IN recognition of Greyhound Adoption Month, for this week’s Word On The Street, we asked locals who own a greyhound what their experience has been and what is so good about this breed.
No Photo: Tracy Goossens
“My greyhound is an interesting case. He is the only dog in the country (to my knowledge) that was removed from the mother at birth (she had a c-section). I was vet nursing at the time and he was left for euthanasia due to his compromised state at birth. I struck a deal with the owner and he was hand raised by me, and was still recognised by Racing NSW for registration as a racing dog!”
Photo 1: Xander (aged 3) and Aubrey Miller (aged 5) with retired racing greyhound, Boris.
Aubrey: “I like watching him run around and playing fetch. He also lets us groom him and he never hurts us.”
Xander: “I like brushing, patting and shampooing him.”
Photo 2: Buddy the greyhound.
Mel Taylor: “Buddy is funny and goofy and just a pleasure to have in the family.”
Photo 3: Elizabeth Kilday and Gemma the greyhound.
Elizabeth: “I just love her and I play with her. We also like doing nothing together.”
Photo 4: Michael Kilday and Neddy the greyhound.
Michael: “I like Neddy because he sometimes rubs my belly with his tail. Neddy is happy when he is inside the house.”
By Heather SHARP