When we dogs are out on walks, you might think we only notice the sights and sounds and smells of Nature; but we’re never too busy to pick up on the talk of the humans we meet along the way. Especially when it’s about us.
People often stop to talk to us and tell Annabelle how beautiful we are, which is great, but some of them seem to think we need a lot of exercise.
THIS IS A MYTH.
GREYHOUNDS DO NOT NEED A LOT OF EXERCISE.
(And that goes for me, too, because I’m 75 per cent Greyhound.)
Don’t get me wrong, we love to run, but we prefer a sprint to a marathon. This is great news for our humans because they don’t have to go far or stay out long. They don’t have to run with us, either – most of them would never keep up! Once we’ve let off steam we don’t need to walk far at all, and when we get home all we want to do is loll about…
Incidentally, Pearl doesn’t know what to make of this weather. I’ve had to explain to her it’s called “summer”. She’s only 4, and we haven’t had summer for 7 years, so it’s quite new to her. She’s finding it a bit much, what with the heat and the crowds who want to be beside the seaside. Annabelle has been taking us out in the evenings when it’s quieter.
If you have a Greyhound (or any dog) here are some tips for keeping her comfy when it’s hot:
- Walk your dog in the early morning or in the evening
- Make sure your dog has somewhere cool to relax during the day
- Keep your dog’s water bowl replenished with fresh water
- Don’t leave your dog in a parked car
And if you’d like a Greyhound but you think we need too much exercise, think again. We don’t. 20 minutes twice a day will do fine.
GREYHOUNDS MAKE GREAT PETS!
Special announcement: we won’t be posting quite so often for a while because Annabelle wants to spend more time working on her new book – and I can’t type because of my poorly paws!