Darn, two weeks almost without a post? There goes my Post a WEEK thing, right?! Booo…. My fantastic excuse, of course, is that classes have started and we moved and best of all…
…we adopted a retired racing greyhound!
(remember the post about obsessing over the pictures? Yep, we got one of our own to obsess over now!)
Our “Gotcha!” day wasSeptember 22, 2011. After meeting our new fur-baby the Saturday before that at a GreyhoundsOnly Meet&Greet at PAWS animal shelter in Chicago, we knew she was the one! Our awesome adoption rep helped us through the hours-long process (lots of info and encouragement!). Then, we had a good dinner, a late night walk, and lots of treats! Then…we slept really well!!! The next morning, I finally got around to taking some pictures…
I guess our adoption rep was right on…our greyt knew *exactly* what she was doing with her racing career! She ran four races…and trailed in all of them! At just over two years old with an average, healthy lifespan of 12-14 years!), she is a “retired” greyhound!
Now all this pup has to master are two flights of stairs and the urge to eat mama’s tuna-salad! Oh wait…she also spends 16-18 hours a day (NO exaggeration – greyhounds are a wonderfully lazy breed of dog) perfecting her “roach” position, where she sleeps with her feet up in the air.
Yep, *this* sure is the life (for all of us)!