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4/26/12 8:30 P

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We have 2 greys. One is 14 now and the other 12. We adopted them from two different agencies two years apart, but after tracking their pedigrees we found they are from the same father (could be why they look exactly alike). There is nothing better than fighting for a spot on the couch between my two bookends. Greys are the best

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2/10/12 12:29 P

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We adopted our Zoey exactly a month ago and she is the best dog we ever could dream of having. She got pulled from racing in September just after her 2nd birthday. Not a winner.

I have taken her out running with me a few times and I can't tell if she likes it or not. She doesn't give me the happy puppy cues that I'd expect but she has gone with me for 1.5-2 miles.



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2/10/12 12:01 P

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We tried running with our grey.. but truth be told, after two miles he starts to slow down. He keeps telling me he's a sprinter, not a marathoner!




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1/31/12 2:54 P

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Totally agree - I watch his cues and modify when needed. I am amused that when we finish a run on a cold day, how we both shiver in the car on the way home. He probably smells better than me after a run though....haha.

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1/31/12 2:41 P

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It gets pretty cold here in Ohio and we have a coat for our greyt. We don't quite you the same guidelines as your vet. We find if it above freezing and sunny, our greyt typically does fine without her coat. Under freezing and we definitely put it on her.

I wonder? For humans, the rule of thumb is to dress as if it is 15-20 degrees warmer when going out for a run....hum?

Edited by: JUSTTRIING at: 1/31/2012 (14:41)
Molly- I'm a Buckeye (Ohio)

"I'm a running contradiction....I am a runner and I am lazy. I know that running allows me to enjoy my down time to a greater level. I am a runner first, lazy second. For me, these aren't mutually exclusive terms. Without one, I couldn't enjoy the other."

Thank you so much Bob Schwartz (I Run, Therefore I Am- Nuts!) for this lovely, funny insight into my life.

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1/31/12 9:00 A

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My vet laughed and said, "Look at his build! They're the horses of the canine world!" She said just like a human, work them into the program with a running schedule. I watch for things like him dropping back, stopping frequently, etc. I know that when I adopted him in August he didn't like the heat, so those days were just walks.

For those in colder climates - -The vet suggested a coat when it's under 40 degrees. When it's 40-50 degrees to put a coat on him only after the run until he cools down and no coat at 50+ degrees.

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1/30/12 2:44 P

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My girlfriend has now gotten her greyt up to 7 miles. I think if you work with her slowly, she should be fine putting in some longer miles.

Molly- I'm a Buckeye (Ohio)

"I'm a running contradiction....I am a runner and I am lazy. I know that running allows me to enjoy my down time to a greater level. I am a runner first, lazy second. For me, these aren't mutually exclusive terms. Without one, I couldn't enjoy the other."

Thank you so much Bob Schwartz (I Run, Therefore I Am- Nuts!) for this lovely, funny insight into my life.

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1/30/12 9:12 A

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I adopted Ember just a year ago, also pulled after just a handful of races for being slow. My first attempts to take her running had been unsuccessful so I kind of gave up on it. Last week she watched me get ready to go for a run, and then got up and stood next to me staring at her leash. She had never done that beofre so I took her and we did 1.5 miles! It's not that far, but I was impressed for her first time out. I hope to continue working with her.

How far do you run with your grey? I dont want to over do it. But having a happy pup to run with will make the task easier. :)

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1/29/12 10:03 P

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I always say it looks like a Great Dane running with a Chihuahua. He's graceful and barely panting and I'm the one trying to keep up. At least he's good for speed work! :-)

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1/29/12 9:25 P

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Welcome to the group! I have 2 greys and neither of them are distance runners or walkers. We do go for walks but that's about it. They enjoy running laps in the back yard.

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And when the Day comes, God will call the Greyhound to give
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1/29/12 9:15 P

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Welcome to the group. I do run but I have a very large running group and I think it would be too disruptive to bring my greyt. Mostly she just goes on walks. I have ran a few times with her. I think for her it is more like a trot..hehe!



Molly- I'm a Buckeye (Ohio)

"I'm a running contradiction....I am a runner and I am lazy. I know that running allows me to enjoy my down time to a greater level. I am a runner first, lazy second. For me, these aren't mutually exclusive terms. Without one, I couldn't enjoy the other."

Thank you so much Bob Schwartz (I Run, Therefore I Am- Nuts!) for this lovely, funny insight into my life.

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1/29/12 9:06 P

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Welcome to the group -- no I don't run with our grey. She retired because of a break in her hind leg. However, we do walk together.
Sue

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1/29/12 9:03 P

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Hi - I'm so glad to see that there was a Greyhound group. I just joined SparkPeople and was digging around for some people with common interests. I love my grey - we just adopted in August and I can't imagine life without my running buddy. He was a slow racer and pulled when he wasn't quite 2, but he LOVES distance running! We've been working up our mileage very slowly and he's just having a ball each time we go. Anyone else run with their pups?

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