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Thought it might be fun to share photos of our hounds and see what pets people have. We have a bit of a greyhound obsession. Adopted our first one about 6-7 years ago and been hooked ever since. These are a couple of our hooligans (yes there's more than these 4...lol). We started fostering with the group we adopted from a few months after we got our first hound and been doing that ever since. We've had about 50 fosters go through our house. Been a lot of fun and seen a lot of awesome dogs get adopted.

Let's see your pups!

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We're husky people:) Have had one since I was a kid. They're a crazy breed...not for everyone...but are some of the finest dogs I've known.

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Too cute! Never felt that a Husky would be the right breed for us but they've always been one of my favorites. They are truly stunning.

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Well, you do have to enjoy having everything you own being coated in a fine layer of fur. LOL. Or enjoy vacuuming daily...or both. Between my dog and three cats I have enough dust bunnies to knit a sweater:)

Greyhounds are lovely. I've never met one who wasn't kind and mild. Enthusiastic...yes. LOL. Gentle tall dogs. They remind me of ballet dancers. Lean, athletic and graceful.

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Hubby and I are also puppy raisers for Leader Dogs for the Blind. They give us a puppy...we keep it for a year doing basic obedience, giving it lots of new experiences....and after a year bring it back to the school to start formal training to guide a blind person. It's hard to give them back! But they do keep the name you choose, and if they are ever dropped from the program, the puppy raiser gets first option to adopt:)

Dog training is something hubby and I have enjoyed doing together since we dated. All of our dogs do basic and advanced obedience, good citizenship tests, and have therapy certification. We like running agility, too. I've done humane education in schools and visited nursing homes with my fur kids. We have husky friends who mush sleds, too:)

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4 minutes ago, Creekimp13 said:

Lean, athletic and graceful.

And then we have this "graceful" dummy :lol:

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I wasn't going to tell this story...but my husband's folks were both veterinarians and he often did kennel work for them as a kid. He said one of the dumbest dogs he'd ever met was a greyhound named "Celeste". Apparently, any time he opened a kennel door for her...she beat herself senseless trying to go through the crack with the hinges! LOL. Was not a rocket scientist among dogs.

That said, I also know a very clever greyhound who does search and rescue:) I guess like everyone else they are individuals.

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Ha! Having as many fosters as we've had believe me we've seen our fair share of not so bright dogs...lol. Our girl Fannie (who's begging at the door in the above photo) is too damned smart for her own good. She could get trained to be a CIA assassin as long as she got food out of it.

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It's so funny that you guys are 2 of my favorite posters, and are dog people as well. :) After mourning the loss of our 12 year old Sharpei mix last year (sweetest, mellowest dog in the world), we now have another rescue mutt with a lot more energy and who loves nothing more than to be attached to her humans. :)

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p.s. Our current dog (the happy faced mutt) came from Texas, where she was found having been hit by a car. Both of her back legs were broken but the rescue in Houston was able to get them fixed. She has no ball joint in her left leg which is why you can see in the picture that she sits with it sticking straight out. She gets around just fine now. :)

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6 minutes ago, kaydo said:

It's so funny that you guys are 2 of my favorite posters, and are dog people as well. :) After mourning the loss of our 12 year old Sharpei mix last year (sweetest, mellowest dog in the world), we now have another rescue mutt with a lot more energy and who loves nothing more than to be attached to her humans. :)

Awww...sorry for your loss. We lost our first greyhound Cody about 2 1/2 years ago to cancer. He was my heart dog and hated to lose him at only 6 years old. We still have his sister Izzy (the one in the leaves), and Atom (the dummy with his tongue hanging out) shares the same dad as them. Atom is so much like Cody that it's scary. Isn't the same but it helps having him around to remind me of my boy.

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It absolutely stinks that they don't live as long as we do.:778_heartbeat:

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This was a gift for my mom's little dog. LOL. My puppy had to try it. Curiosity like a cat, this one.

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