Likes: Food, cuddling up with humans on the couch, food, rides in the car, food...
Pet-Peeves: Slick floors, waiting to be fed, other dogs trying to attention that belongs to him.
Favorite Toy: Floppy stuffed animals and Fat Cat toys like the Big Mean Kitty
Favorite Food: Chicken and anything else not nailed down
Favorite Walk: To the park down the street. He doesn't walk as far these days, but enjoys getting out.
Best Tricks: Sneaking up onto the living room sofa and blending in so he thinks no one can see him! He is also pretty good at sneaking a sip of wine from unattended glasses. He prefers red.
Arrival Story: We first learned about the greyhounds many years ago. When we lost our first dog, we remembered the greyhounds. It just so happened that a relatively new adoption group (parent organization - Greyhound Pets of America) was active in our area and we met them at a Meet and Greet. We now have two greyt dogs.
Bio: Jack came to us from the Caliente track. His race name was Itis; his foster name was Albus Dumbledore. Though he won a couple of races, he wasn't too dependable. We think he just ran to the sidelines where someone was standing with a hot dog or other food.
Jack has a pretty big overbite which makes him all the more adorable and special. He loves people and is a natural for working at Meet and Greets.
Jack was diagnosed with Discoid Lupus in 2005. The really weird thing is that his mom has the same thing! No one knows what causes this autoimmune disease, but it isn't contagious. We now share the sun block when going outside.
Jack loves walks but when we take him to a dog park to really run, he usually just runs over to the other dog owners so they can pet him. We call him the Attention Hound. At night he gets "Happy Feet" which is what we call his bursts of energy. He runs all over the house, tosses his toys around, chases our other greyhound, and is simply goofy. After about five minutes, he is back on his bed asleep. Such is the life of a 45 mph couch potato. Read about his pedigree at http://www.greyhound-data.com/d?i= 384363.
Sadly, we had to let Jack go. He almost made it to his 13th birthday, but he just wore out. We will never forget the day he arrived because our lives changed forever. Being loved by a retired racing greyhound is hard to describe, but once you experience it, it is hard to think about any other breed. They captivate your soul. We miss you Jack. Thank you for opening up a whole new chapter in our lives. And all our foster dogs have you to thank as well.
I am getting to be a senior citizen at 10-1/2 years old. I like lounging around and having people pet me but I still have a lot of energy and mischief in me. I still like to shred paper for recycling. Mom isn't too happy that sometimes I chose to shred the wrong paper. I was just trying to help clean her desk top! I still like to pounce on my toys and toss them around. One of my favorites is a bone made by my "Aunty Janet."
I am doing what I like best, just hanging around. Our latest foster sister finally found her own home, so things are much quieter around here. I am getting too old for all the commotion those young dogs bring. She was pretty cute though. Mom and Dad got me a ramp so I don't have to jump in and out of the car. I wasn't so sure about that thing until Dad produced some pieces of hotdog to make it more enticing. Now I have it figured out. Does that mean I don't get any more hotdogs? I may have to rethink things.