Friday, February 17, 2006

Friday Hound Blogging

OK, this one's for George. A while back we learned that Nigel and Mookie are AKC greyhounds. Having spent all of our time with racing greyhounds we took the opportunity to cast a few gentle aspersions the way of the genteel class.

You know, typical stuff, like is their dog park members only; do they prefer chimichurri or cilantro and lime butter drizzled over their kibble; do their collars come from Bonwit Teller.

Stuff like that.

We kid because we love. And to show that we're all just one big happy greyhound family we draw your attention to
Marchwind BelCanto Tia Maria.

Tia Maria, a one-year-old toy Italian Greyhound took home top honors in the best in breed competition against 11 other dogs at the 130th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

You go girl.

And yes we know Tia is one of them there eye talian greyhounds, but Mookie seems to have a soft spot for them and even though they may prefer to snack on
Malfatti, gnocchi verdi accompanied by a fine Picolit rather than milk bones, 'dey all da breed and we're down wid dat, yo?

As for us, we're heading over to Dagwood's Tavern for beers and a brat. Wanna come Maynard? Afterwards we can go back to our place and watch some rasslin' on the tee vee.

Maynard, aka The Future is Now, is mellow, quiet, and very affectionate. His foster mom says he is love bug. He is a little shy around new noises and quick movements. He will nuzzle up to you for affection. He is starting to play with toys. He is a Velcro dog that wants to be with his foster parents all the time. For more information about this dog, and other rescued racing greyhounds looking for homes, go here. If you don't know about the plight of racing greyhounds go here.


George said...

Hey, Ironicus!

Thanks for the shout-out, and while the boys do get really excited if you say "cucumber raita," they've never had the stuff. They like the dog bones from Costco, which might be a box store, but at least it's relatively blue.

And Nigel thinks that nothing beats finding human poop to roll in, so they aren't so high-falutin after all.

Ironicus Maximus said...

Ah, it was truly a wise man who said we have more in common than not and we forget that at our peril. Well, maybe it wasn't a man,but whoever it was must have observed the greyhound's love of poop rolling.Racoon poop is favored around here. No Idea why.

James said...

We're fond of goose poop down here.