Saturday, 19 December 2009

Merry Christmas from the Festive Greyhound (and me)

This is Tess with her winter coat on, which looks quite festive.

This is one of two local fenced areas where I can let her off the lead.  This one is only 15 minutes walk from home so it's perfect for us.  Greyhounds need training to come back to you, because of their chasing instinct (and she is an ex-racer) if they see a squirrel or a rabbit they give chase without a thought for you. This is where I am attempting to train her - with varying degrees of success. This is the only photo I took of Tess running where she is actually in shot!

...but she steadfastly refused to wear the Santa hat.  Spoilsport!

Merry Christmas!


Brit in Bosnia / Fraught Mummy said...

Oh Tess - we want to see you in the hat!

Lovely Christmas, she looks like such a super dog. Quick too by the looks of things. Good luck with the training, that chase instinct can be hard to stop.

Happy Christmas to you too x

Hayley said...

Awww she is a stunning doggy! Love the coat!

Expat mum said...

And don't they jump too? I had a cross greyhound (with beagle) and even though she was smaller, she could jump an eight foot fence no problem.

Kelloggsville said...

awwww - really Christmassy doggy having fun - hope she's on Santa Dogs Nice list to get a hat she likes!

notSupermum said...

Brit/Fraught - she is a lovely dog, I'm don't think I'll ever get rid of her chasing instinct but at least she will come when she hears me calling. Still not confident enough to let her walk off the lead unless we're in the fenced area though.

Hayley, glad you like her coat. Greyhounds have very little body fat so they have to wear coats when it's cold. She does look cute though. The funny thing is, my coat it also red so we're perfectly matched.

Expat Mum - she doesn't try to jump the fence and the only time I've seen her jump was when she saw a cat on a wall and she jumped up onto the wall - I got the shock of my life!

Kelloggsville - she looked so cute in the red coat I couldn't resist taking some photos.

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

What a cutie and doesn't the weathermake it look all the more festive?