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.
Yesterday, Mom and dad threw my a birthday bash for my 9th Birthday!Mom got things ready early that morning, She brought down the dog beds from upstairs and brought up extra chairs from the basement. Mom and dad started making some food in the afternoon. At 4 O'clock the first guest arrived. It was Carolyn and Johnny B. Johnny B's sister Cella couldn't come this year. She caught a bat and the bat had rabies! Even though Cella has had all her shots, she still is under quarantine at her house for 2 more weeks.
What a fun party I had! I couldn't believe all the friends who came to celebrate with me. So many friends came, both dogs and humans. Johnny B, Rosco, Thor, Ripley, Teddy, 2 Rileys (one is a Greyhound and one is an Australian shepherd), Minion, My brother, Fast, Calvin, and Bryndel. My human friends included Kasha, Katherine, Julie, Mark, Kathy, Ron, My pet sitter, Margaret, Caryn Amy, Jeffrey, Bryndal's mom,Patricia and his dad, Barbara and Mike, Veronica, Carolyn, Zacharia and of course mom and dad. I got a whole table full of gifts! Lots of treats, some toys, a new collar and a new Jammie from mom and dad. We all had cake and cookies and everyone sang "Happy Birthday" to me! We all got to play in the yard. Calvin had fun doing zoomies!! Minion peed on mom's exercise machine and Calvin peed on top of it! Daddy and Kathy cleaned it up and didn't tell mom right away! Thor stole some cake! I think he got 4 slices!It was a great party!!
I turn 9 years old today!! Seems like just yesterday when mom and dad adopted me from the race track! Time sure does fly by. Mom gave me one of my favorite cans of dog food this morning. Then she let me wear a bandanna that say's "Today is my Birthday" It is pink with a cupcake on it.Later tonight mom and dad are taking me to the pet store so I can pick out a present and get a big birthday cookie!! On Saturday I am having a huge birthday party!!! I am SO excited!!!
Yesterday mom and dad took me to 3 pet stores!!! At he last store I got 6 boxes of cookies!!! That store has the best cookies of all the pet stores. Mom and dad like to stock up so I won't run out.
Today I went on a greyt adventure with Greyhound Adventures. We went to Minute Man Park. It is close to our house which is even better. It was a bit chilly but beautiful bright sunshine. SO many of my friends were there. I saw Lux, my nephew Bryndel, Trent, Calvin, Riley and many more. Mom guessed there was 40 to 50 greyhounds there today. There were also 4 Galgos which are Spanish Greyhounds. Two rescue workers from Argentina came on the walk with us. We even saw people dressed in colonial clothing giving tours at one of the houses. They came out and talked with us. My leg did just fine!! I was able to walk the whole way!! On our way back we stopped for a short rest. I saw that Calvin had a really cool collapsible bowl for his water. I joined him for a drink. On our way home, mom and dad stopped at another pet store and bought me one for my very own!!! I will take it on all our walks from now on. When we got home mom and dad went outside to do some yard work. I went out with them for a bit and helped. I really need a nap now!