Sunday, January 6, 2013

'Sweet' wins out over Bittersweet!


In our neighbourhood
 there is a proliferation of greyhounds
arriving from unfortunate circumstances
not far from our province.


They have served their usefulness
'an unfortunate situation'
albeit bitter sweet.


Bitter for some period of time
but sweet as they live the remainder of their lives
with people who love them and offer them security.


I feel no animosity or hostility
from these beautiful sleek animals
and want to share by bally without any hesitation.


You can sense their gentle and sweet manner 
by just looking at this picture.

I do feel so lucky about my situation
but I honestly feel so great that
these sweeties have a chance at love!

43 comments:

  1. That girl's a beauty! You might enjoy this blog:http://greyhoundgardens.com

    Wonderful greyhounds living on an acre in Oregon with their moms - one of whom is a professional photographer! You'll enjoy for sure!!

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    1. Thanks for the lead, Lisa....a whole acre of land to run, sniff and romp on...wow!!

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  2. Sophie, you are so generous with your friendship to others, let it be returned to you more than tenfold many times. These greyhounds will so benefit from you being there, making a move to come closer to them, and saying
    " Hello". Cheers, Jean.

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    1. Yes, Jean....these greyhounds and many, many more are living a life that treats them with dignity and respect. This particular fellow, named Batty...was just so endearing! Sophie really liked him.

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  3. So purrty. Moms brother in NJ has two rescues and one foster. They are like horsies
    Benny & Lily

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    1. Yes, horsies for sure....have you ever thought of riding one...the 2 of you together?!

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  4. Is it just me? Or does she look like she might be cold out there in the snow. Poor thing needs a winter coat. Sweet doggie though!

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    1. Possibly, Stew...I've seen some doggies with their coats, not lately though!

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  5. You are so right, Sophie.
    It's so nice when they get a happy home.
    This one id so lovely.

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    1. A real sweetheart....Batty, his name just was so calm and relaxed!

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  6. My daughter is a greyhound fan. Unfortunately the situation is the same here. Many are used as money making machines with no thought for their welfare. Most are unwanted after their racing careers are over.
    They are wonderful, gentle dogs and make great pets. It's a myth that they need lots of exercise.
    Thankfully there are quite a few rescues which will try to rehome them.
    That greyhound is a beauty and would probably love to chase your ball Sophie.

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    1. It seems to be everywhere....what is it with humans anyway....at least a lot find new homes and live out their days in peace!

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  7. Such a nice way to spend the rest of your life, surrounded by love.

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    1. Yes, isn't it....lots of friends around and no worries!

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  8. Hello Sophie and Ron,
    That's so sad but such good news they have new loving homes and now they get to play with Sophie (and Ron)!
    Ivan

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    1. There are many stories out there which really tug at your heart strings...but I think those of Greyhounds take front and center.

      Hugs to Aston!

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  9. We agree and it so good they have forever homes after they are no longer raced. Have a marvelous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Yes, Molly...everyone is in agreement which makes me feel so good inside.

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  10. Greyhounds are so beautiful, and some of their stories are heartbreaking. I'm glad that they live out the remainder of their lives with the love and security they crave. They are such sweet animals.

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    1. Yes, Martha...from the stories I've heard...they enjoy sniffing, laying on the sofa, receiving pats on the head, and love. Perfect Companions!

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  11. What a lovely post! Here in South Florida, there are many rescued greyhounds and they are beautiful, gentle creatures. I'm so happy they all have loving homes now.

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    1. It's wonderful to know that so many places on this planet are taking care of these docile animals....from here in Nova Scotia to Timbucto......meaning everywhere......there is definitely 'hope' for humans after all!

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  12. There were a bunch of the rescued and living here too. We saw a meeting they were having and they all wanted to kiss me!

    Keep Calm & Bark On,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. See what I mean....FREE KISSES....just stand in line and you'll get all the FREE LOVE you need....greyhound style!

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  13. Greyhounds really are such gentle, graceful creatures!

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    1. Aren't they! Can't you just see the sleek bodies gliding along the ground almost floating!

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  14. We dont have that runnings here in Sweden, We have a organization who rescues them from running tracks in Ireland.
    Great new friends you have

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    1. Yes...the same here too...actually the organization is about 1.2 hour from here!!

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  15. Oh that all doggies had your good fortune, Sophie, to be well-loved and well taken care of. Batty is one of the lucky ones who didn't get disposed of because it was no longer profitable. Such a beautiful doggie! Keep spreading your love, Sophie! Mental belly rub headed your way!

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    1. Disposable society in more ways than one....gosh what has happened to us, Louise!?

      I will definitely roll over for that mental belly rub~~~~why?~~~~because it makes me mental!!!

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  16. What a sweet and touching post, Sophie. I know you know how blessed you are and how sad it is that some dogs are treated so badly. You have a big heart, Sophie, sharing your ball like that.

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    1. Hi IngerDoodle....
      first....I hope you are able to post w/o any problems now?

      Secondly.....Sophie senses troubled doggies and not-so troubled doggies....her mantra in life is to ~~~~~Help All Doggies in Life!

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  17. Why do they still allow dog racing...and horse racing for that matter? If it is for profit then it shouldn't be. Your so nice to be kind to these poor abandoned greyhounds. They need our love and respect.

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    1. That's so right Ryker...love and respect....I don't think that's too much ask for in this day and age!

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  18. I understand that retired racing greyhounds make wonderful pets. They are beautiful dogs.

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    1. Yes...we have run into many greyhound owners and they tell us many stories of how they were able to have their dogs and what a pleasure it is have them!

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  19. A beautiful (and lucky) dog!

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    1. That's right Terry~~~~~everyday we go to the park we see so many dog and I just know there 1000's of Happy stories to tell!

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  20. PS - Love the header. It's like a painting.

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    1. It actually is done from a painting site~~~~~my new fave site! More to come!

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  21. She is adorable, and I've never met a Greyhound who wasn't sweet and charming. I could possibly be biased, though. ;) I'm surprised they had her out without a coat, though!

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    1. Yes, I wondered about that too, especially with the cold weather here! Perhaps they were in learning mode! Loving your greys~~~~~Happy New Year!

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