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.
Mom and dad's church held The Blessing Of The Pets on Saturday. We were there almost all day. The event was noon until 6 but we had to be there to help set everything up. Mom and dad set up my exercise pen for me in the shade of a big tree. They set up their table right next to me. Mom and dad offered pet Reiki. They had other people come to sell things too. Some had tents outside and some were inside a building. All the money went to help Greyhound Friend's. My friends, Ozzie and Bryndle came with their parents to help out. We had musicians come and play songs for us. After the Blessing, mom led a healing circle and then we played doggie games. Daddy and I won the human/dog look a like contest again! We win that one often! It was a beautiful day. Mom had wished that more people had come, but maybe next year it will be even better. We still managed to raise $140 for Greyhound Friends!
On Sunday we went to Boston to visit a friend at a rehabilitation center. A few months ago, mom's friend tripped and fell. She had severe damage to her spinal cord and needed surgery. She is doing great now and is even walking again. She will be in rehab a few more weeks. I couldn't visit her in the hospital but dogs are allowed at the rehab place. We were almost there when daddy saw that all the roads were blocked by the police!They were having a parade. We never got to visit mom's friend and had to come back home. Mom and dad called her to let her know that we tried. Mom says we will go back on Thursday to visit.
I am a bit upset! Last night daddy didn't give me any treats. This morning mom didn't feed me! The cats and the fish got fed! Mom says I have to go for something called a "Dental". She tried to explain to me that a vet will be cleaning my teeth. She said that I will sleep while my teeth get cleaned. I guess the stuff the makes you sleep can cause your tummy to get upset and that is why I can't have any food. I think I would rather have food than have my teeth cleaned! Mommy says I really need to them cleaned though and that I will feel better afterwards.
I arrived a bit before 9AM. I was happy to be at Greyhound Friends at first! I was confused because the silent auction table wasn't on the lawn. I walked right over to where we usually set up for open house. Then daddy made me go inside the building! I knew something was up then! A woman tried to get me to go down the hallway and I put on the breaks! I refused to go with her so mom and dad walked me to the back and into the kitchen. There they made me get into a crate right next to another crate with 2 beagles in it. I was really upset now. Then mom and dad left me there!!!!
I am home!! I did great! They didn't have to pull out any teeth! I am a bit wobbly on my feet right now so I think I will take a nap and sleep for a while. I'm glad to be home.
It was a fun weekend! Yesterday I got to go with Mom and Dad to their church for a meeting. They have a new cat there! His name is Jack Sparrow and he only has one eye. He was a little bit scared of me and hid under the couch. I just laid on the floor and listened to the meeting. We did a lot of planning for the Blessing Of The Pets which is 2 weeks. We even all got in the cat and went to the place where it will be held. It is a perfect spot and very beautiful. We also have full use of the building and a lot of the vendors will be inside. After the meeting, We went to the fish store. Mom's favorite angelfish passed away last week so mom and dad went and got a new one.
Today we went to Horn Pond for a Greyhound Adventures walk. It was so much fun and I got to see old friends and made some new ones! I got to walk with Lux, Thor and Ripley and also saw Trent. It was raining a bit, but it felt good and kept me cool. I went into the pond and dipped my feet. Lux laid right down in the water. It was a beautiful day there. Lots of geese and babies. I made sure not to get too close.