We had a thunder storm last night, which didn't bother him and he's settled into our daily routine like a 'duck to water'.
7th September 2011
This evening we received an email from Pauline who is now fostering Shadow until he finds his new forever home. She wanted to let us know that Shadow decided to have a look in a carrier bag and somehow managed to get it
caught round his collar and ear. All they could hear was rattle, rattle, rattle as he
walked into their room asking for help getting off him - he did look funny!
8th September 2011
Just received an email from Pauline saying Shadow has just been 'talking' to a teddy in the toy box, which made them chuckle!
9th September 2011
Recieved an email from Pauline letting us know that their Jenny
has just plonked herself down on the bed Shadow's been sleeping on all night. He's standing over her willing her to move, but she's not moving and there isn't a grumble coming from him.
10th September 2011
Recieved an email from Pauline letting us know that Shadow had his stitches removed today and his neutering operation looks well.
His potential new owners who can't re-home him yet because of holiday arrangements wanted to take him for a ride and walk along the coast road so they could get to know each other. However, because of the heavy rain they decided to do a short walk around the estate then back for a cup of tea. This was a pity because they were planning to take him out for the day.
15th September 2011
Received an email today from Pauline letting us know that Shadow enjoyed his run in the small enclosed field they know of - he ran round and round then came back to a whistle and a call. He loved it.
16th September 2011
Received an email from Pauline letting us know that when she let all the dogs out last thing she heard a deep bark outside. Thinking it wasn't one of her dogs she looked out of the window and sae Shadow letting a suspisious person all hooded and peering in our garden that he wasnt welcome.Good on you Shadow!
She commented on what a wonderfull dog Shadow, but then we quickly discovered that when he arrived here. Loves to follow them arround and when they sit he lays down. He even knows which is his food place now, doesn't gobble it down as quick and enjoys playing with Jessie, one of their other greyhounds and the toys.
18th September 2011
Pauline phoned to say Shadow's potential new owners came today and took him out for a while. He enjoyed his walk and showed no sign of reaction when walking past other dogs or cats, which they were pleased with.
25th September 2011
Received an email from Pauline today letting us know Shadow is fine, just being Shadow and plodding along being well chilled out.
5th October 2011
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHADOW - 5 TODAY
8th October 2011
This morning Shadow's new owners collected him from Pauline's house and called in here on the way past so we could complete the adoption paperwork and say our goodbyes to him. Shadow is a delightful dog and when Timmy
arrived so suddenly and Shadow went off to Pauline's to be fostered I missed him. He is a real gentleman and we are so pleased he now has a nice home to go to where we wish him a long and happy life.
10th October 2011
Pauline was saying that when Shadow drove away to his new hom he was looking at them from the back window as if to say "what have I done, why don't you want to keep me?" It's heart wrenching when they do that. You know they are going to a good home, but no matter how many you foster if they look back at you from the rear window it's dreadful! She phoned to say his new owners have phoned to say everything is okay and they are receiving a waggy tail greet each morning.
We received a Christmas card from Shadow's owners letting us know that all Shadow wants is more and more loves. He's been very thoughtful helping them with the Christmas tree, and trying to see what is in the pressies. What a dog he is, and they love him to bits.
7th May 2012
Pauline had a visit from Shadow and his new owners yesterday and they asked if he could come back to stay for his holidays with her on the 17th May for a few days .Of course Pauline's answer was yes.
5th October 2012
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHADOW - 6 TODAY
5th October 2013
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHADOW - 7 TODAY
5th October 2014
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHADOW - 8 TODAY
18th December 2014
With our Christmas card from Shadow and his owners this year came the news that Shadow is well. He still thinks he's a racer and can still run really fast when allowed to. He's a little more grey around the muzzle but is in extremely good health and he's full of character, which is nice to hear.
5th October 2015
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHADOW - 9 TODAY
12th December 2015
We received a Christmas card today from Shadow's owners letting us know he is fit and well and still thinks he is on the race track when out for a run. Although it worries them how fast he goes and how his heart races they say you can't stop a champion!
5th October 2016
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHADOW - 10 TODAY
3rd December 2016
We received a Christmas card this morning wishing us well and letting us know that Shadow still thinks he can race even at the age of 10 years. He has just been for his yearly check-up and injections and apart from a lot of grey hairs he is in very good health.