Since we have arrived at the letter ‘S‘ in ABC Wednesday, I think it has to be Sid’s turn to shine, don’t you?Â Sid is our fifth greyhound, and such a happy soul.Â He is now six years old, sleek and silky and simply beautiful, with a soft coat which, while officially ‘fawn’, is more of a ‘golden’ colour than ‘sandy’.
Sid loves snoozing.
Sleeping seems to be a serious business when you’re a greyhound, and Sid loves his soft beds … and apparently, his Santa toy.Â He’s snuggling up to it with his nose!
Talking of Santa, would you like to see Sid sitting pretty with his Santa hat on?Â You would?
There. In the snow, too!Â It’s a funny thing … many greyhounds don’t like to sit (some people think it’s because of the big muscles in their thighs, and their long, long legs) but Sid quite likes to, and he does it all by himself.Â Look!
Sweet Sid sitting in his super soft bed – with the sheepskin liner.
Like most dogs, Sid loves to chew things, and one of the things he loves to chew is his smoked bone.Â Smoked bones taste good, and they are hard enough not break into splinters.Â That’s most important, so that your dog doesn’t swallow sharp pieces and need surgery to save his life.
If you look closely at this picture of sleepy Sid with his eyes shut, not bothering to suppress his yawns, you may spot the smoked bone just behind the string tail of the alligator toy to the left of the picture.
It’s in this picture, too.
And what else?Â Yes, indeed.Â One of the few times Sid disgraced himself by chewing the wrong thing – this time one of my favourite sandals – despite the smoked bone being right there.Â Still, I think he looks sorry.
Perhaps this collar, which he inherited from The Pirate, gave him ideas?
It has a skull and crossbone design and was clearly made for a dog who loots and pillages.Â I wasn’t going to use it for Sid but it looked so good on him, and it wasn’t The Pirate’s favourite skull collar. His favourite was red, black and white, and a little more cartoony.Â It suited him well, because he was such a comical little dog – a real clown.
Now, as you may have read, we are going away for a few days, and while we are away, Sid will go back to stay with his trainer, and guess what?Â Both her names begin with ‘S‘!
Here’s Sid with some of his adopted siblings on one of his little holidays at the kennels. Naturally, he doesn’t go into the kennel block, but into her own house, where the dogs have many luxuries, included the use of the sofa and squishy chairs.
See how many dogs there are, waiting to go inside?Â Six!Â Can you spot them all?
As I’m not going to be here, I’m going to be scheduling this post to appear automatically.Â I have never tried this before, so I hope it works.Â Fingers crossed!Â I’m off to enjoy the summer.
OK … I’ve just got home and I see this did NOT post as scheduled. Better late than never!