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Greyhound Discussions & Pictures / Re: Greyhound Rescues
« on: May 11, 2005, 02:24:12 pm »
I agree if we start a "pro/anti racing discussion" it would never end. And I do agree with the fact that they are GOOD owners and there are BAD owners....rega rdless of WHAT Breed they own.

BTW I LOVE THAT PICTURE!!!! You have some great looking dogs!!!


That depends on how you look at it.  Not all of us think that racing in itself is the problem.  Not ALL kennels and kennel operators are horrible people who don't care about the "plight" of the dogs. I know many owners/operators/breeders/trainers of racing greyhounds and the people I know are caring, wonderful people who do a LOT for adoption.  It's true that not all racing dog owners are good people, but you really shouldn't make such blanket statements about any breed.  There is a larger percent of non GH breeders out there who are much more unscrupulous than racing GH breeders.  They just don't get the same amount of publicity.  
I know this isn't the place to start a pro/anti racing discussion, so I won't, but  I just thought the the other members of this group should be able to hear BOTH sides of it.

Greyhound racing is a harsh, cruel and unecessary industry from any angle.  Thousands of years of breeding should never have come to this.

Gabrielle and 2 rescued greys plus a foster

Hey Paul,

That's incredible! Do you see any help for the Greyhound in the future?


For those who do not know, Boo is Lucy's Boyfriend..... I have proof, here's the pic!

The easiest way to explain this is racing Greyhounds are "livestock", they will be put to death if the owner of the racer wishes it to be. When they are racing, the are working dogs that better make money. They are not treated as pets. If the greyhound is lucky enough to be sent to an adoption group, it will have a great life after racing. Yes, there are a lot of horror stories out there, (pits discovered of shot greyhounds, as the owners didn't want to pay a vet), but there are a lot of good stories too. Lucy and I make it to a lot of meet and greets even if it's just to "spread the word" and let Lucy hang out with some fellow greyhounds. Lucy was bred in TX, raced in TX, and FL. In fact a year ago she was still chasing the rabbit. I've had her 10 months, and boy what a trip. It is true that they know nothing about living in a home, a lot of adoption groups will foster the dogs before adoption if they can.  Lucy was Fostered for almost a month, but I still had to teach her how to climb stairs, teach her about windows, and I'm still teaching her about sliding doors to name a few. When I first got her, her coat was horrible. Most of her hair on her belly and hind quarters was missing. This was due to the excessive amount of time locked in a cage. Her stomach was SO sensitive, I only feed her Nutra Max, and Milk Bones. Anything else is asking for trouble. Most racing greyhounds are fed "meat not to be consumed by humans", in other words in Lucy's first three years, she also had a horrible diet. That's the life of a racing greyhound for the most part. There are exceptions to the rule, but most stories are not nice to type. When a track closes, that's a LOT of dogs to place. I pray most get adopted, however it's the ones that won't be that need the prayers. It amazes me that even though she was a racer, and did not have a greatest start in life, this AMAZING dog, who has lived in FL & TX in racetrack kennels, to being fostered in MI, to permantently living in Canada, is so sweet, gentle and loving. This was her first fall, and her first snow. (Canadian winter to boot), not bad for a newly 4 year old eh?

Wow, I thought Ii was seeing things this morning!! Thanks, Lucy is so happy!! She's a superstar, and is telling all her friends!!!
What a queenie!!! LOL

Renee & Lucy ;D

Greyhound Discussions & Pictures / Re: Lucy Sue is 4 toady!!!
« on: April 18, 2005, 09:09:15 pm »
No, no Birthday cake for Lucy. World's most sensitive stomach in a dog. But she did spend ALL day with us, and shopped around at Petsmart, Petco, and the Local Petshop till we found the perfect present.... A BLUE OCTAPUS!!! Who knew? Well besides Lucy I guess? This thing rattles, squeaks and groans and it's driving me crazy, however Lucy is enjoying every penny of it, and that's the main thing!!! I think she's glad to be 4.

Renee & Lucy :)

I do not know if this would be helpful, this is a human drugstore. Here's the link. www.shoppersdr It's a large reputable chain. Good Luck!
Renee & Lucy

Greyhound Discussions & Pictures / Lucy Sue is 4 today!!!
« on: April 16, 2005, 10:01:36 am »
Happy Birthday Lucy!!! I hope your day is Greyt!!!

Greyhound Discussions & Pictures / Re: Jessica and Oz
« on: April 16, 2005, 09:57:08 am »
Wow! What a gorgeous pair of pups you have.! Glad to hear things are better with Oz. Keep us all updated!
Renee & Lucy

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... 

Author unknown...

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: Naming your dog
« on: April 06, 2005, 09:07:04 pm »
I am definately on the side of naming a dog after you meet it and know its personality.
Hey, Wildlone: I've got a Lucy, too, & she was named after the same famous redhead. She is actually 'officially' my son's dog so he got to name her as a pup. She has a red coat and my son and I were watching a lot of 'I love Lucy' on TVLand that summer and he was LOVING the show. So, he came up with Lucy! Funny thing is, it REALLY fits her but not because she is a comedian - far from it! She's our serious worry-wart, but something about the name just fits her old, mothering soul. Our other dog Rosie got her name because she gets so happy-go-lucky sometimes its HILARIOUS! So we said that she looked at the world thru rose colored glasses, plus we wanted a sweet name that suited her. Even tho she's not a "big paw', here is a pic of Lucy just this once. ;D

I love your Lucy!!!
Renee & Lucy

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: Naming your dog
« on: April 05, 2005, 09:42:58 pm »
Lucy's name came about as she is a red greyhound. She was so comical that first night, (she acted like a 3yr old puppy, off the racetrack) That the only name that suited her was Lucy. As "I love Lucy" is the only comical redhead that came to mind at the time. I called her name and she came running over right away, so the way I saw it, she liked it. That's the story of Lucy... BTW she still makes me Howl with laughter!! LOL

Renee & Lucy

Rottweiler Pictures / Re: Rottweilers living with other breeds.
« on: April 05, 2005, 09:37:42 pm »
Lucy's Best Friend is a Rottie, they get along famously. Even if it does look a little funny to see a Rottie playing with a greyhound!!  :)

Renee & Lucy

Saint Bernard General Discussions / Re: CONGRADULATIONS SPOTAKISS!!!
« on: April 05, 2005, 09:35:03 pm »
What a great dog!!! Congratulation s!!!

Renee & Lucy

Akita Discussions / Re: pop quiz
« on: April 05, 2005, 09:33:20 pm »
pop quiz.....

Do any of you know what the original status of the Akita was in Japan?
Do you know how they came to the USA?

How about what they were good for in Japan?

I know the answers I just wanted to see if anyone else

They were hunters of boar, elk and the small Yezo bear.Also one of samurai's favorite pastimes was dog fights.Could of been a gift from the chinese as well
As for coming to the USA, I believe the American soldiers brought them home after WWII, regardless if they where a national monument or not.

There... how'd I do?

Greyhound Discussions & Pictures / Re: Interesting Facts.....
« on: April 03, 2005, 10:27:01 am »
I agree. It was love at first sight for me and Lucy too. She sleeps with me every night, what a queenie! LOL

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