Katie and Grace

Hello, we are two sighthounds who like to blog and Tweet.

I am Katie Whippet - I am a brindle and white whippet, who likes to sleep and eat. I do have some duties, I keep the sofa safe, bark at the bin men, steal and hide shoes and help the puppy evict cats from our garden.

I am Grace Puppy - I am Grace Puppy - I am not actually a puppy any more, but, because I am young, Katie Whippet calls me puppy. I like to whine and play. My duties are keeping watch for cats in the garden.

We live with Mummy, and two cats, Yazz Cat and Tom Cat and like to tell everyone about what we are getting up to.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Pawly eye

If you follow me on Twitter, you will be knowing that I do be havings a pawly eye!  This pawly eye, caused me to break my tail!  Well, it had been causing me some discomfort and worrying Mummy for a long while.  It had been being producing a sticky discharge, and the vet do be thinking it was conjunctivitis. I had one set of drops, they did not make any impression at all.  I had another set of drops - then broke my tail, so mummy was more worried about my tail than my eye - and I don't think she applied them properly!  So, I carry on with a pawly eye - mummy kept bathing it - It did not get any worse, but it did not get any better!

Mummy decided I do be goings back to the vets agains!  I was very worried, because I did do breaking my tail last times.  I did do goings, and vet man did do givings us some more drops - which we had befores - but, although mummy applied them twice a day, for 7 days - I still had pawly eye - their was a lot of discharge coming out too.  Mummy was very worried - and did do research on the internet.  She did do findings that it could be down to inadequate tear production.  

Mummy did do taking me back to the vets thinking I would have to have an investigation into my pawly eye.  She said to the vet that her research had suggested inadequate tear production, he did do sticking something in my pawly eye.  He said that I did have inadequate tear production, but it was in both eyes.  He said that could be part of the problem.  He gave mummy some steroid drops for me, and told mummy to apply the other drops too.

So, I have lots of poking in my eye. At one point my eye did do swellings ups! But, it does feel better and I can be doings openings it properly nows!

Mummy is happier with it - she says it do not look so bloodshot - she has become an expert in the inside of my eye and my eyeball!  The discharge is still there, but it is clear.  

I do be hopings this be the last time I have to do goings to the vets.  But, no such luck! Mummy has booked us in for our booster injections next week! Oh no! 

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Who let the cat out?

          Thomas cat
Thomas cat has started to go outsides! He beings very norty, he did do catchings three birds! The first one was a robin, which he left in the kitchen! Mummy was repulsed and very upset.  He then got a blackbird - but at this point, we did not know who was catching them - it could have been Yazz.  Mummy was in the back garden one day, and Thomas was under the Boston Ivy which stretches the whole length of the garden - she heard him moving about, then he shot out with a starling in his mouth, she tried to get to the back door before he did - but, no, he was in the house, and under the coffee table, growling with this bird.  Mummy got a tea towel and managed to flick it at him.  He ran off, without the bird - which was not deceased.  Mummy had to remove the bird.

Mummy said, now she knew who it was, she would be getting him a collar with a bell on it.  But, did not expect it to stay on him more than a hour.  So, she bought him a very nice black one with white spots - and a very large bell!  He did not object to having it put on! Much to mummy's surprise.  It has stayed on too.  But he does now have two bells on !

No more birds have been caught since, so the bells are working! Mummy now even thinking about having cat proof fencing installed, this would stop Thomas going under the ivy too!

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Pawly tail

Hello, it do be Katie Whippet here.  I have broken my tail! I did be doings it at the Vets! Mummy do be takings me to the vets, because I had an eye infection. Which was being stubborn, and would not clear up.  After the vet had been poking around in my eyeball, I was not letting her anywhere near me again, so when she went to lift me down from the examination table, I decided to jump.  I jumped and did be doings banging my tail on the side of he table.  Mummy and the vet were so worried I had hurt my legs, they did not notice my poorly tail. I must have been doings catching it on the side of the table as I came down.  Next day, mummy did be noticing that I do be licking my tail, and do beings takings a look at it.  She sees it being poorly and does be taking be back to the vets! OMD! No! that place is clearly dangerous!

Anyway, we do be seeings a different vet - phew! Who says I had probably broken my tail, but, like ribs and toes in humans, there is not much they can be doings.  So he be putting a huge bandage on it to it do beings protected. 

I was, and still am, very protective of my pawly tail!

If I had been a prize show whippet, the vet said they could straighten it, but Mummy did do sayings, 'No, she has not got the temperament for showing!' How Rude! I am of perfect standing! 

Well, mummy had to take me back to be seeings the vet yet agains, and it was the vet who was there when I did be doings breakings my tail!  I did not be doings goings on the table.  I just let her do looking at it.  She be giving mummy some more dressings to stop me licking.  I managed to be doings escapings without further injury - Phew!

Nowings, I do be having a lump in my tail.  Mummy takes great delight in telling peoples how II did be doings breakings it - which is very rude!   I do not be wanting peoples to be inspecting my tail!  Mummy did try to show a friend my tail, and I did runnings offs!  I do not be wantings any one touching or even lookings at my pawly tail thank you.  I am still very protective!

Sunday, 10 March 2013


Ooo, I do be sayings Helloings againings to all our friends out there in twitter and blogging lands.  Katie and I have been in hibernation.  This do be becausings of the chillyness of the weathers of winters, and the fact that everyone feels a bit tired and grumpy when the do beings gettings ups at 6.30am in the dark - to go for walkings.

We do be havings small selection of pictures takens during brief periods of awakeness when we ventured out between October and March.

Doings Sleepings
Foggy Sunrise
We did be goings out in the snows
Muddy Puddle doings Hidings under the snowings

Katie Doing sleepings in Jim Jams

I did do Zoomies in the snowings

Katie Whippet do be sayings Hellos