Friday, February 11, 2005

Friday Hound Blogging

Once again we turn our attention to the only breed of dog mentioned in the Bible (proverbs, 30:29-31), staple of literature ("I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips, Straining upon the start." King Henry V Act iii Scene 1); and companion of kings. (A law passed during the reign of King Canute stated "No mean person may keep any Greyhounds." The law also stated that the destruction of a Greyhound should carry the same capital punishment as the murder of a man). Admittedly, these noble animals have fallen upon hard times and are relegated to eking out a meager living running around a dirt oval while their human overlords count the cash.

A real Dickensonian story. But you can turn the worst of times into the best of times. If you don't know about the plight of racing greyhounds go here. And then meet Rock All Night:
Rock All Night
Rock is a mellow boy. He is just starting to show his personality. He is affectionate and loving. He wants affection, but he does not “ask” for it. He will stand about 2 inches behind his foster mom waiting to be petted and push his head against her body. He is very sweet and has started giving kisses. He is very attentive and loves to stare out the window. He will run to the window when he hears a strange noise. For more information about this dog, and other rescued racing greyhounds looking for homes, go here.

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