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 March 19, 2017 at 2:41pm

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 J.P. Hart on March 19, 2017 at 2:44pm

Beats chasing mechanical rabbits.

Comment by marilyn sands on March 20, 2017 at 7:45pm

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 March 21, 2017 at 5:17am

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 March 21, 2017 at 11:44am

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


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