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.
We are having something called a blizzard today.I don't like it very much.this morning I couldn't get out int my yard because the snow was piled up against the slider door.Daddy had to go outside and shovel a path for me. When I went out a few minutes ago the snow was back up to my tummy again. It is still snowing! Will it ever stop? I am glad to be warm and in my bed right now.
I went to a very special meet and greet tonight. I had no idea why mom and dad asked me to go for a ride after dinner. We usually go places when the sun is out. This time it was already dark. We ended up at a building. I could hear music coming from inside. The sign on the door said "Sound Hounds" on it. It was a benefit fund raiser for Greyhound Friends! A whole bunch of school children were playing music. They had their own bands! It was a little bit loud and noisy, but I was OK with it. There were two other greyhound ther. One was named Max and the other was Nova. They were very nice and I felt comfortable hanging out with them. Daddy brought my blanket to lie on, but I just stole one of the dog beds. BOL! Mom says I always do that! Nova had a very sad story. She wad adopted but had escaped several times from her home. She was then adopted by a mother and daughter. The mother and daughter left Nova outside and starved her! It made me and mom want to cry. When Nova was rescued she only weighed 30 pounds! Now she is around 60 pounds. She was a very sweet girl. I am glad they saved her in time. Now she has a wonderful new mom who takes excellent care of her. I made some new human friends tonight too. A lot of people came to pet me, including some children. I wasn't even afraid. I did very well. One little boy was especially nice. I think his dad is going to get him a greyhound of his very own. He was a very calm and gentle little boy. I enjoyed spending time with him. Another older man made friends with me too. I did enjoy the music they played. It was a little too loud, but that was OK. Later, we all went up to the front of the room near the stage. Nova's mom, Kathy, talked about Greyhound Friends and about greyhounds in general. She told them Nova's story. Then mom took the microphone and talked about me for a bit. Then Cindy talked about Max. I had a lot of fun. Even though it was crowded and noisy, I did very well. Mom and dad were proud of me. daddy took some pictures so I will try and post them soon. I hope they raise a lot of money for Greyhound Friends.
I am sad to have learned that my Friend, Sally Ally Bumbles went to the rainbow bridge this afternoon. I will miss her. Aaaarrrrrrrrrrrooooooo! Run free at the bridge my friend!
I was a good dog today. Mom and dad were upstairs working out and someone came to the door. I let them know that someone was there. Daddy went to the door but he only took a paper from the lady. He told me she was something called a Jehovah Witness. Mom threw the paper in the trash. Later, mom and dad took me to the off leash park in Weston. It is only about 20 minutes from our house. It has trails and several large fields. There were lots of people and dogs there. I made some new friends. Daddy let me off the leash. I enjoyed sniffing around and playing a bit with the other dogs. It was fun. I stayed pretty close to mom and dad as I always do. Then mom and dad started to leave and go to the wooded trail that takes you back to the parking lot.. I really didn't want to leave. I decided I would stay a while longer, so I followed a woman and her two dogs back to the field. Mom and dad called my name but I used my selective hearing. Daddy had to go and get me. After that I had to stay on my leash the rest of the walk. We went to a pet store after our walk. Mom and dad got me 3 boxes of my favorite type of cookies. They have cream in the middle. Humans have a similar cookie called an "Oreo". Mom and dad also got 3 new fish for the fish tank. They are pretty. They are called Tetras. It was a fun day today.