Bunny’s Story

My name is Bunny and I am a very lucky greyhound.

My breeder had a program worked out where people could adopt a puppy from a litter, watch them grow up and see pictures as we got older and then when we retired from racing, we would go to the people who had preadopted us.

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I have one sister from my litter who was the same rare color as me, blue fawn, and a lady applied to adopt her. My sister and I were very close, so the lady decided she wanted both of us so we could live together.

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Well, my trainer at the track didn’t know I had an arrangement set up.He decided that I was too little to race and sent me to the adoption kennel instead. I met my mom there and she adopted me within the week I arrived.

She had just lost her heart dog*, Treat, and I came in and leaned against her in just the right way. I had to wait two weeks to go home with her, though, because I had to have my spay surgery done.Well, the woman who preadopted me had found out by then, and she contacted the adoption kennel.

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Bunny and Gizmo


Mom sent her an email about Treat and about how she hoped that I’d be able to follow in her footsteps and be a therapy dog, and Greyhound ambassador, and the woman said she felt like I was meant to be with Mom. She said that she was very glad to know I was going to a really wonderful home.

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A year or so later, Mom was on Greytalk and saw that my sister, who was adopted by that woman, had been taken in by a Greyhound adoption group out East. The woman who adopted her was a hoarder, and local groups who knew this, wouldn’t adopt hounds to her.

All her Greyhounds had to be cleaned up and get vet care, then they found them new homes. I had had a lucky escape!

I have another sister who went to a family who had lost one Greyhound, then adopted another, who died during surgery and finally chose my sister. She was a heart healer just like me! I got to meet her last year at our reunion and she was really sweet.

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Mom said she wasn’t as cute as me, though! 😉 That’s why moms are the best! They say the nicest things!

Bunny

P.S. A Heart dog is a dog that you have a special bond with, and a deeper understanding with, than other dogs. Bunny’s Moms post explains this very well 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Bunny’s Story

  1. I’m so glad you wanted to share my story! I’m also hoping that some of my brothers come to the reunion this year. I think I might be busier since retirement than I was before, though! BOL!
    Bunny

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