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six-song download to anyone who donates.
Cassie has attracted visitors like Leslie
Flanders Balcerak, author of The 45MPH
husband, Trey, have been a part of the Greyhound
Couch Potato and The Love of a Senior Couch
life since 2011. They currently have three
Potato. She traveled to Nashville from Vero
Greyhounds: Chop Suey, an 8-year-old female;
Beach, Florida, just to meet Cassie and attend
Zeiss, a 6-year-old male; and Kelly Ripa, a 4-year-
her benefit concert.
And Cook, the woman who first reported
seeing the loose hound, was honored at a
surprise dinner to thank her for contacting
MCGA about Cassie. About 30 members
attended the dinner, where Cook received
gifts and recognition for her action.
Cathy Wilder, who is now fostering Cassie,
reported she is settling in very well. Cassie
follows around her foster sister, Yiona, and
has learned how to let Cathy know when she
wants out and when she's ready to eat -
even if it's 2:30 in the morning.
Cassie's continuing story can be followed
After surviving in the wild for five years, Cassie is
enjoying all the comforts of home. Photo courtesy of
Music City Greyhound Adoption.
About the author: Mary McCormick and her
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old female. They also have two boys at the bridge:
their first Greyhound and heart hound Chad, whom
they lost in 2013; and Ritter, a big black tuxedo
they lost last August. Mary is on the Board of
Directors for Music City Greyhound Adoption.