Buster's best mate
Cadda and I had been ‘fur childless’ for a couple of years and thought it was about time we fixed that. It was a no brainer that we’d be looking for a rescue to give them a forever home, but Cadda and I had vastly different ideas on where the pupper would come from.
I had seen quite a few articles on Greyhound rescues and followed that up with a bit of research of my own. From what I had seen and read I thought a Grey would make an awesome companion, low maintenance, virtually no breed issues, great temperament and most importantly, lazy!
But try as I might, I couldn’t convince Cadda that a Greyhound was the way to go. Cadda was a little concerned about the usual Greyhound myths, they are huge dogs that are high maintenance and high prey drive. The prey drive was of particular concern as our extended family has small children and pets of just about every shape and size. I was overruled on the Grey and instead we went with a rescue from Canberra Animal Services, Buster the wonder hound, who is a 14-month old Kelpie X everything we think.
Buster quickly adapted to his life in the Mush pack and has taken to obedience training very well. But he was missing the wisdom of an older companion to try and keep him in line, so we decided to get him some company and this time it was my pick and a Grey was the obvious choice.
Through the AGSN and Gumtree Greys we were introduced to the beautiful 7-year-old Greyhound Ms Zoe. Buster and Zoe got along from the first time they met and have complimented each other ever since. This also gave Cadda the opportunity to see up close and personally how Greyt these puppers are. Zoe is a gentle, well mannered, beautiful hound who is an absolute pleasure to walk, that is when she can be bothered! Most of the time she’s just happy to chill on the couch and watch the world go by. In no time at all Zoe had dispelled just about all of the Greyhound myths and Cadda had completely reversed her opinions of them. As a matter of fact, if we had a bigger house we’d probably have a few more Greys by now!
- Billy Mush