Good Boy of Sussex: July Update

So the dog is, we think, 10 months old now. We don’t know for sure as he’s a rescue. What’s a bit daunting is that he’s probably grown to twice the size from when he joined our family, and from the looks of him he has more growing to do. My wife has suggested we get him his own sofa. I think he would prefer his own room with a double bed.

He has grown, but he has not grown out of chewing every single thing he sees and can reach, which is a lot as he doesn’t usually need a ladder. This is vexing, but it’s offset by the wonder and joy of seeing him sprint through the local woods and meadows. He hasn’t yet discovered a lust for the hunt of rabbits, or lust in general. It’s sure to come.

He’s a lurcher, which is a mix between sight hound (like a whippet or a greyhound) and something else. We think he’s part whippet and part saluki, mostly from other dog owner’s comments. When we run out of things to spend our money on, we’ll give him a DNA test, just for curiosity’s sake. Lurchers are possibly the perfect dog for those who have children and don’t want to spend hours walking the dog, as they are gentle, sociable and sleep about 18 hours a day. They like their walks short and very, very fast. The rest of the time is spent chewing stuff.

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