Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Meet the Hartwood Hounds.

Since the nursery is here at our house, I thought it would be appropriate to start to introduce you to some of my 'family'.

This is Emma.


We adopted her in October 1999, and she turned 12 years old this past January. Meeting new people is her favorite thing to do (besides sleeping), and she personally greets everyone who comes in the door.

She raced as “Alabama Emma” in Ebro, Florida, and Bridgeport, Connecticut. Her racing career lasted only 5 months – the girl hates to run, so much so that she stopped in the back-stretch during what would be her last race. She then began her second career, with me, as a therapy dog and greyhound adoption representative. Her hobbies include sleeping, growling at her brother, and chasing squirrels.

This is Daniel.


Daniel has been with us since January 2006, and he will be 8 years old in June. His racing name was “Forbes Nakdaniel”, and he ran 81 races over the course of 2 ½ years, all in Florida … at Derby Lane, Tampa, and Naples-Fort Myers.

This boy loves to run. He is happiest when he’s zooming figure-8’s around the back yard with a tennis ball in his mouth. He’s not too sure of new situations, and loud, sharp noises send him cowering to his bed. But, he loves me more than anything, and that’s just what I need sometimes.


If you’re at all interested in adopting a retired greyhound, I’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and/or refer you to an adoption group in your area.


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