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A little tardy about sharing this, but we adopted another greyhound to keep The Bean company. May I introduce to you Billy Bob, the sixth greyhound to grace our household:

 

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He's four-and-a-half years old. We'd never before adopted a dog with such a distinguished career:

  • youngest member of the 2012 All-American Team
  • winner of the 2012 $20,000 Dick Andrews Futurity in Palm Beach
  • finalist in the He's My Man Classic
  • ran the 545-yd course at PBKC in 29.15 secs (third-fastest time ever)
  • won 10 starts in a row at Naples

He started his career at PBKC, and also ran at Naples, Mardi Gras, Dubuque (now Iowa Greyhound Park), and Bluffs Run. His last race was in August, 2014. Though born a cryptorchid, he may become a daddy next year if everything works out.

 

He's very sweet, sensitive, eager to go on walks and car rides, easily correctable, and has the best sad-puppy eyes. Though he tends to be content with playing with toys by himself and hasn't shown much interest in playing with Bean yet (maybe it'll come with time), I think she's glad to have a companion.

 

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Steve, owner/photographer Crackerdog Photography, writer of ShutterHounds. Follow me on Instagram.
Alex (Sanja Black Eyes [1989-2003] - Sanja Superfrank x TH's Fandango), Nikki (Ein's Ardonis [1995-2008] - Farmer Wilson x Legs Polly),
Sadie (Carla Tar [2002-2014] - Coldwater Guv x Canatar), Katie (Leading Home [2003-2013] - Iruska Excalibur x Impress Me Much),

Bean ([2013-] - DJays Octane x O Ya Cranberry), and Billy Bob (O Ya Billy Bob [2011-2020] Dodgem By Design x O Ya Cranberry)
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Wow, what a sweet boy. I guess he just needs some time to get used to his playmate.

Sorry for butchering the english language. I try to keep the mistakes to a minimum.

 

Nadine with Paddy (Zippy Mullane), Saoirse (Lizzie Be Nice), Abu (Cillowen Abu) and bridge angels Colin (Dessies Hero) and Andy (Riot Officer).

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I know I've already said this, but I am so happy for all of you. :grouphug

Jan with precious pups Emmy (Stormin J Flag) and Simon (Nitro Si). Missing my angels: Bailey Buffetbobleclair 11/11/98-17/12/09; Ben Task Rapid Wave 5/5/02-2/11/15; Brooke Glo's Destroyer 7/09/06-21/06/16 and Katie Crazykatiebug 12/11/06 -21/08/21. My blog about grief The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not get over the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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Congrats Steve! He is a stunner.

Kyle with Stewie ('Super C Ledoux, Super C Sampson x Sing It Blondie) and forever missing my three angels, Jack ('Roy Jack', Greys Flambeau x Miss Cobblepot) and Charlie ('CTR Midas Touch', Leo's Midas x Hallo Argentina) and Shelby ('Shari's Hooty', Flying Viper x Shari Carusi) running free across the bridge.

Gus an coinnich sinn a'rithist my boys and little girl.

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He started his career at PBKC, and also ran at Naples, Mardi Gras, Dubuque (now Iowa Greyhound Park), and Bluffs Run. His last race was in August, 2014. Though born a cryptorchid, he may become a daddy next year if everything works out.

 

 

 

What a sweetie! Okay so I had to look up cryptorchid, and now I'm wondering how he can become a daddy? Is he fixed now and there's some... ahem... stuff frozen?

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What a sweetie! Okay so I had to look up cryptorchid, and now I'm wondering how he can become a daddy? Is he fixed now and there's some... ahem... stuff frozen?

 

Yes to both.

Steve, owner/photographer Crackerdog Photography, writer of ShutterHounds. Follow me on Instagram.
Alex (Sanja Black Eyes [1989-2003] - Sanja Superfrank x TH's Fandango), Nikki (Ein's Ardonis [1995-2008] - Farmer Wilson x Legs Polly),
Sadie (Carla Tar [2002-2014] - Coldwater Guv x Canatar), Katie (Leading Home [2003-2013] - Iruska Excalibur x Impress Me Much),

Bean ([2013-] - DJays Octane x O Ya Cranberry), and Billy Bob (O Ya Billy Bob [2011-2020] Dodgem By Design x O Ya Cranberry)
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He is just gorgeous Steve!! Congrats to you and the family....

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Such a handsome guy, and sounds like such a sweet disposition. How did you come to choose him?

 

His breeder indirectly contacted us last October. Billy Bob had run his last race at Bluffs Run in August 2014 and his breeder asked us then if we'd be interested in taking him. On another occasion he'd told us that he would've given us Bean's and Billy Bob's dam if he'd known we were interested in her (she had already been spoken for). As we had adopted Bean from him the previous year he felt he could entrust us with this special boy. Circumstances were such that we couldn't take Billy in until the end of August of this year.

 

It's been a wonderful development and friendship in that we've adopted two dogs from the same awesome breeder. We don't take this for granted. Never would I have thought this would happen to us.

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Steve, owner/photographer Crackerdog Photography, writer of ShutterHounds. Follow me on Instagram.
Alex (Sanja Black Eyes [1989-2003] - Sanja Superfrank x TH's Fandango), Nikki (Ein's Ardonis [1995-2008] - Farmer Wilson x Legs Polly),
Sadie (Carla Tar [2002-2014] - Coldwater Guv x Canatar), Katie (Leading Home [2003-2013] - Iruska Excalibur x Impress Me Much),

Bean ([2013-] - DJays Octane x O Ya Cranberry), and Billy Bob (O Ya Billy Bob [2011-2020] Dodgem By Design x O Ya Cranberry)
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What a sweetie! Okay so I had to look up cryptorchid, and now I'm wondering how he can become a daddy? Is he fixed now and there's some... ahem... stuff frozen?

 

Yes, Billy Bob was neutered while I fostered him. Thankfully it wasn't as complicated as it could have been, so he healed quickly and well. Billy Bob's original owner/breeder kept him over last winter and drew semen from him to store for breeding use. There is already one broodie (and another who is waiting to come into season) who is being inseminated with Billy Bob's semen, so he will be a daddy-dog probably within the next two months.

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