Greyt Inspirations Life

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

A bit of information….

I would like to introduce Julie, a new Greyt Inspirations author for our blog. She joined us last week and has already been giving us some good information. Welcome Julie!

With all the upcoming holidays, we have posted our Holiday Deadline information so that you won’t miss out on any opportunities to get some wonderful gifts or holiday themed collars or leashes for those holidays.

Speaking of which, we have a fabulous new Hallowe’en collar just added to our Special Occasion line. This one is called “Bats”. Bats
We have recently added many new designs to our Martingale Collars. You can find all of the new designs in our New section. You won’t want to miss out on these, there are some gorgeous new martingale dog collar designs! Some of them are limited editions…

And now for some Doggy Tails.

Mandy has learned something from Shadow and Rowdy. She recently started “talking” to us! Although she is loosing her voice and only does a raspy sound these days, she has taken after Shadow and Rowdy. At 12 years old, she now comes to us after we have finished eating supper and starts “talking” to us in an attempt to get all the others to have their nightly “Roo” and to get some “lovin”. It is too, too cute. Mandy was our very first greyhound and has (of course) been with us the longest. She is not the brightest and takes quite a long time to learn things (but she is oh-so sweet and beautiful) but after many years, she has finally taken to talking. I guess she realized the extra attention that Shadow and Rowdy get for talking to us…
Rowdy continues to serenade us nightly with his whine, whine, whine if we don’t go join him on the bed to watch TV at night. It is his special cuddle time and he “demands” (LOL) that special time. His sense of timing is off (purposely?) as it seems to get earlier and earlier all the time…
Shadow, well..Shadow is Shadow. Our big, loveable, laid-back guy. He has found Rowdy to be competition and comes to us for much more attention these days…no complaints, it is wonderful!
Onyx, our goof, is still here. He has Osteo and his back leg is giving him more and more problems. He is on pain meds and is doing okay. He is still happy, still eating and still being Onyx (although not so “goofy” these days and I really miss that…). As long as our lovable, sweetie is still happy to be here, we will continue to give him extra-special lovies and attention. We don’t know how long he will be with us but everyday is a blessing.

Every one of our dogs is a joy to have in our lives!

September 13, 2008 Posted by | Business, General | , , | Leave a comment

Rowdy Roo Roo

What a joy he is! Rowdy is our newest greyhound that we brought home in March. He is only 2 1/2 years old and stole our hearts from day one. He is so much fun!

Sleepy Head

He loves stuffies, balls and anything that can be carried around including socks, clothing, kleenex…
(we’ve had to puppy-proof our house)

A few days ago, we decided to see what he would do with a very large stuffed monkey that we have had around the house for a few years (it was slated for our garage sale). Well, turns out size doesn’t matter; he loves it and has been dragging it around, playing with it and having a grand-ole time with it since he got it. Too funny!

He is the only greyhound that we know that plays fetch.
He is velvety-soft.
And a total love-bug suck – which we love.
He constantly has us smiling or laughing and has brought even more fun-times into our house. He has this way of twisting his head around and giving you the “adorable face” that you can’t be resisted (and he knows it).
Mandy, Shadow and Onyx all love him too. He fit right in, without any incidents and continues to make all our life more joyful (including our other greyhounds who have become slightly more playful; it’s amazing what some competition does.

July 5, 2008 Posted by | General | , , | Leave a comment

A little cloud, alot of sun equals

a beautiful day but I sure got alot burnt.  We were at a greyhound event on Saturday and we brought our tent with us because we weren’t sure if it was going to rain or not. When we went to put the tent up, we were missing the top part so – no tent.  Because I thought we’d be under a tent, I didn’t bring any sunscreen – Mistake! My shoulders, arms, neck and nose are all beet red and sore.

Other than getting burnt to a crisp, it was a lovely day. We had alot of fun, met alot of nice, new people, met up with alot of our friends that we don’t see all that often and went to our friends place for supper afterward. It was a nice, relaxing but long day.

Next time, we’ll double check to make sure we have everything we need….

On another note, I have recently added new items to my website. Some clothing, some collars with more to come.

June 16, 2008 Posted by | Business, General | , , | Leave a comment

Dr Couto

It’s been a busy few days but I am finally getting back to writing a little something here.

On Saturday, we went to the Dr Couto event. Although we have been at the same events as him a few times, this was the first time that we were actually able to hear his talk. He is an excellent speaker, very entertaining, and very interesting. If you ever have the opportunity to hear him speak, don’t miss out on the chance.

Dr Couto is conducting intensive research into canine cancer (specifically in greyhounds although the results will benefit all dogs and people). He spoke about the research they are doing, the results, what they have found so far and published information about, and what they hope to achieve. It was all very interesting and we remain hopeful that his research will be successful.

May 7, 2008 Posted by | General | , , | Leave a comment

The Tote Bags and New Embroidery Designs

redpawprint tote I recently added embroidered tote bags Embroidered Tote Bags
new embroidery designs Embroidery Designs – See Designs by PosterHoundz. greys-bar-n-grill
Just Adorable! and Just In Time for Christmas Shopping!

A little note about Christmas shopping. If you would like to order a custom item from Greyt Inspirations, please make sure to place the order before the end of November to guarantee it will arrive on time.

November 3, 2007 Posted by | Business | , , , , | Leave a comment

Mandy pulled an Onyx!

We usually like to relax in the mornings that we don’t have to go into the office.  The dogs love these morning cuddles too. Usually, one of us gets up before the other because one of the dogs needs to go out. That’s okay, we are used to it and take turns.

Most times, Onyx waits about 1/2 hour to 1 hour, then goes into the bedroom to “yak” at whoever remained in bed. It seems that he thinks we should both be up.

This morning, Onyx was cuddled on the couch with me
Mandy and it was Mandy who kept going into the bedroom to pester hubby. After about 1/2 hour, when hubby wouldn’t get out of bed despite her numerous attempts at nudging him and pawing him (he was awake),
she let out one loud bark in his face. Keep in mind, Mandy very rarely barks and usually only when she is left outside longer than she wanted to be. The whole episode was really very comical. We figure she must have been taking lessons from Onyx…:-)

Our greyhounds sure keep us smilin’…

October 13, 2007 Posted by | General | , | Leave a comment