Monday, January 31, 2011

Happy Gotcha Day!!!--Saturday

Smokey has been adopted! YAY!!
We have enjoyed him so much. He is such a fun and silly boy. His new Mom & Dad are wonderful people who have had greyhounds in the past. I get to enjoy and spoil him until he leaves on Saturday the 5th. I hope they keep in contact with me so I can get pupdates. Best wishes Smokey, I'll miss you lots. You'll always be in my heart and thank you for the many lovely kisses and laughs, my lucky #7 foster <3

Pictures of Smokey this past fall

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Week 12

Hello fanz, Smokey here with update.

We went to the vet on Tuesday and I got more antibiotics. It still bleeds, especially when I zoom in the house but Foster Mom doesn't know how to stop me because I'm a fast, slippery pup :)
I even broke off a little more nail last night running super wild! Hehehe it was worth it, woof woof!

Foster Mom says we can resume our walks again, but it is way too cold this week with a high of 5 degrees for the next few days.

She also wanted me to list the things I am good at so here goes:

-Eating(I like to chew every single piece of kibble)
-Pottying outside
-Play biting with Lucy
-Van rides
-Squeaking toys
-Stealing plastic bags/plastic gloves to chew on (She has no idea why I love 'em)
-Rooing (when I have backup singers)
-Kissing! (Foster Mom says I am the best greyhound kisser evah!)
-Looking handsome :)

There is more but I don't want to take up your whole day! Have a barking week!

My ears sometimes stand up funny!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Smokey is usually a quiet boy but he does like to bark a little when he gets excited during play sessions. We recently discovered he likes to roo as well. He prefers having background singers though so you can kind of hear me :)

His toe is healing really well but it still seeps a little blood. It'll just take time...
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow Pics & Vid

Hello nice fans,

Smokey here to give you an update. We went back to the vet on Fri and they took the bandage off for good! Yay! I still refused to use my foot and the vet was a bit concerned. She gave me more antibiotics (it is still "weeping blood") and said I need to come in sooner if I don't use my foot. My Foster Mom thought I would use it once the bandage is off; she was right because I started using it once we got home :)

So I am home and have all this greyhound energy because I am not allowed to go on walkies. What is a hound to do? Zoomies in the house, of course! Foster Mama thinks I am silly. We will be going back to the Vet for a final check up on the 17th.

Here are some pics that Foster Mom took a day before my injury that she couldn't post cuz she was busy taking care of me. It was a much warmer day (almost 30 degrees!)so I zoomed until I was hot, rolled around in the snow and played with my toy. Enjoy!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Adding Insult to Injury

Smokey here to tell you about the horrible day at the vet. Foster mom heard me crying out several times on Sat/Sun and she became concerned. I am on pain pills but something was not right, so she called and got my Wed appointment moved to today.
Turns out the dried blood stuck my owie to the bandage and it would hurt. They changed my bandage and the vet people must be color blind because they gave me a PINK wrap! My foster Dad laughed at me when I got home...
Also, the vet lady said she thinks I am a big baby and Foster Mom said she agreed!
I go back on Fri for another bandage change, and it can't come soon enuf!

Your thoroughly humiliated hound and hope you never subject your male hounds to this kind of abuse,

Friday, December 31, 2010

Another Owie!

Poor Smokey. On Wednesday he was running around in the snow, but by now it has gotten much more compact instead of the usual powder, and he ended up breaking a nail. He didn't let me take a good look, but I knew we had to head in to see Dr. Barr.
Turns out he did a great job at breaking the nail all the way down to the little bone. They trimmed it up and wrapped a bootie on him. He's on antibiotics and pain meds. We go in next week to get the bandage changed. I'm guessing it will take at least 3/4 weeks to heal.
He really hates it when I put on the outdoor bootie to prevent it from getting wet outside. He hops on three legs all over the place and will not put pressure on the foot. I know it it not pain, I think it is because he feels weird with the bandage on. No walks for a long time.

Poor Smokey, not the best way to ring in the New Year.

Wishing you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Grunting Dog

Hello dear fans!

I got a grunting long doggie for a Christmas present! This was my first Christmas and I can't wait to have more in my forever home.
Foster Mama took a video of me opening up my prezzie.
Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas!

A good stripey boy Looking for my loving forever home,

Friday, December 24, 2010


In the spirit of the Christmas season I had to dress Smokey up as an Elf. I let Lucy out during the short photo shoot with Smokey and all he wanted to do was play and run!

He was squirming around too much for the hat to stay on correctly, but he is still a cute Elf!

And here are the outtakes:


Playing bitey-face

Lucy trying to eat the hat


Sunday, December 19, 2010

8 Weeks

Smokey is doing really well. His owie is almost completely healed.
He has not worn a belly band or marked in the house in a month, yay! He's super easy once he realized what was expected of him.
Smokey puts a huge smile on my face everyday. He loves to play, loves to have a full body scratch, and eats like a champ. He is such a sweetie, giving me kisses throughout the day :)
He tries to entice Leroy and Lucy to play all the time. He enjoys car rides and we still take a short walk even in this cold weather! It takes me longer to bundle them all up than our walk, lol.
Being just 2 years old, Smokey has some energy to burn, so he likes to zoom a few laps around the yard in the powder.
Smokey is a dream in his kennel, not a single peep. He also sleeps all the night through like a good boy.
The only thing I am still working with him is getting him used to me trimming his nails.

Smokey has such a sweet face <3

Friday, December 3, 2010

I Look Like a Hobo!

Hello readers,
Smokey here doing a post about my owie.
A couple days ago we were all playing fetch in the house, and Leroy (who hardly plays now because he is an old fart) decided to play and pounced on me, giving me a one inch gash and I cried and ran away to the bedroom.
Foster Mom thought Leroy only stepped on my foot really hard, but when she called me to her and checked me over, she gasped at the owie! Things like that make her squeamish. She went through so many different ways of bandaging my side up but nothing worked, so I now have to wear a T-Shirt (cut to fit my handsome physique),donated by Foster Dad, to keep it clean and me from licking it. Hmmmph. I am forced to have it cleaned daily too! I look like a Hobo in the shirt and Foster Mom says I will probably have to wear it for 2 weeks at least! She also said we won't go to the NLGA Holiday Boutique until it heals (so maybe Dec.18th).
I hope I get lots of Christmas prezzies to make up for this horror!