Most racing greyhounds live on large rural properties, but many people don’t realise how versatile and adaptable the breed is. There is no better example of this than Mouse.
Mouse was adopted by St. Kilda couple Kerry and Jolanda Oosthuizen-Walker in 2012. They live in a small apartment, which suits Mouse just fine, as greyhounds need just a short daily walk and sleep up to 20 hours a day.
Mouse is a regular at many of the local eateries in and around the trendy inner Melbourne suburb, while her favourite restaurant is renowned burger franchise, Grill’d on Chapel St. Burgers aside, Mouse’s favourite food is peanut butter, which she enjoys eating straight from the tub – an entertaining sight indeed.
Just three years of age, Mouse spent four days at the Greyhound Adoption Program stand at the Royal Melbourne Show last September, where her caring nature was a hit with show-goers, in particular one lady who was blind and in a wheelchair.
Mouse walked up to the lady without hesitation and rested her head in her lap for several minutes, in what was a touching moment.