In Memory of Our Sweet Greyhound, Ackers

Hello There, VivBounty here once again with tears falling to share with you the sad news of our greyhound, Ackers who had to transition over to the rainbow bridge yesterday. If he could, he would say this about his life with us.

I came to live in my forever home about 2 years ago. My mummy and my daddy fell in love with my photo on the MGAP Web site, but their car was in the garage being repaired. Thank goodness for my Uncle Robert and Aunty Angela, who were kind enough to lend us their posh Cadillac for them to come and fetch me!

Even though I was a little shy and had to take some meds at first, I was very clever and knew how to walk up steps, sit, lay down and give a paw. My step-sister Leihla had never learned how to do these things so I taught her. With her help and my mummy and daddy’s love I soon came off all meds and fitted in perfectly.

Ex-Racer Adopted greyhounds teach each other to sit

I had lots of fun playing with Tabi-Tabitha, my cat sister who came to live here just about a year ago as a kitten. She and I used to share my doggy cushion until I didn’t feel so well and she gave me my space.

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One of my favourite things to do was to hang out with my daddy in the garden and just feel the breeze and look out across the river.

greyhound relaxing in garden with daddy

To keep us healthy, our mummy used to take us to Posh Pet Grooming where our friend,  Angela used to take excellent care of us. Secretly, or not so secretly, she just wanted us to visit because she loved us. She took this picture of us with our mummy. It’s our mummy’s favourite picture of us.

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The highlight of my day was a nice long walk with my mummy across the bridge, along the river bank and through the village taking time to chat to friends admiring the flowers along the way.

ex-racer greyhound loves a leisurely walk through gardens

I did not race because I had some trouble with my leg, but my mummy and daddy used to take us to the rink in the summer when it was grass where it was safe for Leihla and I to run in an enclosed area. We also got to spend 3 weeks with our friends, Janice and Jean-Guy in Bouctouche, New Brunswick. Janice sometimes got confused by our markings, but finally she could tell Leihla and I apart. I loved Janice and felt very safe with her. Muffy even let me use her ramp to walk up to the porch.

Here is a video my mummy and daddy made to tell you about what a wonderful life I had with them.

I hope you consider adopting a greyhound. We are very sweet and we make excellent pets, and most of us even love living with cats and children.

Please leave a comment on my mummy’s blog.

Ackers

VivBounty

All Natural Holistic Pet Care

 

 

 

Tabi-Tabitha, the Cat on the Yoga Mat

Hello There, VivBounty here with a quick post to share adorable Tabi-Tabitha, the cheeky cat doing yoga this morning.

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I put the mat down, but before I lay down to begin my yoga practice, Tabi-Tabitha, cheeky cat, hogs the mat 🙂

Each morning and evening when I put the yoga mat out, Tabi-Tabitha, my cheeky 1-year-old cat comes to join me for a few minutes. This morning, she decided that she was not going to give me any space to begin my yoga practice before getting a good belly rub!

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So I tell Tabi-Tabitha the cheeky cat to roll over so I can lay on the yoga mat and she simply turns away to ignore me. 😀

Usually she moves over and let’s me get into position, but this morning as it was quite cool, she really needed her cuddles.

The usual staking of her claim to the yoga mat twice a day

Tabi-Tabitha the cat making the usual staking of her claim to the yoga mat twice a day

Then some days Tabi-Tabitha actually lets me practice. 😀

Cheeky cat, Tabi-Tabitha joins my yoga practice

Cheeky cat, Tabi-Tabitha joins my yoga practice

Tabi-Tabitha, cheeky cat moves over to let me practice yoga

Tabi-Tabitha, cheeky cat moves over to let me practice yoga

What fun it is having a little cat to join me in my yoga practice each day!

Until next time, hug your pets. They are the keepers of your being.

VivBounty

All Natural Holistic Pet Care