Greyhound Super Mom

In 2003, police in Warwickshire , England , opened a garden shed and found a whimpering, cowering dog. It had been locked in the shed and abandoned. It was dirty and malnourished, and had clearly been abused. In an act of kindness, the police...

Even the Vet Didn't Believe This One

Greyhounds love treats! (who doesn't) The problem is you have to watch what you give them because all the food additives in them will give you a bad test. After every race the winner is given a pee test as well as one dog that is picked at random....

Nasty Clouds

When we were kids and the family would be out driving at night for some reason, whenever we would go over the mountain and there would be wisps of fog on the road, my dad would run over them and yell "NASTY CLOUDS!" We would love it when he murdered...

Dog Walking Tip

NEVER take your dog back in the house as soon as he has done his business. Always walk them at least a couple of minutes more (unless it's cold and rainy and you both want to go back inside). They learn that you are going to take them back in as soon...

Queenie and Droid

This is Queenie and Droid. The greyfaced greyhound is Queenie. She was the mother of all my pups (including Droid) Droid was the fastest that I ever raised. She was very sweet. I would call her name softly with an echo Droidoidoidoid... and she would...

Track Negligence

Today I thought I would write a little about corruption at the Dog Track. I spent 13 years in the Dog Business so I know a little about it. When I started I was going to do the big expose' and close down the track. I found out that most of the dogs...

I Was Attacked by ZORRO

Well it might as well have been ZORRO anyway! Jackie Macadoo was a greyhound. Jackie Macadoo left a huge scar on my right forearm!  Here's how it happenned... I had taken over a new kennel.  The first thing you do in a new kennel...

I Knew...

...the first time that I stepped into the turnout pen that I was where I was supposed to be for the rest of my life. I was waist high in dogs pushing at me from every side just craving a little attention. I was thrilled to give it to them. It...

Psycho Kitty

Psycho Kitty was the coolest cat I ever had! When I lived on my hundred acres he followed me around like a dog. It didn't matter where I was he was behind me. One thing he liked to do was ride down the hill on top of my car. When I would get...

My Little Red Husky

When I first was married we lived in a little 2 room apartment on the third floor. One day Bobby called me at work and said, "Guess what I just saw?" Of course I asked what it was and he told me that he was on his way into the apartment and he saw...

Treat Time

Greyhounds love treats! (who doesn't) The problem is you have to watch what you give them because all the food additives in them will give you a bad test. After every race the winner is given a pee test as well as one dog that is picked at random....

This Made My Day

I was at work the other day when a lady walked up to me and asked me if I was the lady that had given her a dog 2 years ago. I told her probably (I didn't recognize her - lack of oxygen you know) and I asked her if she could tell me who the dog...

Mikey Was A Trainer's Dog

Mikey was a trainer's dog. My friend Kevin took him home when he was finished racing. Kevin took a job in Florida and couldn't take Mikey so I took him home. When Bobby and I moved to Florida to work we gave Mikey to Joel. Around the time Joel...

Levi

Levi was a greyhound I took home to because he had the good sense to fall in love with me. It's a good thing because he did not adjust to being a pet too well and I was able to give him the special care that he needed. He did just fine around me...

Cheyenne Queen

Queenie was the first greyhound I ever owned and was the mother of all my pups. She was given to my husband by an owner as a Christmas gift. We got her before she was even 2 years old because of an injury. We took her everywhere with us and spent...

Baby Greyhound

With so many questions about greyhounds right now, I thought I would write about a few of my own. I have owned 29 greyhounds. 20 out of 29 became AA's. (very good) 2 of those were stakes dogs. Out of the 9 left 3 were fighters (that means that...

I Am Officially a Has Been

I guess that is better than being a "never was". Last night at work I was laughing with a friend about the time I thought the people at the track were messing with me when they told me that greyhounds used to race with monkeys on their backs. Turns...

My 2 White German Shepherds

I had 2 absolutely gorgeous white German Shepherds named Maxx and Skye. I especially adored Maxx. I got him from a man who mistreated him. When he brought him to me he had on a training collar (this means a collar with 2 inch spikes pointed IN TOWARD...

If It Weren't for Bad Luck...

Before some of ya'll start lecturing me about this story, please remember it happenned in the 70's.  Dogs were treated differently back then... Laddie O was an adorable little cocker spaniel mix that showed up on our doorstep one day. He was sooo...

I Remember

... sitting on the bed and designing kennels with my mom for our animal shelter. People used to drop strays off at our house all the time. Some we would keep, some we would find homes for. My mom was raised on a farm so she knew alot about what...

A Little Greyhound Racing History

Home >> Mexico Destinations >> Tijuana >> Tijuana Events and Festivals >> Tijuana Monkey Races   Tijuana Monkey Races has been a Tijuana rumor for as long as I can remember. It was rummored to take...

What's a Shit Chipper?

In the winter the dog poop freezes almost as soon as it hits the ground. The only way to pick it up is to take the shovel or rake and "chip" it off - then pick it up. This leaves little, frozen chips of shit that have to stay until the ground...

My First Litter Of Greyhound Puppies...

....brought our neighborhood together. I was living in downtown West Palm Beach in a typical neighborhood where the neighbors never spoke. The way our apartment complex was set up was there were 2 rows of apartments facing each other. On my side...

part 2 (my first litter)

At 2 months of age it was obvious that my puppies were outgrowing my yard fast. I found a 10 acre place in the middle of the swamp out in Loxahatchee. It had a rundown trailer that we had to rebuild from the floor up -literally, there were no...