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Tempted By A Greyhound

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Yup, you read that right. Gryffin's been gone since April, and I miss him like crazy. I didn't realize how much until I spent the last month designing greyhound artwork for Dewey Beach. I have five Italian greyhounds. They're adorable, snuggly, sweet little things. But I miss my big guy. Today I admired a greyhound in a photo. Turns out she's in foster care in Florida. Florida is inundated with greyhounds right now, and are having trouble finding enough adoptive homes. They offered to let me adopt her. Arg!!! I am SO tempted. We've PMed back and forth a few times and she sounds like a perfect dog for me. Small for a greyhound, she can share clothing with the woman's male whippet. She's only 54 pounds to my Gryffin's 73. And she's a stunning brindle. A snuggler, she likes to lay on her back with her head in the foster mom's lap. She loves puppies and small animals (and I don't mean to eat!) I think I'm in love.

My mom has not objected yet. Will I add her to my pack? I don't know yet. It feels crazy, and yet so right. I would LOVE to have a greyhound to bring to Dewey!!! I would LOVE to have a greyhound in my life again. I think, if my mom says yes, that I'm doomed.

I'll let you know what happens.

The inn is full, the inn is full, the inn is full ... maybe.
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    Awww! I know how you feel. Now that I don't live at home anymore I miss having one of the Big Boys around. I even have to leave behind my Iggy due to his advanced age and reluctance to ride in a cargo hold for 12 hours during my big move (not that he minds, he is adored here and worshiped in the lap of luxury.)

    I don't know WHAT I'll do in Germany without a greyhound. Thank goodness I'll have my Heinz 57 K9 partner in crime with me... but the Greys are just something special.
    2812 days ago
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    First, whichever way you decide will be right. Be sure you have enough room for such a large dog. I know you have the heart for it and would give it a great home if you and your mom have the room for one. She sounds lovely and loving.
    2812 days ago
    I know that once you've had a grey they are irresistible, and then one is never enough. The only thing that limits me to two is the size of my house and garden.
    Whatever happens you have the beautiful Italians. Let us all know what happens and if you can't have him, I hope he finds a good, loving home soon.
    2813 days ago
    Whichever way you decide it will be RIGHT!
    2813 days ago
    That sounds so nice! Perhaps this was meant to be? I'm an animal lover and collector myself, taking the ones others threw away. I can relate to the debate, pain of losing one you love, and the joy that they all bring. I wish you luck trying to decide, but in a way, it sounds like you've already made up your mind. I wish you and the new dog well!
    2813 days ago
    I have an Italian Greyhound puppy - 8 months old - that we rescued. I am in LOVE with greyhounds! I lived in FL for a couple of years and my neighbors were fostering greyhounds. Like you - I want a big one (or two!). Greyhounds are like potato chips - it's hard to have just one! Your artwork is magnificent. Do you live in a cold climate? I live in PA and my Vincenzo is freezing! He has his little sweater on this morning - which is the only way I could get him to go out. Good luck with your decision - I think I would be tempted to go for it too!

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    2813 days ago
    Sounds adorable. Once I get into my own place, I'm thinking of getting a pair of Greyhounds.
    2813 days ago
    You sound like us. The inn is full, and then you find there's room for one more anyway. I tend to think of animals coming into our lives as a matter of if it's meant to be, it will happen, whether we resist or not, and if it doesn't work out, then hopefully who they do wind up with is the right person.

    The last baby I resisted but got anyway both broke my heart and filled it to overflow. We lost him before the year was out to a congenital birth defect. His little lungs were only a quarter size what they were supposed to be, and his growing body outgrew them. Fortunately, the vet says he really didn't suffer much, and while he was with us, he was pure, unadulterated, unconditional love. He was happy, and he made us happy. Our little Clark.

    So if it's meant to be, you know you're in for joy. The new ones that come along never replace the old. They just make more room in the heart, so more room in the inn. Let us know how it goes!
    2813 days ago
    I think that greyhounds are absolutely adorable. Here in Brasil it´s so difficult to see... We have yorkies, lab, maltese, cocker, poodle and mongrel, a loooooot of mongrels.

    2813 days ago
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