There is something in the air at our place this evening. The central heating is on, but it’s not that. The incense is providing a lovely aromatic waft, but it’s not that. The candles are flickering and providing a warm atmosphere, but that’s not it either…..
It’s an excited, but nervous, sense of expectation.
Tomorrow a new girl is arriving at our place.
She is two years old, has blue hair and brown eyes. She’s shy and doesn’t have any friends. She doesn’t even have a name.
She is going to stay with us for awhile so that we can teach her how to enjoy playing with friends; to learn that the world is a better place than she has experienced thus far; and how to become a wonderful companion to a deserving family in the future.
New Girl is a greyhound, one of the thousands discarded by the greyhound racing industry every year.
Her ‘crime’? She’s not interested in chasing a lure around a track.
We are dedicated to helping these beautiful dogs, and although there are approximately 25,000 bred every year in Australia, only 5,000 or so are found homes. What happens to the rest? You guessed it….
So, we are going to take another small step towards assisting (we adopted April nearly 2 years ago) and will foster her to get her out of the horrible conditions where she awaits her inevitable fate unless we can give her another option at a better life (thanks to Kay’s Greys rescue group for finding her and giving us the opportunity to help).
The first few days/weeks/months will be a challenge for her and for us but we are determined to show her what love and respect mean so that she can enjoy the rest of her life as a happy and healthy friend and loyal companion.
We will do regular blog posts on our progress – we hope you will follow our story and rejoice in the awakening of a new life.