Dog Tails – Tigger

May 9, 2016 at 1:39 pm

Welcome to the next instalment of Dog Tails. When clients visit us for studio pet portraits, they often recount the stories of their dogs lives. With each dog being different, so is each story. Some are happy tales, some inspiring, some sad, but each one ends with love as their dog subjects find a place and person to call their own.

In May we had a visit from Caroline and her 3 year old greyhound, Tigger.  Caroline says “Tigger was 4 months old and was found to have a small heart murmur. The kennel that bred him decided to give him up for adoption and he went to Greyhounds As Pets (GAP).   We met him shortly after and the moment we laid eyes on him we knew he was meant to be ours. He had the most lovely temperament and was the cutest greyhound puppy with an over sized head and tail (yes he has since grown into them!). He is now a very big boy, with a huge heart to match.

Every year he works at the Royal Show in the GAP tent and will let children jump all over him. He is the most wonderful greyhound ambassador you can imagine. He has managed to take over our hearts, our home and of course the couch too.

Tigger is certainly a one of a kind greyhound. He is unusual in so many ways. He has brindle markings on one side only and we think he must have been lying down when the markings were being sprayed on.   Tigger hates being walked and will lie down in the middle of a busy road to make sure you take him home. He is very well known at the local dog park he visits most days. He loves to run with all the dogs in the park.

Since we have had him as a puppy, he loves nothing more than to be chased by all the dogs he plays with. Tigger particularly loves to be with his 3 “besties” – a Koolie kelpie cross, a husky and another greyhound. They run, wrestle and contrary to other greyhounds, Tigger loves to bark and howl too. Tigger also loves to wander around getting pats from all the other dog owners and the occasional treat too. He really is a schmoozer.

At home Tigger is the typical greyhound and is a total couch potato. On this back with his feet in the air and mouth open is where you will find him most of the time. His Panda Pillow Pet is his most treasured possession and he really doesn’t like it when we take it away to wash it.

Tigger is a crazy, charming and adored hound. He constantly makes us laugh. He has enriched our lives in so many ways.”