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Published June 25, 2012 by lowercase v

Today I took Gabi for a walk at the spruitjie again. We have gone here many times before, but today something completely different happened. Gabi was chasing at something that was in the reeds. This is not that unusual, but she used to run into different bushes. Bushes which have recently burned down.

italian greyhound in grass

So… today she ran off like a crazy rabbit. Bounce, bounce, bounce, splash! She had bounced right into the stream! In the 4 months I’ve had her, I have never seen her swim. On this cold, windy, winter’s day, she had her first splash.

She ran out of the water like a bat out of hell, shivering and shaking water off. It was quite late in the afternoon and most of the sunshine had gone, so she must’ve been cold. She was also somewhat smelly.

I called my mother and told her what had happened. We gave Gabi a nice warm bath (which she wasn’t too impressed with), as soon as I got home with her. This is quite a messy undertaking and meant that I had to take a shower.

sleeping italian greyhound

Gabi now smells clean and looks all bright and shiny. She’s snug in a warm sweater, sleeping under her blankey, exhausted after a ruff day.

Park Runner

Published May 17, 2012 by lowercase v

italian greyhound running in park

I’ve been taking Gabi to the spruitjie a lot these days. She’s also taken to running into bushes, bouncing around, chasing birds and who knows what else.
Parks are much better than walking through the neighbourhood and having dogs running out of their yards.  On Tuesday we walk past a primary school and got held up for a few minutes by a gaggle of ten-year-old girls, fawning over Gabi. Poor Iggy was so scared by the boisterous, though well-intentioned girls, that she hopped into my arms.

I really wish she had a little more faith in people and other dogs.