May 14

Let Us Introduce…Twinkie

Posted by lori . 15 Comments

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A couple weeks ago, we debuted our first episode of Mini-Me Theatre, and we thank you for the wonderful reception. One thing we didn’t anticipate was how many of our new readers didn’t know about Twinkie, our kitty. Granted, Twinkie doesn’t get much blog time. She is 17-years-old and content to hangout in the background and take a nap.

Twinkie With Mini-Me

It took a lot of picture-taking to get this one horrible picture.

I updated the first Mini-Me Theatre post, explaining who Twinkie is and linking to the three previous posts we did on Twinkie. If you’d like to know more about Twinkie, you can read about her here, here and here

Twinkie Intro 1

Twinkie does not like her picture taken and is very illusive.

Another question was, “Can a Greyhound live with a kitty?” It depends on the Greyhound. Some Greyhounds can’t live with kitties or small dogs. They will always think of anything small and moving as prey. Some Greyhounds are “correctable.” They can be taught that kitties and small dogs live with them and they are not allowed to chase or act aggressive towards them. Some Greyhounds could care less and live easily with kitties and small dogs. Freedom, Casper and Nikki all fall into the last category. That being said, although I trust them with Twinkie inside, I don’t allow them to be outside with kitties or small dogs, and if a small dog visits, I supervise them closely.

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15 Responses to " Let Us Introduce…Twinkie"

  • Daisy says:

    We don’t think we can live with kitties….and we’re not greyhounds. BOL!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  • houndstooth says:

    Ha ha ha! Well, Blueberry lived with a true “crazy cat lady” and by that I mean that the woman had six the first time we met her, fourteen the second time and the third time there were more of them than I could count. Her friend was a cat breeder and any less than perfect cats were given to Mary. Blue was very comfortable with the cats, but the irony of it is that it turns out that she’s allergic to them. Her eyes turn beat red anytime she’s around one. So, no cats at our house, but that’s not the only reason.

    I think Twinkie is adorable and I’ve always secretly wished I could have a black cat!

  • Ann Paws says:

    Love Twinkie’s mini me! I guess I never really thought much about greyhounds living with cats. Very interesting. My dog is NOT cat compatible unfortunately. I’m not sure how we managed to have the cat and her for about 10 years.

  • Sue says:

    I always tell people when they ask if Greyhounds can live with cats and other small critters, that they are no different to any other breed. Some are fine and some are not. I have heard that Greyhounds can be fine with cats and small critters in their own family, but would gladly chase cats and critters they don’t know when outside.

  • Twinkie!! It’s lovely to see you again, I do hope you are well. I think I fall (hopefully) into the “correctable category” Yesterday I saw two kitties outside while I was in my garden and I could have easily chased them, but I just stood and stared, and quivered a bit!! just KC to deal with now….. Deccy x

  • I think your second picture of Twinkie is really nice. I didn’t know (or maybe didn’t remember) that you have a cat. Somehow, cats don’t register in my head 😉

    We got lost for 5 minutes todAy. The SatNav sent us down the wrong road and I instantly took pics and wanted to make a post for you. But the Internet connection was shocking so I didn’t manage to. Not much connectivity in paradise. Guess everyone is too busy fishing and living to facebook and text.

  • Patty says:

    Twinkie is beautiful. I am not sure Joey would get along with cats. I was told he tried to lick one during his cat test, but I just don’t know. LOL

  • Awww, she is so cute. I love the mini- me.

  • Finn says:

    I love the mini-me. I didn’t know that about greyhounds thinking little dogs and cats could be prey. Very interesting!

  • stella rose says:

    We just loves seeing all these little mini me’s here on the blogs…we live with a mean ole cat Dietzman who is almost 17 and he hates us so much one of these days, we are gonna find ourselves left on someone elses door step.
    He is dangerous.
    stella rose

  • Mini Twinkie is very sweet and so is the real Twinkie. 17 is a marvelous age.

    Mom says we will never be able to have a kitty – too high a prey drive here. We don’t do well with anything small and furry:(

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  • Supervision is very wise, Lori. I don’t trust either of my current two with anything small that scurries. Sid is fine when meeting dogs politely on leash, even tiny ones. Jeffie wants to taste them.

    Cats? Oh … they’re fair game, when we see them outside, and they don’t help themselves. They tease the dogs in every possible way; hiding in hedges, (just out of reach), sitting on walls (ditto) and sauntering very slowly across the road in front of us with tails upright and waving. I think they enjoy causing a ruckus!

    Twinkie looks very sweet. I’m sure she’d never do anything like that!

  • jet says:

    well a black cat probably wouldn’t want to be photographed because black is a colour of mystery….. and photos kind of dampen that down a bit!!

    She is very pretty though, so it is a shame she won’t pose more enthusiastically for you. You will just have to use her mini-me instead!

  • How did I miss this post?
    Aww, Twinkie is a lovely old lady, she looks very regal.
    Lynne x

  • jan says:

    Lovely to meet Twinkie and mini me. We wonder if our kitties would take to a puppy. Would love to have a doggie family member but not sure with our work patterns if it would be fair.


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