Nicknames: Ty,whippy,whipador, Luddish ( don't ask how he got that one ) Flappy, Good Lad, Baby, Boy.
Birthday: January 1st 2006
Likes: His bed, Playing with other dogs, Missy, Attention.
Pet-Peeves: Doesn't like raised voices, being left alone, Tablets, or Rabbits!
Favorite Toy: Tennis Balls, Teddy Bears to nibble on, Tennis Ball Launcher toy.
Favorite Food: Human food everytime if he had a choice! Pig Tails, Venison ears.
Favorite Walk: The Beach, Country Fields, Woods. Anywhere he can be off lead really. Road walks and being on lead suck big time to Ty!
Best Tricks: Wave, Spin, Stand, All the basic Obediance, Bow, Beg!
Arrival Story: I've owned Ty since he was 10 weeks old. I'd been looking for a second dog for a few months after our beloved cat Ramsey passed away. My family and i didn't feel we could have another cat as we'd lost 2 within the same 6 months and our boys were one in a million cats. So a puppy was decided. Ty was from a litter of 10 and my sister was the one who chose him. He's the calmest dog i've ever known and as a puppy was very mature, he was not your typical puppy! He has the gentlest of nature and is very tolerant of other dogs, letting my sisters dog jump all over his face and body without a murmour. He's also very Sensitive, sweet and affectionate, my perfect boy :)
Bio: Tyler was from a planned litter of Whippet/Labrador crosses. His mum was a yellow Labrador ( who also apparently had Saluki in her, making Ty a Lurcher really. ) I've since been told by various Lurcher/Saluki owners that Ty's personality is spot on for a Saluki. His Dad was a Whippet that had qualified and been placed at Crufts. His breeders wanted something lighter boned then a Labrador but heavier then a Whippet and they achieved what they was looking for. Tyler was taken to a big Companion Dog Show in 2006 and was entered into a few show Categories. He was placed first in " Shining Example" AKA "Best Health". I had to show him in front of hundreds of people and he made it to the finals, beating 1200 dogs. His Picture was then featured in a monthly Dog Magazine. He's simply the bestest boy ever and i wouldn't be without him :) Update - Ty was cover star of Dogs Today magazine for November 2011!!
We just spent the last week in the beautiful and scenic Pembrokeshire. We stayed in the most gorgeous cottage with views of rolling hills and the sea from our windows. We had our own private lane, no neighbors and was very rural...just as we like it. Of course that meant us dogs got lots of freedom and playtime in the large garden. We visited the most stunning beaches, Freshwater West being our favourite, and did you know that Harry Potter and Robin Hood were filmed there? We also visited Broad Haven beach, our own beach in West Angle and we took a trip to Marloes beach as a scene for the upcoming film Snow White and the Huntsman is taking place this week. We went to see the set up as Auntie Kirsty is a film fanatic and wanted to be able to say "i've been there!". We took 5 plus mile walks around the coastal path and through the village and we was well and truly tired all week from the constant exercise we was getting! We love Wales so much and nothing can beat the amazing scenery and beaches that Wales provides!
And, and, and....mum returned to some exciting news. Next month i will be the cover star on Dogs Today Magazine!. Can you believe that? Last June was when i had my shoot, but i'm finally being featured. For those pups in the UK, look out for me on the front of next months mag in your local Newsagents, WHSmith, Sainsburys, or Tesco! We're receiving a few free copies from the magazine themselves so if anypup would like one we'll be happy to mail you one out :) I will link to the magazine next month when it's released. Exciting stuff!!
Sorry to bore the few of you who regularly read my diary. I'll keep it short this week.
Saw a different vet as the other lady was on holiday. She understood totally mums reluctance to keep me on the steroids, but did still say that in the long term that might be the only treatment i can go on. She also mentioned Atopica that i've heard really good things about but that's £100 a month! Very dear stuff. My ear is looking much better she said but i have to continue the drops still as i'm still slightly inflamed and the infection hasn't totally gone yet. My paws are not improving much. Instead of steroids, the vet prescribed a steroid spray that she said doesn't get in the bloodstream is much safer to give. I just have to have my paws sprayed with it once a day. My paws have to still be bathed every other day in the Coatex too. The steroid spray is called Cortisone or something like that. Food was also mentioned again, i'm on Salmon & Potato but i could even be allergic to the Salmon! Home cooking was mentioned, possibly Pork & Pasta. Mum mentioned Raw feeding but the vet wasn't keen on that idea. I go back in 12 days time for yet another check up, but hey, least it's 12 days this time and not a week! :)