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We will have a featured blogger every week once we get going and that person will hopefully be showered with comments from our members.

To be a PBU featured blogger, first become a follower through Google Friend Connect (juct click the follow button you always see). Then just send an e-mail to Pet Blogs United. We'll contact you, have you pick some of your favorite posts and feature you when your turn comes up on the list. Pet Blogs United will only feature blogs about, by or for pets & animals.

Monday, August 27, 2012

My Roo Spot Featured Blogger

Today we have the pleasure of introducing you to the cast of characters from My Roo Spot.
Jason & Cali
My Roo Spot is a blog about our adventures together and while volunteering for a greyhound adoption program in Richmond, Virginia (James River Greyhounds). A little over 6 years ago, we adopted our first greyhound and discovered our passion..to find as many as possible a forever home!! We do a lot of fostering (75+ and counting) and boarding of retired racing greyhounds. We also attend many events with our greyhounds as well as just playing around in the backyard. I am budding amateur photographer so sometimes the posts are just a bunch of random photos I want to share! We do love to travel so there are many adventures without the greyhounds which I will chronicle too. But mainly I blog about our dogs! We have laughed and cried with many people in the blog world whom we have never actually met. Allow me to introduce my pack!
Shiloh
Shiloh is 14 1/2 and I adopted her the week after I graduated college many moons ago. She has been my ever faithful companion and best friend for 14 years. She loves nothing more than to be near me at all times.

Dante
Dante is a 13 1/2 year old Dachshund who came with my husband. He is ornery and busy but a true snuggle-pup who keeps life interesting. He loves nothing more than to be under a blanket by your side.
Henry
Henry is a 12 1/2 year old retired racing greyhound (race name WR Red Eye) who came to us only 3 years ago. He was dropped off at our house to be boarded for a few weeks (check out the posts in Sept 2009). The owner never returned and we never let him go! He has a lot of health issues but that doesn't slow him down at all! He loves nothing more than a romp in the yard on a sunny day.

Dana
Dana is an 11 year old retired racing greyhound (race name Great Day Ahead) who we adopted as our first greyhound 6 years ago! She loves to roo and dance for cookies and is very special indeed. Her nickname is Dana Roo Roo Pantz. She loves nothing more than cookies.

Cali
Cali is a 9 year old retired racing greyhound (race name JNB Baby Beth) who we consider our only foster 'failure'. She waltzed in to our house, said "About time" and never left. She is a certified Delta Society therapy dog and we visit the VA hospital and a local boys home. She loves to be in her daddy's lap and is often referred to as the 'tart'. She loves nothing more than being center of attention with all hands/eyes and feet on her preferably with her favorite toy, the pink poodle, nearby..

Some of our favorite blog posts are...

Grapehounds New York 2010

Relaxing by the Pool

Beach Bound Hounds

Stop by & give them a little PBU comment love this week.

*I apologize for the lateness of this Featured Blogger Post, they usually go up on Saturdays, but Blogger has kept me locked out of all of my accounts since Thursday!

8 comments:

Ruby said...

Thanks Pam, that looks like a really fun pack! I'll be sure to stop by and say a hello!

Kisses,

Ruby

Brian said...

Oh my, they are so nice, but so much sad over there. Everyone, please stop by with hugs.

Trina said...

Since sending in this post, my beloved Henry has passed away. We will resume the fun soon enough..

meowmeowmans said...

We'll stop by an visit. Greyhounds are amazing and gentle woofies. There are a few in our neighborhood.

Val said...

Thank you for all that you do for the Greyhounds. It is wonderful to see these beautiful animals in such loving, caring surroundings. It would be great if all greyhounds could find their forever homes, but sadly due to the overbreeding by the racing industry, this will never happen. Greyhound racing is cruel and inhumane. Greyhounds endure lives of nearly constant confinement, kept in cages barely large enough for them to stand up or turn around. While racing, many dogs suffer and die from injuries including broken legs, paralysis, and cardiac arrest. And many greyhounds are euthanized every year, as the number retired from racing exceeds the number of adoptive homes.

At racetracks across the country, greyhounds endure lives of confinement. According to industry statements, greyhounds are generally confined in their cages for approximately 20 hours per day. They live inside warehouse-style kennels in stacked cages that are barely large enough to stand up or turn around. Generally, shredded paper or carpet remnants are used as bedding.

An undercover video recently released by GREY2K USA shows the conditions in which these gentle dogs are forced to live: http://www.grey2kusa.org/azVideo.html

For more information on injuries these dogs suffer, please view:

http://www.grey2kusa.org/azInjuries.html

http://www.grey2kusa.org/eNEWS/G2K-022811Email.html

Dogs play an important role in our lives and deserve to be protected from industries and individuals that do them harm.

V Wolf Board Member, GREY2K USA

CATachresis said...

So sad that Henry has passed away :( But you are doing great work! Greyhounds are very special xx

Shelle Pennington said...

What a great project... and great group of dogs and their families. :)

Thanks for the post... checking out their blog right now!

Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,
http://simpaticodreams.blogspot.com/

Sparhawk Scottie Dogs said...

Wow, what a fabulous family you have there! We often see a couple of greyhounds on our walks - She says they are sooooo graceful when they lope around the fields - not like us Scotties who just seem to bounce like frenzied stubbly little black blobs! Right - we're off to check out your blog now - nice meeting you guys!

RooOooodles, The Sparhawk Clan

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