We went to the GAP day - and had a fantastic day.
We have been considering a greyhound for a while, and filled out the form at the beginning of the year. We then took ourselves off the lis't as we weren't sure it was the right time for us... since then we have sorted out work and schooling for the children and were ready to adopt!!
As my OH was at work, I went with my two little monkeys who were, quite frankly, more interested in the bouncy castle, face painting and sausages.. , but we talked to lots of foster carers too. One in particular caught my eye, a smaller than average black female. She was so timid and the lead was so slack that my girls (just 2 and just 4) both managed to walk her with ease. The foster carer said she was a true companioin an dloved nothing better than being a shadow and sitting at your feet. She only required one 20min walk a day (if that) and was so gentle I thought she was too good to be true.
The breeder came to see her too - and the breeder's parents were there telling me this is their favourite ''Grandog!'' Her name is Willow and she is so ladylike and graceful.
I called my OH (out of courtesy - the decision was really already made lol) and we decided to adopt her.
The Fosterer was so lovely she offered to bring Willow round to our house in the evening to give us a chance to buy some food, bowls, bedding etc.. and then my OH would be there to meet her coming to our house witht he rest of us.
She has been such a good girl already. A good night for her to start as my OH was up watching footie til the wee hours, so it was a short night for her.
My girls loved seeing her, and this morning it was like Christmas both waking up early to see her and then covering her with blankets and cuddling her. Willow has been having vegemite and toast for brekkie, so of course my girls had to have this too!
After dropping my older one at ELC, my 2 yr old, Willow and I walked along Hallett Cove beach. My 2 year old held the lead (with me holding it at the base of the collar just to be sure!) all the way down the boardwalk.
She is already the much loved fifth member of our family - making the house feel like a home. :)