Our Adventures With Retired Racing Greyhounds, Truly, Maggie and Walker

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Greyhound Presents

Truly and Maggie were very excited to find their presents from Santa this morning.  They each got a brand new collar from our favorite personalized collar place, Dog ID Collar.com.  I really like them because they have our phone number embroidered on them.  Just another bit of peace of mind for me:

This time Santa brought Those Brindle Kids collars with plastic closures rather than metal closures. 
We hope these will be more quiet in the middle of the night.  :)
They also got a big supply of "odor free" Best Bully Sticks:
12 Inch Jumbo Odor Free Bully Sticks | Odor Free Bully Sticks
If you don't know about Bully sticks, read this post.
Walker the foster hound got something from Santa, too.  He got a forever home!  He was our first foster hound.  We brought him with us in late September.  Back then, I wrote about him and about wanting to be a successful foster family - meaning that we weren't going to adopt him but that we were going to take care of him until his special forever family found him.

Shortly after we brought him home, we got a call from SEGA telling us that a couple was interested in meeting Walker and possibly adopting him.  I let Tim know via text message that Walker would be having guests.  I thought he'd be excited for Walker.  As you can see, he wasn't.

I am blue.  Tim is yellow.

Walker has lived with us for three months now and none of us can imagine him living anywhere but here - especially Tim. 

Tim is particulary hard to surprise.  I'm rarely successful.  So for the past month, I've kept up the charade of fostering Walker because I wanted Tim to have a good surprise Christmas morning.  I secretly ordered Walker a personalized collar, too. 

In a post-Christmas morning interview with Tim, he told me that he was happy and surprised when he opened the little box containing Walker's new collar.  He also said that 1.)  he planned to be unrelenting in his attempt to convince me to adopt Walker and 2.)  that he also planned to actively thwart any future adoption meetings concerning Walker.  (That sounds interesting.)

So, Walker is officially one of Those Brindle Kids now. In honor of the occasion, he also got his own special toy - a new Squirm the Worm.  We call him Squirm 2.

We hope Squirm 2 gets to keep his eyes for a while. 
We also hope Maggie will leave Squirm 2 alone now that she's appropriated Squirm 1.
So, Merry Christmas, Tim!  

and Merry Christmas, Walker!  We love you, you big red brindle boy!
Walker's First Christmas in his Forever Home
P.S. - Maggie has promised to be a better and sweeter big sister!


  1. Oh, I'm so excited and happy for you! Congratulations Walker! This is the best Christmas gift you'll ever get, but I bet every year will be a great Christmas. I think you chose the perfect home!


  2. I'm so glad the surprise worked. I am happy that you found a enw Squirm the Worm for Walker but I even happier that Walker now has a forever home. Bless you all for loving this special boy!

  3. I knew Tim would never give him up willingly... to him "foster" means "'til I can talk Lynn into adopting him"

  4. That's the best news:) So glad you will keep Walker. Hope you have a chat with Maggie and explain that now she has to be nice:)

  5. Aww, he's gorgeous. Congratulations!