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MUG SHOTS

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Gisela's girl, Maggie. Having fun at a M&G

 


Here's some holiday mugshots for you! I'm so greytful to GPA for introducing
me to my new best friend. I don't know where I'd be without him!

Alex Norman

 

Here is a picture of my hubby with our 2 greys (Carrera & Recon) at a campground in Pismo Beach. Right up from our RV site there was a reconditioned Greyhound Bus....just had to do pictures :)

 

Kimi

Kimi (10/25/2001 – 08/15/2016)
Click for her story

 

Boomer and his family (Mouse and Charlie ) enjoying a lazy afternoon.

 

Busy Bee (left) and her sister Lefty. Best of friends.

 


This is Jamie who we adopted on March 21, 2015.
She has adapted very well and gets along great with our small mixed breed.
Her favorite things to do is eat and play with her adopted sister.

Raeann

 



This is Senna (Randy Daytona) who my parents adopted last April! He loves to sleep everywhere, do lots of zoomies, and make derp faces with his tongue out! He's a trouble maker, but a very cute one.

 

Rusty knows how to lounge! Took away the sofa and he found the chair.

 





Samantha writes, "These are photos of our greyhound, Renegade :) we just adopted him from GPA last week!"


Our handsome boy koyote Rusty!

James
James
James

We adopted James in July of 2011 and he is an absolute joy. Here are some pics of him running FREE- we take him every Sunday to an enclosed baseball field and LOVE to watch him run. He also has learned to fetch!
The Wilde Family

 Raleigh and Dixie

Raleigh and Dixie...they made themselves a pillow!

 

Cord

Here's an image that looks almost like a tapestry!
Diane's Lina, Lefty and foster Girl Cord!

 

Gisela
Gisela

Talk about a Couch Potato. Gisela's precious Maggie.
And sweet Heidi is convinced that there is a toy missing!

 

Bob & Dixie

Bob and Dixie get a little mixed up at today's MG

 

Cameo

Sweet Cameo is now 14 years old. She may need help getting up on
the couch & bed, but she still has enough energy to run around
with the younger hounds! She truly is a special Greyhound. - Janet Blunt

 

Lina

Our Lina girl - Diane Napierski

 

Eve

After Bryn passed away I have a great looking lady who made herself right
at home on the first day and even uses the doggy door. She is 14 months old.

 

Bryn

This is a picture of Bryn in her memory she passed on August 28, 2013
at 11 years old. She was a GREAT DOG and will be missed.

 

Raleigh
Raleigh

Raleigh settling in at Erin's house

 

Eddie in bed
Eddie on the boat
Eddie gets sun
Sleepy Eddie

Attached are some photos of our retired racer, Eddie (Gitrdone Eddie). He joined our family in January, and we just love him to pieces. Thought these photos captured his personality pretty well, he's a friendly, sunshine loving, lazy pup. :)

Photo 1: Eddie being lazy on vacation in Sedona
Photo 2: Eddie and his buddy Moose relaxing on a boat
Photo 3: Eddie enjoying the AZ sunshine
Photo 4: How Eddie has to sleep

 

Spot & Bo

Bo + Spot = cat safe

 

Olivia
Olivia

Olivia (formerly RDS Merrygoround) played dress up for Thanksgiving at her doggy sitter's. She makes such a cute little pilgrim and a beautiful Indian maiden. And she sits so pretty, too!

 

Kona – Bee (“Bubba”)
(11/08/2007 – 03/29/2013)
Loved by John & Cindy Hutzelman
Kona
Kona
Kona

We always seem to add to each of our “Babies” names – his real name was Kona, but we called him by any one of a number of pet names:  Kona, “Kona-Bee”, “Bee”, “Bubba”, “Little Guy”, and any one of a number of others.

He was our second Puppy Adoption (Dean was our first), and we got Kona when he was eight weeks old!  We were lucky enough to be given the opportunity to adopt him when we were called by GPA-AZ to let us know that there was a puppy at the Dorsey Farms that was available for adoption, since he could not be available to race.  It happened that his mother stepped on his leg and broke it when he was four weeks old, and no matter what they tried, they just couldn’t seem to fix it.  Of course we jumped at the opportunity!  When we got him, his left back leg was severely malformed, due to not healing properly, and it was obvious he would not be able to race.  After taking him home and taking him to our Vet, he indicated that (after consulting with a specialist), that “Mother Nature tends to want to straighten things out on her own”, and that it would be best to leave it alone for the time-being and see how it goes.  As it turned out, Mother Nature did an exceptional job, and you almost couldn’t tell there was anything wrong with his leg – it straightened out nicely!

However, this was not the only issue Kona had at the start – he had a very rough beginning to his life.  After the break in his leg, he was diagnosed with Parvo two days after we brought him home – THAT was an adventure!  Then, he came down with Giardia, and a number of other intestinal infections.  It was a very rough first six months, but we were able to get him through it all.  Once we got over that, it was just a matter of house-breaking him (he took longer than Dean), and breaking him of chewing on everything.  Unfortunately, we had to replace the carpeting in the house by then (he ate some holes in it, as well as an on-going “tinkle-stream” until we got him to hold it until he went outdoors), but once he was taught to let us know, everything was fine after that.

Then, when he was about a year and a half old, he shattered his right front leg, into about 20+ fragments after jumping over a fence and landing wrong!  Long-story-short, I was afraid that we might have either lost him then, or would have to amputate his leg, but the doctor was able to piece it all back together and put it in an external fixator, and he kept that on for thirteen weeks until it healed.  THAT was an amazing process, as well, and it healed so well that you couldn’t tell that it had been broken, except for the lack of hair where the pins went into his leg – it was straight as an arrow!

OK.  Once we got through all of THAT, it was relatively smooth sailing for the next few years.  He had a really happy personality, he loved everybody and got along with every other dog he met.  Walks were fast (he was STRONG) and a joy, and he was curious about everything.  He had this sweet habit of “singing” every time the phone rang (anyone that has called us knows this), much to Cindy’s dismay, and she would have to go out into the back yard to talk until he and the others were done “rooing” (he coaxed the others into singing with him).  I’m gonna miss that.  He was the first to lie on the couch, and always ended up on his back (lots of pictures).  And, for whatever reason, he felt he was a lap-dog, and always ended up putting at least half of his body on me when I was on the couch, too (all 94+ pounds of him!).  He loved not only going on walks, but going on trips, too, and loved the car.  He was a sweet boy.

We had a few “speed bumps” over the years, and he picked up a number of “buttons” that only we could recognize and react to, but I think a lot of that had to do with his adventures during his formative years.  He had a few quirks.  Being food-motivated (and partially due to our fault of teaching him to come in the house with a treat), he got progressively more aggressive with the other two (Dean and Kimi), but we knew what his limits and warnings were and adapted.  99.9% of the time he was a sweetheart, and as long as we paid attention to him, there were no problems.

Unfortunately, near the end, due to a very sudden change in his personality, and after some consultations with outside authorities, it was determined that he most likely had a Brain Tumor, and he would only get worse, and we made the hardest decision we’ve had to make in years.

There is so much more that I could tell you about Kona, but there just isn’t the room here to do him justice.  He wasn’t with us very long (only five years), but he did so much for us and was a bright spot in our lives, and he will forever be in our hearts.

Rusty (Koyote Rusty) with Jaylen on Mom's bed

Rusty

Finally got the toy unwrapped!

Rusty

And now I'm tired!

Rusty

 

Homer relaxing

Homer

 

Gigi and Gym sent in by Chelsea

Gigi on chair

Gigi on her chair

Gym

Gym (Gym Gartland) lounging

 

It's been well over a year now since I brought Phat AZ "Makayla" home & she's still a hoppin' happy girl. In fact she'll have her 9th birthday this year! :) She has such a positive attitude towards life & its been greyt having her being a part of our family.

Makayla
Christmas Day - lounging on the couch. She had the right idea!

Makayla
Makayla & her bud Buddy after partying hard at a luau!

James
James

James (James Dohema), the Wildes adopted him in July,
and they say he is absolutely wonderful!!

 

OK, how many do you have? Here's the pack at Nick & Debbie's
"Hound Hacienda"

 

A few from Rusty (Koyote Rusty)

Rusty
Bella taught Rusty to bark...good job Bella!

Rusty
Rusty
It was cold putting lights up but Rusty wanted to be
a part of it. He got covered and stayed covered!

Rusty
We adopted Rusty in November last year. Love this boy!
He loves his toys. We love him deeply!

Lola

Lola and Mia napping together. Mia belongs to John and Cindy Fox

 

Tessa

Tessa as the model for an adoption shirt for GFNC
(Greyhound Friends of North Carolina)

 

Dixie

Dixie relaxing and looking gorgeous!


Dixie and Missy

Dixie making a new friend (with Missy)

 

Rocky

Rocky (formerly Money) wants to know: "Do you like my hat?"

 

Roller Coaster (New Name: Mochi)
Mochi

Koyote Tractor (New Name: Duke) Mochi


Zoey

Zoey (AKA Tall Girl) in Toy Heaven

 

Misty

Misty Lynn so tired from the holidays...

 

Harry Flachsmann

Harry Flachsmann is ready for Christmas!

 

Brownie at Halloween
brownie

A little tribute to Brownie, Kevin's sweet houndie who passed away last year

Brownie
Brownie
Brownie


 

Makayla
Makayla

Makayla

A few pics of Phat AZ "Makayla". I adopted her early this year and she's been a great companion since. One of the pics I took today - which is the one with her in the water – that's at Cosmo Dog Park in Gilbert. Every time we go there she loves lounging in the water to stay cool and watch the other dogs run around.

Timer and Dad Jeremy visit at a Meet & Greet

Timer and Dad Jeremy visit at a Meet & Greet

 

Duncan
Duncan and Rowena

Duncan gives a cute glance
Duncan and Rowena share a moment

 

Lola
Lola

Dorie's Lola won "Best in the Field" coursing in Black Canyon City.
First time at a trial, greyt job!


Furtado

Furtado with a mouth full of peanut butter...thanks Keith!

Ellie

Ellie warming her tushy by the fireplace during the cold snap.
She took the spot before I could get there.

 

Gracie

Here's Gracie, just 14 months old, what a cutie!

 

Missy Lynn and Chance the kitty
Misty Lynn and Chance the kitty share the bed
 kisty Lynn - Kiara]
Misty Lynn now sharing with her new pal, Kiara!

 

Lassie

Lassie with a big smile!

Harry

Harry having a lazy afternoon in his personal pool!

Montana

Montana posing at home. Roger and Barbara have
had him for two years and love him Greytly!

Karen

Christmas dogs Karen (top) and Scout (bottom).
Scout

Stella
Stella (Still Standing). She was adopted by Craig and Marsha Lohr
in January '09. She is the absolute love and joy in our lives and
we feel so honored to be her patrons! ANYWAY...this is
"Miss Stella Umbrella" doing what she does best...reigning supreme
over her kingdom and subjects here in Phoenix!

Ranger

Here's Ranger doing what he does best... relaxing!Ranger

Eagle and his Dad

Eagle and Dad watching television. Who gets the remote?

Pepper and the baby

Pepper watches the baby very closely.

Blonda on her bear rug

Blonda lounging on her bear skin rug...

Lady and her kitty friend under the couch

Lady watching her kitty friend under the couch. Can you see the kitty?

Capri doing some coursing

Capri doing something new that she likes...coursing!

Ellie B with a toy

Greg's new girl, Ellie B (Blue Sea), a 2 year old blue brindle who wants to be with Greg wherever he goes. Also the new BFF to Greg's 9 year old Bijou.

After the pillow disaster

Oh my! What happened to the pillow?!?

Ellie B with the rabbit

Ellie B with her rabbit

Capri at camp

Capri went to camp with the kids and had such a Greyt time! Here she is with a special friend.

Capri at camp

And here she is at the end of a busy day...

Jade

Jade (Cactus Jade) surrounded by her toys. What a rough life!

3 hounds

Littermates from an "oops litter" born in 2005, gather after the Prescott Parade. Left to right, Denali, Charles Nestler, Aurora, Sue Grundy and Susie.

Wulfbane Sippy

Wulfbane carries his sippy cup!

Capri

Capri gives a smile from her sofa in her home with Keith Lewis.

Monroe

Jana Hester sent this photo of Monroe (formerly Boulder) resting on her snazzy new bed!

Strange & Lady

Strange and Lady looking cute.

Eagle & Lady
Eagle and Lady lounging around...

Isis

Isis, a 12 year old spoiled rotten queen, keeping an eye out for any dangers to her realm and her daddy Greg in Phoenix

Asleep at the wheel

Bailey "Asleep at the Wheel".

The little guy is Bailey, a member of the Feeser family of
Crossville, TN out here enjoying your great winter weather.
Bailey age 6 shares the motorhome with Riley a 10 year old grey.

Tillie
Miss Tillie (Odd Matilda), 11 years young. Enjoying life in Clarkdale, AZ

Lost to osteosarcoma two weeks before her 13th birthday.

Marcie Silver

My beloved Marcie 
5/4/99 - 10/11/07. 

Marcie died 24 days before her 8th birthday from Osteosarcoma.
Traci Irving   

"Gone from our sight...always in our heart.

National Canine Cancer Foundation

 

Charlotte

Here's Charlotte, Four years old, adopted in Canada, 
Did 81 Races troughout her career in United States, Great Irish Girl.

Chloe

In memory of Chloe Carroll 3/28/01 - 5/5/07 aka "Chloe the Cockroach"

Chloe

 

Tigger bird watching

Tigger bird watching at the Carroll house

 

Aiden Easter Bunny

Aiden as the Easter Bunny with the Bennett Girls

 

Bella

Princess Bella in her stylish glasses