All posts for the month February, 2017

Gotcha Day 5

Published February 19, 2017 by lowercase v

On the 19th of February 2012, I brought Gabi home with me. She was just shy of 6 years old.

(pictures from the first day)

It was’t always easy. She had  health issues and got bitten by a dog running out of its yard. (she was already scared of strange dogs).

But we took care of her the best we could and just love her every day.

We’ve had a lot of good times.

And here’s hoping for many more happy years together. I love this little dog.


14 February 2017


Thank you for being my best friend.


©Gabi Italian Greyhound Bytes. 2017

Nose and Nails

Published February 6, 2017 by lowercase v

When I first got Gabi (nearly 5 years ago) , her nose was incredibly red. It looks a lot better now.

I think her diet helps (when I got her she seemed to have allergy issues and also had tummy problems), I avoid treats containing wheat and for a long time (until we recently switched to Senior food) I didn’t feed her “chicken” dog food.  I’ve use several ointments on her snout, including colloidal silver and a different snout balm. What seemed to help tough was beeswax ointment and the Nose Butter snout balm I’ve been using more recently as well.  I used to apply ointment daily, but now I do so far less frequently.


Current Ointment

I’m still having issues cutting her nails. The last time she had her claws trimmed was when she had anesthesia in August 2016.


A week ago I got a sedative from the vet’s (sales assistant/ receptionist). I needed half a tablet, so I had two doses and could try on two different days.  I waited different time periods for the pills to work, etc. I still fed her treats and tried to be calm and gentle. She still was having none of it and would yank her paws away.


©GabiItalianGreyhoundBytes 2017



Catch Up

Published February 6, 2017 by lowercase v

February is a special month for us. On the 19th it will be the 5th anniversary of the day Gabi came to live with me. On the 25th it will be Gabi’s birthday. She will be 11 human years old!

As she gets older Gabi seems to get lazier to go for walks, especially on-lead. We’ve had several off-leash walks in the past week or two. Sometimes she eagerly jumps in the car, other times she seems to fear that she is going to the vet. She soon gets excited when she realizes we are on our way to the park.


Gabi doesn’t usually dig in the garden, but she dug up the succulents (pictured above). She is usually a very good little dog.

She does have a naughty habit, and she knows she’s being naughty when she does it. She steals used tissues and cotton buds (ear buds) from her grandma’s waste basket. I guess she just can’t resist them.

©lowercase v 2017