Friday, July 4, 2008

Everyone loves a Parade...

The company I work for sponsored our town's parade this year and so at the last minute I asked if I could walk the dogs in it, Kadabra and Limo. I had no idea what to expect really on how Kadabra would handle all the excitement. She took all the sites in and was such a good girl! A truck was all that separated us from the Highschool band! And at one point when the ambulance and fire trucks turned on their sirens she howled along with them, it was pretty cute. Even during a parade she didn't drag me with her leash, can't say the same for Limo!
Our company is a Cable, Internet and phone service provider and I told our Marketing manager that we should have put a sign on Kadabra that said "Fast, Reliable Service" and then on Limo we should have had her wear a sign that said the "Other Guys". She loved the idea and said we'd have to do that next time! Kadabra was a big hit at the Parade!





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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Size doesn't matter...

Whether they are GIANT or small(er), Kadabra doesn't care. She seems to get along with everyone. I haven't been able to meet a smaller dog than Limo with her, because we just haven't ran into any and all my friends have greyhounds or big/medium sized dogs. We made a trip to Petsmart and there was one of those Taco Bell dogs there, but we were in line to leave when we saw it.
Her leg healed great and staples are out! She's able to run and play again. We also tackled the stairs and with a little encouragement she was more than happy to follow me up them.




Friday, June 20, 2008

Apartment dweller?

K' loves being out of the kennel and now just needs to find her forever home. I think she would do fine living in an apartment. She seems to be a very quiet girl both in and out of her crate.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Heart of gold...bladder of steel and a boo boo

Kadabra is such a sweetheart. She loves people and loves attention, but doesn't demand it.
We've had K for a week now and the first few days she really wasn't on a potty schedule because I stayed home from work and was in and out with the dogs all day. Monday was the first real day that we had to crate her for any length of time. I came home for lunch both Monday and Tuesday and let the girls out around 2pm. So she crated 6-7 hours easily. I say easily because when I let her out, potty isn't the first thing on her mind. On Monday's lunch break she went outside and "got some sun" first before doing her business.
When I let her out of her crate she happily greets me with the squat and tackle- you can avoid the tackle (jumping up) by putting your hand on her back/ shoulder when she's in the squat;-) it's so cute. We make our way outside and she then has a run and surveys the yard, then she starts thinking, "hmm, I am outside, I guess I should potty now"....
Well today I got caught up at work and did not let the girls out at lunch. I got home around 5pm and it was the usual routine. But during her sprint around the yard her right hind leg hit the stupid metal bird bath that sat next to a tree. She fell and cut open her leg :-( She cried alot and then let me exam her. I wasn't 100% sure it needed stitches or any attention, but I also didn't want to make the call. The vet was so local and new and I wanted to check it out anyway for the future. They cleaned it and clipped some of the hair away and put in several staples, I think 8.
She hadn't pottied before she hurt herself and she didn't potty after either. I brought her back inside and immediately loaded her into my car and we were off to the vet. To make a long potty story shorter, she went another hour+ before she was able to go. When we got back outside again she found a place and finally got to go:-) so today she held it for 10+ hours. K's injury will heal just fine and she's getting around well too. There won't be any running pics for a bit, but leash walking is good per the vet!
She has a heart of gold and a steel bladder, what more can you ask for?

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Random photos...

I know my profile says I'm a male, but I'm all girl :-)








Sunday, June 15, 2008

Look deep into my eyes...

You're getting very sleepy... and you WILL adopt me.

Again I just can't say enough about her lovely leash manners. She never pulls and is mostly just at our side unless I'm pushing her for a photo opp;-)
She's a very low key, happy girl. You can tell she's happy, but she doesn't have to be all over you to express it.
She has had no accidents in our house. She's crated when we are away, but she willing goes in her crate and is very happy there. When given the chance she brings every toy we have into her crate.
Even when Limo has one of her jealous fits and growls or snaps at Kadabra she just walks away, she doesn't even react.











Sorry, the little dog isn't up for adoption :-p you wouldn't want her anyway, trust me
But you DO WANT the big brindle one!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Settling In

Kadabra was brought to our home on Weds. night. It was a stormy/ rainy night and so we brought Matt's truck instead of the CRV. So she had a tight squeeze in the backseat and she did fine. She'd get up and check the view sometimes and then just lay down. This hound would be happy to travel:-)

She's right at home in her crate, goes in and out willingly. Sleeps through the night, silently in her crate.

She's been fine with our 37 lb mutt, Limo, with the big attitude. We don't use her muzzle in the house or on walks, only when they are lose in the backyard together. It's true what others have said, she walks beautifully on the leash which is so nice!
She loves toys and nylabones.
More to come soon!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Kadabra

Kadabra is really winning me over. She has become such a great dog...she is learning such good manners, walking well and calmly on a leash, waiting her turn, etc.
She craves love and attention, and I think will be a very loving girl.
She likes to run, play, and be active too...and is very cute in the run with the other girls.
She has the cutest little face, even her face is that of the cute little girl she is!
Kadabra would be best in your home, on her own bed, and playing in your yard, instead of in the kennel!!! Let's make her disappear from the kennel and into your home, ABRA-KADABRA!
Heather, kennel walker

Monday, April 14, 2008

ABRA-CADABRA!

she is a magician...she is so laid back, but such a great personality! She is a very well-mannered girl, and GREAT to walk with. She is ready to be your new walking partner! She is sooo sweet and so lovable...don't let her brindle stripes fool you, she is a SOLID greyhound!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

She's really magical

You don't have to be Houdini or David Copperfield to know this girl will magically steal your heart. She loves attention, but doesn't demand it. She told us she would love to take her humans for long walks in the park or around the neighborhood. Are you the humans she has been waiting for? You won't be disappointed if she chooses you.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Abbra

Kadabra is one of our greys that seems to be a "no brainer", meaning that she's easy going, walks well on leash, is good with everybody and plays well with others. What more could you want?

Saturday, March 1, 2008

She's magic!


Kadabra has very good manners. She walked well on the leash and was very sweet. Her coat is very unique and beautiful, and she has very thoughtful eyes. Kadabra could fit into just about any lifestyle! She and Cal were Pal's by the end of the night!!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Twins



Everyone says In Sync and I look like twins. We do make a cute pair. I'm the one on the left.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Abra-Kadabra

No magic needed here...this is just one great pup! Kadabra is such a sweet girl who loves to snuggle up next to your leg while you are walking her. She is a little shy at first, but gets comfortable quickly and just wants to love! Plus, she is beautiful!
Ivey