** Celebrating Makants Third Birthday **
Tip – adopted by McIntyre family – 30th April 2016
'Tip joined our family on 30th April 2016, initially on a home trial, and like many before her and hopefully many more in the future, she had us all won over in no time... any thought of a trial period soon forgotten....
Tip enjoyed a lovely few days away in Nefyn, North Wales, where a cottage next to the famous Ty Coch Inn meant we had an entire secluded beach to ourselves of an evening. Surely a good chance to let Tip off the lead and have a play with my brother-in-law’s black Lab… what could possibly go wrong? To quote my bro-in-law… “OMG, I have never seen a dog run that fast before” as a blur of greyhound covered the entire beach in the blink of an eye and headed off along the coastal path around the headland. Thankfully Tip’s adventurous spirit ran out, and after setting off in hot pursuit I was met by her strolling back along the path with a look on her face that suggested she’d got tired of waiting for me to try and catch up!
Having had ex-racing greys before, I’d warned the family that we’d probably all find space on the sofa at a premium, but it took until the autumn before Tip finally decided life above floor level might be more interesting… and in the space of a couple of weeks she took to the sofa and mastered the stairs! Who knew that the boy’s bedrooms would contain so many cuddly toys?
As Makants celebrates its third birthday, we can’t thank you enough for bringing Tip into our family, and we’ll be raising a glass to all the greyhounds who have found their forever homes thanks to your efforts… long may it continue.'
Many thanks to the McIntyre family for giving Tip such a loving home.