you may recall that we’re tossing around the idea of rescuing a racing greyhound. we talk and talk and talk and joke and broach subjects and talk some more, but we haven’t yet pulled the trigger of filling out an application with the rescue. i mentioned before that we’ve been to a few of their meet ‘n greets, but that’s it so far. lately we’ve been talking about logistics like building a fence in the backyard (how high? what kind? where should the borders be?) and joking about funny names to call our mythical dog (bonkers! fasty!).
we also keep constant tabs on our rescue’s petfinder page, and check in with each other about who our “favorite dog” is today. the list doesn’t change much on petfinder at all, but i look at it three times per day anyway. for awhile i had a crush on millie, then fran and stefi, then midnight, then fran again, and today i have a strong attraction to mariah (pictured). like in the past couple of hours, i’ve been all, ooooh mariah is our dog, i can feel it. heh. they’re all so cute!
another thing we’ve been doing is lurking all over the place on our rescue’s discussion board. we both registered but neither of us has ever posted. i feel like i know these people even though i’m a quiet little mouse. anyhow, today someone started a thread about greyhound treats–as in, what do your doggies go crazy for, and/or what do you give them for really special occasions? and of course tons of people were all blah blah cheeseburger, blah blah gross animal product dog treats that i don’t want to even get into here, and so on… but then one woman posted and said something about how her dogs love bananas, peanut butter, and oatmeal cinnamon biscuits, and that they also eat “whatever falls on the floor when she’s cooking,” such as this and that vegetable… and because i’m me, i was all, “yay! i wonder if she’s vegan?” i’m such a dork. i’m sure she’s not, but i was just so excited to read a post that wasn’t all about cheeseburgers and bully sticks (if you don’t know what they are, do yourself a favor and remain blissfully ignorant) that i got a little carried away.
right now i’m trying to figure out how i might be able to schmooze a local greyhound + cats family into letting us come to their house for an afternoon. that way i could watch the dog interact with kitties and ask a billion questions and start to feel more comfortable about the whole thing. of course, i don’t personally know a family like that, so i run the risk of looking like a weirdly eager scaredy-cat if i just come right out and ask. hence, the daydreaming.