Good afternoon everyone - it's your favourite Lucy hound here!
Ben, Kylie and my good self love meeting people when we're out and about and we also love all the fan-mail we receive, especially when people ask questions about what we get up to and the things we love to do. We've decided that for the next few blogs we're going to start answering some of your questions!
This week's question comes from Colin in Codsall. Colin would like to know where we enjoy going for our walks.
Well Colin, that's a very good question.
As anyone who knows me knows, I absolutely love walking just about anywhere. Whenever I hear the sound of the servants getting our coats and leads out of our official 'Coat and Lead storage area', I'm always there first with a big grin on my face and a waggy tail! If I had to choose my absolute favourite place to walk though it is at the sea side in North Wales. I love being near to the sea and being nosey walking along the promenade. There's so much to see; people, other dogs, sights out to sea......not to mention the HUGE seagulls! I'm hoping when the weather improves the servants will take us for trip to the seaside!
Kylie really enjoys walking along the canal towpaths near to where we live. She too is a nosey hound and likes to see all the boats passing by. Sadly because she has trouble with her nails we can't always walk on rugged ground but when we do she's in her element!
Ben isn't a huge fan of walking. For him to become enthusiastic there either has to be a pub at the end of it or one of the servants has to walk in front with a large pork chop dangling behind them in order to get his attention. Having said that, he really enjoyed visiting Chasewater a few years ago so I'll assume that's his favourite destination. I can't ask him as he's asleep at the moment, probably dreaming about pubs and pork chops.
Please do keep your questions coming and we'll answer them each week. To send a question please visit http://www.carewalk.co.uk/get-in-touch and submit your question via the 'Message us' option at the bottom of the page.
Until next time, happy walkies!
Hi everyone! It's your favourite Benny Hound here, bringing you this week's blog, live from our exclusive Care and Walk sofa. Before I get into the main part of this week's chat, I
thought I'd share a picture of us with the female servant (above). Hope you like it.
We get lots and lots of fan mail each week as you'd expect, and we are often asked loads of questions too.
These questions range from 'what is your favourite food?' to 'what would you want to be if you weren't a greyhound?' We read all of your mail when we're not sleeping but as you can appreciate, we can't respond to all of the letters we receive or we'd be awake for more than 4 hours per day, which is actually illegal in the greyhound world. Anyway, the best question we've received this week is 'what music do you hounds enjoy listening to? The question comes from a lady called Pauline in Pattingham.
Well Pauline, to answer your question, all three of us like very different music.
Kylie is partial to a little jazz music and can often be heard humming along to Nat King Cole or Louis Armstrong. She also likes a bit of Frank Sinatra as she likes to do things 'her way' too.
Lucy on the other hand loves 80s pop music. She loves to boogie to anything from Bananarama to Vanilla Ice. In particular she likes Human League and the servants have caught her miming to 'Don't you want me baby?' on more than one occasion.
Now I am a very refined old gent and I love my classical music. In a morning I'll take in a little Bach, over lunchtime I like Beethoven, especially Choral Symphony, and then by tea time I'm ready for something really lively like Rachmanioff or Mozart. I also like modern classics, especially by Howard Shore, in fact I'm listening to the Lord of the Rings theme as I'm pawing away at the keyboard. On special occasions I'll compliment the music with a little bread and pink salmon, and that's my idea of heaven quite frankly.
Right, that's this week's blog done and dusted. If you'll excuse me I'm off to put a little Brahms on the record player and I'll try and convince one of the servants to bring me something nice to eat.
Until next week, keep the fan mail coming and if you want to buy us anything we're always short on Bonios (two boxes a week is never enough- these servants are very tight at times)
All the best,
Ben, Lucy and Kylie
Hi all! It's your favourite hounds, Ben, Lucy and Kylie here.
Do you like the above picture of the three of us with the servants? It was taken at the reunion at Daybreaks Kennels two years ago this week. The reunion gave Kylie and some of her former housemates (not in the picture) a chance to meet up again, having all been re-homed after their owner passed away in 2014. It was a really enjoyable few hours and Kylie enjoyed seeing some of her former house mates and plenty of hounds at the kennels she hadn't met before too.
Sadly, the four hounds whom Kylie had lived with prior to being re-homed have all now passed over the Rainbow Bridge. Despite the sadness of losing her owner and now her former housemates, Kylie continues to enjoy her life with us (Ben & Lucy) and servants Andy & Justine.
Well it's certainly been cold, wet and windy at times this week hasn't it?
Despite the weather, we still enjoy being out and about and meeting old and new friends alike.
It takes a little longer for our walks at this time of year as the servants insist on keeping us snug and warm by dressing us in our winter garments. As it's exceptionally cold at times and we're advancing in years we now wear two coats at this time of year- a thinner coat and then our winter coat over the top. Also, because Kylie suffers from lupus in her nails she also wears a boot occasionally to protect any vulnerable nails she may have.
We had a really long walk today (Saturday). It took us two hours to walk just under four miles but we absolutely loved it. There was a snow flurry, rain, wind and hail at various points but we made it round and now we're all cosy in our favourite chairs and sofa spots while the servants are busy preparing our food (and theirs too if time permits).
Right, after another exhausting few hours of 'dog-blogging' we're off for our food and another lie down.
Until next week, stay dry and if you can't stay dry wear something waterproof!
Kylie, Ben & Lucy.
Hello one and all and a happy new year!
Do you like our photo from Christmas day? That's Lucy on the left, me (Kylie) in the middle and Ben on the right. The humans in the picture are our servants whose names escape me. It is however good to see them in their rightful place at the back of the picture.
Hope you all had a good Christmas and new year. I have been in the wars again sadly with my poorly nails. I had to go to the vets a few times over Christmas because one of my nails had split and it eventually got removed altogether because it kept bleeding. I'm feeling much better now and have just finished my course of antibiotics.
Apart from that, Christmas was rather pleasant. We had several batches of oatcakes to get through. It was a difficult job eating them all but someone had to do it! The female servant took the liberty of counting the number of cakes she'd made so that the pesky male servant couldn't pinch one! A very smart move on her part we have to say. Our granny also bought us some treats so we've been very spoilt over Christmas. Sadly, we weren't allowed any brandy but Lucy only has to sniff it and she's out like a light so it's probably for the best, particularly where she's concerned.
Now Christmas is over we're looking forward to the spring. We don't really like walking out in this dark, cold and wet weather and we're tired of hearing the servants moaning about how cold it is! How do they think we feel? We have nothing on our feet unlike them, and the male servant wears a woolly hat and still complains it's cold! Honestly, he should walk a mile in our paws!
Anyway, until next time, take care and I hope you're sticking to any resolutions you've made!
Kylie & Lucy
We are occasionally lively greyhounds who live with two human servants. Sadly our house- mate Ben crossed the Rainbow Bridge on 23/09/18, just a few hours after writing his final blog. We miss him so much but we know he's running free and no longer in pain.