Well, we finally did it! Today we adopted a beautiful four year old, 79 pound, retired racing greyhound. Here is a little video of his first day. Look how skinny he is!!
We found the newest member of our little family through http://www.greyrescue.org, an organization dedicated to saving these sweet and gentle beasts. He has been off the track for about a month , and in a foster home for a week learning a little bit about the life of the common house dog.
The first night had its share of challenges, but everything has worked out so far. After a long stressful car trip (this poor scared dog), a relatively peaceful meeting with Sasha Vinny (hissing and running), and a nervous bladder explosion on the dining room floor, we are finally all lying down for a good nights sleep.
We have been patiently trying to get these two animals to coexist, and it really seems to be working. The first day featured some hissing, barking, running, and lunging. But by this afternoon I had them sitting next to each other eating turkey out of my hands. At one point they were peacefully sniffing each others faces. I am predicting some interspecies love.