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There's always those people... it's annoying as sin!
People at the vets always Ooo and Aaahhh at Madison because she's a greyhound and blah-di-blah-di-blah.... (the blahs are answering questions and assuring them that they are not 'high strung' and such) but when we take Madison to run with her buddies, we put a muzzle on her (and the other people we go with muzzle their greys too, pack mentality stuff...) and people AUTOMATICALLY assume that because of the muzzle, she's going to attack their dog or something.

First off... your dog is more likely to hurt my dog... because your's isn't muzzled and he'll rip a chunk out of my helpless pooch... so chill.

THAT and when people like... AVOID Madison because they think she's going to attack them because she's a greyhound. (And apparently general consensus is that they are mean... ???)

Whatever, we don't have to live with them every day in our houses, and they are one of few that actually freak out and get rude...  when this happens, I usually just start calling Madison "Killer"... as in, "Oh, okay... c'mon Killer, let's go look at doggie food." (Priceless.)

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: Some people are so rude
« on: August 29, 2005, 04:40:23 pm »
We had the same "you cruel person!" about starving Madison (which was never the case) when she was a puppy... they never take in consideration what factors there may have been with the dog BEFORE you got it... such as:
a) she was emaciated when we adopted her YESTERDAY
b) she's actually a greyhound and SUPPOSED to be that skinny, and you would have known that if you hadn't opened your large and obnoxious mouth and come to ask about her instead.

And the latest?  A few Saturdays ago (before Moonshine was here) these people came in with their greyhound puppies (who were, actually, too skinny) and talked... they were nice people until the man pointed to the foster there named Brian and said, "See, now he's too fat, you can't even see his ribs."
(I'm sorry... and you say you own these two GREYHOUND PUPPIES?  Did you even research them before you bought them? Or did you go to a race and randomly decide that they were the dog you wanted?)
I kept my mouth closed because I didn't want to get the CGA in trouble or anything, but I wanted to say to him  "Um...'re wrong... Brian got off the track last week and it TOO SKINNY... like your puppies... so you can sign them over and we'll find a nice home for them... namely mine."
I think they were judging the puppies weights on racers that they had seen and not an actual healthy weight for the pups... racers usually are at least 5 lbs under their correct weight... so those puppies needed WAY more food. (but other than that they looked well cared for.)

Don't you love it when people are too ignorant to listen to the facts unless it's their version? I LOVE it... really, I do... up until the point when I punch them in the mouth and hurt my poor little hand.  ;)

Okay... my tangent is done... and wether you could make ANY sense of that, I dunno... but hope you had fun reading it anyway!  :D

~Kelsey and the M&Ms

Introduce Yourself to the Forum / Re: Not New, but I never did this!
« on: August 29, 2005, 03:56:24 pm »
How cute!

For a long time Madison didn't know she was a greyhound, so she was afraid of other greyhounds... she probably thought she was a cocker spaniel because we had one up until last year (when my poor Cinda died at 14.  :-[)  Funny that they gravitate to dogs that they look like and look like dogs they know. It's cute really... lol.

Madison is so spoiled (as you can see by the pic), she's sleeping on the bed, on my pillow, with MY blanket... stinker.
And precious little Moonshine is innocently sleeping on the floor like a good boy.

Ahh the hierarchy of doggies.

Komondor Discussions & Pictures / Re: Finally, a Pic of Goulash
« on: August 29, 2005, 03:36:09 pm »
Lol, "that's the weirdest poodle I've ever seen."  Priceless...
You should make up some elaborate story about how Goulash (great name by the way) is a rare breed from... Iceland... or somewhere interesting... they'll never know.

How often are you having to trim him? Like... every week?  :D
Love it!

What a cutie!

I can't believe you haven't cracked yet and adopted him already!  He seems great (still, I know I said that before!) and sounds like he loves you so much! 
How does Lucy react to him? (Madison could care less for the first week we had Moonshine (we started forstering him about the same time you did Lite.)  Madison really enjoys the company now, but still tells him who's boss every once in awhile.

You just wait, Lucy may have a brother after all!  ;)

Monthly Photo Contests / Re: September Photo Contest??
« on: August 28, 2005, 04:10:27 pm »
Oh, so have the PERFECT picture for this...
Now... where did I put that picture?

Introduce Yourself to the Forum / Not New, but I never did this!
« on: August 28, 2005, 04:01:12 pm »
Right then... so I've posted on the board several times but I never took the time to do this (partially due to lack of time), which, it seems is a general trend. (We just wanna go have fun!)  Maybe I'll start a fad?

I'm a senior in high school, so time is money... or actually... grades... but none the less, I try to visit the boards as often as I can... and now on to more important things that you might actually care about!  The dogs.  ;)

My family (okay... My mom and I... my dad and brother could care less) have two greyhounds.  Both are retired racers, except for the fact that one of them only raced. (Haha, slacker!)  Their names are Madison and Moonshine, Madison is 4 years old and we've had her since she was a puppy, and Moonshine is 2 and finally getting to act like a puppy. 

Moonshine joined the family only a couple of days ago when I told my mom that we couldn't get rid of him (we were fostering) and that I would pay for him myself as a sort of "senior gift" from ME to ME.  (Moonshine is my avatar, and Madison... is spoiled, and hasn't had her turn as my avatar yet.)

But yeah, thought I'd take a couple minutes out of the day to do this real fast.  Enjoy?

~Kelsey, Madison, & Moonshine

Madison sleeping (taken at same time I took Moonshine's pic!)

We haven't really done the halloween thing (except for one year when Madison decided that a little straw cowboy hat was HERS and no one else could touch it (pictures are somewhere on the computer), but for the past two years we've gone to a greyhound picnic that has a costume contest.
Last year we only had Madison and it was olympic time (woo!) so we dressed her as an olympian (toga, toga, toga!) with the olive branch head dress and everything.
This year we had (it was actually yesterday) Madison AND Moonshine... the theme was nautical so we dressed Madison as a Mermaid (get it? the movie Splash!) and Moonshine as a sailor (pics to come!)...

The sailor outfit was great... but like everyone has said, I'd just go buy a big little kids outfit and make some changes so it will fit.  Spencers (usually in a mall) has dog costumes, but they just go over the necks... nothing special...

I think this year, Mads and Moo may go as Ragedy Anne and Andy (so we can re-use the sailor costume)...

That is hilarious!
I wish Madison could do something like that... or better yet... pick up her own poo in the yard!
But I'd settle for the dishes thing too!

Too cute!

Greyhound Discussions & Pictures / Re: Pictures of our Brandon (Boo)
« on: August 28, 2005, 02:22:36 pm »
I love it when their ears aren't perfect, THAT's what gives them character!

Madison's ears are quite thick and (dare I say it?) strong, so they shoot up fine.  Moonshine's on the other hand are cute and flimsy, so they fold over on themselves when he perks them up.  It's adorable!

Plus, don't we all just love to play with our grey's ears? So soft!


~Kelsey, Madison, & Moonshine

Greyhound Discussions & Pictures / Re: Moonshine
« on: August 28, 2005, 02:04:20 pm »
Arg, it's so hard!  :D

My mom finally caved... took her about two weeks (maybe one and a half), but she caved.  He's the greatest boy ever. (and so girly at that!)

Moonshine is NOT a kisser, but he is a MAJOR leaner, and by major, I mean you could move away quickly and he would fall over.  He is also a sniggler, especially when he just wants to lounge around outside, he'll lay on the ground and sniff around (sometimes rubbing his eyes, kicking at you or whining) until you sit down (not necessarily near him) and he'll cockroach over to you and on you.  SO silly, and he knows it too!  (Finally got him to cockroach on command yesterday, it was hilarious.)

Renee, fostering is so hard! I'll never be able to do it again because I'll have to beg my mom to keep every one.  As it is, I'm buying Moonshine (with my own money) as a Senior gift to myself... telling THAT  to my dad may be easier said than done.  I'm sure if Moonshine wasn't such a match for Madison it would have been easier to get him ready to go to his 'forever home,' but he's just perfect and Madison loves him.  (He's her "boyfriend," we'll say "Madison, where's your boyfriend?" and she'll perk up her ears and go find him.)

OH, and the whole barking thing... I know I should have got onto him when he did it the first time, but I was surprised/excited.  Now?  He whimper-barks when he wants me to come outside with him.  It's cute to see that he loves me so much, but not when he does it at 11 at night.  ;D

Went to the CGA picnic and such, we didn't win anything this year (last year we got 2nd or 3rd in the costume contest) but that's cool, Mads and Moo had a great time, they even got to run with some of Madison's friends! (separately because we were a muzzle short...)

Here are some pics of Moonshine and Madison, however they WERE taken with my camera phone, SO bare with me that they may be a little blurry/horrible!  ;)

~Kelsey, Madison, & Moonshine
(I love my M&Ms!)

Greyhound Discussions & Pictures / Re: Feeding a greyhound
« on: August 15, 2005, 07:21:47 pm »
We do the plain yogurt thing with Madison, and it really helps with her gas.  It was never BAD... but it had it's moments... uhm... for a really smooth coat, I have one word for you: TUNA.  As in... Chicken of the Sea brand tuna, nothing special, just those little cans.

About once a week Madison (and the cats) get a saucer of tuna (they each get 1/4th of the can, she gets more chunky, the cats like the water the tuna has been in.)  Madison loves the tuna and it's gone in seconds, her coat is AMAZINGLY silky, I've petted softer greyhounds, but none of them have been as silky... that and her skin isn't dry at all.

Just a suggestion... but watch out for those tuna kisses... I'd almost prefer the farts!

Greyhound Discussions & Pictures / Moonshine
« on: August 15, 2005, 07:14:09 pm »
No no, not the illegal beverage, (although he is intoxicatingly sweet!), the GREYHOUND!
He's our foster at the moment (people keep calling everyday!) but probably not for long. He's a greyt boy (yes, I had to be cheesy and do the "greyt"), light brindle, AMAZING lines (his body is so beautiful), and big goofy feet.

The best thing about him?: he's pigeon-toed!  it's adorable... and he's so clumsy. (which isn't so adorable sometimes.)

Got him... two Wednesdays ago, and he has really emerged from his little shell.  He was so frightened of everything and everyone and is now wagging his tail and nipping at your fingers to play.  He seems quite dependent on Madison, as in, doesn't want to be apart from her EVER... looks to her when they're outside to see where he can go potty and everything.  He's still a little jumpy at times, sudden loud noises and movements frighten him and he gets all sheepish (no little kids for him... not that he would be aggressive, just scared all the time.).

AND, he barked today... for the very first time (here at least)... it was adorable. I can see that Madison IS a bad influence.

(And yes, the furniture and crate rules are so hard, he wants to be on the bed so badly!)

I have a frajillion and a half pictures, but haven't sent them to my email yet. (Drawback of camera phones)... so this will have to do, the direct link to his CGA picture

And no... those feet belong to no one in my family... this is the picture they took before shipping him off to... no longer be a workin' man (if you catch my drift) and live with us!

YAY Moonshine...

can we keep him?  :'(
(I've already failed fostering 101... but my mom hasn't... if only we could get my dad to break... but Moonshine is kinda afraid of men...)

Oh, he's GORGEOUS!
What a cute boy, and he's cat safe to boot! (What about small dogs?)

Where are you, I'm coming to adopt him, lol. 

Anyways, he sounds like the perfect man!  ;)

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: Unfair Dog Treatment
« on: July 20, 2005, 01:45:41 pm »
Like everyone else, I agree that they should be treated fairly.
Madison was only allowed on the couch when there is a blanket on it, and to all of our human minds, that made sense, but dogs don't understand the "sometimes" part of it, it's either all or nothing.  So in your puppy's mind, she should be able to get on the couch/bed as well but by getting scolded if she tries just confuses the poor baby.
You need to even the playing field, either by letting the OEM and Bichon both on the couch/bed, or by not letting either of them up there.

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