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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

April is National Adopt A Greyhound Month

Did you know that April is adopt a Greyhound month?
Greyhounds are a marvelous breed, and can make a wonderful addition to any home, they are gentle, intelligent and of course, beautiful.

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Since this is Adopt a Greyhound month, I did a little research on the breed. Here is what i found out: contrary to popular belief, a Greyhound does not need huge amounts of exercise. People think that because they were bred for racing purposes, they need to run daily to be happy. This is not the case. With racing, they were bred to sprint, not for endurance - that is the difference.
Like any breed, they do need to be kept occupied, or can become bored. Greyhounds are very loyal to their owners and there are plenty of places where you can even adopt a retired racing Greyhound! If your in Canada, and interested in adopting a retired pup, check out this site I found: GRA Canada


Last week, our featured jewelry item at Pawz N Clawz, was a green Kumihimo bracelet with a greyhound charm. Usually I do a different item feature each week, but since this month is all about the Greyhounds, i'm going to continue to promote this bracelet.

greyhound bracelet

The technique used to create this piece, is a Japanese braiding style - Kumihimo.
For $15.00 you are getting a very unique bracelet, and showing Greyhound pride while your at it!
Order yours here.

Today's letter in the #atozchallenge is M
M is for Mika - my beautiful girl.
You all know I like to tinker with graphics, and my latest, which i'll get to in one second, is called a name graphic. I have just recently learned how to do these, and love the results.


Thanks for coming, and hope to see you tomorrow!
Don't forget to enter my giveaway for the Ultimate Water Bowl!

Today's article was anything but wordless, I know!
Still, this post has been part of the Blogpaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.


44 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting - I really hope people consider adopting a greyhound this month - WOOF!

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  2. I absolutely love greyhounds! I think they are amazing dogs.

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  3. No we did not know that and it is so needed for those wonderful dogs. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. The name graphic is awesome! I love it! Is it just on the site or did you actually make and frame one?

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    1. Thanks Emma! Currently it is just a graphic on my site, BUT I am definitely having having it all printed out!!

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  5. Nice graphic and we love greyhounds.

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  6. What a good cause, thanks for a great article!

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  7. I follow several awesome Greyhound bloggers. They are such gorgeous dogs. I LOVE the name tag! You have to tell me where you found it. ♥

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    1. Thanks Melissa! I didn't so much find it though lol, I made it!

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  8. What a cool graphic - what tool did you use?

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    1. Thanks SlimDoggy!! Feel free to shoot me an email and i'll be happy to share with you!

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  9. I love that design you made of Mika! Gorgeous puppy.

    Good luck with the A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy
    http://pensuasion.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much!! She sure is :) Thanks for coming by!

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  10. I love watching Greyhounds. They are so graceful when they walk. Your bracelet is a lovely tribute to them.

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    1. They are definitely graceful! I'm glad you like the bracelet, thanks!

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  11. Greyhounds are gentle and majestic. They are a sweet and adoring breed. Just lovely.

    Love Mika, she is such a gorgeous girlie!!!

    sumskersandearlskers13.blogspot.com

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  12. Very interesting! :) I like the little Italian Greyhounds.

    Jenny


    www.paws2smile.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks :) Italian Greyhounds are just adorable!

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  13. Will Whippets cout....cause we wanna adopt Charlie from Australia!

    The Mad Scots

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  14. Perfect for the letter "M" :-)

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  15. Greyhounds are such beautiful dogs!

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  16. Greyhounds are those dogs you can't take your eyes off. They are so gorgeous. I loved your name graphic too!

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    1. I think so too! Very majestic. Thanks :)

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  17. Greyhounds are such nice dogs. Beautiful name graphic.

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  18. I like your name graphic, that looks so cool! Greyhounds are such beautiful, gentle dogs. We have a rescue here in Phoenix that regularly goes to a local Petco with adoptable retired racing Greyhounds. I hate that they are used for racing & then abandoned when they can't win races anymore. So tragic.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  19. The name graphic is so cool! Greyhounds are such beautiful and regal dogs. They are definitely a breed I might consider adopting one day. Your bracelet is beautiful, and I wish I knew someone with greyhounds that I could give it as a gift to!
    Lots of wags and woofs from the crew at Wag n Woof Pets

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    1. Thanks so much! Greyhounds are gorgeous, I love the breed as well!

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  20. They are a beautiful breed indeed and our old vet had to retired greyhounds who loved a bit of a walk but mostly just a chill on the couch :) we have had some horror greyhound stories here down under and the racing community is finally being held accountable for their practices..still a long way to go..Fozziemum

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  21. Greyhounds are such beautiful dogs.

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