The athleticism and elegance of the Greyhound reminds me of the Thoroughbred race horse. Both are all heart, run naturally, with great stride covering ground and both at equal speeds, although; the distance varies. One is a sprinter and the other is a runner, yet; both possess a great work ethic and exuberance that takes your breath away.
The conformation of the Greyhound is unparalleled to any other canine, as their muscle is coiled so tightly, enabling instant sprint of speed and spring like action. And if you're paying attention you'll find that both the Greyhound and the Thoroughbred have deep, kind soulful eyes.
The Greyhound is known as the 'couch potato', yep, not literally only figuratively speaking. A creature who is known for long low periods of rest in between their sprinting sprees and make for a perfect pet and companion.
Gentle in demeanor, pleasing at heart, there is also a fun wacky side to
their nature as well, that is very endearing. A sense of showing off in an
exuberant manner, pausing by dropping low on their haunches and springing forth
prancing and dancing with their fore legs... they are known to demonstrate
perfect yogic postures in 'downward dog' and 'upward dog', reminding us that
there is nothing hurried, rushed or forced going into a posture or coming out of
one. Our animals are our teachers, we only have to observe and take their lead.
I highly recommend adopting one, two or three of these very gentle and
entertaining souls... who no doubt, will find a way into your heart and keep you
laughing for a very long time!
Adoption can be found via Greyhound Pets of America.org
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