Sunday, May 29, 2011

Monkey Jockeys and More

Hello friends, I thought I would share more of my collection of vintage Greyhound images. The first group is particularly interesting!

Just prior to 1930, Loretta and Charlie David began training capuchin monkeys as Greyhound "jockeys." The monkeys had specially designed saddles and spent two years training with their Greyhound partners. The Davids introduced them to crowds in Palm Beach, Florida, before taking the act across country.

More images from long ago.

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Simple Pleasures

Jackson loves toys.

And Harvey? Shredding paper's just fine for him.

Silly boys.

Monday, April 4, 2011

A Beautiful Day

Several weeks ago I decided to take today as a vacation day, and oh my, did I pick the right day! It's an absolutely beautiful day... warm, breezy and sunny. It seemed like a great day to find Jackson's bear, who hasn't been played with all winter!

Jackson picked up right where he left off.

Jimmy tries to figure out what all the fuss is about.

Now everyone's enjoying the sun.

And this is how we started our day...

Hope you enjoyed your Monday too!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

More From Long Ago

Hello from the Hounds!

We only have time for a short post, so we thought we'd share some images we've been collecting of vintage posters featuring Greyhounds.

This reminds me a bit of my gang...

And this is my favorite (some of you may know why).

Thanks for visiting, we'll be back soon!

Monday, February 7, 2011


Over the last couple of weeks:

Harvey and I celebrated his 4th adoption day anniversary. I can't believe how much my life has changed because of Harvey, and I'm grateful for every day I get to spend with this very special boy.

Jackson turned 7! He still acts like a puppy, so it's funny to think that he's a senior now. Here's Jackson with his annual post-Christmas clearance toy. (Please excuse the lousy photo!)

Clyde's mom hosted a little get together for some of the folks who helped with his rescue. It was wonderful to see Clyde, and he looks fantastic! He's a hardy and happy hound.

The Around Town Hounds visited Hollywood Cemetery. Hollywood, founded in 1847, is home to the monuments of 2 presidents, 6 Virginia governors, 22 Confederate generals, thousands of Confederate soldiers, and countless others. We visited many monuments, including several with dog statuettes. We also stopped by Iron Dog, the famous cast-iron Newfoundland who stands guard over a young girl's grave.

Iron Dog.

The January Around Town Hounds: Jackson F., Harvey, Jackson, Gretta, and Amirah!

We spent an evening last week sitting with Dimples, who broke her leg and needs constant supervision. Isn't she beautiful?

And lastly, Harvey had his annual dental. Poor guy, last year he had 3 extractions, and this year had to have 5 teeth removed. He wasn't able to Roo for a few days, but made up for it today... with perhaps the loudest Roo ever!

Until the next time. Meanwhile, hugs to your hounds.