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  • 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...
  • Greyhound
    Greyhound's stall to Goshen Museum
    The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame in Goshen, NY will soon welcome a new exhibit that showcases the life and times of the great trotter Greyhound, who captured the 1935 Hambletonian at Goshen’s Good Time Park.Greyhound, considered...
  • Giraffes and Greyhounds – A Comparison of Gentle Giants
    Giraffes and Greyhounds – A Comparison of Gentle Giants
    Two of the gentlest animals on the earth are the exotic Giraffe and the graceful ex-racing Greyhound. But are the two really that different?The Giraffe can reach a top speed of almost 35 miles per hour while racing Greyhounds can top at 43 miles...
  • Greyhound in Colorado
    Colorado Bans Greyhound Racing
    In a common-sense move that was embraced by both Democrats and Republicans, the state of Colorado has officially banned greyhound racing. There have been no active greyhound tracks in the state since 2008, and the law was put into place to ensure...
  • Outfitting a Greyhound for necessity and whimsy
    Outfitting a Greyhound for necessity and whimsy
    Greyhounds are unique dogs in that they have a short primary or guardcoat and do not have an undercoat. Although this makes them one of the least shedding dogs, it also makes them susceptible to extremes in weather.One of the great outcomes is...
  • Super Bowl last minute travel and deals
    Super Bowl last minute travel and deals
    Travelers visiting New York the next few days face premium pricing for everything from hotel rates to airfare. And for those who do plan to head to the Super Bowl, tickets run $4,000+ to the Big Game alone. But not everyone will be able to pay top...
  • Greyhound Coat Color Chart
    Greyhounds and the Technicolor coat
    If you are not familiar with Greyhounds, it might surprise you to find that the breed is recognized for 18 different color variations by the American Greyhound Track Operators.Basic solid colors are:Fawn – also encompasses Red FawnRed &ndash...
  • Live Greyhound Racing at Iowa Greyhound Track
    Greyhounds and the race to support decoupling
    In my previous article “The declining popularity of live Greyhound racing tracks in the United States”, I touched on illogical legislation that forced tracks in Iowa and Florida to maintain unprofitable live Greyhound racing in order...
  • Live Greyhound Track Racing
    The declining popularity of live Greyhound racing tracks in the United States
    Although popularity and profits at live racing Greyhound tracks continues to decline, seven states remain that still allow live racing. State ranking is in order of the most live racing tracks currently operating:Florida – tops the list with...
  • Air Canada loses greyhound dog, sends sarcastic email
    Airline loses dog, then lands in doghouse over sarcastic email sent to reporter
    We’ve all heard of an airline losing luggage; perhaps you have experienced this yourself. While it certainly is vexing, it’s somewhat understandable, considering the airlines are handling thousands of pieces of luggage per day. But how...