Monday, December 28, 2009

Some Christmas Pics

Hi everybody, I thought you would like to see some pictures of my Christmas with the family.

Me with my Granny, Grand Dad, Mum, Dad, Honey the cougar and Prancer. Homer chose not to appear as he wasn't getting paid leave loading for the public holiday.

Christmas dinner for the hounds.

Me modeling my Christmas collar.

Prancer sucking up to Grand Dad after lunch.

Ditto with Granny after lunch.

Bye for now Readers - Murphy.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

I'm ready for my close-up Mr De Mille

Hi Readers, it was Prancer's turn to shine today when the film crew who have been following his transition from racetrack to couch hogger for Sky channel visited the house of Hound.

We were interviewed about the GAP program in general and Prancer's progress as a pet. I even managed to get my head into a few shots to keep my fans happy.

Prancer practices his cutaways and noddies

Prancer with the crew after the shoot.

The guys filming were very nice and we are looking forward to seeing the finished production. Bye for now - Murphy.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Merry Christmas

Hello Readers, we wanted to wish all of you a very merry Christmas from all of us here at the House of Hound.

We hope you have a peaceful and safe Christmas with your families. Remember, hug your grey today! Bye for now - Murphy and the HOH crew.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas Silliness

Hi, here is a little laugh Homer and I put together that we thought you might like.

Bye for new - Murphy (& Homer)

Chicago Greyhound Adoption

Here is s nice story about Greyhound Adoption in Chicago.

Can you give my brethren in the States a home? - Bye for now - Murphy.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Look who has arrived

and just in time for Christmas as well. Traditionalists may say he is a tad early but I would like to introduce you to Prancer, our latest foster.

Prancer makes himself at home at the house of hound.

The lads - Prancer, Fred, Homer and yours truly.

Prancer showing how its done at the track, you gotta love him!

Our darling foster Freddy goes to his forever home tonight. We will miss him very much but his new parents seem lovely. I'm sure Prancer will be good company for Homer & I.

Bye for now - Murphy.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Lazy Summer Sunday

Hi Readers, its another very hot day at the house of hound. Summer doesn't start until Tuesday but boy, are we in for it over the next few months.

There is only one thing to do on days like today and that is retreat to somewhere cool and do what we hounds do best.

This is Homer trying to show how tough he is by sunbathing. He lasted for five minutes before bolting inside. I'm not that silly.

Homer in a heat induced trance.

Cherry snoozes on the cool tiles.

Here is Homer & I taking it easy.

Take care until next time Readers - Murphy.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

2009 GAP Christmas Party

It was off to the Roma Street parklands in Brisbane today for GAP's annual Christmas party. It was a very warm day and we were under some lovely shade trees in the park. There were heaps of activities on which included face painting, trivia competitions, a sausage sizzle, longest tail and biggest/smallest dog competitions as well as a BBQ and GAP merchandise for sale.

Mum was on duty in the welcome tent and Dad was cooking at the BBQ so it was up to Freddy and I to check out the activities and report back. I hope you like the photos!

Around the grounds
The welcome tent which also housed the face painting and GAP merchandise stalls.

Mcee's Rebecca & Kirsty in da house (well, in the parklands anyway)

Greys everywhere!

This is Butch and his pink muzzle - why are people so unkind?

Catching up with old friends.

Oh, I've missed you!

Michelle's family.

Meet Dash, our unofficial mascot. Dash is 13 and has been a great ambassador for GAP. He is now happily spending his retirement with Jim & Sandy.

Freddy takes advantage of Princess's rump for a snooze!

Dash & Suzie.

Waiting for a sausage. The lads look on enviously at Dad's BBQ skills.


Fancy Dress Competition
One of the wise Kings was there.

The Ruddiman Clan.

Milo struts his stuff.

Don't all greyhounds have wings? Angel thinks so.

Antlers anyone?

Too cute (for a non greyhound, of course)

The final parade.

Mama J's girls Milly & Gracie took out a prize.

Cooling off!
Well, it was really hot today.

Chillin' in the clam shell

Freddy & I cool off.

Shower anybody?

Ah, thats the spot.

What do you mean "times up"?

Kenny helps out some hot hounds.

Paw Painting
Foxie power

Tabs works on his masterpiece.

All this painting is making me thirsty.

Anyway, I must be off to dream about sugar plums and sausages. Bye for now - Murphy.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

I love you,Man

Hi everybody, Murphy and Homer won't be happy with me but I thought I would post this pic anyway.

I think that this photo was the basis of the bromance movie "I love you, Man"

Clearly a breach of copyright that should be worth millions! Don't tell the boys! - Russ

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Hi all, its Homer here. I've pinched Murphy's log on as I wanted to tell you about a strange experience I had this morning.

I was just reading about Steve Irwin day being today on the Australia Zoo website before I went for my morning patrol around the House of Hound with Murphy. We were down the back when we saw this ghostly image next to me and .. well have a look for yourself.

Sorry about the quality of this shot but Murphy was a bit startled when "Steve" appeared.

Crikey, get a load of this little beauty!

To be honest, it looks a lot like dad but I'm not sure how he managed the hair?

Oh, I see!

While there is no argument Steve was a full on individual there is no doubt he loved animals and worked tirelessly to protect them. Have a look at the Australia zoo website link above for ways to help continue his good work.

Anyway, I'm off to the local 7-11 to see if I can spot Elvis or Michael Jackson. See you later - Homer.