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.
Today is my Birthday! I am8 years old! Wow, time sure does fly by! My party will be held next Saturday! I am so excited! Mom and dad got me a special doggy cake as well as a human cake. A lot of my friends are coming- both dogs and humans. I wish all my friends from around the world could come too but mom said that would be really hard for all of them to fly to our country. I just want you all to know how much I love you all. Thank you for sharing my special day with me!!
We had a house guest stay with for a week during Halloween. She was very nice. Mom met her on Catster years ago. She lives in a place called Maryland. While she was here, she would sometimes let me out in the morning and even fed me so that mom could get a little extra sleep. Our house guest went home last Sunday. I went to the airport to help drop her off. I had to share the back seat with her, but it was OK. I still had enough room to lay down comfortably. After the airport daddy drove us to see Grandma. Grandma is home now. She walks with a walker but is getting along fine. Daddy tried to fix her computer. It wasn't working right. Hopefully he fixed it. Daddy is good at that.
Yesterday we went to 2 different pet stores. We don't go to the one near our house as often now because it is more expensive then the new one we go too. The best store is called Pet World. It is in about 30 minutes away so mom buys 2 weeks worth of food so we don't have to shop every week. Mom and dad bought me a very special cookie. It was so big that I wasn't quite sure what to do with it! It looked like a pie! It had pink frosting on it and said Happy Birthday. Mom said it was an early birthday present. It took me 15 minutes just to eat it! I barely had room for my dinner!
We had no internet access yesterday.In fact we had no home yesterday! Me and the cats had to stay at our old pet sitters house all day.Mom, dad and our guest, Debbie had to drive around and go places. Some how we got some nasty bugs called bedbugs in our house. Mom was getting bit everyday! A woman came with her beagles who are trained to sniff out the bugs. She found some! They either came from an antique table mom bought or from Mom's granddaughter's house. Yesterday men came and heated up the whole house to 135 degrees. That killed all the bugs. We weren't allowed inside because it was so hot!! On a fun note, at noon time mom, dad and Debbie picked me up and drove me to the river trail that we used to walk when we lived at the old house! I had SO much fun. I hadn't been there in almost 2 years. I sniffed everything!! Mom also bought me a special cookie.I didn't mind staying at the pet sitters house.Ben didn't mind either. Charlie hid in the closet and never came out until mom made him get in the cat carrier!