My wife and I own 2 retired racing greyhounds. Greyhounds are a special breed. (Yes they are, please don't argue). We walk ours with a greyhound group every Sunday.

Today there was a party at the end of the walk. And yes, these dogs DO know each other. They look forward to Sunday.

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Comment by koshersalaami on March 19, 2017 at 12:49pm

Why are we supposed to cut pet pictures if you don't? If I did, Theodora would kill me. 

Comment by JMac1949 Today on March 19, 2017 at 1:00pm

Which one was the birthday dawg?  R&L

Comment by Terry McKenna on March 19, 2017 at 1:04pm

J Mac, second picture, hound on the left.  Name of Finn.  Age 7.

Comment by Terry McKenna on March 19, 2017 at 1:05pm

Sorry Kosh.  My editor killed himself last night.   "CUTE".

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on March 19, 2017 at 1:08pm

love the dogs!!

Comment by Boanerges on Sunday

I like dogs. Glad to know that greyhounds are still being adopted rather than destroyed after their "useful" life as racers are over. And I really like the idea of the party. Good on the lot of you.

Comment by James Hart on Sunday

Beats chasing mechanical rabbits.

Comment by marilyn sands on Tuesday

Do all greyhounds race or do they have a choice?  I like the "dog's age" system better than human birthdays - I'm thinking of adopting it myself!  R&L

Comment by Terry McKenna on Tuesday

Hi Marilyn: greyhounds are split into 2 groups, those raised for racing and those raised for show.  Show hounds are a rare breed and are not raised like racers (different diet and so forth).  Racing hounds are raised more or less on a farm.  The need large grounds to excercise and are actually trained as athletes - so weights are put on their backs and they run up hills.  The like to run and most do well in the first few races.  But a few racers never actually race for a number or reasons.  Very small females won't be raced - they get bumped by the big males - our first hound was such a dog.  And some are simply not interested.  Our first to retired racers never raced at all.  Our 2 current hounds race a lot, Aggie had 110 races and was fast.  Mickey had 170 but was slower.  

Comment by marilyn sands on Tuesday

Thanks Terry - that means you & your wife have a big schedule to maintain?  


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