Greyt Inspirations Life

A little about our life, our business and our pets.

Long Weekend

This is a long weekend as we have Monday off – Labor Day. Yes! I have so much to do this weekend – catching up on orders, cleaning out the house in preparation for a garage sale that we have been trying to do all summer,  and possibly preparing our balcony railing for a fresh coat of pain (that means scraping the old, peeling paint off). I don’t know how much of these plans we’ll get done but we’ll get as much done as possible. With the cooler weather, we will finally be able to get out for a few walks with the dogs this weekend too. Hopefully, it won’t be too cool as all the dogs are badly in need of baths.  Shadow goes to the vet on Tuesday. He has a growth on his gums that will need to be removed. This is just a preliminary visit for the vet to see the growth and to decide the best method for removal. He has had one of these growths once before, about 2 years ago, that we had removed but this one is much bigger and is growing fast.  It doesn’t seem to bother him at all though. Have a greyt weekend!

August 31, 2007 Posted by | General | Leave a comment

Two New Websites

After almost 2 weeks, I finally have both of our new websites up and running. There are still a few minor changes that I would like to make to the websites, but they are more than functional now.

Single At The Dog Park is the newest. It is a websites where people can meet other pet-loving people worldwide. I thought it would be the perfect complimenting website to Greyt Inspirations. I love the design of this website and when I saw it for sale, I just had to buy it. My hope is that many pet-loving persons find it, register and meet people who are like-minded. Happy Searching!

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August 31, 2007 Posted by | General | Leave a comment

Freak Me Out! Ewwww!

A few days ago, I was sitting on the couch, playing a game on my computer, relaxing, with Mandy sound asleep beside me, when a big ugly spider appeared RIGHT BESIDE MY ARM. I am not usually the panicky type, but this scared the **&*&&%^% out of me – Shock! I screamed, jumped up and dropped my computer on the floor. My husband and the kids came running from the other room and started laughing when I told them what had happened. We started searching for the missing spider…couldn’t find it.

Someone then looked over at Mandy who was squished into the corner of the couch, trembling from head to toe with a panicked look on her face. Poor girl! I woke her from a dead sleep and she had no idea what happened. It took me a good 10 minutes to calm her down.

My husband eventually found the culprit and it is no longer…and Mandy eventually forgave me. And my computer survived the fall.

So much for relaxing!

August 28, 2007 Posted by | General | Leave a comment

Mostly done

My new website has been transferred over, there are only a few things left to do but at least I am able to start making some changes in preparation for getting it ready to go live. Hopefully it won’t take me too long to get the changes done but I do have to learn a whole new way of doing things for this website – it’s completely different than Greyt Inspirations. I love challenges!

 Life at home is much the same.  With the cooler weather, the dogs are a little more energetic. We are going to Hugs for Hounds on Saturday; as a visitor this time rather than a vendor. Happily, they will have someone there to cut dogs nails for a small fee – our dogs nails need to be cut real bad – especially Shadows.

Our “guys” always love mingling with other greyhounds and there should be lots of greyhounds and Hugs for Hounds this weekend. Looking forward to it…

August 22, 2007 Posted by | General | Leave a comment


I can’t believe how time-consuming and confusing it is to get a website transferred from one host to another and from one domain name registrar to another.  I have spent the last 2 days working on this and still don’t have my new website fully transferred over.  Half the time, I have no idea what I’m doing or need to do.

On another note, Shadow has kept us smiling alot recently. Although we have had him for about 6 years, it has only been in the last year or so that he really started coming out of his shell. He regularly shows us his silly, goofy side – he’s getting to be more and more of a character. We are loving every minute of this new side of his personality.

We were told on the weekend that we have very happy dogs. That is so nice to hear. 🙂

August 21, 2007 Posted by | General | Leave a comment

Pictures..put a smile on my face..

Today is not one of my better days but I got a picture of our puppy T.J. today which put a much needed smile on my face.

T.J. is the grinning puppy in the foreground.

August 19, 2007 Posted by | General | Leave a comment


I’ve been busy the past few days. I have been in the process of purchasing a new website, one that will compliment Greyt Inspirations. Well…we finally settled on a price today and I bought it. Over the next few days, we will be working on transferring the website over to me. Then the real work will begin, I will need to update a few pages, update information, and add a few things – but generally, the website is mostly ready to go – really well done.

I’m very excited about this new venture. Watch for my new website to go live soon!

August 18, 2007 Posted by | General | Leave a comment

This is Thursday?

This is Thursday and I am sitting at home sharing the couch with 2 of my dogs (guess who is squished in the middle), working on my laptop and loving every minute of the relaxing morning.

I was searching the web as I am considering buying another website; one that will compliment Greyt Inspirations.  I really, really want to work from home full-time and I have much experience in websites, website design, e-commerce, small business and pet related businesses that you would think that I would be able to find something that I can do from home for a reasonable price. Well, turns out that it is not so easy to find…

I found one that I may be interested in and I sent an inquiry. We’ll see what happens with that.

You have to weed through SO MANY offers that do not seem “true”, and many others that are offered for astronomical prices just to find the “one” that may see reasonable. I have spent all morning searching.

 The good point of all this is that I got to spend some time with my dogs, which is what I love most. And they have loved every minute of the cuddling too.

August 16, 2007 Posted by | General | Leave a comment

Hello world!

Welcome to our new Greyt Inspirations web blog.

We thought we would give this another try. We have so much to say about our families, pets, business and life in general that we thought we would share it. We hope that you will share your thoughts with us too.

Thanks for visiting. We’ll be posting more soon…Joanne
Greyt Inspirations

August 15, 2007 Posted by | General | Leave a comment