Monday, April 18, 2011

For today, the good news!

Another week escaped me. My humble apologies. Things have been hectic at our house. Doctor and vet appointments and car fixing and hard decisions and some easier ones.

Let me start with happy things.

On Drive's Gotcha Day, he and I met up with friends for a little socializing with a specific purpose in mind.

We are going to Greyhounds in Gettysburg! The outing Saturday was to make sure that Drive and the two lovely greyhounds with whom we will be traveling would be comfortable riding together in the back of a van. I wasn't worried, to be honest. Drive is a passive sort of guy and both of the other hounds are known to (and loved by) me. We drove around for a couple of hours, stopped to visit a beach, and enjoyed the company and conversation. I'm confident there will be no issues.

I've met Ki-lee (and her mom, Sharon) more than once before. Long story made short, Ki-lee stood in as "therapy hound" for me once, when Drive was at home and I was not. Helping keep track of her, petting her, talking with her, taking pictures of her phenomenal ears -- she kept me from more than one panic attack the day we met. She also, for reasons not yet known to me, decided that I was perfect for sitting on. She's reiterated this opinion every time we've been together since. I'm lucky to know her and to have a friend like Sharon who will share with me.

Just to make you really jealous, this is Charm:
Is she not beautiful? I think I'm going to be with three of the prettiest hounds at GiG! And I think you can tell from this picture that everyone got along just fine. This was the first time Drive and Charm had met; that's his haunch Charm is using for a pillow. I'd met Charm and her mom, Karen, before and I couldn't be happier about taking this trip with good friends and greyt pups.

With that, everything is a go!


  1. Happy Gotcha day Drive... Glad you all got along so well.

  2. Happy Gotcha Day Drive:)

    I'm so envious and happy for you that you're going to the GIG. And with such gorgeous company:) I'm looking forward to hearing all about it.

  3. I cannot wait to meet all of you guys, and hounds, at GIG! Bunny is so much fun to travel with and I am dying to meet Drive, Ki-Lee and the adorable Charm!

    Happy Gotcha Day, Drive!

  4. You all will have a great time traveling together. Drive and two lovely houndie ladies. Nigel will be SO jealous. See you there!

  5. Greyhounds all seem to get along, I think sometimes they recognise each other!

  6. We would love to go to GIG. Hope you have a greyt time!

  7. Can't wait Alisha and Drive - Its going to be so much fun! Just a few days now -