Sunday, November 29, 2009

A walk in the park with friends

Today, Mr. Deeds went for a lovely walk to Downtown Woodstock with some friends. He had me snap this.

Pictured are...
Row 1: Kane, Dewey
Row 2: Christine, Suzie
Row 3: Cool Coty, Mr. Deeds, Luna
Row 4: Van

Are you meant to be in Mr. Deeds' picture?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

To the moon...

On July 20, 1969 during the The Apollo 11 mission, the first humans landed on the Moon. Of course, Mr. Deeds was there.

The footprints left by the astronauts in the Sea of Tranquility are more permanent than most solid structures on Earth. Barring a chance meteorite impact, these impressions in the lunar soil will probably last for millions of years.

Mr. Deeds had a good visit with lots of friends for Thanksgiving dinner. Small dogs are now on his Tolerance List along with the cats.

Hopefully, you will realize that Mr. Deeds is the dog for you long before the footprints fade because he is one in a million.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Things for which Mr. Deeds is thankful:

  • SEGA
  • Treats
  • Kisses
  • Foster greyhound brothers: Kane and Dewey
  • SEGA Volunteers
  • Cushy beds
  • Pigs ears
  • Cat friends: Too many to list
  • Kibble
  • Pets from strangers
  • SEGA Volunteers (yes, he listed them twice)
  • Cuddles
  • People at the door
  • Scritches
  • Foster parents
  • Hugs
  • Maybe a little turkey for Thanksgiving
  • You when you adopt him

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Here Comes Mr. Deeds

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

OTDIH - Origin of Species is published

On this day November 24, 1859, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, a groundbreaking scientific work by British naturalist Charles Darwin, is published in England. Darwin's theory argued that organisms gradually evolve through a process he called "natural selection."

In natural selection, you make the determination that Mr. Deeds is the perfect addition to your home, you call SEGA and fill out an application.

Of course Mr. Deeds is not really Darwin, but he is waiting for you.

Monday, November 23, 2009

OTDIH: First issue of Life is published...

On November 23, 1936, the first issue of the pictorial magazine Life is published, featuring a cover photo of the Fort Peck Dam by Margaret Bourke-White. Of course Mr. Deeds was there.

Now a days Mr. Deeds is coming out of his shell a little bit more each and every day. He is still fabulous with the cats. And he is picking out his favorite spots to lie down.

Will you make him part of your Life?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Today in History... Millions tune in to find out who shot J.R.

On this day in 1980, 350 million people around the world tune in to television's popular primetime drama "Dallas" to find out who shot J.R. Ewing. Of course, Mr. Deeds did not do it, but he was there as part of the family.

Will he be the primetime hound in your family soon?

Friday, November 20, 2009

Deeds and History

One of the great things about fostering is that we get to meet many fascinating greyhound characters. It is a little known fact that most greyhounds have history and accomplishments that go beyond the track. For example, so far in our fostering journey we have hosted a greyhound scientist and poet. At times it takes a while to get a foster to open up about his or her past, but when they do it is worth the wait. Enter Mr. Deeds.

Mr. Deeds and I were playing poker today, and while collecting his winnings from a full house he mentioned offhand that Winston Churchill fancied a good game of poker from time to time. Intrigued, I inquired if he was speaking of the historical Churchill or of a greyhound by that racing name. Deeds explained that although he raced in Florida he emigrated from Britain in 1954. During the war he served as a message runner on the Western Front. During the Battle of Britain he served as an air raid warning siren, rooing at the approach of German bombers.

Skeptical, I asked for proof of his claims, and he produced this photo. Not only is Deeds a sweet and wonderful greyhound looking for his forever home, he is also rich in history and experience. Can you make him part of your future?

Deeds at the Yalta Conference, 1945

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Good Deeds

Check out Deed's video on YouTube!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Yes Indeed

Mr. Deeds, or Deeds as we call him, came to live with us this past Saturday.

Deeds is a sweet red and white male with beautiful amber eyes . He gets along fine with our cats and our 2 greyhounds. Deeds likes to be around people. We took him on a trip to PetSmart and he readily accepted pets and attention from both adults and kids.

Deeds has been shy of the stairs, but he has made progress in the past few days. He has started to go up and down them with much more confidence and less prodding. He enjoys pigs ear and a nice soft bed.

This hound is still blossoming, but the inner sweetness is evident for all to see. With a little patience and love he is going to make someone a wonderful boy.

Deeds has already discovered that cat beds make a soft landing spot in a pinch.