"When we went to Watch Kennels we only intended re-homing one greyhound,
however after meeting Sam and Taffy we couldn't choose between
them, so they both came home for a weekend visit and never went
back! We were a little apprehensive at first as we were unsure how
two males would get on as they hadn't been kennel partners
but it soon became clear they were going to be the best of friends
when they curled up together on their first night.
Although they have settled in together very well they are both very different
characters. Sam is quiet but very affectionate and always greets
us ecstatically in the morning or when we get in from work. Taffy
is far more boisterous and loves to play; when he decides to run
around the house as fast as he can we know to move everything breakable
very quickly! They have both amazed us with how quickly they have
settled into living in a house, apart from finding their feet on
the laminate flooring they have made the house their own. Neither
dog goes upstairs and Taffy gave up attempting to climb on the sofa
after a couple of weeks. They are very well mannered and don't
beg for food although Taffy does have a penchant for coffee if a
mug is left within reach.
We hope to take both dogs to obedience classes soon with the aim of
practising recall. Whilst Sam will walk to heel (as long as there
are no cats or small dogs nearby) I learnt the hard way that you
will never outrun a greyhound (although it did provide some amusement
to see my try) when Taffy made a bid for freedom from a "secure"
field. This was an unusual burst of energy as Taffy generally has
to be carried out of the house - he is that loath to leave his rug and fire!"