I own two lovely and wonderful greyhounds. Because of that, I have been involved in greyhound causes.
Greyhounds win this election: http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=media_newsalert110708#1
How exciting is that?!?! I’m so thrilled. As a member of Grey2K and Greyhound Pets, just so excited.
If you don’t know about what Greyhounds go through, you should. They are kenneled 23 hours a day, if they are in an indoor kennel. If they are outdoor kenneled, they are 24/7.
They are all underfed. I don’t know how these animals can run like they do when they are as starved as they are. Most will eat their own feces, because they were so starved. Once you start feeding them and take care of the, they continue this because they are always hungry. Always.
All greyhounds are quiet and gentle. They mind to the point of absurdity and have a wonderful disposition. They have to. When they were pups if they misbehaved or were aggressive towards other dogs, they were culled (killed). As they were older, if they misbehaved, they were beaten and abused.
Both of my dogs will go to that “greyhound place” if they get yelled at. The “greyhound place” is them standing there with blank eyes and not moving (much like deer in headlights) until they feel it’s safe enough to move.
They are the most devoted dogs I’ve ever seen. They’ll follow Papa or I around every where. They are very loyal and give nothing but love. They need almost constant reassurance so they will come to you to be petted or loved so that they know they are good dogs.
These dogs… they are the best behaved dogs I’ve ever known. And… all my friends and family say the same thing… they can’t believe how well behaved they are. And… they have a good disposition to boot.
There’s long been a misconception that greyhounds need a place to run and that they need a lot of exercise… not so at all… they are really big couch potatoes… My girls spend a lot of their time sleeping, either on their belly or their back.
When we got them… they knew nothing. It took a year for our first female to not jump and freak out when the Ice machine in the freezer dropped ice. They don’t like loud noises, unless it’s rock and roll and they’re “dancing” (hopping up and down on the back legs).
They are just love… the epitome of Gods love for us in a way that we’ll understand.
— Fizz —