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Unusual home working jobs – the greyhound

Home working but different

Unusual home working jobs - the greyhoundHi Winnie, you are the first home working dog to have commented on my blog. How did you get into blogs and the internet?
My final forever family were looking to re-home a greyhound and they saw my picture on the website of a greyhound rescue charity and fell in love with me. The Lady Of The House – or LOTH as I call her – was just starting a new home working career as a freelance writer which meant she’d be able to spend lots of time with me.
Together we embarked on a project called Winnie’s Dog Blog to show people what GREAT pets greyhounds make and to correct some popular misconceptions. For instance, we don’t need hours of exercise. Two 30-minute walks a day does the job nicely. We spend hours asleep or just chillin’ but we DO love having someone around most of the time. The LOTH and I make a good team.
Writing your own blog can be hard without opposable thumbs – but we believe that you can achieve ANYTHING you want if you work hard and believe.

What was your previous career?
I was an athlete – a racing greyhound. I did most of my racing at Sheffield stadium and my grandfather was a famous Australian greyhound called Head Honcho. Lots of greyhounds in the UK are descended from him.

What qualifications did you need for your home working role?
I am very placid and even-tempered and I rarely bark. This makes me a great home working companion. The LOTH says I am an excellent source of inspiration. When we go out for walks it’s a good way for her to mull ideas over in her mind and have a screen break. Afterwards she says the fresh air and exercise always sharpens up her thoughts and she works more productively.

Have you found your new family easy to train?
Definitely. They feed me on time and make lovely comfy beds for me all around the house. They also take me out in the car – which I love, unless we end up at the V. E. T. In return I do a spot of gardening for them. I have worn a nice circular patch of bare earth in the back lawn and dug a good hole.

What are your favourite bits of home working?
I love hearing about the adventures of other pet bloggers when the LOTH can spare the time from her other work – which is mainly writing content for websites, creating press releases and helping businesses and charities share content on social media platforms. Occasionally we get parcels from pet companies who invite us to review things on the blog. That was an unexpected perk.

And anything you like less about home working?
Sometimes the LOTH takes a work phone call when we’re out walking – and I always think that might be a chance for me to get off my lead and chase a squirrel – but she never lets me. It’s a shame she’s so good at multi-tasking.

Read more about Winnie’s adventures with the LOTH at Winnie’s Dog Blog

10 Comments on "Unusual home working jobs – the greyhound"

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  1. I am so excited to see my interview online! I’ve shared it on my Facebook Page and will be linking to it from my blog later!

  2. Susie and Sidebite says:

    Glad Winnie made the news, the greyhound rescue is so important, and Winnie shows why they are so loved.

    Susie & Bites
    Oklahoma USA

  3. Sue says:

    Well done on your interview Winnie. So glad you found your forever home and can help LOTH with her writing;)

  4. Lori - What Remains Now says:

    I’m a huge fan of Winnie’s. She’s a very talented writer and all-round great hound. Awesome interview, Winnie.

  5. That was a fabulous interview, Winnie! I’m quite impressed, except about that part when the LOTH doesn’t let you chase squirrels. It’s not just you, I don’t get to chase them, either! *sigh*


  6. Judy says:

    I’m glad you like the interview, Winnie. LOTH provided a very nice photo of you that sets it off to perfection.
    You seem to have quite a doggie fan club here 🙂

  7. Beryl says:

    Fabulous post – great fun!

    • Judy says:

      It was fun to think up the questions too. I like to make sure I include as many kinds of home worker as possible – no need to miss out because you’re a dog!

  8. Lee says:

    Hi this post really made me smile. It worked really well turning the whole thing around. It makes a good change to read a different style of writing.

    Great post thanks lee