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Kelsey rests in the sun. Photo by owner Anne Restino.
Have you adopted a retired racing Greyhound dog-or- would you like to? The newly formed Cape Cod Greyhound Meetup Group started by Anne Restino of Falmouth provides a great way for Greyhounds to bond with other Greyhounds and Greyhound owners to bond with other Greyhound owners while exercising and training their adopted dogs.
A recent group activity was agility training at the Dog Paddle in Bourne which gave the dogs and their owners a good workout.
Meetups are often just a walk or a hike and, of course, lots of support from others who are experiencing the mutual euphoria of Greyhound adoption.
The Greyhound breed has an amazing history depicted in works of art as far back as early Egypt where the God Anubis was reputedly modeled after a Greyhound. Carvings of the Greyhound were found in tombs in Egypt dating back to 2900 B.C. In a four minute video narrated by Gary Tinterow, Head of the Department of Nineteenth Century Modern Art and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Mr. Tinterow gives an erudite homage to the breed based on his personal twenty-year ownership of Greyhounds and he illustrates it with art masterpieces that feature the dogs. He also explains the physical attributes of the breed which make them the fastest dogs (clocked at forty-three miles per hour) as well as the sleek, thin body giving them a look of haute couture.
Read the complete article at CapeCodPets.com here.
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