Best Tricks: Singing!, Give "Paw", "Leave It", "Down", "Place", "Touch", "Focus", "Wait & OK"
Arrival Story: We adopted Isis from the Seabrook Greyhound race track in Seabrook, NH. The adoption center is located right at the track and is called REGAP (Retired Greyhounds As Pets)
Bio: Isis's racing name was Rosey Rosette. Her "call name" was Betty. The call name is what they actually call the dog so that when racing fans call and shout their racing name, it doesn't distract them from the race. Betty just didn't fit her and she didn't really respond to the name anyway. We changed her name to Isis after the Egyptian Goddess. The breed originated in Egypt and Greyhounds were worshiped. We thought the name suited her. Isis ran a total of 14 races all in Seabrook, NH. She ran the summer of 2008. Her best race was her first race where she placed 3rd. She never broke her maiden race. In October of 2008, Isis suffered from a fracture of her left hind foot coming around the second turn on the track. The track Vet put her into a splint. After her recovery she was put up for adoption. Her sire was a grand champ who was raced 36 times and had many 1st places. Isis is a calm, gentle dog who loves cats (much to the relief of our two cats, Ben and Charlie). She is welcome addition to our family.
We actually went to the picnic on the 3rd of July!! Daddy drove me and mom. Daddy put up my exercise pen so I would be safe. That way I wouldn't have to stay on leash the whole time. Daddy found a nice shady spot under the tree. Mom gave me some water. It was a beautiful day! Mom and dad got some food. Mom checked the grill and got me a veggie hot dog. I LOVE veggie hot dogs but I wouldn't eat it! Sometimes when I am out in public, I don't like to eat. Later mom and dad took me for a walk to stretch my legs and go to the bathroom. We were going to go down a dirt path that lead to the water but there were some kids playing basketball. That scared me, so I didn't want to go. Instead we walked down a side street and did a nice loop around the block. I met a goldendoodle. He was nice. When we got ready to leave, mom took my hotdog with us. She gave it to me when we got home. I ate it in about 5 seconds!!! It was SO good!!!
On Sunday we went to visit grandma. She has a new apartment. I got confused. I had to ride in the room that moves again. I am getting more comfortable with it, but I still don't like it. I can feel the floor moving. We visited for a while. Grandma gave me some chicken. Later we all went outside. There were bunnies!!! I got so excited. daddy wouldn't let me chase them though! I really wanted to! I enjoyed visiting grandma and the bunnies. I want to go back again soon!!!
I went to see the doctor today. It wasn't my usual Doctor. It was Dr. Poling who specializes in Greyhounds. I know him from seeing him at Greyhound Friend events. He looked at the corn in my paw. 2 weeks ago it hurt so bad I couldn't even walk! The pain comes and goes. After the last really bad event mom said it had to get looked at. I will be having corn surgery on Tuesday, July 12th. I have to be there at 8am. Dr. Poling said the corn was huge and right down to the bone. I will lose about half that paw pad, but it won't be a big deal. He said it won't grow back and I am lucky that only 1 paw pad is affected. While I am under, I will also get a mini dental cleaning. I may even lose a tooth, but it way way back in my mouth. I will be on reduced exercise for about 3 weeks or so. Then I will be as good as new again. Mom said we are going to a fun picnic tomorrow. That is something I can look forward too!!
On Sunday, Mom and dad took me to the Whisker Walk. It wasn't a very nice day. It was raining! We didn't let that stop us though. The event was rain or shine and mom and dad knew I wanted to go. I wore my raincoat so it wasn't that bad. Mom and dad watched the weather on the radar so we chose a time when it was just sprinkling or misty. Mom and dad had umbrellas so only their feet got a bit wet in the grass. They did have a few booths but it was very small. Not too many showed up. Still I got to go, meet other dogs and enjoy myself. Greyhound Friend's booth was there and I got to see Teddy. After the Whisker Walk daddy drove us to Waltham to the pet store that sells my cookies. We usually buy a lot of boxes so we don't have to go as often. Mom also bought me some dog food. I am switching my dog food now. I used to eat Merrick. It was once a really good quality food. Mom and dad just found out the company was bought by Purina! Now I will be eating Evanger. So far I like it. Mom is using up the old cans of Merrick. I get one can of Merrick in the morning and a can of Evanger at night until the Merrick is gone.