Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Last Day of July

This picture is a retired Greyhound dog. They like a soft place to sleep, which they do a lot.

They are short-haired which means they do not shed much.

These dogs come a variety of colors.  This one is, obviously, black. 

They told me these dogs are good travelers.  We are planning a long road trip to Utah in September.  If I get a retired Greyhound by then he may travel with us on our trip to Utah.  He can stay in the back of my pick-up for four to five hours.  That is about how long I can drive before I must stop to take a break.

I took this picture at SummerFest on Saturday.

I may not get a retired Greyhound dog until we buy a new house and I can fence part of the yard.

I am half way through The Columbus Affair, and it is turning into a page turner now.  Part of today I will be reading this book.


1 comment:

  1. Greyhounds make wonderful pets. Good luck on your quest for one of your own. I would be wonderful if all former racing greyhounds could find their forever homes but sadly this is not the case due to overbreeding by the greyhound racing industry.

    Greyhound racing is cruel and inhumane. Greyhounds endure lives of nearly constant confinement, kept in cages barely large enough for them to stand up or turn around. While racing, many dogs suffer and die from injuries including broken legs, paralysis, and cardiac arrest. And many greyhounds are euthanized every year, as the number retired from racing exceeds the number of adoptive homes.

    At racetracks across the country, greyhounds endure lives of confinement. According to industry statements, greyhounds are generally confined in their cages for approximately 20 hours per day. They live inside warehouse-style kennels in stacked cages that are barely large enough to stand up or turn around. Generally, shredded paper or carpet remnants are used as bedding.

    An undercover video recently released by GREY2K USA shows the conditions in which these gentle dogs are forced to live: http://www.grey2kusa.org/azVideo.html

    For more information on injuries these dogs suffer, please view:



    Dogs play an important role in our lives and deserve to be protected from industries and individuals that do them harm.

    V Wolf Board Member, GREY2K USA