To show I am not the only greyhound fanatic, here is a quote from another blog, I hope they don’t mind me using it.
“I’ve never met a greyhound owner who wasn’t completely obsessed with the breed.
In fact, it’s commonly said that “greyhounds are like potato chips; you can’t have just one.”
It’s not that greyhound owners love their dogs more than other people love their dogs. But greyhound ownership is a very different experience because greyhounds are very different. Something about those quirky, stubborn, loving, gentle, sensitive, little-big creatures evokes a strange form of fanaticism”.
And it is true. You might never have had a dog, like the person who wrote that quote, or you may always have had a dog, like me. But greyhounds are different. You feel different about them. Perhaps it is because they are more ‘delicate’ than other dogs, and by that I mean they have a different metabolism and nature and things can affect them differently to other dogs.
I can say that although I had Dobermans for 30 years, any more dogs I get will be greyhounds. There is something about the nature of them.
Of course, adopting a retired racer, or in my case a dog that was raised in the kennels, means the dog has it’s own regimen, and converting it to ‘pet’ can be a long process, but, in the words of WWE wrestler The Rock, I guaran-damn-tee, it is the greatest process you can go through.
Every little thing the dog does to improve is worthy of high praise. Remember how I wrote about Rassilon going through the laundry? For other dogs it is a simple thing, but for Rassilon, that was noteworthy.
My Blog is about a kennel raised greyhound. To learn about the conversion of an ex-racing greyhound visit
and read about Kilroy and his trials as he learns to become a ‘pet’.