Halfway through the shopping trip Krysti just couldn't resign herself to leaving Irie at the shelter for a single additional night, and Mike went back to get her while Krysti finished buying what they needed.
Irie has proven to be a lovely dog, and Mike and Krysti have even begun blogging about her.
There are a few maintenance needs that greyhounds have, like wearing a coat and booties outside, and needing their teeth brushed because they tend to have really bad teeth from their track background.
In the beginning Irie would cry and howl all day while they were gone, and the neighbors were none too appreciative.
They have tried a number of things to calm her down, and they introduce these ideas on their blog called A Greyt Life.
I'm sure that with passing day Irie can hardly believe her good fortune at winding up with Krysti and Mike.
She is still learning to navigate the world. She knows she loves donuts and playtime, but she is also a couch potato.
Most greyhounds require far less exercise than people think. Irie is content to be a snuggle bug most of the time.
Any dog can have high maintenance issues. Heck, we've frequently discussed full-bred pedigreed Leroy, who needed eye surgery, whose wrinkles need to be cleaned daily, and who destroyed the house with his separation anxiety until Fanny came along. And he was from a reputable breeder! I'm so glad Irie sprinted into Krysti and Mike's life.
She is a beautiful dog destined to be a star in her furever home instead of on that dreadful track. Follow her on Instagram @greythoundvt
Thanks so much for sharing Irie!