Life Changers!What can I say.I got my first greyhound in 1986 and my first whippet the year after. Sighthounds caught my heart and captured my soul.I grew up with dogs of more conventional breeds such as daschhunds. However when I saw a picture of a greyhound I fell in love deeply and irevocabilly.I read everything I could find about greyhounds and Niki came into my life.She died in her sleep in 1993.I miss her but there are others in my life every bit as loved as she was/is truth be told we never forget those who leave us and I am sure we will meet them again when it is our turn to cross the rainbow bridge.In 2005 I lost my nine month old whippet puppy he had been diagnosed with haemophelia and a cerebral tumour. I had to let him go with love. an aquaintance knew I had an ifinnity for greyhounds and since he had a computer he found an organisation called galgoes in need Denmark I contacted them and talked to them for well over two hours and finally asked if I could adopt a galgo(Spanish breed of sighthound)I was given the green lights. I waited and ten days later they had found a galgo for me did I want him ? I said yes time passed especially slowly as I was waiting to pick my new familymember up at the airport. The night before I had a call from Spain and the chairperson of the organisation told me that the hound I was waiting for was too traumatised to go anywhere but they had found another one only slightly smaller and darker than the first one did I want him I said yes. As I went to the airport I had no idea what to expect. I signed the adoption papers and was asked if I wanted to see a picture of my new hound I said yes and to my surprise and delight I found a picture of a young greyhound not a galgo when I pointed that out I was asked how I could be so sure and I said that once you have had a greyhound you don´t forget what they look like. Connor arrived and it was love at first sight. This was back in 2005 I have not looked back since. I found out that my Connor is related to my very first greyhound so it was like life comming full circle. Since then I heard about the way racing greyhounds were treated and formed my own organisation in 2006 as no one wanted to help racing greyhounds. In 2008 I moved to a bigger place and have since adedded two more greyhounds to my wee family. I have no regrets and can only say this greyhounds changed my life for the better. Let a greyhound race into your heart I did and have no regrets I love my four lads. Three greyhounds and one whippet my life is a happy and priveledged one because of my greyhounds.They are my nearest and dearest I would not want any other life as I love my lads and without them life would not be the same.
greydk 46-50, F 5 Responses 3 May 30, 2011