Monday, September 22, 2008

Drum Roll Please.....


Thank you, Zan! Stephen and I both like "Wylie" for this wild and crazy girl. Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I knew that one would eventually get my attention.




Here is a rare calm moment outside of her crate.

12 comments:

Pam said...

I guess that mean's she is officially a Never Say Never doggie??? YIPPEEE!!!

I worked from home today and Robin was pretty good... only a little bit of rooing... He spent a fair long time out exploring the yard.

Chris said...

Her Never name could be Never Stands Still. :-D

greytblackdog said...

I love it. I thought she was so pretty when I saw her kennel pic. Any who. How about Never Had ACME - you know like the ACME products used on the anvil that the road runner used to drop on the Wylie's head?

Addie said...

I love the name Wylie, and I hope this really does mean she's officially a part of your Never Say Never crew. As curious and lively as she sounds, she'll be a lucky gal to have landed in your family.

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

She passed the full work day test yesterday. Didn't seem to have any problems with being left for 10 hours. We have to buy a CD player today for the storm phobia test. I tried playing it off the computer, but there isn't enough bass. But otherwise, yes, I feel certain that she is permanent.

I feel bad for not wanting to accidentally get a storm phobic, but it really was exhausting living with Teresa. She was a 10 on a 10 scale. I just don't want to do it again if I can do anything to avoid it.

Yes, the Never name will be next, but luckily there is no rush on that one.

Jen

Sientay L said...

Wylie is a good name.
I have my fingers crossed for the last test she has to pass :)

Zan said...

Glad you like the name. Wylie just seems to fit a wild, willful gal. Fingers crossed on the thunder issue.

Pam said...

IIRC, most storm-phobic dogs don't even begin to develop the phobia until 4-5 years of age.

And, it's often not the noise of the storm that's the problem, it's the changes in atmospheric pressure, static electricty, etc. That's why the storm defender capes help some dogs.

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

I know storm phobics that can predict storms and react to the changes in pressure, but I've never had one. Mine have always reacted to the noise and flashes only. I also know it peaks in the 4-7 years of age range and that it sometimes does not show before that. Its not a foolproof test, but I'd be a fool to not do this one simple thing. If the dog is already storm phobic at 2, I don't want to see how much worse it can get.

Jen

KF-in-Georgia said...

Jacey, adopted at age 2-nearly-3, showed definite flinch-from-noises tendencies early on, including thunder. So the first storm we had, I sat in the carport with her and Sam. Sam went to sleep, she stood and panted and drooled. Next storm in the carport, Sam went to sleep, she laid down.

That's how it stands now, after more than two years. She no longer jumps for the bangs. We still sit in the carport for some storms, and she'll lie down, but she won't go to sleep the way Sam does. But if we're in the house during a storm, she doesn't get stressed. I don't know if she ever would have been truly thunder-phobic, or static-phobic, or if I just dodged having a noise-phobic dog.

Gerry said...

Love the name! Cute!
Congrats!

IHateToast said...

i'm catching up and reading in reverse order.
i know that wylie has become riley. that reminds me of a book i used to love reading aloud to my students: wodney. he's a wodent. so maybe riley can be both. when an ickle kid struggles, you can say, "yes, her name is wiley" and spare the humiliation.