(Photo: Mega at 7 months and Dasher 14 years - soon to be 15 and sticking his tungue out!!)
Dasher's Italian Greyhound blog 2024

This is the story of Dasher, who we collected from his breeder when he was 9 weeks old in 2009. The latest "happenings" will be put on at the top at frequent intervals, so the story unfolds from the bottom and up! He now lives with young Mega. There are videos of him on YouTube, if you search for my YouTube name: sighthounddotnet
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- Janet

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April 16th 2024 - and the 16th blog!
At last some sun and I can do some gardening -and gate painting! Closely supervised by the dogs!
Dasher is standing by me in the kitchen garden, but staring to see what Mega is up to!
Left, my garden wagon is blocked! Right: We have millions of ladybirds this year! It was even in the papers!

Above: I was just taking a photo of the beautiful Japanese Cherry tree beside the front door, when Dasher came past!

March 27th 2024
While they wait for me to take them for a walk, they muck about all silly!

March 23rd 2024

They BOTH want the same bone - of course! Here Mega is plaguing Dasher to give it up!
Then cheeky Mega grabs it and Dasher gives in - he never likes trouble!
They get some good exercise chasing each other!

March 18th 2024
When I take the dogs for their daily walk, Mega is VERY enthusiastic about greeting everyone we pass very warmly.
He leaps up high in the air to try to lick faces and greets everyone like he knows them well and has missed them!
I can hardly control him! I have to hold tight as children could be knocked down or scratched by his claws and he means the greetings with the best and sweetest intentions but he is WAY too wild and over-happy with joy!
He can jump very high and even reach my face and once knocked my glasses off! Luckily they fell on the grass lawn so no harm done! So I say to everyone I meet that they can “get a doggy kiss” to explain his wild leaping up at them and show that he means well, that it isn’t an attack!
Actually many people automatically bend over to greet him and pet him at which he leaps repeatedly up and kisses their face even before I have had time to warn them!!!!
Then the other day an old man was slowly coming along towards us with his walker. He seemed quite sweet in his smile and ways and he bent lower to pet Mega, chatting kindly to him - who of course leapt up and “kissed” him just as I was saying
“You can get a doggy kiss if you want!” Then he looked up at me with a cheeky smile and said
“I would sooner have a kiss from you!”

He was so charming in some natural way that I nearly gave him one!!!! (Harmless since he was elderly and gripping a Walker?) I seriously considered it - but the moment passed in a split second and we both laughed loudly while Mega kissed him some more! Then we wished each other a nice day and went our different ways.
But the little scene was very amusing and I was laughing to myself afterwards thinking how Mega nearly got me to kiss a total stranger!! See what having a young, over-enthusiastic IG can lead to!!!!
March 8th 2024
A freezing cold misty-frosty day!

March 4th 2024
A few photos from a visit to a family birthday party Saturday the 2nd.!
I'm sitting on the bench in the bus shelter but Mega wants to see if the bus is coming soon! Then he agrees to come and sit on their travel rug.

Above: They sit nieely on the bus, much to the admiration of the other passengers.
There are two other dogs at the party! Here, Simba the Cockerpoo.
Mega takes over the host dog's bed and is greeted by the youngest guest! (Who later feeds him treats which he takes SO carefully from the tiny fingers.)

t was a bit of a crush on the way home on the train and Mega fills their travel-rug, head on my foot so Dasher is beside him and the man sitting opposite kindly lets him sit half on his foot!! If you look carefully there is a dark grey shoe with white laces under Dasher's head and feet!

Tired out and often lying together the next day!

February 11th 2024
Left: I spotted this Ladybird 3 days ago - but then yesterday, the very day AFTER, boy did we get snow again!!!!
Above: Eranthis a few days ago .. later they opened after some sun BUT then the snow storm hit...

...and this is before they were completely buried! They look like fried eggs!

Mega chewing a good bone and holding so cutely with his paws!

Mega loves relaxing! Never known a dog to stretch out like this quite so often!
Spring is on the way!

February 1st 2024 - and the 16th blog!

A very misty walk!

Dasher is saying: "Right! I've got my coat on, so when are we going for a walk?"

January 20th 2024

His head got too heavy? He IS very "big-headed" for a little dog!

Dasher is always asking me something!

Enjoying MY chair in the lounge!

On a snowy walk, but at least the path was cleared!

Leaping around in the snow! Mega is a really tough guy and the cold doesn't seem to bother him!

A snow plough stupidly threw all the snow up in front of my gates!

January 17th 2024

Spot the little Robin!

We had some tough days before they cleared the snow a bit! Below: A frosty oakleaf I thought was so pretty!

December 28th 2023
I visit the family for lunch and only got a few photos.
Here Mega is being careful with very bombastic Simba and right, enjoying being petted. I left Dasher behind to be looked after by my kind neighbour.

Sitting like an angel in his travel bag beside me while I eat lunch

Tired out and on the train home again!

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