Please take a look on the Scruples forum for Paddy and Jo updates. They are lovely old boys, very gentle and looking for a warm sofa to curl up on. They have really come out of their shells in the last couple of weeks - it was lovely to watch them playing together on the common for the first time last week. Paddy has a mad whippy 5 minutes every now and then - they roll about all over each other and then look very embarrassed afterwards! Since they've been with us they've had to learn a lot - being around other dogs, cats, chickens and horses. Meeting new people. Learning to sit, lie down not shove through doors and that human food isn't whippet food! All of these seemed a lot to teach such old boys, but they've been remarkably eager to please. All their little kinks (Jo marked when he first came, they were depressed and wouldn't eat, and used to howl if left alone) have been ironed out in a really short time, just with a bit of love, gentleness and patience. They've incredibly affectionate -they loved cuddles from the start, but it was a bit like 'source of warmth, hold me' cuddles. Now they really look at us, with sweet smiley faces, Paddy mumbles sweet nothings and they do a lot of hand-kissing. They're lovely. We'll miss them something rotten, but we know how much they need to be settled in their forever home - they're going to find it a bit tough as it is, because they've got very settled here, but our little terrace is too small for 5 on a permanent basis. The only remaining problem we have is Paddy's anxiety around other dogs when out walking. He's made huge progress, though. He will sit for treats as long as the other dogs are not too close, and the distance is getting closer daily. He now ignores them if they're on the other side of the road, and we're sure this is something he'll eventually be ok with, as soon as he feels secure. Please, if you know anyone who is whippy experienced and can offer them a loving home, ask them to consider Paddy and Jo.