1st October 2012
Fleck settled well last night and we never heard a 'peep' from him until the alarm went off first thing and he went in the garden with all the others to do his toilet. Back inside he was shut behind the kitchen gate along with all the others while we prepared and served the guests their breakfast. He went to his bed and slept again as did all the others. Once all the breakfast things had been cleared he went in the garden with the others and back in for his breakfast, which he ate this time in a raised bowl alongside Mal
. The two of them were as good as gold, ate nicely together side by side then both back in the garden again. I think these two are the only two new foster dogs we've ever had who have eaten one either side of a raised feeding bowl quite happily as if they'd known each other years. It certainly was a sight to see!
3rd October 2012
Fleck has been fine since he arrived here. Other than the first few nervous wees in the house to begin with we’ve had nothing since. He’s very placid, no jumping up to us or our guests, no stealing food, and no going mad with the toys. He’s so nice we don’t know we have him. We took Fleck to the pub because a couple of friends called in for a drink, and Fleck was perfect, either stood quietly or lay down on the carpet and slept. Perhaps it’s the different environment, or perhaps he will come from his shell. I don’t know, so we will watch him and see.
6th November 2012
Fleck's new owners arrived this afternoon to adopt him. When they came through the front door all our greyhounds were behind the little gate leading into the conservatory wagging their tails furiously. Fleck certainly remembered them and was very, very excited to see them. I see now what Pauline means by him being a big bouncy dog when he greets people, funny how he never did it here! When they came into the conservatory and we got all our greyhounds out of the way Fleck soon settled and went from one new owner to the other to say hello. Once all the adoption paperwork was completed and a new house collar and walking out coat purchased for him, off he went walking by the side of his new owner to their car. He needed a little help getting in the back, but he will soon learn how to do that on his own. Inside, door shut and he lay down as they drove away to take him to his new home.
We shall miss Fleck, he was a nice lad and we wish him a long and happy life with his new owners in his new home.
14th November 2012
We received a phone call today from Fleck's new owner saying they were so pleased with him and no way are we having him back!
He's settled really well and he can now go up the stairs. Fleck and the Border Collie who visits and stays with them on occasion are best of friends, and they've purchased him a soft harness, which stops him from pulling on the lead with excitement when he goes for his walks. All in all things are going very well and they are very pleased with him.
26th October 2014
We received an email today letting us know that Fleck is doing great and that its almost 2 years since he adopted his owners! He loves his daily walk up to the castle at Kendal and for the last 6 months has been able to run free off the lead.
He can become a little distracted by new things so they only let him off in an area he knows well. He really enjoys the chance to run at speed and if there is a dog chase on, he is ready for it!
The whole of their side garden has now been fenced off giving him much more space in addition to the back garden. Since this was done his socialisation with other dogs improved immensly because he was able to watch them walk past, and be stroked by their owners, which was a bonus! This, his owners believe is one of the main factors now contributing to them allowing him to run off lead occasionally.
20th December 2015
We heard today from Fleck's owners via Facebook that Fleck is enjoying life. They go up to Kendal Castle each day where he can burn off some energy and impress any visitors with his speed! When they get home he chills for the rest of the day on one of his many beds.