Shadow following me around
So how was your weekend? Get a chance to relax? Some R&R? Did you get a chance to cross some things off your To-do list?
We had a good weekend. We had a chance to empty some more boxes from our move, almost clearing out the master bedroom.
We organized the garage a bit more, placing some bins in the storage shelves we created in trying to make room for a car inside it.
Dylan had a wonderful new bed and dresser delivered from her Grandmother. This was a big deal as it has been on our move-in list since we, ah, moved in.
We then had to go out and buy a mattress for the new bed then and had some dinner.
We also drove six hours to pick up the newest member of our family!
Yes, we now have a cute, well-mannered, friendly 2 year old male…
And that was just Saturday!
Yes we got up at 5:30am to drive to a greyhound foster home to pick up a new pet for the girls.
We looked at several choices at the Greyhound Crossroads website before deciding on Chum, or Chumley as he was known on the track.
Yes, he might have been known by that name at the Alabama Race course, had he ever actually raced. I hear he had no interest in racing.
The bell went off. The rabbit took off. And Chumley found it more interesting to stay in gate. In effect, he never raced a single race. I like to call it “undefeated” at the track!
Did I tell you the girls really like Chum?
Yes, at first we walked into the foster home to find 3 greyhounds and two adorable ( I can’t believe I am saying this) little Chihuahua puppies. They each could fit in the the palm of your hand.
Right away I knew my plan to ‘rescue’ a greyhound was in trouble!
Right away Skylar wanted one of those two Chihuahuas. They were just her size! I tried to explain they were not the ones we were looking at. I don’t know if I ever told you she can throw quite a fit when she is faced with disappointment!
The foster parents put the little wiener dogs to bed and it was on!
We got home and the girls warmed up to Chum. They say he is ‘softer than Cloudy, our previous greyhound.
Cloud was pretty soft too. In fact the two have an awful lot in common. So much so it was spooky! But more on that later.
Chum, or Chumley, tried to settle into his new abode.
Like I said he is a gentle dog and just really tries to stick close to you. He stands right in front of you, goes where you go, stands where you stand. A better name for him might be Shadow!
When we let him out for the first time to relieve himself, he instinctively headed to the furthermost corner of our backyard to do Number Two. What’s not to like? He’s not only housebroken but backyard trained as well!
The only reservation I have about our Chum is his name. I heard ‘Chumley’ and thought of Sponge Bob for some reason.
Looking at his profile pic I thought the name ‘Diablo’ might be better suited for him. What do you think?
Could you help me pick a name for our new greyhound?
So you know, getting a new greyhound was all part of the master ‘moving plan’. We were to A) move then B) put up a fence C) get a new greyhound for our girls and then D) get a pool for the girls. So we are staying on course. We were actually ready and waiting for our new friend.
The question may be, is our new friend ready and willing for our 3 and 5 year old little girls?