Partners In Crime

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Earlier this week, I took Flattery out with me to take pictures at a spot that I’d seen and was dying to take photos at.  It’s not in the best part of town, and I was hoping I could get my husband to go along with us, but that wasn’t happening.  I brewed and stewed […]

Greyhound Or Goat

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Back when we had our first pair of Greyhounds, Treat and Hawk, I used to laugh every Saturday morning over a routine that repeated many times in our house.  On Saturday mornings, our routine was different, and that different routine meant that we would be going to do something with the Greyhounds, usually a meet […]

Día De Muertos

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Día de Muertos is a Mexican holiday that is starting to be more recognized in other parts of the world, although I find that not many of our friends who live in Europe have heard much of it at all, and a lot of people even here in the United States don’t really know a […]

The Persistence Of Memory

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For a long time, I didn’t completely understand why people had such a difficult time with the loss of a loved one on a holiday.  As a kid, I naively thought that all of the fun, gifts and togetherness of Christmas would make up for the sad memory of a loss.  After I got older, […]

Every Love Story Has A Beginning…

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I know that different people have different breeds of dogs that they love.  We all fall for different reasons.  While thinking about Adopt A Greyhound Month, I’ve been remembering how we got started in Greyhound adoption.  Every love story has a beginning, and I remember clearly where our love for Greyhounds started. When we got […]

Things That Go Scratch, Scratch, Scratch In The Night

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I don’t remember exactly how it started.  When we adopted our first Greyhound, Treat, she originally slept in her crate at night.  The first couple of nights, it was because one of our cats was really upset about her being here and we wanted to be sure she was potty trained.  Treat liked her crate […]

Good News In The Fight Against Canine Cancer

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We have had canine cancer touch our lives twice in our lives since we began sharing the journey with Greyhounds.  One theory is that Greyhounds get cancer more often because they’re less prone to some other genetic diseases that do other breeds in, but whatever the reason, we know we’ve been lucky to only have […]

You Had Me At Sit

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Since we brought Flattery home, my husband has been working diligently to teach her one thing.  He has been working at getting her to sit on command.  I know that some people think Greyhounds can’t sit, but they can.  Other people think they can’t be taught to sit, or do anything else on command, but […]

The Vanna White Of Fosters

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This week, I was reading a few different posts from some bloggers who are considering fostering dogs in their homes.  We don’t foster anymore, because our house can really only hold four dogs within its walls, but we used to foster for a local Greyhound group that no longer exists.  Actually, that’s how Lilac and […]

Deep Reading

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As I was writing yesterday’s post about Bunny at the nursing home, it reminded me of Treat, our first  Greyhound.  I’ve loved all of the dogs who have come through our home, but I had a special connection with Treat that I’ll always cherish.  She was the first dog I did therapy visits with, and […]