Friday, February 18, 2005

Friday Hound Blogging

Ah, another Friday reddens the eastern sky and it is once again time to turn our thoughts from Jeff/Jim Gannon/Guckertgate, Social Security collapse, and Nuclear Korea to more important matters, namely rescued racing greyhounds.

Regular readers of this blog (and that would be my mom) will remember that Friday is the day we feature rescued racing greyhounds who are in search of a permanent domiciles, having been evicted from their previous digs because they were no longer sufficiently profitable in the eyes of their human overlords. If you don't know about the plight of racing greyhounds go here.

Greyhounds make great pets because they are known as forty mile an hour couch potatoes. By that we mean that as sprinters (a race takes less than a minute) they are used to going all out for a short period of time, then being returned to their cages by the minions of their overlords where they spend 18 - 20 hours a day. Kind of the same relationship you have with your car. Keep it in the garage until you want to use it. Take it out, use it. Put it back. Come to think of it, that could be the greyhound motto: Take me out. Use me. Put me back. And when I get too slow, dump me. Meet this week's dumpee, Pharaoh.

Pharaoh is very affectionate and loving. He is easy going and mellow when there is not a lot of activity in the home – but will get playful when other dogs are playing around him. He is happy and gentle. He will rest his head in your lap for attention. He wants to be his family's bed partner. He enjoys playing in the yard. See what we mean about couch potato? For more information about this dog, and other rescued racing greyhounds looking for homes, go here.

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