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  1. When I got my first greyhound I lived in Toronto. I went to a greyhound hour at Norwood ( I believe it was Sundays at 12, no idea if its still then or if its still held or not) it is a public dog park so we could not prevent any other dog from entering but most of other dog owners were aware the greyhounds came then and would wait until we were finished. The group got so large though and the space is relatively small and add to that a couple local residents that felt it unfair the greyhounds were there in their local park I felt it became too unsafe to bring my dogs.

    After that I started to make the drive up to the simcoe group and couldn't have been happier. Its a bit of a drive but worth it for a wonderful well organized and run group. Its members are great people and its so much safer for the dogs. I highly recommended you take the drive even just once to check it out.

    I now live in the burbs and have a large yard and a toddler ( and baby on the way) so I very rarely can make it up there anymore but I miss the group a lot and really wish I could go more often.


    We miss you and Wally and Corinna too! Thanks for the wonderful endorsement, we've worked hard at making the group a safe and happy experience for everyone.

  2. I protected my hounds by starting a fun run group. I don't trust all the loose dogs around here, my first boy was attacked so we started with weekend runs several years ago. One of the diamonds we use is not too far from me, so I often run over during the week and give everyone a good workout over there. The backyard suffices for the rest of the time. I don't miss the walks at all, I was so nervous and tense, and awfully tired of dealing with cut feet and crap everywhere. I realize I'm very fortunate to have the diamond this close!


    Edited to add: You can get bear repellant at Canadian Tire, but I wouldn't have any faith in it stopping a dog that's attacking.

  3. An older gentleman has arrived at Camp Greyhound to join our elders in keeping campers in line. His name is Rocco. Like most seniors, they are all adjusting well.




    Bailey is fine with the new addition.



    And so is Andy



    I Can't wait to get to know Rocco, but I already know he is one special boy, and I'm so glad he's come to join us.



  4. Another vote for colloidal silver, it's really marvelous and simple to apply on any kind of wound. The manuka honey is really the most useful on things like deep cuts and abscesses when you want to clear up an infection. It's not as simple to use, as you need to apply it thickly and then cover it for best results (it's drippy and sticky as you would expect honey to be), whereas the silver, you just spray and go. Your local health food store should have a brand of silver that will work, 10 PPM is fine, and we prefer the Ionic or electrically isolated silver, as it can be used internally as well. The silver proteins, not so much.

  5. Roman nosed hounds seem to have more character than regular nosed hounds, or maybe I'm just lucky. I've had 2 now, and Romi was a HUGE character, so much so that going on 2 years he's been gone, I still think of him every day. Joey, while very different from Romi, also has a ton of character, and is much beloved already, and has fans outside our home too.


    Wish I could take him, I have a broodie here who would straighten him out in a hurry lol.

  6. I have a few more dogs to add, if it's ok, now that you've found even more tapes.


    Kiowa My Dodie raced at Hinsdale Sept. 4 2002- Aug. 9 2003


    and his half brother, Hallo Forty Nine, Sept. 5 2002 - March 15 2003


    I don't think the rest of my guys raced there, if they did, they aren't listed as such.


    Thank you so much - I'd be happy to contribute a little something to help with the costs you're incurring.

  7. My deepest sympathies go out to both of you and to Murray on this terrible loss.


    I will never forget meeting you all at GiG, and what nice visits we had sipping beverages on patios. Bee Wiseman was priceless.


    Run free, sweet Bee Wiseman.

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