Friday, February 04, 2005

Friday Hound Blogging

What a week it's been here in the marbled halls of IM Central. Elections, State of the Union, SpongeBob marathon (we're thinking about redoing the living room in a South Pacific theme, and it's definitely time to visit the Gap Store)
Regardless of historical import, or sartorial crises though, it's now time for Friday Hound Blogging. Regular readers will know this is the day we introduce you to a rescued racing greyhound. If you don't know about the plight of racing greyhounds go here.

These are dogs who must forgo toys and soft beds and frequent petting in order to make money for their overlords. People like this. And when the dogs are no longer profit centers, well let's just say the social security program for old racers went bust years ago. So if you'd like to step in, meet Capreccico:
Capreccio is highly intelligent & adaptable. Her first night in a home, she took herself up the stairs, without having seen anyone do it first! She is extremely muscular and athletic, and so she loves to romp around the yard. When she has to go outside, she has mixed feelings, because it's "Need to potty" plus "Fun to run around" versus "Jack Frost", so when she comes back in, she runs into her crate and really gives it to her furry squeaky toys, chomping and squeaking until she feels warmed up and better. The foster family has large, very fluffy dog pillows everywhere but Capreccio likes to rake at the hard area rugs, to wrinkle them up, then lays on that mess. She is not sure about the snow; she feels it hurts her Florida Feet, and puts her toes in her mouth. But she will also run away from the back door to run a bit more in the snow, then stand and stare at it, then come back to the door and then wonder if she should try another batch of snow...? She's still having her internal debate, but we know how she feels: fun vs. cold! Cappreccio demonstrates her affection upside down and she likes to rest her head on the bed and stare. For more information about this dog, and other rescued racing greyhounds looking for homes, go here.

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