There are four reasons we celebrate Adopt-a-Greyhound month (April):
- Ajax, our beloved bridge angel who left us too soon
- Capri, our first and beloved baby girl
- Loki, our mischievous ninja dog
- and every single greyhound and galgo that we've ever met, dogsat or fostered
Greyhounds (and galgos, which are Spanish greyhounds) are an amazing breed for more reasons that I'll bore you with here. Those reasons can be found everywhere on the internet. But the thing that I continue to marvel over and never get tired of is this:
Imagine there are a hundred couples and families, and they each have between one and three greyhounds. They don't know each other because they live all around the country - and in fact all around the world. And of course their dogs have never met for the same reason. Then someone organizes a social event, like Greyhounds in Gettysburg, Grapehounds, or Greyhounds Reach the Beach. Those several hundred greyhounds come together for the very first time. What is their reaction?
If it was any other breed, there would be a lot of barking, posturing, growling, rough-housing and probably a few fights. Cacophony.
They engage in polite sniffing and then proceed to hang around with each other in quiet, comfortable companionship. If they have to stand around too long (because their owners are yakking), they'll rest their heads on each other's backs. There's just a miraculous recognition of brotherhood between them - even between galgos and American greyhounds. Also between whippets and greyhounds. There's something magical there. All of these kindred spirits who have apparently known each other throughout eternity and regardless of geography.
We hope you get a glimpse of the greyhound spirit in our homepage slideshow this month. We'll change the images a few times, so keep watching! And maybe fall in love the way we have.