"Wait, you're getting what?"
When I told my family that I had decided to adopt a retired racing greyhound, the general response was that of confusion. Why would I get a greyhound? What a random and out of the blue choice,
She was smaller for a greyhound, "only" 56 pounds just about to turn 3 and they described her as a happy girl, always wagging her tail. I knew she was the one for me. And their description was almost perfect. She is the happiest of girls and that tail does a lot of wagging. But there is so much more about Gemma that I love. She is the sweetest and most gentle dog.She's the most well-behaved, well-tempered dog. Family has even said she's essentially just a giant stuffed animal because of how easy she is. She loves her people and I've always called her my little velcro dog because she is usually stuck right to my side or someone else's. She's quirky. Her ears can tell me how she's feeling with their ever changing positions. She's nervous and anxious about new places. And she hates to be left.
"You're getting what?"- what everyone said when I first told them about Gemma. But now, every single one of them agrees- she was the best choice I could ever make.
She's been with me through all the things over the last 7 years. She's got more grey on her face than when we first met, and she doesn't move quite as fast but she is still every bit the sweet, happy girl she was the day I picked her up and brought her home.
This month I am linking up with "Two Writing Teachers" for a slice of life, daily writing challenge.
I sliced about my dog today too! I feel like I know Gemma after reading your slice. She sounds like a sweet and wonderful companion.ReplyDelete
They are great dogs - my son and his wife adopted two together. sadly they only have one now but definitely couch potatoes lol.ReplyDelete
They are! People are always surprised when they see how mellow she is. They're the best dogs! Thanks for stopping by!Delete
I love, "She's a terrible guard dog but the best snuggler." And the fact that this beloved greyhound Gemma is more "grey" than three years ago but definitely part of your family. I have seen the retired greyhounds a neighbor adopts—he has three— show that flamboyant burst of speed at our school playground after dark. He pretty much confirms exactly what you've said here. Hugs to Gemma.ReplyDelete
Three! Well I bet that's a hoot! They're funny when they get together. Gemma always gets excited when she sees other greyhounds. Thanks for visiting!Delete
I loved learning about your dog! What a sweetie. My dog is a snuggler too -- with bursts of energy. Not a greyhound - but a kindred spirit.ReplyDelete
She looks perfect and she is a lucky girl to have you for her 'mom'. I really enjoyed this post, Maggie! We do love our fur-babies!! xoReplyDelete
That is so true! They become such important members of the family. Thanks for stopping by!Delete
Some dear friends of ours adopted not one, but two greyhounds and they are just delightful! They are so affectionate and easy going. Sounds like Gemma was perfect for you.ReplyDelete
They do great with a buddy! Gemma always love seeing other greyhounds around. Thanks for visiting!Delete
She is everybody's favorite : )ReplyDelete
Awww, she is precious! I love the stuffed animal comparison and I love her. She sounds like an amazing dog. I'm so glad you found each other!ReplyDelete