|Handsome Stevie in full flight|
It's fair to say that Mina picked Stevie. We visited the local kennels of Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust and met several hounds, none of whom Mina really gelled with until she met Stevie.
Stevie had been returned to the Trust as his previous owners were leaving him for 9-10 hours at a time and quite naturally, he was in a bit of a state - especially when it came to toilet training. This big blue lad soon stole our hearts and was cat trainable - a must for living with Chivers and Tazzie.
Stevie's cat training took a while. There was one incident where he had his chops around Tazzie after a certain someone - not me - forgot to shut the utility room door! But as he is so food motivated it was easy to train a 'leave it' around food and then apply the principle to the cats.
Stevie's our gentle giant. He loves nothing more than coming up to us and burying his head in our laps and he's so used to our cats now that they often snuggle up together!
Whenever we're out and about, people always come up and say hello to Stevie and at a lot of greyhound meet and greets they want to adopt him.
Stevie raced under the name of Robs Diamond and he won several of his races before retiring. His racing owner is still in contact with me and shared some of the footage of Stevie's racing days.
Stevie's racing days
Stevie has found his forever home with us and I can't imagine our home without him. He'll do anything for food and is such a happy boy.