Adopting

The Other Side of Greyhounds: A Reality Check

February 12, 2012
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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 leader, actually signaling to the rest of the pack when a scent is picked up.  Then the whole pack takes off in pursuit to bring down the animal, whether a small, furry creature, or a larger animal that requires the whole pack to bring it down.  Their bodies were designed to outrun and take down...

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Lola and Her Mini-van

January 31, 2012
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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 work, I had an aging Toyota Corolla.  That was fine with me.  It got me there and back, it had long been paid for and that’s all I cared about. Indeed, when we adopted 1st grey girl Lola, she hopped into the back seat of the Toyota looking totally dignified, and off we went.  But...

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Bad Boy Alex, the Barn Burner

December 8, 2011
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Morning tussle with Bad Boy Alex

In response to a request from good friend Jo, this is the story of Bad Boy Alex, the Barn Burner.  Settle in folks, this could take a while. If you’ve read my past blogs, you know about first greyhound, Lola and second greyhound, Ava.  But you don’t know about third greyhound, Alex, generally referred to as Bad Boy Alex. When Lola died our whole household grieved.  She was our first and she owned a little piece of our soul.  I think we all figured it would be a while before we were ready to adopt another.  But Ava was...

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