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  • Danny the UK Reading Greyhound and the daydream
    Danny the UK Reading Greyhound and the daydream
    One of my favorite books to read to children is “Danny Strikes Out in America”. I reviewed the book in 2014. The story is based on the adventures of Danny, a real greyhound living in England who travels to America and the adventures he...
  • White and Gray Greyhound
    Hope on the horizon for Osteosarcoma in Greyhounds
    One of the most heart-wrenching things for a greyhound owner to hear is a diagnosis of Osteosarcoma or bone cancer in their greyhound.Bone cancer is more common in large breed dogs such as greyhounds. While no cause has been specifically...
  • Hunter Hayes adopts a dog.
    Country singer Hunter Hayes adopts retired racing dog named Cole
    A beautiful greyhound named Cole has found a new home after his retirement from racing. Little does he know that his new owner is not only a well-known country singer, but he is a Grammy winner as well. Hunter Hayes has just announced the new...
  • River, beautiful black greyhound
    Mystique and misunderstanding of the black greyhound
    When you think of the color black, in clothes you think of the Little Black Dress or how sexy a man looks in a tuxedo. For witches and black cats, it conjures up black magic and superstition. But unfortunately, if you are a black greyhound, the...
  • Greyhounds listening to their owner
    My Greyhound’s name is Foxy but I call her everything but…Part II
    In Part I, I outlined the transmogrification of my greyhound’s name from “Foxy” to “Love Monster”. I thought I might be the only one who had quite a few nicknames for their hound, so I posed the question to other...
  • Foxy
    My Greyhound’s name is Foxy but I call her everything but...Part I
    Why is it that we carefully choose a name for our ex-racing greyhounds when we adopt them that embodies their unique personality or embrace their given one and then never call them by that name?That’s what happened in our case. Our greyhound...
  • Lady Greyhound: Greyhound Lines bus mascot comes to life
    Lady Greyhound: Greyhound Lines bus mascot comes to life
    The Greyhound Lines, Inc. bus symbol of the racing greyhound is one of the most iconic and recognizable symbols. But did you know at one time there was a real greyhound mascot promoting the company?The bus line had been using the racing greyhound...
  • The victims of greyhound racing
    Greyhounds lose: Florida Supreme Court rules in favor of more dogtrack racing
    Two former jai alai fronton operators will be allowed to convert their pari-mutuel licenses to allow dog racing. On Thursday, the Florida Supreme Court announced that it had ruled in favor of allowing dog tracks to open in Volusia and Palm Beach...
  • Giles the Greyhound
    The Greyhound effect
    Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider. The Hulk was irradiated by deadly gamma energy. I was exposed to my superpowers in what I call “The Greyhound Effect”.I have proof. I’ve lived in my neighborhood for over a decade....
  • Dark Greyhound Eyes
    Greyhounds: Ownership or Cult?
    In a cult, you have a group of people with the single purpose of furthering an agenda or purpose. An exclusive club so to speak. That got me thinking. Having rescued many different breeds of dogs in my life, I thought I was pretty savvy on dog...
  • Greyhounds and the honky pig toy craze
    Greyhounds and the honky pig toy craze
    It started innocently enough with a post in a retired greyhound forum about a toy that someone bought their greyhound. Then posts mushroomed referencing a toy called the “honky pig”. Suddenly, it was the must-have toy that every...
  • Greyhound in Sphinx
    Greyhounds and their unique terminology
    Greyhounds are distinctive dogs to be sure, but this is not where it ends. There is a whole language surrounding Greyhound behavior that people in the Greyhound realm use when talking about their ex-racing Greyhounds.Chattering – Sometimes...
  • Dos Equis Man versus Greyhounds
    Greyhounds versus the Dos Equis Man
    Dos Equis Beer created a promotional character touted as “The Most Interesting Man in the World.” While he certainly has some fascinating attributes, Greyhound owners might be able to give him a run for his money.Look around at all the...
  • FastFriends Annual Greyhound Picnic in the Park
    FastFriends Annual Greyhound Picnic in the Park
    The FastFriends.org Annual Summer Picnic in the Park was held on June 14th in La Habra Heights, CA. Over a hundred and sixty people signed up with a rough estimate of 150 Greyhounds.This annual event was created to raise money that goes directly...
  • 2014 America’s Family Pet Expo – FastFriends.org Greyhound Booth
    2014 America’s Family Pet Expo – FastFriends.org Greyhound Booth
    The 25th annual America’s Family Pet Expo was held in Orange County, CA in April 2014. The Expo focuses on dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and all manner of household pets. The purpose of the Expo is to expose the public to animals and products...