News from American Greyhound recapping June and looking forward to July.

June by the Numbers
We had 8 adoptions in June.

This makes our year-to-date totals 43 adoptions and 34 brought into the group.
Paint a Pooch

Join us for a fun night of painting at Charcuterie in Griffith while supporting American Greyhound.

The Sip N Paint ticket price of $32 includes all painting supplies and instruction, and part of the proceeds will go directly to American Greyhound.  The painting will be pre-traced.
Full bar, craft beers, and food will be available for purchase that evening.

Cutaneous Lymphoma 

Cutaneous Lymphoma is a rare type of cancer that can be difficult to diagnose in gods because it initially presents as other, more innocuous ailments. However, it is important to be informed about this disease so you can be sure to ask the right questions when consulting with your vet. To learn more, please check out this article from VCA Hospitals.
A Letter From Your Dog

I am your dog, and I have a little something I'd like to whisper in your ear; I know that you humans lead busy lives. Some have to work, some have children to raise. It always seems like you are running here and there, often much too fast, often never noticing the truly grand things in life. 

Look down at me now, while you sit there at your computer. See the way my dark brown eyes look at yours? They are slightly cloudy now. That comes with age. The grey hairs are beginning to ring my soft muzzle. You smile at me; I see love in your eyes. What do you see in mine? Do you see a spirit? A soul inside, who loves you as no other could in the world? A spirit that would forgive all trespasses of prior wrong doing for just a simple moment of your time? 

That is all I ask; To slow down, if even for a few minutes to be with me. So many times you have been saddened by the words you read on that screen, of others of my kind, passing. Sometimes we die young and oh so quickly, sometimes so suddenly it wrenches your heart out of your throat. Sometimes, we age so slowly before your eyes that you may not even seem to know until the very end, when we look at you with grizzled muzzles and cataract clouded eyes. Still the love is always there, even when we must take that long sleep, to run free in a distant land. I may not be here tomorrow; I may not be here next week. Someday you will shed the water from your eyes, that humans have when deep grief fills their souls, and you will be angry at yourself that you did not have just "One more day" with me. 

Because I love you so, your sorrow touches my spirit and grieves me. We have NOW, together. So come, sit down here next to me on the floor, and look deep into my eyes. What do you see? If you look hard and deep enough we will talk, you and I, heart to heart. Come to me not as "alpha" or as "trainer" or even "Mom or Dad," come to me as a living soul and stroke my fur and let us look deep into one another's eyes, and talk. I may tell you something about the fun of chasing a tennis ball, or I may tell you something profound about myself, or even life in general. You decided to have me in your life because you wanted a soul to share such things with. Someone very different from you, and here I am. 

I am a dog, but I am alive. I feel emotion, I feel physical senses, and I can revel in the differences of our spirits and souls. I do not think of you as a "Dog on two feet" -- I know what you are. You are human, in all your quirkiness, and I love you still. Now, come sit with me, on the floor. Enter my world, and let time slow down if only for 15 minutes. Look deep into my eyes, and whisper to my ears. Speak with your heart, with your joy and I will know your true self. We may not have tomorrow, and life is oh so very short. So please... come sit with me now and let us share the precious moments we have together. 

Love, Your Dog
Community Events

Valpo Farmers Market
Aug 10  8AM-2PM
William E Urschel Pavilion
Valparaiso, IN

Dog Days of Summer
Aug 24  4PM-7PM
LaPorte County Fair Grounds in the Draft Horse Barn
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