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.
Daddy took yesterday off of work. He has a lot of vacations days left and needs to use them up by the end of the year.He thought it would be nice to take a 4 day weekend for his birthday. We went to visit grandma in the afternoon. She is going to be in the rehab place for a while longer. I like going there now.I still don't like the "room that moves", but I will get into it now without any trouble. It never hurts me but I still don't entirely trust it.We had a nice visit.Grandma gave me some of her hamburger. That was yummy.One of the nurses was afraid of me! Can you imagine anyone being afraid of ME?! daddy had to take me out into the hallway so she could come into the room.She told mom that she had been attacked by 5 dogs when she was young. On the way home I had a slight accident, Daddy had to put on the breaks and I slid off the backseat and got stuck in between the back seat and the front seat. daddy pulled over.I was able to get back up. We stopped at a farm stand and mom took me out to make sure I was OK.I got all tangled up in the seat belt! It just wasn't me day!! Thankfully I am fine. To make it up to me mom and dad stopped off at the dog park. There was only one dog there and I didn't feel much like playing so we went home.
It was another fun day today. We went to the Pet Rock Festival. It is a pet fair that has rock and roll bands playing music.This year it was in a different location so we had to drive a bit further. It was in a place called Sturbridge. It was a bit confusing at first because everything was divided into 2 locations on opposite ends of the parking lot. The workers doing the admissions told mom that the Greyhound Friend's booth was on the other side. We got i for free because we worked at the booth for a couple of hours. Mom and dad started looking at few booths until we found ours. Worlds Best Litter was hosting the festival this year. Mom and dad buy that litter for Ben and Charlie. Mom says it really is the best cat litter in the world. To get a coupon for a free bag mom and dad had to pretend to be cats and go through an obstacle course. They had to play with cat toys, go through a litter box (A big fake one) walk a balance bean and play with a big ball through a set of cones. Mom really hammed it up. They said mom was the best "Cat" there. Someone recorded it. I went through with daddy. We all had to wear cat ears including me! After that we found Greyhound Friend's booth and worked there for about 2 hours. We met a lot of nice people and dogs. Mom gave everyone information and invited them to the open house which is a couple of weeks. I let a lot of people pet me, including some kids. I did a good job. There was band playing music near by and they were very good. Mom was getting hungry so daddy went and got food. By the time mom and dad finished, my brother, Fast, and his mom and dad came to take over. We got to walk all around the fair and see all the different booths. It was fun. It wasn't as hot as yesterday so it was quite pleasant. I did get to go into the lake for a few minutes and really enjoyed that. They had a booth there that was donating money to help an animal in need of emergency medical care. You could vote for which ever animal you wanted to. Mom finds it hard because they ALL deserve to be helped. There was cat there that needed surgery to remove a foreign object. The cat looked like my brother, Ben. Mom and dad both voted for him. It was a wonderful day but we were all tired. I know I was! It was daddy's birthday today too! Now he is as old as mom- at least for the next 6 months!! BOL.
What a day! We just got home from Greyhound Rescue Of New England's Fund raising walk. Am I tired!! It was SO hot today. We stayed in the shade as much as we could and the walk was cut short for safety reasons. One elderly dog over heated and collapsed! She was rushed to the vets. She had a temperature of 105 degrees! Thankfully it looks like she will be OK. She was responding to IV fluids. They decided not to do the costume contest or doggy games due to the heat. I went into the river 4 times to cool down. I went up to my belly in the river. Mom made sure I drank a lot of water and she also would pour water on my back. I saw a lot of my friends today- Gill, Skylar, and Mr. Spock were all there! I won 2 things in the raffle!! Mom always puts my name on the tickets as I am lucky. One was a Cindy comfort Blanket and toy and the other prize was a Grammies Jammies ,a toy and some dog treats!! Cindy Maxwell's mom makes the Cindy's Comfort Blanket and told mom she could exchange the blanket for one that was made with me in mind!!!! As Cindy's mom was making it ,she said "This belongs to Isis" and Cindy's dad agreed! Then mom found out that we were the 3rd biggest fund raiser of the day! We got a really cool gift basket!!! I got a skeleton Halloween toy and a new collar in the basket! Lots of other nice things things too! Time for a nap!