Thanks everyone for your kind comments.
Unfortunately, its not working out with Sydney and he is going to be returned.
When I am living in the country on the outdoor education campus, he has been a great companion and friend.
However, returning home this weekend, he's upset the apple cart by making hell-for-leather trying to chase and kill our two cats.
We do have two greyhounds at home and they get on very well with the cats to the point that the eat and sleep together.
Sydney has tried to smash his way through the glass pane of a door and nearly cleared a neighbour's 6ft high fence trying to get at their cat.
Whereas we were able to train our other greyhounds to cease from chasing and killing animals, I don't think its possible with Sydney.
Unfortunately, its not possible to keep him permanently at the outdoor education campus as there is no one else there to look after him when I return home on weekends or take leave. And neither do I want our cats to either be killed or to live in mortal fear for their lives every weekend when i return hme.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725
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