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 […]

Buddha and Bunny -- Tales and Tails

Family Resemblance

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Last week, Bunny mentioned that we met her brother at the recent Greyhound reunion our adoption group holds.  We’re lucky in that most of the dogs from Bunny’s litter were all adopted through the same group and this allows us to know a little about them.  I got to meet several of Bunny’s littermates in […]

Bottoms Up -- Tales and Tails

The Dog You Adopt And The One You End Up With

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There’s a saying in Greyhound adoption circles, “The dog you adopt is not the same dog you’ll have a year from now.”  I believe there are similar versions of the saying throughout dog adoption circles and for good reason.  While I know it on an intellectual level, my spring break this time has really shown […]

Clarice -- Tales and Tails

The Most Beautiful Hound…

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A long time ago when I was on a Greyhound forum called Greytalk, I told someone who was considering adopting a Greyhound that “the most beautiful Greyhound is the one on your own couch.”  Since I became involved with Greyhounds, I’ve seen the whole rainbow of beautiful hounds.  I have a few Greyhound colors that […]

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

How Do You Show Your Pets That You Love Them

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I don’t know about you, but our dogs are pretty spoiled.  I love all four of them deeply and for different reasons.  Each one of them is special to me in their own way.  Bunny is the sweetheart with a deep connection to me, Flattery is the court jester who keeps us entertained, Morgan is […]

The Sweet Smell of Freedom -- Tales And Tails

Honor For Veterans

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I’ve been mulling over what I wanted to say today.  Memorial Day marks the beginning of Summer for most people in the United States, but that’s not its true purpose.  It’s a day to remember those who served our country and are no longer with us.  One of my favorite veterans, and the person most […]

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 […]