Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Our new Greyhound foster - Babbs!

As some of my older viewers know, our home is lovingly shared with dogs. Penny is our retired racing Greyhound, who is our canine matriarch and mentor to newly retired racing Greyhounds who live with us between the track and their new "forever" homes. Usually fosters take up residency for at least a few months, until they either find a home locally or are shipped off to another state for adoption. Life at the track is all they've ever known, so acclimating to house life is always an adjustment for them.

While it's sad when they leave, seeing the process of a dog's "blossoming" is extremely rewarding. It's easier to say goodby because I know that each and every one of them will live forever in my heart. Usually after one foster leaves, another comes in immediately, but after our last foster girl, (Catcher), left, we were without a dog for a while - too long... Finally, we got word that a new dog was coming, and we were all anxious to get her, to say the least.

Yesterday, we all took a long drive, (Penny too), to get "SNS Babbs", (her racing name), and she's now in the process of settling in. Babbs is a timid and somewhat apprehensive girl, but she'll settle in before too long. They are all unique in their own way, but they all do very well in the end.

Here's Babbs' photo from the Greyhound adoption page. For being so shy, she's really quite photogenic, and a very pretty girl. When I get some photos of my own, I'll be sure to share them.

Welcome Babbs!!


  1. What a beautiful girl! Congratulations on bringing her into your home!

  2. Very pretty dog. Gorgeous coloring and expressive face! I used to work with a lady who had several adpoted/rescued greyhounds. Fostering animals is a wonderful thing to do. If I wasn't an apartment-liver I would love to foster animals...though I don't know my heart would let me send them to new homes. I'd want to keep them all!

  3. Awww, so pretty!! And what a wonderful thing that there are people like you with big hearts to take in dogs that would otherwise have a terrible end!!!