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So this is a new one. I was walking Logan down in the park this afternoon, and a couple passed us. The woman was in the lead, and asked what breed of dog, and I replied retired racing greyhound. The guy came up next, and said that he first thought my dog looked like one of those thylacines. 

I've had Logan mistaken for a Great Dane, a Doberman, a deer (including by a couple rutting bucks one time, at least they kept following us), or a tiger or tiger dog (those from little kids), but "thylacine" is a new one. 

In case anyone is unfamiliar with them, here is a description: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thylacine. It's generally thought that they went extinct in the 20th century, though occasionally there is still a reported sighting of them in Tasmania. Not quite as many sightings in Ohio, but apparently some...

Anyway, here is the "thylacine" on his walk:

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Guess there could be some resemblance seen from behind, what do you think?

Rob
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Not extinct :yay

 

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Give them a big, huge YAWN Logan, then the resemblance is uncanny!:hehe

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Somebody check to see if Logan has the marsupial pouch.  

One GT person reported some years ago being asked -- upon exiting an elevator -- if their grey was a hyena.  Evidently all that registers with some people are brindle stripes.  

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9 hours ago, palmettobug said:

Give them a big, huge YAWN Logan, then the resemblance is uncanny!:hehe

This!  :lol 

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Ah, the Tasmanian tiger! There is a statue of one at the zoo I volunteer at. It gets a lot of attention since it's such a strange looking creature. I suppose it is stripey.....  :lol:

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I can't even decide on an emoji for that!!!  Someone not only doesn't know dogs, they don't have a clue about extinct marsupials!!!!

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Rocket was very bright red with very pronounced striping when he came off the track and we adopted him.  At one of his first vet visits, there was a little boy in the waiting room and it may be one of my favorite moments of all time when he asked, "May I pet your tiger?" 

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17 hours ago, palmettobug said:

Give them a big, huge YAWN Logan, then the resemblance is uncanny!:hehe

Not quite yawning, but this is another picture I took from yesterday's walk. Not quite yawning, but eating grass as he is wont to do. 

 

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2 hours ago, Time4ANap said:

Rocket was very bright red with very pronounced striping when he came off the track and we adopted him.  At one of his first vet visits, there was a little boy in the waiting room and it may be one of my favorite moments of all time when he asked, "May I pet your tiger?" 

Yes, of course you can....:rotfl

A lot of kids call Logan a "tiger" or "tiger dog" as well. But I guess when you are three feet tall a greyhound does look like a huge carnivore :-)

Rob
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