Sunday, November 28, 2010

Play Style

Smokey loves to play with toys and he does it with his butt up in the air, play-bowing. It always makes me laugh to watch him play. FYI: NLGA prefers fosters to stay off of furniture, and we always follow that. Smokey is actually on a dog bed, yes, the dogs have a full sized bed of their own to use :)

Back View:

Front View:

Smokey is doing really well. I don't want to jinx us, but after putting him on a strict potty schedule we have not had any marking in the house. Woohoo! I love having him in the house, he is such a fun and good boy.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Puffs and Kisses

Smokey likes to check out what it cooking in the kitchen. He likes to puff his lips and inhale the lovely aromas, probably wishes he could have some too :)

Smokey likes to give kisses! When he is laying down on his bed, I rub and massage him all over and in return he'll lick my hands and kiss my face as if saying: "thanks, I like that!"

Smokey is a very good boy; he loves to play, itch his back all the time, great on walks, loves car rides, has no food or space aggression, gets along with the weims, and kennels without a peep (he has no separation anxiety at all, even when I take the weims out to the dog park and he's all alone).
The only issue we have is marking. Most greyhounds come house trained, but Smokey still has to learn it is a no-no. He wears a belly band and I am praising him when he goes outside. Hopefully, he'll catch on soon.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Yard Zooms

Smokey has been with us 3 weeks. He has become happier and even more playful. He will wag his tail when I talk to him and he LOVES butt/back scratches and will come back for more and more.
Smokey enjoys zooming around daily. He especially likes to do it with a toy. This was recorded a few days ago when we had sunshine and 65 degrees, unlike this weekend.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Back Scratch

Smokey is a young playful boy. We like to sunbathe outside and he loves to scratch his back on the grass. He is adorable and so silly! Here is the vid and some pics.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Curly Tail

Smokey is settling in very well. He is an easy going boy and very young (just turned 2 last month) so I'm hoping his playful crazy side will come out :)

After the first day he already loves hanging out with us in the same room. He sleeps through the whole night without a single peep until we wake up. He kennels very well, not a peep from their either. He has good potty habits but has marked in the house a couple times. I'm sure the marking will go away very quickly.
He is a dream on walks. But he is a squirrel hunter and is constantly on the lookout, ready to take off if he spots one.

He still doesn't care for the stairs and will only do them when I make him. I'm sure he'll be running up and down them in a week or two. Smokey can rest his face on top of the kitchen counter if he wants to, but he is such a good boy that the thought of counter surfing never crosses his mind.

He has accepted teeth brushing very well, but doesn't like his ears cleaned or his toes touched. I'll try the nail dremmel when he settles in a little more.
Smokey is very cool on van rides and settles in for a nice nap quickly.

He is my tallest foster but has the shortest tail, and I love the little curl he has. It is very cute and I love how he wags it while doing the downward dog and playing with toys.

And a cute ears/head shot: