Dog update

May. 2nd, 2012 07:39 pm
sasha_feather: Horse Patronus from Harry Potter (patronus)
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Sorcha and I go to the dog park every day. She is pretty timid and likes it best when there are not a lot of other dogs there. She also likes it when she has multiple people paying attention to her. Today was the Best! Day! Ever! because we met another Greyhound. The other dog is called Zeebee and is a brindle. A young couple are her humans and they've had her for a bit over a year. The dogs ran together and then we walked a lap around the park. Sorcha seemed much more secure having another greyhound and several humans around her. She ran quite a bit and smiled a lot. We also talked to a guy and his dog that we met there the other day, and an older couple who used to have a Greyhound, so she got lots of attention.

I took a couple of rather bad photos and posted them here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sasha_feather

It was very hot and bright out today. My browser widget says it's still 74 degrees F! Now Sorcha is on the sofa with me, laying on my feet.

It's nice; even when I come home from work feeling like crap, I go for a walk with the dog and I feel better. I also talk to all kinds of people when I am walking her. I've met some neighbors with dogs, for instance, and people at the park. I talked to some Hispanic guys at the soccer fields yesterday and I think one of them had a prison or gang tattoo on his face (something by his eye? lol I'm so innocent). My roommate's boyfriend talks to me a lot more now that the dog is around. Dogs get people to talk, even me.

Date: 2012-05-03 01:24 am (UTC)
bluemeridian: (NF :: Dauschaund :: Puppy)
From: [personal profile] bluemeridian
This was basically my experience when we first got a dog. :) Not so much now since a) we're in the country and b) Jack's anti-social (*sigh*), but that's been one of the great things about having Squeaker around and being able to take her places. Even when you really, really just want to hide under the covers and wallow, damn if the pup doesn't have to go pee! And it's not like she can work the doorknob (thank god), so if she's to get exercise and socialization, it's up to you. It's nothing that you'd think you'd want, the work part, but it can be exactly what you need.

Date: 2012-05-03 02:30 am (UTC)
thingswithwings: me and my dog Rorschach napping together (Rory - R and me napping)
From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
<3 <3 <3 Dogs are the best! I'm so happy to hear that you and Sorcha are developing a routine, and that she loves humans so much. It's lovely that she had a Best Day Ever!

(I love that Onion headline: Dog Has 453rd Consecutive Best Day Ever, or something like that.)

Re: walking and feeling better and talking to people: yes! I'm so grateful for Rory, because so many times I've been like BLAH I don't want to leave the house BLAH, and then as soon as we get on a walk he's so happy to be out smelling things and rolling on the grass that it makes me happy, too.

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