busy sniffing everything, and seems to like the bin because he keeps trying to get in the lid and pawing the sides, so the water spray bottle was made handy.
6th April 2010
Received an email this morning letting us know that Ned was getting on well. Last night he woke Julia a few times whinning, then barking if she ignored him. He was in the kitchen with the other dogs and was unsettled at Julia not being there. Each time Julia went in and told him to go on his bed he did so and each time the length he stayed before starting again lasted a bit longer until he finally settled.
The biggest problem was the stairs. Julia couldn't even get him to think about going down them. He does the steps in the garden very steadily, but she wanted to get him down the main stairs to take him for a walk, but he just lay on the floor very nervous of even trying. It made him more nervous each time she tried to coax him to the top step so in the end she left him at home with her son while she took the other two dogs out for their walk. Upon her return we offered advise on how to do it and later we received an email letting us know they had numerous successful ascents and descents of the stairs as well as a walk in the afternoon, luckily before the heavy rain came. Ned pulled a bit on the lead to start with, which may have been excitement and due to not going out in the morning but as the walk progressed he began to settle.
Julia gave him a brush with the rubber mit to remove some of the hair he was casting, which seemed never ending so she stopped after a while. Luckily he loves being brushed especially around his neck. He does look better for losing some of the fluffy hairs!! She also put some cod liver oil in his food yesterday and today to help improve his skin and coat.
7th April 2010
Received an email from Julia this evening letting us know that Ned came down the stairs all by himself this afternoon. Julia was going to do something downstairs and he followed her, up until then he would wait at the top until she came back up. Ned had another good brush today, and they took him for a walk in the sun this afternoon, but he struggled a bit walking up the hills around their house so maybe he's not as healthy as Julia's dogs or perhaps he's just not used to hills! Julia says she will keep an eye on this.
11th April 2010
Received an email this evening from Julia letting us know that
Ned is well and has been enjoying sleeping on a bed outside in the sun today and yesterday.
1st May 2010
This afternoon Julia brought Ned to our house and when his new owners arrived we completed all the paperwork and Ned went with them in their car to his new home. Ned is a real gentleman and we hope he has a long and happy life with his new family.
1st August 2010
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NED - 6 TODAY
1st August 2011
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NED - 7 TODAY
9th June 2012
Received an email today saying they love Ned lots and lots. He gives them loads of smiles and cuddles, and its a pleasure to have him. They have had him now over 2 years.
1st August 2012
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NED - 8 TODAY
1st August 2013
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NED - 9 TODAY
17th December 2013
We received an email today thanking us for our Christmas card and letting us know that Ned is well and looking forward to his Christmas gifts!
30th December 2013
We received an email today enclosing a couple of pictures of Ned enjoying the Christmas festivities. Not sure he's too keen on the paper hat!
His owner's say he is doing well.
1st August 2014
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NED - 10 TODAY
5th August 2014
We heard this evening that sadly Ned passed away peacefully, while at the vets today.
During this very hot spell of weather we've been having his owners noticed him slowing down on their walks, with Ned often walking about a yard behind them and sometimes getting a little out of breath. Believing it to be the heat they continued their walks as normal, but at Ned's pace. However, he's not been well since last Friday, when he went off his food and was getting out of breath.
A trip to the vet yesterday diagnosed him as having a diseased heart, which had reached the stage he could no longer hide it.
During the night he deteriorated so much so, the whole family took him to the vets today. They were all with him as he passed gently away and the family left heart broken at his passing.
19th August 2014
The family collected Ned's ashes today, which I always think is a very sad time. They plan to put him in their garden to keep him cose and on the beach where he so loved to run.
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25th December 2013
Paper hat and party time!
25th December 2013
Enjoying a bone in the garden
An affectionate stroke
In memory of Ned
Your guardian angel
and it was an honour
to have known you.
You were our constant
to all who met you.
Our hearts are broken now you
are no more, gone, but not forgotten.
Rest in peace
our loyal friend.