Friday, December 16, 2011

The last retirees for 2011

Last Saturday afternoon I watched the last Fastfriends dog haul for 2011 arrive from the Caliente racetrack. There was a majority of brindles in this batch of 17 (a friend of mine who volunteers for the Greyhound Adoption Center commented that they too had gotten a majority of brindles in their last haul from Caliente).

Here are a few photos of some of the newly-retired houndies:

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It's pretty hard to not want to hug every hound:


Or to just admire them:


I didn't spend much time watching the hounds being bathed. Instead, I ended up talking to a few people who were new to me and just chatted about greyhounds. But I did get this picture of one brindle getting a bath:


On an entirely different topic, I'll mention that two other dog bloggers (jcp of A Dog's Journey and Karen of Tricks for Treats nominated me for the Liebster blog award:

I'm supposed to suggest five other blogs that I read; I'll have to come up with that. I certainly didn't expect this -- I mean, all I'm doing is just sharing my pictures of greyhounds and hope people enjoy seeing them. My thanks to the two aforementioned dog bloggers.

(Shot with the Nikon D300 using the 18-200mm zoom and SB-800 flash; program-mode; ISO 400; shade and/or flash white balance; normal JPG.)


  1. What a pretty group of hounds. Congrats on the award. Everyone loves looking at great pics of the Houndies.

  2. oh, they're all gorgeous. I'd want to take them all home.

  3. A new group of hounds getting ready for their forever homes. Hope they find their them soon. Congratulations on the award. We love ShutterHounds!

  4. I wouldn't have been able to resist hugging all of them! What gorgeous pups! I'm afraid I'd have snuck off with that white one with the fawn patches. Those eyes are just stunning!

  5. i hear you: i have a weakness for the white houndies, too.

  6. congrats on the award! We all just looking at beautiful greyhounds! I love the white/ pretty! I, too, have a weakness for the white ones..