Guest Gert Posted August 8, 2008 Share Posted August 8, 2008 Hi, Everyone!! I've been lurking here for a few weeks. But, wanted to go ahead and introduce myself. I'm thinking of adopting a GH, but, trying to talk myself out of it, for now. I currently live in FL, but, I have my house on the market. I'm planning to move back to KY, where I'm from, when the house sells. I had a GH 9 1/2 years ago. His name was Maurice. He was a big, sweet, fawn boy. I didn't get him until he was 7. I adopted him from my vet, who got him from a vet friend of his who was closing his practice to go to med school. That vet used Maurice as a blood donor. I had been thinking of getting a GH when a friend of mine who used the same vet told me about Maurice. I went to see him. I had never seen a GH in person before Maurice. When I saw him, he was the saddest looking dog I had ever seen! He was skinny, was missing all but 6 inches or so of his tail and he had big bald, scarred patches on his hips. But, I knew I had to take him home!! I really knew nothing about GH's at the time.....but, lucky for me, Maurice adjusted to life in a home quickly. He lived to be 12. It broke my heart when I had to send him to The Bridge, due to inoperable cancer. I haven't had a dog since. I still have 2 cats (both over 18 years old) and 7 turtles......oh, and a husband! I have decided that I'm ready to give another dog a forever home (although, as I mentioned earlier, the timing is bad since my house is for sale). I've been checking my local GHP, and they have an 8 yr old boy who looks like my Maurice (http://www.jaxkennel.com/GAP/Available.asp?name=Kaboom). He's been there for quite some time (at least since early June), and every day I check to see if he's been adopted.......hoping that he has........ Hopefully my house will sell soon, and I'll be able to give Boomer, or some other grey, the forever home that they deserve!! Nice to meet y'all!! Stacy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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