Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Fancy Yard Dog

Maddie LOVES the yard and being outside.  Never before have I had a greyhound that just wanted to sit outside and watch the world go by.  It definitely does not hurt that she sees deer, rabbits, other dogs, and people from her domain.
Maddie also loves to bake in the sun!
Our new house is great because we can supervise the backyard from the kitchen, the couch, the living room, and the master bedroom so we can comfortable leave her outside for as long as she wants, but still keep an eye on her.
Her barking is funny.  I have never had a greyhound that barked as much as Maddie. On walks or from the backyard, she will bark usually only once at people as if to just say hello.  She loves to bark and bounce across the yard at nothing just  to get Seven and Riley excited.
Maddie is still a stalker.  She stalks me and other dogs all of the time.  It is very funny!
She is a very good fetcher.  Loves to catch and retrieve Zanie Flyers.  Loves to tug too.
Maddie often has a toy in her mouth around the house that Riley and Seven like to yank out of her mouth.  I think she likes it because she continues to grab toys and walk right by them.

Maddie also loves to sleep with her stuffed animals.


John said...

This is great. I think too many Greyhounds don't get enough outside time to simply take in the world around them and see something other than the four walls inside. Some of our Greyhounds live in our kennel, and often people who "raise an eyebrow" about that overlook the fact that the kennel residents have the 24/7 choice of going outside via dog doors to lie in the grass, watch the wildlife, play with their kennelmates, etc. We have an older gentleman who will, when the weather is fair, leave his dog bed and climate controlled kennel indoors to sleep outside under the stars, simply because he prefers it.
Being outdoors more rather than less gives Greyhounds (and all dogs, for that matter) a more varied and more enriched life. Well done for letting Maddie exercise her preferences !

Janette Ash said...

Aww Maddie, we love you even more with a character like that. I am happy you enjoy life so much and you make your mamma smile.

Team Zero Gravity said...

Maybe it's something about having them as puppies. Blaze LOVES to go outside too. Although so does Cori and she was a track dog. I even have a dog bed for Blaze on my backyard porch that he loves to go lay on. He's also a barker. I always thought it was because he grew up around my lab mix :)