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 […]

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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 […]

The Trends Of Christmas

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Every year, there seems to be one hot item that everyone wants for Christmas.  The first trend I remember being aware of was the rage over Cabbage Patch Kids.  My mom worked in a toy store that year and she came home with a lot of stories about the insanity when the shipments of the […]

Lessons From Adventure

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If you read Bunny’s post yesterday, you know that we faced some rather adverse conditions on our hike.  I’ve been reflecting on it some and I realize a few things.  The first one is that I should make sure I tell someone where we’re going, just in case we ever are captured and carried away […]

Pets Add Life And So Much More

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Today I wanted to share a campaign with you that I think is really cool and important.  It’s the Pets Add Life (PAL) campaign which is designed to show the joy and fun of owning a pet as well as promoting pet adoption and responsible pet ownership.  The campaign is being produced by the American […]

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 […]

Treat Tales — Meeting The Rabbit

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It’s been a while since I wrote a Treat Tale, but a friend had asked me to back in October on our trip, and others mentioned it when they read about Treat on Saturday, so I thought it was time to get back into the swing of telling those stories.  We’d like to dedicate this […]

You Never Forget Your First Love

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I told myself that I was going to let today pass on the blog without mentioning this, but I find that I just can’t do it.  Today was a special day in history.  I didn’t know it at the time, but it’s a date that I’ll always remember now.  On February 5, 1997 a litter […]