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8/29/12 5:03 P

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Oh my gosh! I thought it was a squeaky toy! ;)

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8/28/12 4:24 P

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The first time he caught a squirrel, he had it in his mouth and just dropped it after a few seconds. I don't think he knew what to do once he'd gotten it. I guess he didn't think that far ahead. I suspect he crushed the bird in his mouth and just spit it back out, surprised at what happened.




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Oh wow. Not that I'd let my dogs eat anything they killed, I never thought of the beak thing. And claws on some animals too! The few times mine have caught anything, I've screamed like a little girl! They drop whatever they have and run! Like "what's HER problem?"

Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

The definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing all the while expecting different results.

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8/28/12 12:37 P

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Watch out for those pups if they *eat* the bird they killed. One of the adoption groups here in Phoenix had a grey kill and eat a bird. The longish & sharp beak got stuck in the dog's throat and actually caused excessive bleeding. He had to have surgery to fix the tear.

Scary as H-E-double toothpicks to see a dog spitting up blood!

They made sure that boy was labeled as "not small animal safe."

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8/27/12 2:16 P

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My greys have never gotten a bird but our female has caught and killed 6 squirrels. We almost never see a squirrel in our backyard any more. The worst part is that she thinks the squirrels are "stuffies" and will bite it looking for a squeaker.

With God ALL things are possible.

Then God sent the Greyhound to live among man and remember.
And when the Day comes, God will call the Greyhound to give
Testament, and God will pass judgment on man."
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You go nowhere by accident. Wherever you are, God has put you there. God has a purpose in your being there. Christ who dwells within you has something He wants to do through you, wherever yo


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I was sitting in the family room as my Exley was outside to do her business when I hear this AWFUL high pitched EEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEE. I opened the door and she came loping in with a dead bunny which she proceeded to put on her bed and lay beside it.

But WEIRDEST greyhound/bunny story.
Bacall (my most absolute favorite dog EVER) went outside, went to the side of the house where they do their business and came trotting back in very agitated. She wouldn't lay down and kept going to the door and back to me. I'd let her out... she'd go to the side, she'd come right back in and stand there OVER and over. I started laughing and said "What is it Lassie? Did TImmy fall in the well??" So I followed her out and there in a small hole were 4 newborn baby bunnies. Perhaps a day or two old. I got a trifold fireplace screen and screened them off w/ just enough room for mother bunny to get in. Bacall would lay down beside them and just watch. Weirdest greyhound behavior. I've heard of cat safe greyhounds... but rabbit safe?

Mine have never gotten a bird. That had to have been a sight watching the dog stalk it and perhaps run and jUMp.

Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

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We usually try to make lots of noise when we open the back door to let our grey out into the yard. Sometimes he spots a bird or squirrel, and goes into "fastest dog in the world" mode, and sprints out the door to try to get it. Well.. today.. he got a bird. Lets just say it was a bit messy. Poor bird :(




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