Felicity describes Laurie (formerly Cedar) as “a big boofhead” and “a bit unco” – two very apt descriptions of this huge, lovable greyhound who found his forever home in August 2019.
A stunning red brindle, Laurie has adapted to life as a couch potato without too much trouble. With a little help from his sister Coco, he’s happily sharing beds, couches, treats and walks.
“It makes me so happy knowing he is the right fit for our family, including Coco. More often than not, I’m fighting for space to sit because we’re all happy snuggling together on the couch.
Aside from derping, roaching on the couch and eating, Laurie’s favourite things are squeaky toys, chasing his ball around the house and, amazingly, walkies.
“He was a renowned ‘freezer’ at the kennels and used to get quite scared when we first started walking after bringing him home. He’s come so far and virtually never freezes now – we can hardly stop him on his walks these days!
“He gets quite impatient if I’m taking too long to get ready for a walk. He’ll bounce around the house, toss toys around, playfully nip at my jacket and sometimes even grab my clothes for me in the hope that will hurry me up.
We hear from many adopters that they were pleasantly surprised by the depth and down-right hilarity of their grey’s personality that began to shine through as their grey settled and got more comfortable at home. According to Felicity, Laurie is no exception.
“He constantly makes us laugh with his unique personality. He’s a big boofhead and has so much love and affection to give (when he’s not sound asleep on his bed/my bed/the couch)!
“If you’re thinking about adopting a greyhound, do it! You won’t regret it.
“Greyhound Rescue are 100% about the greys. They go above and beyond to ensure the grey is the right fit for your family – they want to make sure the hound has the best chance at success in their new home.
If you’re not sure if adoption is right for you, Felicity says why not consider fostering a hound.
“You can help the grey to learn about this great new world whilst also getting a taste of what life with a hound is like! You never know, you could end up ‘foster failing’ and keep your foster 😉