Greta Garbo


Afghan Hound
Picture of Greta Garbo, a female Afghan Hound

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Home:Lynnfield, MA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 13 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Nicknames:
Gorgeous Greta, Greta Girl, Wolfie, Big Wolfie, Woola-woola-wolfie, Lumpy, Lumpster-dumpster

Quick Bio:
-purebred

Likes:
Greta likes going for long runs or sniffing walks, coming home and slurping up cold water from the catch basin of the spring water cooler, then sprawling upside down for a long, luxurious snooze. Also making dogster snow angels and wearing clothes.

Pet-Peeves:
Humans who leave their belongings on her leather arm chair. Rain on her fur. Her inability to climb trees in pursuit of squirrels.

Favorite Toy:
Migrater brand stuffed goose, quail and mallard and stuffed blue octipus, named "Octi."

Favorite Food:
People food! Then "cookie bones," the cookies that look like Oreos at the dog bone bar at Petco.

Favorite Walk:
Crane Beach, Ipswich, Massachusetts (pictured above left)

Arrival Story:
Actually, I was trying to buy a gas grill. I'd been emailing around the Northeast in search of a Afghan breeder for about three years with no satisfactory results. As I was prowling the Sunday paper for grills on sale, an ad leapt out at me. I began an email correspondence that eventually united me with two incredible companions: Greta and Audrey. Thank you John at www.beechhill.org! (Yes, she's gorgeous, but please keep in mind that Afghan Hounds are definitely not the breed for everyone. They're independent thinkers like cats, bred to hunt independently i.e. selectively deaf and never off leash in unsafe circumstances, with sensitive and delicate personalities, who require hours of daily exercise, grooming and attention. They are NOT fashion accessories!) I brought Greta home with me on the 4th of July (see at left), ironically America's most patriotic day. Shortly thereafter we went to war in Afghanistan. I must admit that being of Scandinavian descent, on several occasions during the height of the conflict, I was less than truthful. When asked, "What breed is THAT?" I replied, "Swedish Wolfhound."

Bio:
Greta is amazing. She's so tuned in to every sublty of her people whom she loves. She's sensitive, tender hearted and whimsical. As I was driving home from the wilds of Vermont with my new dogster in my little red roadster, I had plenty of time to think of a name, as she alternated between yelping, barfing and sleeping. Her blond hair, long elegant back, and bedroom eyes (she lowers her head and rolls her eyes up) all reminded me of the mysterious Hollywood legend, Greta Garbo. If you're still reading, you may be wondering, "So, what's with all this 'Wolfie' stuff?" Well, her siblings include four guys (human, 2-legged variety). My sons thought "Greta" didn't meet their required tostesterone level of masculinity, name-wise. So she became "Wolfie," named after a conversation in Terminator. John Connor calls home. The Evil Terminator answers, using John's foster mom's voice. John asks about his dog. The Evil-Terminator-Pretending-to-Be-a -Loving-Mom tells him, "Wolfie's fine."

Forums Motto:
Patron Saint of Escape Artists

The Groups I'm In:
♫ THE KIT KAT CLUB ♫ ®, ♥All Fur Fun♥, Alpha Dog Anti-Squirrel Brigade, FANCYPANTS CAFE, Febreze® Pet Odor Eliminator™, The Dog Park!, The Long Snout Brigade, TINY PAWS CRUISE LINE II AND FURIENDS!, ~~~*♥Dog Park USA♥*~~~

The Last Forum I Posted In:
24-7 Attention Needer

I've Been On Dogster Since:
April 15th 2004 More than 10 years!

I Was In The:
2005 Valentine's Day Party!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
29669


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New News

May 7th 2009 6:50 am
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Hello! Our Dogster friend Moose moved to New Mexico with his mom. Moose's dad had to stay in Pencil Vania with Baxter and Sheldon, who are rabbits, to finish up some school stuff. Then Moose's dad and Baxter and Sheldon drove all the way to New Mexico in an ancient Jeep. Then the muffler fell off of the Jeep once they were there. Moose did not like "going" in the sand in his yard. His emails tell us many interesting things and we like him a lot. He has many handsome spots.

Audrey and I are very happy that spring sprang around here. This means that we can roll on lawns instead of making snow angels and mom does not take 200 years getting ready putting on layers and layers of clothing before we go o-u-t. Yes, Afghan Hounds can spell. When she says, "Would you guys like to go O-U-T?" we hop up and stand at attention for our leashes. The only bad thing is tics. How we hate them! We cannot even tell that they are there until mom has a heart attack, shrieks, gets that little jar and the do-dad from Petco and pries a varmint off of us. We sniff it, then R.I.P. in that little jar. Yuck!

 

Weather Report

March 16th 2009 5:41 am
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I am very pleased to announce that when we went for a stroll this morning at 6:15 the temperature was above freezing. The bad news is that I had to roll in a heap of filthy snow in front of the Town Hall, and mom was not pleased about this. Also, much of our snow has melted, so Audrey and I can sniff stuff in the grass, which we have not been able to do for a very long time. I enjoy rolling in the grass, but only choose very nice lawns, a difficult challenge at this time of year. Then I must stand up and give a giant SHAKE! I did this on our neighbor’s lawn this morning and the roll and the lawn were both lovely. Now I must take a nap. Good night.

 

Double Oops and a very loud growl

March 2nd 2009 12:52 pm
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I do not understand this at all.

http://web.me.com/christinekimball/Dogs!/Welcome.html


Our very nice site when we put it on here has that funny space between the t and the m at the end when we paste it. You must paste it and then delete that nasty space, or you will not see our glorious website.

 
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