Scottish Deerhound/Greyhound
Picture of Finlay, a male Scottish Deerhound/Greyhound

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Home:Belle Plaine, MN  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 10 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Finlay

Fin, Finny, Fintacular, Fin-finity, Finners, Winner, Boo, Boo Boo Bear

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-dog rescue

June 19th 2006

Sleeping in the big bed with mommy and daddy, eviscerating stuffed toys, digging like a CRAZY boy, swimming, rollerblading with Daddy, eating writing utensils and paper.

Cats that growl and hiss. Riding in the car. Having to kennel when small children are about.

Favorite Toy:
Mutilated stuffed gorilla, Kong, tennis balls, any chew toy.

Favorite Food:
Eagle Pack Holistic (Got a sensitive belly.)

Favorite Walk:
50 miles of trails along the MN River Valley.

Best Tricks:
Sit, down, working on stay. He has perfected the "Destroy!" command.

Arrival Story:
We knew we wanted to add a pup to our family, but we were torn between adopting a rescue pup or adopting another pure bred sight hound. It was a decision we were mulling over casually as we were not 100% certain of the timing. Upon visiting a family member we happened upon an ad in their paper for Staghounds (Scottish Deerhound/Greyhound) who happened to be in a no-kill shelter in northern MN. We thought that it must be fate as a perfect marriage of our two desires seemed to be staring us in the face. 4 days later, we finally were able to connect with the shelter staff, we immediately drove 3 hours to see the puppies and came home with the most incredible baby boy in the whole wide world! We absolutely love him.

Fin and his siblings were obtained by the Guardian Angel Shelter in Pine City, MN from ranchers in South Dakota who were (are?) breeding Staghounds to hunt coyotes. For reasons not entirely clear, but certainly related to danger and neglect, the ranch had all of their dogs confiscated. Fin and 7 beautiful littermates had been at the shelter since before they were 8 weeks old. Although he was understandably sad upon leaving his littermates and frightened by the change, he bonded to us immediately and could not abide being alone.

Forums Motto:
You can never have too many girlfriends.

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Elvis needs us....NOW!!

Finlay's slide show!:

Favorite Book:
A Really Super Book About Squirrels.

Where are you?:

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Milord Earl Finlay the Sonorous of Walk upon Water
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Mommy's Page! Friend her!:
Kristy Sweetland's Facebook profile

I've Been On Dogster Since:
October 15th 2006 More than 10 years!

I Was In The:
Dogster's 2006 Holiday Picture Party!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

Meet my family
Maharani Arya

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Occasional Musings by Finlay

Mommy's got a blog!

March 2nd 2009 9:08 am
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It's true. She talks about us there. Along with all sorts of other wacky stuff- like past lives and psychic abilities. Join us there, please.

Stark Raving Zen
(In case the link doesn't work.)

She writes about what Arya and I think and do, as well as babble a lot about her tendencies to read energy fields and "come alive" and psycho/psychic fun... well, you'll understand when you get there. It's crazy fun sometimes. Sometimes it's dark. Kind of like life in general.

And, it's going to be the basis of a real live television show in your up and coming future. You may has well get a sneak peak.

Carry on pups! We look forward to feeling your energy there!



Admitting defeat.

January 5th 2009 9:31 am
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Mommy's always tried to do too much at once, which leaves her feeling stressed and inadequate! So this year, for her New Year's Resolution, she's going to agree to do less- not more. One of the main areas in need of trimming is her online activity. The truth is, we're not on Dogster much, because there just isn't the time. To tell you the truth, Facebook has allowed us so many more opportunities to get to know our Dogster friends closer, as well as offer us so many more detailed connections to others like us. For example, did you know that there are groups of Staghound people with hundreds of members on Facebook? People who can speak to Mommy about their Finlays? Most of them are in Europe, but we've learned so much about me there! The Saluki people are also all over Facebook! For some reason Saluki people never talk with us on Dogster, but Mommy's met so many Saluki friends all around the world on Facebook!

I guess what I'm trying to say is that I encourage you to friend Mommy on her Facebook sight by clicking the link on my page. Otherwise, we're just never here on Dogster any more. In a perfect world maybe Mommy would have the time to give both their equal due, but she doesn't.

We're kind of packing up and leaving Dogster town. Arya and I have our own pages on Facebook too. Please come visit us. We miss you.


Well, this is just disgusting.

December 18th 2008 7:15 pm
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I've returned from a grueling mission involving mountain climbing, poetry reading, Finknottle tolerating, Arya pandering, saving all of mankind sort of stuff and find my diary in complete disarray! Summer images?! No Christmas spirit? Nothing updated in months?! Say nothing of the neglect of Arya's digital growth recordings! A certain diary updating promissing mommy is going to be the first recipient of my most excellent center crescent kick, Shaolin style. Master Finknottle will be most pleased.

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