Well it's been a while so I though I would update you.
Ralfie has got to be THE most popular dog on the block. People
are always saying how lovely he is, how huge his paws are, and
he's going to be a big boy! Is he a lurcher? What is he? etc.
Everyone is interested in him, as Deerhound are not a usual sight
He has recently completed his fouth week at puppy class, where
he also seems to be a favourite, although I am sure it is not
for his excellent behaviour, because he gets so excited he can
hardly hear what he is being told at times!
He loves going for walks at our local parkland, there are plenty
of dog walkers there, so he gets to play with lots of other dogs.
He has been walking and playing very well off the lead for about
a month now in the park, and walks reasonably well to heel when
he is on the lead.
He has been exceptionally well behaved at home, nothing chewed
that shouldn't be, he keeps off the flower/vegetable garden, and
has only dug two very small scrapes in the lawn!
He leaves the cat's food in it's bowl (most of the time, unless
it is chicken!) and although interested in making friends with
the cats does not seem particularly inclined to chase them.
All in all, he is doing very well indeed, and causes very little
consternation for us. We both enjoy having him around as he is
a joy to be with.