The Official Pets Thread! (non-salty ones)

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    flojo

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    Wow thanks for the info guys. That's awesome! I had no clue. Alexander is gonna be so happy ;) haha.

    Super cute dogs daughtery. Lol. What exactly are the doing? Haha. I'm on my phone so it comes in pretty small and looks pretty funny
     
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    daugherty part time reefer

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    that pic was just after we got the jack so they are just trying to figure each other out
     
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    flojo

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    Haha that's funny. I LOVE jacks! They're so awesome! And smart as heck. Those are some good looking dogs
     
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    That's usually the only way you can get one... through the actual greyhound rescue. We got ours from the woman who breeds them and sends them to the tracks. When they retire she gets them back and places them.
     
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    Are they abused or unhealthy at all because of this?
     
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    d2mini VIP Member

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    I personally think their practices are borderline. Some see it as abuse.
    But I've been around dogs that have truly been abused and greyhounds don't exhibit that kind of resulting behavior. They are some of the sweetest animals in existence. Their emotional sensitivity might have something to do with life at the track but they are not scared of humans at all. They'll run to anyone looking for some love. Another reason to keep them on a leash at all times.

    They do have some normal health issues typically found in large breeds as they get older like arthritis. And a potentially fatal digestive problem called "bloat", again common with large breeds and avoidable. But they are athletes so overall they tend to be a pretty healthy breed. They do seem to be a bit more prone to Cancer than other breeds. That's their main health issue. Ours was about 10 years old when we finally had to put her down due to cancer.
     
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    I know I can research this on my own so I really appreciate the help and the info. I never even considered a greyhound before now but I love dogs and big ones to boot. Plus it would be really neat to be able to potentially save one. Thanks for the info d2mini
     
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    d2mini VIP Member

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    No problem! Good luck with your search.

    And remember, the bigger the pooch... the bigger the poop. ;)
     
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    oh EXCUSE ME
     
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    flojo

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    .....flo, what is the soup dejour?

    Its the soup of the day.

    Mmmmm. That sounds good, ill have that.
     
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    RyanG ^*Eternal Dumbass*^

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    Look at the butt on that thang!
     
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    nice dogs daugherty.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    We have a greyhound track in Tucson. I strongly dislike the idea. It seems the breeders and owners are constantly getting busted for animal abuse/neglect and dumping. And yes, they find mass graves of dozens of executed greyhounds out in the desert quite often. Sometimes they are shot in the head, sometimes they are beaten to death, and sometimes they are just tied to a tree and left to die. When they have outlived their usefulness (after a couple years of running), they are unfortunately left to die very awful deaths a lot of times. I do believe that dog racing is animal abuse. Not the act of racing in and of itself, but the culture that creates hundreds of animals, only to abandon or execute them when they are a couple years old.

    Tucson's local greyhound rescue group is very active and very good at trying to find homes for the dogs once they are no longer racing. Unfortunately, the ones that end up being placed in homes are only a fraction of the dogs that started off on the race track.

    If you are interested in greyhounds, nearly every state has a rescue group.

    Here is one you should check out :)
    http://www.greyhoundrescueofidaho.org/
     
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    I'm with Biff.
    I just didn't want to get all preachy earlier. :D

    BTW, that wiki entry is almost like reading my posts in this thread. :mrgreen:
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Hi I'm Sarah. Have we met? I don't believe we have. Me, preachy? Never. If you guys think I'm bad, you would definitely pity what poor NDB has to listen to day in and day out...
     
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    :regular_w

    :rofl:
     
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    lightcs4 Loving to learn

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    Hey, we love you anyway! :mrgreen:
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    My 3 furballs -- Izzy (the lab), Sprinkles (the beagle/pointer mix), and Buddy (the boss of them all--and he's just a ferret!)

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