Meet Twiggy

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Twiggy is our new Italian Greyhound (not to be confused with a normal greyhound). She’s around two years old (we don’t know for sure) and she has a major case of Attention Deficit Disorder. Fully grown, she’s only ten pounds.

Twiggy Hello, my name is Twiggy

We’re working around the clock to get her house trained. Apparently her previous owners didn’t know how to take good care of her. She pretty much won’t do her thing outdoors, prefering the comfort of the indoor accomodations. Also, if you look closely, you’ll see she has stitches above one eye. She used to live in a yard with a terrier and a Rotweiler. Rotweilers are playful.

Overbite\ I have a major overbite so my tongue hangs out a bit.

Despite the accident with the Rotweiler, she still is very friendly to other dogs and people, and has an insatiable curiosity.

Adoption Day\ This is my mom Akumi on the day I was adopted

We have an excercise pen for her as IGs are not supposed to be left unattended in the house. They are superb climbers, and even better at falling and breaking a leg. When I take her for a walk, she tries to get into everything.

\ I like to sniff everything.

Well thanks for saying hi to the newest member of our family.

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  1. Avatar for dimitri.glazkov@gmail.com (Dim
    dimitri.glazkov@gmail.com (Dim September 27th, 2004

    Hi Twiggy -- check out the pretty carpets and furniture that your new "parents" have. Man, you're just a sucker for more responsibilities :)

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    Haacked September 27th, 2004

    Ha ha! No way. I'm so bad with all this responsibility. I'm very selfish with my time and schedule. I love being able to play basketball 3 times a week before work, soccer on the weekends, etc... Now I have to make room for taking care of this dog.



    This is a ploy by my wife to break my selfishness and teach me to be more selfless and responsible. It paves the way for a kid. ;)



    But it's working. Twiggy was a good girl this morning. Yes you were. a good girl.

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    dimitri.glazkov@gmail.com (Dim September 28th, 2004

    Then I have to warn you: the ploy works. One day after finishing washing the dishes and tucking the kid into bed, while taking out garbage, you will suddenly go: "What tha.. ?"

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    jayson knight September 28th, 2004

    man i'm such a sucker for sighthounds, now i want to run out and get an IG to keep my whippet company! she's adorable! i don't know if the individual you rescued from mentioned it, but sighthounds suffer really bad from seperation anxiety (SA)...i wrestled for weeks with mine before he finally settled in. i have some cool SA helper tools that i'd be willing to part with for cheap as i don't need them anymore if you guys run into any problems...they worked wonders for me.



    it's interesting that you mention her owners didn't take care of her...i'm in the process of looking for another whippet; the one i'm looking at right now was also horribly neglected...i don't understand people sometimes, especially with dogs that are this fragile.



    anywho, congrats, and keep the pics coming!

  5. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked September 28th, 2004

    Thanks for the tips! She's adapting very quicly. My wife took her to work with today and reports that Twiggy has been good all day. No accidents and she likes to crawl up in her lap as she works.



    Yeah. People don't realize that dogs are like people. Some are low maintenance, and some are high maintenance.



    I'll post some more pics later!

  6. Avatar for deb
    deb September 28th, 2004

    hey guys

    congradulations... the stork brought you some magical

    bonding with twiggy....sending you all love support

    oxoxooxoxodeb:)

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    Twiggy February 19th, 2007

    My name is also Twiggy. I am a pomeranian poodle. I live in Alberta, CANADA. You are bigger then I am, therefor, I AM the real Twiggy!

  8. Avatar for BILL STOREY
    BILL STOREY September 25th, 2007

    WE ALSO HAVE A TWIGGY BEDLINGTON TERRIER IN FACT THE TWIGGY SITTING WITH ME NOW IS TWIGGY No 3 SHE IS ONE OF 4 BEDLINGTONS WE HAVE BRENIN LILY AND GLEN ARE THE OTHERS WE ALSO HAVE 4 MORE DOGS PLUS 5 CATS THE NAME TWIGGY HAS A LONG STORY ATTACHED TO IT WILL NOT BORE YOU WITH DETAILS HOW CAN I SEND PHOTOS OF THE TRIBE GOOD NIGHT BILL NORA STOREY NORTHUMBERLAND