I was going through some old paperwork for the dogs the other day, trying to clear out the filing cabinet, and I found something interesting. The greyhound adoption agency we have been using helpfully distributes the dog's pedigree and racing record when a dog is adopted. I found the lineage for our late hound, Blackjack, and compared it to that of our new dog, Shadow.
They are cousins. They share a grandfather. How cool is that?
Shadow is at the vet's office tonight, where they're fixing her broken ankle bone. She should be able to walk normally after she finishes healing.
We weren't able to help Blackjack, but maybe we can give Shadow a better life.