Dia de los Muertos -- Tales and Tails

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 […]

Treat Reads -- Tales and Tails

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, […]

The Kiss -- Tales And Tails

You’re The One That I Want

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If you read Bunny’s post on Monday, you know that we attended a Greyhound reunion last weekend.  One of the things I love about going to an event like that is seeing all the different hounds there.  Not only were there Greyhounds of all different sizes and colors, but there were a few Galgos and […]

Sleeping Beauty -- Tales and Tails

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 […]

Smiley Blueberry -- Tales and Tails

Always On My Mind

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Bunny here at the keyboard with a special post today. Today is the last Give Cancer the Paw blog hop, and I didn’t want to let it go by without a few words.  You see, cancer has touched our family in far too many ways.  Mom’s grandma died from cancer and two Greyhounds here have […]

Blueberry in the Sunshine -- Tales and Tails

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 […]

Long Suffering Lilac -- Tales and Tails

A Few Words About Senior Greyhounds

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Since April is Adopt A Greyhound Month and May is Adopt A Senior Month, I felt that this was a good time to share a few words about our experiences with senior Greyhounds.  Many Greyhound adoption groups offer discounts on senior Greyhounds in May and there are also some businesses that offer special gifts to […]

I Sit And You Pass Out Treats

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 […]

Keeping Those Pearly Whites Sparkling

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One thing that Greyhound owners know a lot about, or quickly learn, is about dental health.  Our recent scare with Blueberry’s own dental health was a reminder for me that we need to be more vigilant here about taking care of all our dogs’ teeth.  Greyhounds are particularly notorious for having bad teeth, and there […]

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 […]