Phoenix went into foster with Adrian and Victoria in Canberra with Tess their lovely greyhound. He has recently passed his test to be muzzle free in ACT! Congrats Phoenix!!! He stole their hearts and has won his piece of forever, he is there to stay. We do love a good foster fail!
Victoria his foster mum has written a great blurb: “Phoenix came to us on 23rd May from his previous foster carer Christine. Adrian and I have had Tess for over 4 months by then and naively believe that she’s a normal size greyhound. So when we drove 2 hours up North to pick Phoenix up, we were both surprised to see such a huge dog! But as big as he seems, he is also super gentle and calm on his way back, and farted all the way as a ‘warm’ greeting.
Tess (his foster sister greyhound) is a sweet sweet perfect girl who loves our attention but never too clingy. She’s quite happy to have her own space (usually the formal lounge) and lie around, or chew on some treats, and come whenever we call her. She also enjoys sitting in her own bed and observing us while chewing on her toys. As the COMPLETE OPPOSITE, Phoenix is obsessed with human. Sitting together in a room? NOT CLOSE ENOUGH. Sitting together on the couch? NOT CLOSE ENOUGH. A typically night at my place is spent like one of the cuddling photos above. What’s personal space? Who needs it anyways when you have an oversize soft heater. He makes us feel like we are the most important, beloved people in the world. There’s no getting sick of Vicki and Adrian EVER!! And even in the middle of sleep he would sometimes look up to us and look right into our eyes for minutes!
He loves nothing more than cuddles. On the occasion that the humans illegally occupy the couch (because hounds on the floor is strictly forbidden?!), he would bury his head in my stomach and show his neck for minutes, asking for a good neck scratch. He likes it almost as much as belly rubs. And be aware, Phoenix is the real ‘too much tongue’ kisser. He would lick all over my face and even try to nip on my cheek!! And of course face wash is never optional (nor voluntary), especially right after I put my moisturizer/make up on.
Phoenix is so big that when sleeping on the couch, his legs are hanging off the edge (or we are too small of humans to buy such a tiny couch?). And when doing the famous ‘greyhound roaching’ in the middle of a dream, he always fall off the couch. Then to walk off the embarrassment, he shakes his head, his tales, then approach to his big bed. Because he’s so huge and always selfishly sleep right in the middle of the couch, we humans have to claim our space sometimes. To avoid the trouble of relocation, he always look at us with big softy eyes before getting on the couch, and if no one disagree ( or that he notice ), he would claim the couch. If Adrian or I point at his bed, then bad luck mate. You should see the look on his face, it seemed like we denied him of food to survive.
He also has an adorable, or some may call it annoying habit of hoarding. Not that he would destroy things, he would simply hoard them. He hides Adrian’s shoe underneath the couch cushion, and as special as him, it’s always the right shoe. He is obsessed with my beanie and will try anything within his power to find it. And one he collects all of our belongs, he can finally happily curled up and sleep in peace. On top of these personal items (although to which person is arguable), he loves to push his treats underneath his blanket as well. Sadly most of these would be later stolen by his beloved sister Tess…”
If you would like this handsome gentleman in your life then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- DOB: 1.09.09
- Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heart worm tested and treated.
- Located in Sydney
- Not cat friendly
- Muzzle free in ACT!
- Adoption Cost: $300 ($350 from August 1st 2014)