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.
What a fun day I had today! Mom, dad and I went to Greyhound Friend's Spring Open House! It looked like it might rain but we got lucky. There was only a few sprinkles. It wasn't too hot either as it remained pretty much overcast. It was comfortable. Daddy set up my exercise pen and mom got me a bowl of water. Daddy took me around to meet other greyhounds and visit the vendor booths. Mom stayed and worked at the silent auction and raffle table. At 1 o'clock they had "Ask The Vet". Daddy took me and asked about my corn. She suggested that I go to see Dr. Poling and he will remove it. I will have it removed in the next few months. It may grow back but this vet said it might not because it was hard. The Vet was Dr. Pam. She is going to clean my teeth next month! I will have it done at Greyhound Friend's. I am not too happy about that but she has done a lot of greyhound's teeth so she knows about the anesthesia. After that they did the memorial bricks. that is always sad as they read off names all the greyhounds that have recently gone to the Rainbow Bridge. My friend, Ninja, was one of them. Then we watched the parade of adoptable dogs. I hope they all find homes this weekend! I know a few did!!! After that they had the dog show. They had a new event this year. It was called musical rings. They had 9 dogs and 8 rings. You walked in a circle and they played music. When the music stopped you had to stand in the ring. Mom and I played. We came in 6th. Mom said I did very well for my first time. I got a ribbon and a milk bone. Mom decided to have me enter the oldest dog. My friend, Teddy, was entered with me. Teddy got 2nd place and I got 3rd. It was a pretty yellow ribbon. Right after was left the ring, mom started to put on my costume for the costume contest. I was a party animal!! Everyone knows how much I love parties! I won first place. I got a blue ribbon a milk bone and a squeaky soccer ball!! It was getting towards the end of the day so they drew the raffle. Mom bought me 12 tickets. Mom always buys them for me, because I am a lucky dog! I won myself a new bowl! It says "I Love My Dog" on it. I ate my dinner out of it tonight. I love my new bowl. My old one has a chip in it. I also won mom a pair of sweatpants that has greyhound pictures on the legs. Mom loves them and is wearing them right now!! I'm going to sleep well tonight.
I had a fun day today. We went to the pet store in Waltham this morning. I helped pick out a birthday present for my friend, Teddy. He turned 10! Mom also got food and dog cookies. After the pet store, daddy drove us to the hardware store in our town. Daddy had to buy a new filter for the air conditioning. The hardware store lets dogs go inside. I like going there.
In the afternoon we went to Teddy's party. First the humans had a meeting. It was about meet and greets for Greyhound Friends. There were lots of other dogs at the meeting so I had fun. After the meeting we all got to go play out in Teddy's backyard. I knew a lot of the dogs there. Of course Thor and Ripley were there because they are Teddy's brother and sister. Other friends included Trent, Johnny B, Cella, Robin and Minion. There were a few others as well. We got dog cookies and got to play in the pools!
What a fun weekend I had. Daddy took the day off from work on Friday. Mom and dad took me to the off leash dog park in Weston. I really love going there. They have lots of wooded trails and huge fields to run and play. We go over streams too. There is even a pond that you can go swimming in if you want to! It was a beautiful Spring day! Not too hot and not too cool. It was a bit quiet as it was a work day for most, but there were still other dogs and people in the park. I was very good being off my leash and stayed close to mom and dad. After our walk, daddy drove us the the pet store. I got a couple of boxes of my favorite kind of cookies. Mom also got a new fish for the aquarium.
Saturday was more quiet. Mom and dad went to a vegetarian food festival in NH. I was glad about that because it gave me a chance to rest before Sunday. My friend, Margaret, came and let me out for potty while mom and dad were gone.
Sunday was Paws In The Park! This was my 6th year going there. I got a new red bandana and a goodie bag when we registered. A girl tried to get me to play a hot dog game but I wouldn't. You had to put your nose in the water to get the hot dogs! We walked around and went to the booths. I found Greyhound Friend's booth and made myself at home. After a short rest it was time for the group walk. I always enjoy that. It was starting to get a little warm outside so I went back to Greyhound Friend's booth. I stayed there while mom and dad looked at the rest of the booths. My brother, Fast, was there so I stayed with him. When mom and dad came back we left. I thought I could sleep the rest of the day, but I was wrong.
We took a short rest and then went to a party! It was all the people from mom and dad's church. I knew most of them. We got to have a cookout! We also got to take a walk through the woods. It was nice. Daddy got my blanket from the car. Daddy put me on a long leash that was tied to the wall. That gave me room to walk around a bit. I got a hotdog and some chicken. It was really yummy! I also got a lot of attention from everyone. When it came to time to go home, I didn't want to leave. Mom said maybe we could do it again sometime.