||Eight years old|
||West Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
(racing name "Boy Puzzle") eight years old, has been a retired racer
of sixteen starts, 4x Third, 4x Second, 4x First, then he's been mine for five years now.
I reckon he's a special little guy because of the unfortunate transformation
he's had to make from hunter to domesticated pet. I hate the sport of
greyhound racing, it's a terrible way for gorgeous dogs to grow up. In his
retirement, he's had kids swing off him, grab him by the ears and kiss his
nose, try to ride him ... He's just an amazingly loving dog. Sometimes
mistakes a small, fluffy dog for a rabbit, but that's the responsibility we
take on as ex racing greyhound adopters; never let them off the lead in public.
In the picture with the colorful jacket, we went to a march in Melbourne CBD
in support of marriage equality. Slick had hundreds of photos taken of him,
and made it into both newspapers and TV. He had a great day out! My
girlfriend made the jacket for him, and in winter he loves it. Slick, in his
old age lives for his sleep, walks and food. There's not a lot of 'playtime'
left in his want, but he's never shy to stand in front of you and lean
against your legs in the kitchen, or to stand beside your recliner with his
head resting on your lap. He's quiet, loving, gentle and great with kids. A
truly misunderstood breed, but that trend is changing for the better.
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