|2nd March 2011
Stuart collected Buzz from the gentleman who 'rescued' him from the race track and who has been looking after him for a few days until we could collect him. The gentleman had his little Staffie x puppy with him who was running in between Buzz's legs - Buzz simply ignored it until it decided to nip his back leg then he turned and glared at it, causing it to walk away. Apart from the glare there was no grumbling - what a star!
Buzz happily jumped into the back of the car and once in he quickly settled for the journey home. Arriving home he met our greyhounds then settled in the kitchen with the others until it was time for his dinner and walk. He ate his food nicely and walked nicely on the lead. What a lovely dog he is.
3rd March 2011
Buzz slept well last night and we never heard a sound from him till we woke this morning and he went into the garden to do his toilet with the others. Back inside he went back to his bed till it was time to feed him his breakfast, which he ate well then went in the garden again.
He walked well on the lead during his walks today and in the evening we took him to the pub with Solo and Indi. In the pub he was as good as gold, wasn't nervous, but stood and watched a while before laying down and going to sleep. His nose went in the air as a plate of fish and chips went past on its way to a customer sitting near us, then it was back to laying down again. A couple of times he sat, which we don't often see in a greyhound, but he seemed quite comfortable to sit and watch the world go by.
Apart from the first couple of hours when he arrived yesterday and he cocked his leg on our leather settee, we've had no accidents from him in the house at all and on one occassion we found him standing by the back door waiting to go out.
He has a lovely, friendly disposition and loves being stroked and having a cuddle. To say we've had him such a short time he's settled so well and is no problem at all, even when he's last from the garden last thing at night and comes running to us when we clap our hands and call his name. He's a lovely dog, but he's learn't there are nice things on the kitchen work surface - found a frozen lasagne on the floor in the kitchen he'd pulled off the top this evening. Thankfully, it was still in the wrapper! He also enjoyed licking the garlic sauce from the frying pan, which was still on the stove at the time, but thankfully had gone cold - the little monkey, will have to put a stop to that one!
4th March 2011
This morning Buzz went to the vet to be neutered. He weighed in at 33k and was found to be fit and well.
6th March 2011
This afternoon a couple came to visit Buzz with a view to adopting him if he got on okay with their greyhound who was quite nervous and if he was found to be cat friendly. He thought the other greyhound was wonderful and they got on fine. The lady and gentleman tested his recal using little pieces of sausage and he quickly picked up that game!
Laying in the garden was a soft toy one of the other dogs brought out earlier and the gentleman threw it in the air. To our amazement Buzz ran after it, picked it up and brought it back to the gentleman who threw it again. At first we thought it was a fluke and a 'one off', but no, everytime the gentleman threw the toy Buzz brought it back to him.
A little while later they took him for a short walk to see how he was and after the first few yards of excitement at the idea of going for a walk he walked lovely by their side, almost to the point they didn't know they had him.
Because of the way he was with the little terrier puppy in the vets the other day we are going to cat test Buzz and if all is okay the couple will adopt him.
7th March 2011
This afternoon we did the cat test on Buzz and were very disappointed because he found them fair game and from his body language even when trying to distract him we decided a home with a cat was not the right home for him. We phoned the couple who wanted him and they decided they weren't confident enough to cat train him so we are going to get them another dog and Buzz is still looking for a home.
8th March 2011
Last night just after we turned the lights out it sounded as if a party was taking place - Buzz had decided it was play time and had emptied the toy box in the living room and placed all the toys on the dog bed in front of the kitchen fire - along with a pile of scrap paper I'd put by the fire to burn and the TV remote control. All to Blue's disgust because he couldn't find a space to lay down and sleep on the dog bed. A quick tidy round and a 'go to bed' settled things again.
14th March 2011
This afternoon we lay Buzz on the floor and examined him with a view to taking out his stitches following him being neutered, but we couldn't find any, which was most bizarre because I'd seen them there only a couple of days ago.
18th March 2011
This afternoon Buzz went to the vet
for his second inoculation and while there the vet examined him to double check all his stitches were gone. It was the vet who neutered him and she was amazed they'd all gone and it was so well healed. She confirmed they were definately not the disolvable ones so he must have removed them himself. Not sure how he did this without causing damage and we never spotted him doing it. The reason all seemed okay was because two days before when I examined him they were still there so he must have taken them out on day 9 or even 10 when he was healed anyway - the little monkey!
19th March 2011
This afternoon the family who wish to adopt Buzz called to complete the paperwork and take him home with them. We didn't foster Buzz very long and we will miss him because it was a pleasure having him here. He happily walked off with his new owners and jumped in their car on the way to his new home where we wish him a long and happy life with his new family.
This evening we received an email from his new owner with a photograph of him laying in the sunshine on their lawn. This photograph was taken shortly after he arrived in his new home - talk about being laid back!.
30th March 2011
We received an email this evening letting us know
that Buzz is settling in well and his new owner's have discovered he likes egg mayonnaise
sandwiches! A bit of a learning curve for they say to keep unattended food out
of his reach! Buzz has also just figured out he can get on the beds, but hasn’t tried the sofa yet. Their daughter keeps hugging him and calling him over to be brushed outside, and he's getting on well coming to work with his owner too. He has an occasional random “bark” which they haven’t worked out why yet, but no doubt they will - and he loves his beds!
27th May 2011
This afternoon Buzz and his owner called in to see us and to buy him a nice blue bedding coat to keep him warm on cool evenings. Buzz looked well and remembered where he was. Once all the introductions were over he began wandering around the garden with the others. He's beginning to loose his kennel coat now and is looking somewhat patchy, however, the areas where he's lost his old kennel coat his new hair that has grown in its place is nice and shiny.
Buzz goes into work with his owner and has quickly learn't the routine and where his bed is in the office where his owner works. He's not too keen going out last thing at night in the dark nor when its raining, but then most greyhounds are like that! The guinea pigs in their hutch have been moved to another part of the garden the other side of the gate because Buzz was fascinated by them and they thought it best to move the hutch they were in - out of sight, out of mind!
He's becoming more playful when he sees some of the regular dogs on his walks, and is still a little mischevious around the house.
His owner said having him has been a learning curve in keeping the kitchen work tops tidier! A few days ago he found the bottle of cod liver oil and managed to take the top off, some he licked the rest went as shampoo on his coat - his owner had great fun getting that lot off! They also found the cookie jar in his bed (everything ends up in his bed), but the top was still on so no cookies eaten, but they are baffled as to how he managed to carry it because it has a quite wide top to it and its heavy.
8th March 2012
We received a visit today from Buzz and his owner. They called in for a cup of tea because it's almost a year since they adopted him and they wanted to show us how well he was getting on. He certainly looked well and very happy. They stayed a while, Stuart took some photos of him in our garden then off they went. It was so lovely to see him and to think of what might have been the case!
28th April 2013
We heard today that Buzz is still very laid-back!
He is doing really well. His mum has recently changed jobs so he is "home alone" a bit more now, but has adapted to the change with very few problems. He has had a couple of accidents, so they have to watch him carefully in the morning, and clear the kitchen worktops as things he ignores when they are in are much more exciting when they are out (and gravy granules are hard to clean up!) In fact, they think he is enjoying the peace and quiet and sunbathing on his own on their bed!! They are looking forward to some better weather so they can take him away in the caravan with them again.
They love having him in their family.
21st December 2013
This evening we received a photograph of Buzz being 'chilled out' and getting into the Christmas mood by putting his Santa hat on!
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In our paddock
Shortly after he arrived
his new home
19th March 2011
A caravan holiday!
Winning 2nd prize at
Wolfwood Animal Rescue
8th July 2012
21st December 2013