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Dara: Retired Greyhound Working to Promote Rehoming of Other Greyhounds

Coming out of my Shell

June 3rd 2009 2:14 am
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Dear Diary,
It's been a month since we moved in with Julian. Julian doesn't know anything about dogs, having never grown up or been around them - but in time mom says he'll learn. It has not helped that we're both a bit shy. I ignore him and he doesn't know how to socialise either. He hasn't made any real effort to bond with me and keeps thinking human logic translates to dog. Drives mom nutty.

I have been feeling more and more at home and relaxed. I have even started to play a little bit since seeing some dogs in the park doing so. Mom isn't great at dog play but neither am I so we make a funny pair. BOL.

I stretched out on my back for the first time last night, I don't think Mom noticed cos she didn't laugh, even though I musta looked funny with my big long legs in the air. I get shy and instantly change back to "Super conservative and refined Dara" when I think humans are laughing at me.

Mom says my transition to House Pet is going really well. I did tear apart her teddy, but she didn't get mad. I have a teddy too, but i didn't tear him up..Bol I know better! I was bored and I forgot that I can come out of my room and visit mom when she's working down stairs. Whatcha expect though? I spent 5 years (since always til now) in a little room.. so I sometimes forget get to wander about now. Intitutionalised. That's what mom calls it.

We went to the park for a picnic on the weekend. It was super hot and mom kept bathing me in Evian. Posh Greyhound, me! We saw some pretty brindle Greys too, but they must have had humans longer that me cos they didn't have to keep them on a lead. I liked the park, mom's friends all wanted to touch me and play. I liked it. I kept wanting to go home though... my legs got tired and I couldn't find my bed. Finally I gave up and laid down in the grass. (I do that at home but in the park the open-ness scared me a bit). As soon as I laid down I felt better! And all the pretty humans came over to sit with me. I am handsome, what can I say?!

Mom says the park was good training for me as we do our first event Friday and I will have to get used to laying down when i feel tired.

Love Dara


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