Category Archives: Pearl

Life without the Storyhounds

When you’ve had dogs for a long time, it’s hard to accept their absence. As well as missing their individual personalities, you miss that canine presence in the home. There’s something magical about the presence of a dog. Mine used … Continue reading

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Tribute to Pearl

Pearl first came to me as a short-term foster from Greyhound Rescue Wales in March 2010. An ex-racing Greyhound, she’d originally been in the care of the RSPCA in Lincolnshire. At just over  a year old, she was young for … Continue reading

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Sad News About Pearl

I’m so sorry to have to tell you that Pearl crossed the Bridge on Saturday. She took a turn for the worse last week as more of her joints flared up. The vets diagnosed polyarthritis and prescribed steroids, but her … Continue reading

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Read Your Dog a Story! #WorldReadAloudDay

Hi, Pearl here! I’ve been unwell for the last couple of weeks, with some sort of acute arthritis which made my front feet swell up. It was really painful for a while, and I’ve had to take nasty medicine. The … Continue reading

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The Party’s Over – Now for Cold Turkey!

Hi, Pearl here! I thought I’d get a little post in before the dreaded Gutenberg strikes. I’m not exactly sure what Gutenberg is, but Annabelle talks about it like it’s some kind of demon that’s about to descend on Blogland, … Continue reading

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Christmas Greetings and a #FreeBook

Hi, Pearl here! All I want for Christmas is to be able to get up the stairs when we go to visit our extended pack – my knees are getting stiff, and stairs are starting to look scary. Annabelle’s family … Continue reading

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Pearl on #Brexit

Hi, Pearl here! When Snip and Frieda’s humans go out, they leave Radio 4 on to keep the dogs company, so Snip and Frieda are well informed about British politics. I, on the other hand, know very little about it, … Continue reading

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Lazy Pearl and Free Writing

You may have noticed that Pearl’s posts have been somewhat sporadic since she took over from Millie. This is because greyhounds are basically lazy. They sometimes have spurts of energy, but they prefer to spend most of their time chilling … Continue reading

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What Pearly thought of Dorian Greyhound

Hi, Pearl here! As promised in my last post, here are my thoughts on The Picture of Dorian Greyhound, which I have just finished reading. I immediately fell in love with Dorian, a beautiful and innocent young Greyhound who has … Continue reading

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It’s Anne of Avonlea – but not as we know it!

Hi, Pearl here! Did I tell you that Millie taught me to read? It took me a while to get the hang of it – especially the Kindle – but now I’m pretty good, even if I say so myself. … Continue reading

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