Blueberry and I have been asked to return to represent Greyhounds as the Dogs of the Day on April 6. If anybody is in the Saint Louis area and would like to stop and visit us, we would be thrilled and honored to meet you. I have a feeling that Küs and Mo will ride along, too, if the weather is nice, if anybody has their heart set on meeting them.
One reason I’m very excited about going is that April is Adopt A Greyhound month. I hope that we can represent very nicely so that other people will want Greyhounds of their own. I am always surprised by the crazy ideas that people have about us. We aren’t hyper and we don’t eat a lot. We don’t bark much, especially compared to, oh, say, German Shepherds.
There are a lot of cool things that I want people to know, though. There aren’t many breeds who can claim thousands of years worth of history like we Greyhounds. We have been the companions of kings and nobility. We’re the only dog mentioned specifically in the Bible and the first dogs mentioned in English literature. We were one of the first breeds, along with Mastiffs, who ventured to the New World with Christopher Columbus. There’s enough history about us that it’s filled up an entire book.
I’m curious to hear from our friends and readers about what you think of Greyhounds, and what you would want to know before adopting one. That way I can plan how to reel them in when people come to visit us so they want a Greyhound of their own. I would love to hear that a Greyhound or two found a home after meeting us. It would make me really happy to see a lot of humans and canines show up for our big day. We want to make the very best impression that we can, because that helps the other Greyhounds waiting for homes. So, let me know what you think and what you would ask!