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 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.
I had to go to the vet at 10:40 this morning. When mom got up this morning I wouldn't come downstairs to go out to potty. Mom thought that was strange but I do this sometimes. I have a will of my own and can be a stubborn dog. Mom fed all the other animals and did her morning chores- I was still upstairs. Mom went back upstairs and I was standing there with my head tilted to one side. I weakly shook my head. Mom knew something was wrong. My right ear looked funny. Mom looked inside my ear and it was covered in blood!! Mom called the vet right away. Mom and dad managed to coax me downstairs to potty. Mom then gave me my favorite breakfast to get me to eat something. I did eat most of it but not all of it. Mom doesn't know what happened. I did get into a tussle with Thor yesterday. I was in my bed and he stepped on me! That lead to a lot of snapping and snarling. Mom checked over both of us dogs and we both seemed fine. There wasn't any blood on the floor or carpets. Also I seemed fine at supper time. Daddy noticed my head was tilted a bit last night but I seemed fine otherwise so he wasn't concerned.
The vet took a swab of my ear and put it on a slide.Then he cleaned my ear out with a warm antibiotic solution. I yelp a couple of times. he found a puncture wound in my ear.It seems that Thor did bite me! He put some antibiotic cream in my ear and gave me some treats. Mom has to use the cream twice a day. he said it should heal just fine and I will be OK.When I got home, I finished my breakfast.I am resting in my bed now.
Mom and dad took me to The Paranormal for Paws last Saturday. They raised money to help no kill shelters. I met a lot of nice people and some other dogs. Mom and dad's pagan group had a table there. I hung out there for a bit while mom and dad went to a talk. The talks were in a tent and it was it a bit cold. I got to meet Shannon Sylvia! She was on Ghost Hunters International. I used to watch that show with mom!I actually went to Shannons talk. Dad got my blanket from the car. When the wind blew, the tent made noise. I didn't like that much. That is why for the second talk, I stayed at the table. I also met a nice animal communicator who talked to me for a bit. I told her about the nightmares I had from when I was at the race track. Mom gets upset when I have them as a yelp and cry. I told the communicator that I was very happy now!
Mom found out something new about me! I really like strawberries!!