Celebrating Greyhounds - Spring/Summer 2017 - 38
A new hound proves to be a handful for 'experienced' owners.
By Barbara Williams
ou know the saying, "Karma is a bit-," er, a female dog.
Because I didn't subscribe to this belief in any serious fashion,
I didn't hesitate to scoff at online videos showing antics that
MY Greyhounds would never do - like colonizing the bed or couch as
their exclusive territory or, Heaven forbid, jumping onto the kitchen
counter. My dogs would always be gentlemen; well, almost always.
There was that time Lancelot jumped up on a passing admirer, leaving
muddy paw prints on the man's pristine white T-shirt.
On top of that, I often would shake my head at the stupid tricks that
people asked Greyhounds to do or allowing them to get into things
potentially harmful or hurtful, not to mention the Facebook posters
whose hounds seemed to be perpetually at the veterinarian's office.
"I'm so happy THAT dog isn't mine," I would mutter to myself.
Such happenings were rare in my world. My first pair of Greyhounds
was so civilized compared to some of the horror stories shared on social
38 Celebrating Greyhounds Spring/Summer 2017
Experienced Greyhound owners Dave and Barbara Williams weren't quite ready for
Hunter's exuberant personality and abundant exploits.