Gone to the dogs

October 5th, 2008

Well we did last Saturday. Nottingham Greyhound race track are big into supporting retired greyhounds to be adopted and live a long and happy life and had a retired greyhound day. The weather couldn’t have been better – although I think some of the dogs struggled with the heat and tended to just lay around with their tongues out. We went up to join Beth and Billy (my in-laws as I can now call them!) with their 2 retired dogs.
I have never seen so many chilled out dogs in one area as this – there were hundreds of them, all quite placid and happy to be fussed. Beth entered the fancy dress with Maggie, both of them dressed as leprechauns . Maggie wasn’t impressed at the work Beth had put into knitting her waistcoat. Come to think of it I don’t think she was very impressed at all….There isn’t much more of a surreal sight than seeing your mother in law walking round a show ring dressed as a leprechaun. Other than seeing someone dressed as Cruella de Ville, and dressing her greyhound as a Dalmatian….Beth got through to the final round but was pipped at the post by a kid and dog dressed as bees. You were robbed!

3 Responses to “Gone to the dogs”

  1. smartypantson 05 Oct 2008 at 8:36 pm

    OH! It is my absolute dream to rescue a greyhound some day. They are the most perfect dog. I’m in love!

  2. Vanessaon 07 Oct 2008 at 9:12 pm

    What a sight, but very very funny!

    Vanessa x

  3. Sarahon 23 Oct 2008 at 2:04 pm

    oooh! we were there too! I remember your gorgeous doggy and knitted coat, great costume! Our brindle greyhound came second in the waggiest tail competition (the winner wasn’t a greyhound!)
    I agree about how placid they all were, such lovely temperaments. For SO many dogs all together there was no malarky at all. I only heard real barking once and that was from a terrier sitting under one of the stalls!

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