When you come home after a long day at work, your tail-wagging greyhound is always there to greet your door. It doesn’t matter what kind of day you’ve had or how tired you are, when you see your dog’s face and how excited she is to play, you just can’t say no.
But has it ever occurred to you why she’s so over the moon to celebrate your daily return through the door? Even if you and your pooch are the best of friends, you may not be aware what her daily life is like without you.
Let’s take a peek into the day of your average greyhound.
Rise and shine
When you’re up, chances are so is your greyhound. She doesn’t need eight hours of restful beauty sleep because
- She always looks like a rock star and
- She gets a solid 14-16 hours of sleep a day anyway. Plus, when you’re up, she knows there is a good chance that there may be a meal, snack, treat or crumbs involved.
The most importantmeal of the day
As soon as your greyhound wolfs down her morning meal, sheis likely ready for some playtime. Contrary to popular belief, greyhounds aren’t overly athletic dogs that need a lot of exercise. Usually they only needa walk or two each day and then some leisure time to romp around outside in a fenced in backyard.
With her tummy full and business taken care of, what’s a greyhound to do? Lay down for another nap, of course. With you up and out thedoor at work, this time she might decide to snuggle up in the blankets on yourbed – whether you allow this type of behavior or not. In fact, because greyhounds shed only lightly, you may not even be able to spot the evidence unless you have a nanny camera set up to observe.
Similar to a cat, greyhounds like to be well-groomed, so theyclean themselves often. This is fairly easy for them to do since they havelight, short hair and their coats aren’t oily compared to some other dogbreeds.
Despite their large, lumbering size, greyhounds are gentleand quiet. She has no need to rush to the door and bark at the top of her lungswhen the postal worker drops off your mail or the delivery driver leaves apackage on the porch. In fact, it’s not even worth her effort if a porch piratesteals that package right off your doorstep or a would-be thief tries to breakinto your home.
Being a watchdog is no job for your average greyhound.
The human is home!
Greyhounds don’t like to be alone for very long, so she’s just about reached her patience limit by the time you walk through that door. She is happy to welcome to you home, tail-wagging and all.