Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Meet the neighbours

Well the socialisation of Monkey has started and while he still has trouble with hedges, wheelie bins, hi-vis jackets, bus shelters etc. We have to say he has no problems with other greyhounds.
We took him for a walk in Burton - on the Washlands behind the library - along with our friend Jane German and her two greyhounds. Both of Jane's were rehomed through Crossing Cottage as well as Monkey.
There were no problems at all with getting to know each other and where as Winnie used to soon tire of the sniffing, if she tolerated it at all, Monkey was as good as gold - in fact he was the calmest we've seen him on a walk, whether it was safety in numbers or whether he just felt he couldn't be seen to be a worrywuss by other greyhounds he kept his composure for the whole of the stroll.
It was a different story though when we got back to the library for a welcome drink.
Moving the metal table and chairs had him spinning and he kept a wary eye on passing people.
I think it is worth mentioning here the service at the library café. Not only could they provide one of us with a soya-milk skinny latte (I think that was it) far too complicated for me to even remember let alone drink (mine was the lemonade) but the waitress - do we still call them that or are they beverage providers?
Anyway the young lady who conveyed the drinks to our table not only provided a bowl of water for our three greyhounds but also brought out a handful of dog biscuits to treat our dogs.
Well done Burton Library we'll be back - with or without dogs - whenever we fancy a coffee in town again.




                 Monkey keeps an eye on passers-by

Along with the water, the Library also provided a little treat for the greyhounds, don't worry the spaniel behind also got the same treatment.


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

THIS is GREAT. Love the PAWferential Treatment that you got at the Library.

Sue said...

It's so nice when places think of the dogs as well as the humans.

So glad all the dogs enjoyed the walk.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Good job Monkey.
Benny & Lily

houndstooth said...

I have a little roll up mat that I take with me and usually our girls will lay down by the table when sit outside to eat somewhere. I think a lot of Greyhounds relax a lot in each other's company. We had several nervous fosters, and one very nervous guy of our own. Our other Greyhound was his rock. If Treat decided something was okay, Hawk went along with it. I still miss those two! Your story about going out reminded me of them.

chicamom85 said...

That is pawsome that you got to go. I wish we had places like that.

Loveys Sasha

What Remains Now said...

Sounds like a great outing for both pups and peeps.

Bill Pritchard said...

The roll up mat idea is something we'd not thought of and will be looked into further.