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Tim Tam slam for Somerville greyhound lover

Tania Shaw loves Tim Tams – her two-year greyhound.

Just like the moreish biscuit, Tim Tams was irresistible when she met him at the Baxter GAP centre on the Mornington Peninsula on the weekend.

Tania read about Tim Tams in a Herald-Sun article which featured 17 dogs that were looking for homes, and rang the GAP centre to arrange a get-together at GAP Baxter.

The nurse from Somerville is used to having dogs, having had a German shepherd, which died of cancer at three, and a healer which lived to the grand age of 17.

Tania didn’t want a puppy again, having gone through the grief of losing her German shepherd at such a young age, and she liked the idea of taking in a dog in need of a loving home. When she inspected all the dogs in the weekend paper she had the feeling that the greyhound was worth a closer look.

Tim Tams settled quickly into his new home.

“I’ve taken five days off work to settle him in and to develop a rapport between us. We spent today gardening together. In the morning, he runs up and down the yard as if he is saying here I am, look at me. It’s a nice welcome.

“He is a real gentleman. He won’t walk in front of me, he waits for me at the gate and lets me go through first.

“I have one big regret – that I didn’t do this sooner.”