Sunday, May 18

Grapehounds Virginia

We attended Grapehounds Virginia last weekend. In order to get prepared, Stanley got a good brushing. He is a fuzzy greyhound. That's why we call him 'FuzziStan'.
As the newest girl in the family, Jenny didn’t want to be left out of any activities. Parker is in the background, just glad it’s not his turn for a brushing.
Our first stop was at Hartwood Winery, which was a dog-friendly winery on the way up. With over 270 wineries in Virginia, there is probably a dog-friendly winery close to you, if you live in the state.
Parker got the best seat in the car. He sat in his own little dog bed in my lap in the passenger seat. The greyhounds were relegated to dogs beds in the back. They seemed ok with that.
The opening ceremony was at North Gate Winery. They had a tasting tent outside, and the weather was beautiful, so most of us were outside. 
Kelli and Stanley are watching their mommy, while she goes to the BBQ Shack to get us dinner.
Tired of waiting, Kelli uses Stanley as a head rest.
When Stanley got tired of propping up Kelli’s head, poor Dana got recruited.
Dana got tired and went over to the Old Ladies bed to join Jenny.
Kelli said, Fine. She laid down on the grass which was probably quite refreshing.
Cali has first dibs on the water, while the Old Ladies wait their turn. Tripawd trumps age.
I had leash duty. They were all too tired to make a run for it.
The dark brindle in this picture had just stolen a block of cheese from someone’s cheese plate, while walking bye. Though they were able to pull it out of her mouth, she obviously was not finished with it.
The following day, the main event was held at Quattro Goomba Winery. We hung out in the back field, where they had a picnic table, and people were putting up tents and X-pens.
Right next to that was vending and registration. We already have wine lanyards, but not greyhound leather wine lanyards. (Photo courtesy of Greyhounds Rock who sold the lanyards).
By the time we made it to WillowCroft Winery, the pups were already tired, and looking for a place to lay down.
They were quite happy when we made it back to the hotel. Kelli, Thanks for putting your butt on the pillow where daddy will later put his face.

Since this bed was smaller than our usual setup, Kelli decided that this was much more comfortable.


  1. This is fabulous! I got such a laugh at the descriptions of the dog rides, the leash duty, the cheese thief, the head resters, etc! Do you really think that the head resting is due to fatigue( I thought it was affection!) Thanks for sharing.

    1. It's definitely not fatigue, as it seems to happens after only a few seconds of standing around :)

  2. Love the headrests! Kelli looks mighty comfy on the couch bed!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  3. I am so jealous! You know that, right? I'm glad you all had such a great time. Kelli cracks me up! She and Flattery HAVE to be related somehow!

  4. Someday I am going to this event!!!

  5. That looks like so much fun! I face that same butt on pillow issue with Bettina every time we're in a hotel room. Somehow it's always my pillow...

  6. You greyhounds always have so much fun!

  7. Jealous here they have a GrapeLhasa or GrapeShih Tzu?? Dogs and wine, doesn't get much better than that!

  8. G'day .... I'm Charlie from downunder in Australia. I popped over from Idaho pug ranch to say g'day. You blokes sure know how to have a good time, aye? Some of my best mates are greyhounds just like you. I'm a whippet but I'm an awful BIG whippet. Not as big as you blokes though!!
    Wanna run ...... love, Charlie!!

  9. Glad everyone had a good time. Your comment about Kelli's butt on your pillow made me laugh!

  10. Looks like you all had a great time!

  11. What is it about Greyhounds and wine? It sounds like the perfect combination to me and looks like it too judging by your photos :) Kelli is a funny girl!

  12. wow that looks like so much fun and freat to see so many greys together

  13. What a good day out for you all, so relaxing! Next time you will have to hire a suite with more beds - those dogs don't like being cramped you know ;)
    Dip Elliot and Lynne x

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