Sunday, November 30

Elsa Comes To Play

Edie went to meet her new family last week. Her new brother, Murphy (German Shepherd mix), was ecstatic to see her. He looked quite sad when we left. Because of the hectic schedules around the Thanksgiving Holiday, she will stay with us for another week. What’s better than having one foster? Two of course.
Elsa is a bounce-back. She is a little wild child who just turned 3 this month, so maybe she is just busy celebrating. Edie’s level of activity made our guys look like slugs. Elsa makes Edie look like a slug. Elsa takes a break from eviscerating some stuffies.She loves doing zoomies in the yard. She definitely needs a home with a fence. Not sure she can be tired out by just walking. Just look at the mischievousness in her eyes. There’s a whirling dervish hidden in there.
Kris went to the Tech vs. UVa football game on Saturday. Arch rivals. Tech won the game and goes on to the ACC championship game next week. Her dad dropped off Murphy. Elsa couldn’t get enough. Finally a dog that could keep up with her. They went at it for 30 minutes nonstop while the rest of the gang just watched in awe at their stamina. Like watching gladiator fighting at the Colosseum. Stanley played the referee and did a 10 count. Elsa was down, and Murphy is declared the victor. Murphy might not be as fast a greyhound, but he’s a little terrierist and can go all day long.Just a cute pic of Jaime and Stanley sharing a pillow.

Saturday, November 22

5 Year Anniversary

Boy how time flies when your having fun :) This past weekend was our 5th anniversary. We had Meagan come stay with the kids while we went to D.C. to visit some of the newer monuments and museums we hadn’t seen yet. The weather was a bit wet and dreary, but at least it wasn’t pouring the rain.
We first visited Arlington National Cemetery before actually crossing into DC. Stopped to see the eternal flame at JFK’s gravesite, and made our way to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Once in downtown DC, we were kindly reminded why we don’t visit often. Traffic was bumper to bumper, confusing one way streets, policemen blocking off roads for various reasons which caused my GPS to perform ‘recalculating route’ a lot. We checked into the hotel, then walked to the National Mall to see the new World War II Memorial. Kris admires the memorial, with the Pacific side on the left, and the Atlantic side on the right. The Lincoln Memorial is at the far end.
Doing a 180 turn from there shows the Washington Monument. Stayed pretty foggy all day.
We spent most of our time in the Holocaust Memorial Museum. We couldn’t take any pictures inside, not that I really wanted to. We spent about 4 hours walking through the three levels. Kinda crazy to see what people are capable of.
We had a nice dinner at Old Ebbitt Grill. We had eaten there once before, and man, do they have great oysters! After dinner and a nice bottle of wine, we hit a bar on the way back and had a bottle of champagne. We stumbled back to the hotel only to hit the bar there, where the bartender kept giving free refills on our drinks when he found out it was our anniversary. We slept in late and barely made it out by checkout time the next morning.
We had big plans for our Saturday in DC. The Newseum, Spy Museum, and Crime and Punishment Museum. We went to the Crime and Punishment Museum first. After 4 hours, we didn’t have time to hit the others. Kris is being punished for spending too much time in one museum.

Helping to keep the city clean.
When we got back, everyone was very happy to see us. But then they went back to their usual spots in a few minutes.
Edie giving me the stinkeye! Like I want that nasty old Loofa dog.
I have added two new greyhound blog links. Please check them out. Beau and Belle and Treasure What You Have.

Sunday, November 9

Stella G4, More ETS, and Ms. Edie Divine

Well, this past Thursday was Stella’s 4th Gotcha Day. Hard to believe it’s been four entire years. Two girls were brought up during her haul, and we were asked to choose. I was loving on the other one when Stella (Carol’s Wheel) bulldozed her way in and started giving me kisses. Sometimes we wonder how different our lives would’ve been if we had chosen the other one (i.e. Stella had not chosen us). We’re glad she did.

Here are a couple of pics from her first year with us. Stella was not always the charming lady she is today. Here she is introducing herself to Parker. Parker is beginning to wonder if mommy and daddy always make the best decisions.
One of my favorite pics is of Stella and Lucas on the couch.
For those of you with the Celebrating Greyhounds Desk Calender, Stella is actually picture for the last week of October. Stella is always a Witch for Halloween.
For those of you who can never get enough ETS pictures. Kinda like puppy pics. No matter how many times we see Stanley with ETS, we always point and laugh. Straight up.
Or roaching.

Synchronized head-to-butt roaching on the couch. A very efficient use of couch space.
Our latest foster is Edie. We actually call her by her full name, Ms. Edie Divine. Is that a stripper name or a porno star name? She’s been a great girl. Got more energy than all our guys put together. Sometimes after we let everyone out in the morning and go back upstairs for a little more sleep, we can hear her downstairs pummeling some stuffies to within an inch of their lives.

She’s got some ears on her. You can actually read her tatoos.
She loves just ripping around the yard. Here she is resting long enough for me to get a shot. She's enjoying the crisp Autumn weather.