♥ It’s A Boy!

Meet Rock, our new greyt boy. Rock is short for Rockstarangelou, his name from a former life. Rock is now happily retired after 5 long years as a racing dog. Seriously, how adorable is he?!

Rock is adjusting well to his leisurely retirement. For the first time in his life, he knows soft comfy beds to rest on, his own toys to play with whenever he wants, and treats galore . . . just because. He will never spend another day locked in a cage again.

With every passing day, Rock emerges a little more from his shell. He’s so sweet and timid, but there is a loving and affectionate boy lurking just under the surface. It won’t be long before he is headbutting us for affection like his new greyt brother. Although, unlike his greyt brother, he is still a bit camera-shy.

If Rock could talk, I know that he would tell us that he much prefers walks along the trails and beaches to life at the track. Come to think of it, who wouldn’t?

The beach at Tahoe Keys.

In fact, we’re all enjoying the best thing about autumn in Tahoe: beaches devoid of tourists.

Kiva Beach.

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The one-week anniversary of a new forever home and a new best friend calls for a special kind of treat. Beside that, today is Halloween and dogs deserve treats, too. The ‘trick’ part is how fast these treats disappear!

Canine Cookies, made with unsweetened carob, from Hannah Kaminsky’s  Vegan Desserts are the boys’ new favorite treat. The greyhound shape is optional, but there seems to be a theme here . . .

After an action-packed day comes bedtime for the greyt boys. Retirement clearly does not suck.

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27 responses to “♥ It’s A Boy!

  1. Congratulations!! I’m so happy for you and especially for Rock. You’re both blessed to have each other!

  2. Congratulations on your new family member! What a wonderful thing; I’m sure he’ll bring so much to your life just as you’ve done for him!

  3. Congratulations!! Rock is beautiful! Much love to you all.

  4. When I die I want to come back as your dog! Sheeesh! Do tell about the head butting because my friend’s golden doodle does that too.

  5. Congratulations! He’s a such cutie pie! He’s going to love enjoying the good life with you. 🙂

  6. Congratulations on your new boy. May you enjoy many beautiful and loving years together.

  7. Congratulations on your new family member! He’s a very handsome boy, and so cute. ❤ We've been so tempted to adopt a third dog, which we'd like to be a boy greyhound, but three dogs seems like such a handful….. I'll have to live vicariously through you for now. 🙂

  8. Congratulations! What a lovely pair they make. I can’t wait to see more photos. 🙂

  9. Congrats! How exciting, thanks for sharing!

  10. Oh man, the dog-shaped dog cookies are just too cute! I love what you did with the recipe. 😉

  11. Thats greyt alright. My grey has a leopard print blankie too. Congrats to you all!

  12. Aw, congrats…to you AND him! He couldn’t have found a better home. It’s surprising they can adapt to a home life when all they’ve known is that track. Is it hard to earn trust/affection?

    • It’s a work in progress, but greyhounds are loving, docile animals by nature. With our first boy, 3 weeks was the magic number. Suddenly it all clicked for him. Now, you would think that he’s been with us since he was a pup! Our new boy has been with us about a week and he is still very timid, but he emerges a bit more every day. He accepts affection from us, but he is very wary of unknown people still. He imitates his new brother’s actions, so I think he will learn fast.

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