Friday, November 28, 2008

Santa's Elf Wilma

Now that Thanksgiving has passed we are officially into the holiday season. Wilma has decided that she should be the best present ever found under the tree. Wilma has been making her list and checking it twice. Here is Wilma's list:

1)A loving home with a fun family

2)A family that will take her for lots of walks

3)A family that has a sense of humor and doesn't mind if she digs in the closet for toys(your clothes, we put up a baby gate to stop that).

4)A family that likes to laugh as Wilma provides comic relief every day.

5)A family that likes to pet greyhounds, as Wilma loves her pets, and can't get enough.

6)A family that wants the most beautiful dog in their neighborhood.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

First, we would like to say thank you to everyone for all your support and kind words following the loss of our first greyhound, Cameo. It really means a lot to us and has helped a great deal. It has been a rough few days but we are determined to soldier on. We knew that Cameo wouldn't be with us for too much longer and we promised ourselves and we promised Cameo that we wouldn't stop volunteering for Greyhound Rescue and our work will be dedicated to her legacy. That is the least that we owe Cameo. Therefore, I now turn this blog back to our current foster greyhound, Wilma. Wilma has been with us for a month and has made great progress. Wilma's personality continues to come out each day and quite a personality it is. She is very young, full of life, and full of fun. If you want a boring dog, Wilma isn't the one for you. If you want a greyhound that likes to dance with you, nibble at your sleeves, and follow you everywhere, then Wilma just might be the dog for you. She is super friendly and is ready to make herself a full time member of her forever family. If you would like to meet Wilma, please contact Denise Davis at Greyhound Rescue Inc.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Goodbye Cameo-Rest In Peace

Ten years ago Maria and I decided to get a dog. We just wanted a family dog that we could play with, take for walks and have fun with. Nothing more, nothing less. We spent months talking about different breeds of dogs and couldn't find the right dog for us. One Friday night, Maria sprung the idea of adopting a retired racing greyhound on me. I told her she must be nuts. Those are racing dogs and there is no way we can handle that kind of dog. They are big dogs, hyperactive, need to walk twenty miles a day, will eat ten pounds of dog food a day, and are impossible to handle. She told me facts about greyhounds, that they are none of the above, and after a night of discussion, she broke me down. I agreed to go look at them and we made an appointment to see Denise the following day and look at the dogs she had up for adoption. We arrived at her home the following day and adopted our first greyhound, Cameo(Hope's Camelot). I didn't know what we were going to do with this dog, but Cameo led the way. She turned out to be the greatest dog I had ever known. She was friendly with everyone, wonderfully behaved, and a perfect companion for us. She showed me that greyhounds are the greatest of all dogs. Because of Cameo, we adopted our second greyhound eight months later. Then two years later we adopted our third. Because of Cameo we began showing up for meet and greets and letting her be the great ambassador dog she always was. Because of Cameo we began fostering greyhounds in our home and have fostered thirty five greyhounds to date, one of whom, Snoops, became our fourth dog. Remember, we just wanted one family dog. Cameo changed the course of our lives and we are greytful for that. Cameo is also the reason for this blog. Recently Cameo became very ill, and today we had to let her go. It is a very sad day for us, but we are taking heart knowing all the great work for her breed that Cameo did, and how happy she has made us over the last ten years. It has been an honor being a part of her family. Because of her, many other greyhounds have also had a second chance at life. We love you Cameo, we miss you, and we will never forget you. You will always be the greatest.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Wilma's public debut!

Tomorrow will be Wilma's public debut at our meet and greet at the PetSmart on Mountain Road in Pasadena. We will be there from 11-2, so if you would like to meet Wilma, come out and see us! Wilma is a bundle of joy and she just can't wait to meet her public and all her fans. Paris Hilton offered to come out but Wilma asked her not to as there is only room for one diva at the meet and greet. Wilma would like to say a few things on this post however she is too busy getting her spa treatment. After that she has an appointment with her stylist, and after that a meeting with her publicist. I really don't know how she handles her celebrity status so well. But in any case, she will be available for autographs and pets tomorrow at the meet and greet. Come out and see us!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Rooftop Wilma-Just Chilling

Rooftop Wilma has been at the Hound Hotel for nearly two weeks now and she continues to make a lot of progress. She has learned most of the rules of the road of being a retired greyhound, and she is a lot of fun to have around the house. Wilma keeps us laughing all the time and she will have you laughing too, so if you like to go around with a frown on your face all the time, don't adopt this dog. If you have a sense of humor and want a greyhound to share that with you, then Wilma just may be your dog. Wilma is an active, young, and curious greyhound so she would like you to take her on nice walks so she can check out the whole world. There is a lot for her to see and she would like to see it all. If you would like to meet Rooftop Wilma, please contact Denise Davis at Greyhound Rescue Inc. In the meantime, enjoy the photos of Wilma, Joanie, and Cameo snoozing(top), and Wilma tanning on the deck(bottom). You can view Wilma's entire history by following this link:

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Wilma-Look into my eyes

Look into Wilma's eyes and tell me that you don't think she is precious. Just try. Wilma is precious and her foster family just loves her. Wilma has been in greyhound boot camp here for a week now and what a difference a week makes. She is settling in very nicely and is such a pleasure to have around. She has learned that she needs to do her business outside, and she has the daily routine down quite well. She gets along very well with the resident greyhounds and is such a friendly and playful girl. She does still have some separation anxiety issues, although they seem to be a little less each day, so we would prefer to place her in a home that already has a greyhound. That way she will always have a buddy around to keep her company. Do you have a Fred to go with our Wilma? Would you like to have the cutest dog in your neighborhood? If so, please contact Denise Davis. Go on, just call. Don't be afraid. You know you want her. Just call.