Monthly Archives: June 2010

Settling in

This morning at 10:30am we went off to collect Tinker from the Suffolk RGT.

Just before that we went to Pets at Home in Colchester to collect a few last minute essentials (Toys, Treats, and Grooming gear), and just about had time to grab a cup of Coffee at Waitrose before dashing off to collect him.

Tinker was a little nervous in the car on the way home, continually panting, but soon settled down when we got out of the car at home.  He very quickly explored the house and gardens, and seemed quite taken with one of the old cuddly toys we’d found for him to play with.

Here’a a few photos of him meeting the family and exploring the Garden.  

He certainly liked the mix of food we gave him for his dinner.  It’s probably fortunate they don’t make dog bowls with patterns on!

We let him rest for a while after lunch, before taking him for a walk at about 3.15.  He has been brilliant at every step of the way so far, the one or two times we’ve had to say “NO” have mostly been to stop him getting in the Fishpond, which he seemed most insistent in trying. 

As I type this he keeps back and forth between me in my room on the Computer and the Conservatory where Gran’s enjoying a cup of tea. 

Toilet training is so far so good, no little accidents indoors, and he’s been for number ones’ and a number two in the garden. 

We haven’t heard him Bark once yet!

Keeping everything crossed

We’ve discussed this previously, and never really knew how to go about it, so when we bumped in to the Retired Greyhounds Trust representatives at The Suffolk Show last week, we were only too glad to take one of their leaflets home to read and discuss.

We discussed, and phoned, and went out to visit them today, and hurrah!  We’re hoping to be able to offer a new home to a Retired Racing Greyhound called “Tinker”.


We next need a “home check” visit to make sure that our house is suitable, and we can’t think of a reason why it wouldn’t be, so with a little luck we’ll have a new companion in the house very soon!

He is simply gorgeous, and has such a relaxed manner about him.   One of the big benefits for me will be that I now have a reason to go out for a half hour walk a couple of times a day!  Some regular exercise will do me good!