Sunday, 14 April 2013

Week One

Well that's the first week over with. Overall a solid start I think.
Monkey is much calmer than he was and more responsive. He is beginning to notice certain things such as the rattle of his muzzle when it is time for a walk.
I shall have to come up with something else to do in a couple of weeks - when we have tested his responses to other animals and children and decide if he will be going out without a muzzle. It doesn't seem to bother him too much - but he does keep wacking in against my leg to remind me it's still there.
Anyway at the moment when he hears me rattle his muzzle he gets up and comes to the front room door. I do have to be quick as if I leave it too long he goes and sits down again.
He will now wait when we get in from a walk so I can take off the muzzle and lead before he goes back to the front room.
He is using the new feeder we bought. It is still having to be presented to him at meal times but today he got up and had a drink from it. We also had teeth cleaning today and he didn't seem to object too much to that.
All in all a good end to the week and a good start to life with Monkey the Greyhound.


Sue said...

Sounds like Monkey has worked out the routine. Polly knows we are off for a walk when she hears her collar buckle.

I know you are new to blogging, but could we have some photos of Moneky please:)

GOOSE said...

Sounds like things are coming along very nicely.

Anonymous said...

Monkey, it sound like you got the peeps coming along nicely, now its time to start getting them to use a harness, it's the best easy on you, lots of freedom and the worst, they can hang on tight, but no chocking!, keep up the good work, they will keep getting this stuff down!

The Mad Scots

gyeong said...

Monkey is truly beginning to understand what retirement is all about.

What Remains Now said...

Well done, Monkey. You couldn't ask for much more from a first week.

scotsmad said...

Settling into his new life, he's come so far in just a week!

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

BZ Dogs said...

Off to a good start! Many happy adventures to come, we hope. :)

Two French Bulldogs said...

Sounds like this are going well Monkey!
Benny & Lily

Eileen said...

Monkey is definitely settling well.
Well done to you too.

Molly The Wally said...

All sounds well. We hope Monkey will be good enough not to have the muzzle but we do appreciate your need for it. Have a mega good Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Mr. Pip said...

Welcome Monkey! I am glad you had a good first week. I've been away for a few weeks and missed your arrival. So happy to meet you and look forward to reading more of your life and adventures.

Your pal, Pip