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Hello, Sunbeam

February 24, 2012
Hello, Sunbeam

My morning started at 6:45 a.m. with Tanner, my foster greyhound who is recuperating from a broken leg, stealing my slippers.  That means it’s time to feed the beasts.  I staggered into the kitchen to mix various foods and medications for 3 dogs, according to their needs and conditions.  After eating I let them out, again monitoring who goes when, due to Tanner’s leg injury.  Can’t let him and alpha Alex out at the same time because they will play too rough. While Mike takes the dogs for a morning walk, I vacuum all floors (due to the dogs),...

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The Other Side of Greyhounds: A Reality Check

February 12, 2012
The Gathering of the Hounds

  Racing Greyhounds are amazing creatures.  Their back story is unique to any other breed of dog. Consequently, greyhounds themselves are, in many ways, different from any other dog. Mother nature designed greyhounds to hunt, feed and survive in packs, with one dog as...

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Lola and Her Mini-van

January 31, 2012
Lola and Her Mini-van

Early on in our venture with greyhounds one thing became clear.  We needed a bigger car.  Since Mike had a big SUV company car (and yes, it is justified because he hauls around mass quantities of camera equipment) that could only be used for...

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Tanner Puts His Foot Down

January 21, 2012
Tanner Puts His Foot Down

              Tanner is my foster with the broken leg.  His hock was shattered racing in Mexico.  Consequently, he had surgery to put in a metal plate and fuse the bone.  He came out of the hospital with a...

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A Day in the Trenches: From Pristine to Triage

January 12, 2012
A Day in the Trenches: From Pristine to Triage

    Husband Mike and I live in what was a nice, small, open design, contemporary house.  Both the house and the yard were completely remodeled six years ago.  We worked so hard for the better part of a year to transfer this outdated,...

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My Big, Goofy Foster

January 1, 2012
My Big, Goofy Foster

  After our first foster, who was with us for four months, and I might add they were the wet, muddy winter months, we went almost immediately into picking up our second foster.  That foster was only with us for a few weeks before...

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The Opposite of Zen, The Crumpled Crew, and Happy Holidays to you!

December 28, 2011
The Opposite of Zen, The Crumpled Crew, and Happy Holidays to you!

  Christmas day started so well.  Husband Mike was actually home, a situation that almost never happens.  Being a TV news photojournalist, he always works on every holiday.  He warned me before I married him so I don’t complain.  However, this year his regular...

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To All the Boys

December 24, 2011
Santa's Dress Rehearsal with Ava, Lucky & Alex

What a wonderful year this has been. It’s been full of walks in the park, a road trip with Alex and Ava, and a total of five foster dogs, all unique and all wonderful in his own way. And yes, they were all males....

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Indie, Installment 3: Devil Dog and Crazy Lady

December 23, 2011
Indie, Installment 3:  Devil Dog and Crazy Lady

This is the continuation of the story of my first foster, Indie.  It could easily have been titled, My first and Last Foster, but I’m too stubborn (not necessarily in a good way) for that.  If you haven’t, I suggest you go back and...

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Greyhound Zen

December 18, 2011
Greyhound Zen

Today is Sunday, December 18th.  I walk around the neighborhood with three greyhounds and see decorations everywhere.  In the yards, lights on the houses, Christmas trees in the windows . . . and everyone seems to be in a good space, greeting us as...

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Ava Meets The Man

December 16, 2011
Ava with her best bring on the guilt look

Ava is our neighborhood socialite, welcoming committee and greeter, all in one.  In the park, she seeks out little kids whose faces are just the right height to slip in a few doggie kisses.  The kids think she loves them.  I suspect she just...

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The Marathon in Tanner Land, or Try Four Greyhounds Once So You’ll Appreciate Those Who Have Four Or More Regularly

December 12, 2011
The Marathon in Tanner Land, or Try Four Greyhounds Once So You’ll Appreciate Those Who Have Four Or More Regularly

  As I wrote in my last blog, THIS Is Why We Do It, this past week we took in Tanner, a racer from Mexico with a broken leg.  And he is a sweetheart.  He’s doing well. He can’t get enough food.  That seems...

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