Intruder Alert!

As I was making dinner, my brave watchdog Luna alerted me to the presence of an intruder at our back door.  Because I was standing off to the side, slaving over a boiling pot of rapid-cook tortellini from Costco, I could not see that which was causing such terror, shaking Luna to her core.

I could tell by the way she was barking, trembling, and wagging her tail that this had to be a formidable beast.  I watched in horror as she snarled and growled at the terrifying creature before her.  My heart beat furiously in my chest.  Ungodly noises emanated from my sweet greyhound’s throat as she growled and paced back and forth, her eyes not leaving the leviathan at our back door.  It was not a person, that I knew, because Luna’s eyes were fixed on something below her eye level.

Her eyes darted at me briefly, then back to the unwelcome guest, then back to me, as if to say “Mommy, don’t come any closer.  It’ll kill you.  I’ll save you.  Just let me at it. ”  I grabbed at the dishtowel draped over the oven handle, and wiped my hands, then discarded it for the rolling pin in the utensil drawer in front of me.  Cautiously, I walked over to the door, fearing what I might find.  Luna stood in front of me, her back to me, protecting me from the hellish creature just outside the door.  She was barking and growling with such intensity that her front paws lifted off the floor with each bark.  I moved closer, and then I saw it.  

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Welcome to the Greyhound Club

I recently came across an article by Linda Weber, writer for Examiner.com, and dedicated greyhound parent.  Linda is a special kind of person, donating 100% of her compensation from Examiner.com to greyhound adoption and education groups.  In her article, “Greyhounds: Ownership or Cult?”, Linda discusses the differences between dog ownership among different breeds of dogs as compared to greyhounds.

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A Daffodil in a Field of Tulips

I volunteer at a greyhound rescue just outside of Seattle.  Right now, we have about 24 hounds at the kennel, all available for adoption.  We recently received some new hounds from overseas, and today was the first time I got to meet them.  I was not, however, expecting to meet the glorious great dane puppy in Run Number 12.  Yep, you read that right.  A Great Dane!

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Considering Greyhound Adoption

greyhound adoptionWhether you’re a seasoned greyhound parent or are considering adopting a greyhound for the first time, there are a few things you should ask yourself:

1.  Does everyone in your family want a greyhound?

You are not just adopting a dog, you are bringing a new family member into your home.  Everyone should WANT a greyhound as part of the family.  

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