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We had a black grey for 10 years who died at 12½ after dealing with spinal stenosis for a couple of years. We waited 2 years to get another dog, and asked for not black so we wouldn't be constantly comparing and reminded of him. Even so I still call our male Jack a lot after our black boy. National black dog day was two days ago and it makes me think of him more. Can we post pics here of our black greys we have lost?


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My dear Ken, enjoying himself in the park last November - I used this shot as my 2019 Christmas card:



Very sadly he had to leave me in February, still aged only eight: I wrote him a tribute here.

I had a red brindle before him, my first greyhound Doc; when he died I can remember telling the adoption kennels that I wasn't ready for another brindle, not wanting to find myself out on a walk and looking down at a brindle back that wasn't Doc's. Hence Ken, with his gleaming black one!

When I went to find a successor to Ken, I ended up with a brindle once more - this time a silver brindle, my current greyhound Tiger :)



Clare with Tiger (Snapper Gar, b. 18/05/2015), and remembering Ken (Boomtown Ken, 01/05/2011-21/02/2020) and Doc (Barefoot Doctor, 20/08/2001-15/04/2015).

"It is also to be noted of every species, that the handsomest of each move best ... and beasts of the most elegant form, always excel in speed; of this, the horse and greyhound are beautiful examples."----Wiliam Hogarth, The Analysis of Beauty, 1753.

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my sweet big black boy Nube (Anubis, racing name RJ's Saint Nick - 12/25/01 - 9/12/12) -- lost at 10.75 years young to osteo :(:(:( He was a great, gentle boy who we had the privilege of being our baby for just short of 7 wonderful years.  Miss you, Nuber Duber (and all my other greyhounds, now all at the bridge :( :cry1  :cry1


Kim and Bruce - with Rick (Rick Roufus 6/30/16) and missing my sweet greyhound Angels Rainey (LG's Rainey 10/4/2000 - 3/8/2011), Anubis (RJ's Saint Nick 12/25/2001 - 9/12/12) and Zeke (Hey Who Whiz It 4/6/2009 - 7/20/2020) and Larry (PTL Laroach 2/24/2007 - 8/2/2020) -- and Chester (Lab) (8/31/1990 - 5/3/2005), Captain (Schipperke) (10/12/1992 - 6/13/2005) and Remy (GSP) (?/?/1998 - 1/6/2005) at the bridge
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." -- Ernest Hemmingway

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I'm so sorry for your loss of Jack.  It's really hard sometimes when we see dogs who remind us so much of the ones we've lost.  Lots of us post pics on special remembrance days---birthdays, anniversaries of loss.  And National Black Dog Day!  It's a perfect time to remember our beautiful black dogs.  So yes, if you have more pictures, it would be great to post them.

My special black angel dog is Winnie, the tripod queen.  That's her in my avatar. She's been gone for quite a while.  And our Angie, who is another beautiful black dog, reminds us more and more of Winnie all the time, especially as she is getting more silver.  We sometimes think she is channeling the Queen. :heart

Nancy, Mom to Evangelina, Kiva and Laila
Missing Lacey, Patsy, Buster, my heart dog Nick, Winnie, Pollyanna, Tess, my precious Lydia, Calvin Lee, and kitties Lily, Sam and Simon
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My old man Max, passed away in January 2018. He was a double-bounce, came to me at just over 10 years old and made it to almost 13.5 years. He was a wonderful buddy to me, and tolerated (maybe even liked?) by Logan. I actually did not think I would like a black greyhound, but he came as an overflow foster and ended up staying :-)

Here is a time sequence from August 2017 (I may have it backwards in time, but I love the last shot).




Logan - LoganMaxicon15K.jpg - Max (Aug. 4, 2004 - Jan. 11, 2018)

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I've can't access all my digital pics of Romie, my beautiful, quietly reserved black hound, but I have a beautiful pic on my dresser of my little niece on the sofa with Romie, who crawled in behind her.  He was aloof with most adults but loved loved loved kids.  I lost him at age 9 to lymphoma. 

 I asked at the adoption kennel who needed a home the most.  I was told that Romie had been there almost a year, constantly overlooked.  "There's not a thing wrong with him, " I was told.  "But he's quiet and people looking into his crate just see an old black dog."  


National black dog day was two days ago and it makes me think of him more.




Ellen, Milo, and Jeter

remembering Eve, Baz, Scout, Romie, and Nutmeg

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2 minutes ago, EllenEveBaz said:


 I asked at the adoption kennel who needed a home the most.  I was told that Romie had been there almost a year, constantly overlooked.  "There's not a thing wrong with him, " I was told.  "But he's quiet and people looking into his crate just see an old black dog."  



This is why we adopted Buddy (who is still with us). We went looking for a German shepherd and came home with a greyhound! Buddy had been at the kennels for a few months, and when we waved some chicken through the bars to get him to come to us, he lifted his head, gave a big sigh and struggled off his bed with the air of someone who thought ‘why bother?’.  He wasn’t very demonstrative so probably didn’t look like an exciting proposition, but all of his careers were sorry and glad to see him go which I think says a lot. He wasn’t our first choice but as lots of people say, you get the dog you need, which is not always the one you want. And we are so happy about that!

Living with Buddy Molly b. 5 November 2010. Welcomed home 16/6/2018 ❤️

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Black dogs rule!  I am so sorry for your loss. 

We currently have Kate, a broodie who came to us last year from a farm. 



Previously, we had Allie who came us after being attacked by the other fosters in a home and who we didn't think would make it through the night when she arrived.  We "co-owned" Allie along with a couple of other people here because we all wanted her and decided to share her along with the medical expenses that came with her. She spent time at all of our houses and loved being here with Rocket.  This is her after she recovered.  Miss Jan from Camp Greyhound had posted a video of Aiden talking, and Allie was determined to find him. I miss this bossy little girl, 




Always missing my boy Hi Noon Rocket. The home of Petunia, MW Neptunia and Kate, Miss Kate.

Don't believe everything you read on the internet. - Abraham Lincoln


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We've lost 3 black greyhounds. Our 1st greyhound was black. Tipper was only 8 1/2 when she died. Darren was 11 1/2 and Tucker was almost 13. We still have 1 black greyhound. Diandra was 13 last week and is still going strong.

ANGELS: SUSIE (BANDIT SUE) 3/26/1991-5/13/2006, TIPPER (MPS KRISTINA) 7/23/1999-2/4/2008, LADYBUG (BB'S LADYBUG) 5/19/2005-7/9/2008,
HAPPY 12/2000-10/9/2013, RICHY (DON L RICHY RICH) 11/5/2002-5/17/2015, DARREN 9/24/2005-3/2/2017, TUCKER (AWESOME ABILITY) 12/29/2004-12/4/2017,
BUG (BB'S DANCING BUG) 5/19/2005-11/17/2018

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