Tag Archives: Greyhounds

Phoebe and the Remote Control

Phoebe and the Remote

This is another sketch I did a number of years ago. Shortly after Phoebe ate a television remote control. You can read about that here. https://sanctuaryacres.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/what-the-dog-ate-part-iii/

Phoebe was our third greyhound. She is the only female greyhound we have had. She was very girly and liked to wear clothes, fancy collars, and jewelry. She wore a string of pearls or shiny beads at all times in her mature years. If you took them off of her, she was not happy. She stared at you until you put them back on her. The girl liked her bling.

She had tons of personality. From what I have experienced with the greyhounds we have had, each one is unique and different. But we have loved them all.


Cassius lounging

This is what retirement looks like.

Cassius is a retired racing greyhound. He must have been a good racer. He didn’t come off the track until he was four years old. He won 18 racers, and placed and showed in others.

Given his prey drive, I imagine he enjoyed racing. Even so, he is the picture of peace and calmness with our cats and other dogs.

Cassius still enjoys a quick sprint around our fenced pasture and likes to play with his jolly ball. But his favorite thing is sleeping on the couch while maintaining body contact with his mama. That’s me.

We could all take a lesson on how to chill from retired racing greyhounds.