I do have a login name - it's Baltimoron. And I have posted occasionally over the past several years. But I've been on tOdd's site since the first cartoon was posted. (I worked with several Flash animators, and that one went around the office pretty quickly.)
Not sure why I didn't stick around with posting because most of the people here seem to be pretty decent. I guess I felt like I was crashing a party. But I think at this party, you just kinda have to keep crashing until the rest of the party decides you're not a leper. And even though I've been (mostly) reading here for 10 years, I still get people mixed up.
I'm 40. I'm married to an old guy. No children; three greyhounds. I used to work in software development.
Ask me anything. Maybe you'll be receptive to my party-crashing. (And I know most of you won't see this 'til Monday.)
Favorite TV show? Don't know if I have a favorite. I like shitty reality tv that I can make fun of like The Bachelor. Top Chef's a favorite too. And if you're not watching Ru Paul's Drag Race, you need to catch up.
Yes, they're all rescues. Any greyhound you see is a dog that's been raced--or at least bred for racing. I should probably start a new thread on the subject. I just don't want to sound like a zealot about it.
The racing itself isn't bad. The dogs love to run. It's innate. The problem is with the way the dogs are treated while they're racers. They're in crates for 23 hours a day. They are not pets. The amazing thing is how quickly they adapt to retired life. Basically, you get a full-grown puppy. You have to teach them stairs (which is a story for another day), you have to put tape on your glass doors, and you have to teach them that it's ok to chill out. But they learn in just a few days. Best pets ever. But now I'm sounding like a zealot again.
Before I found my sweet girl I considered almost every breed out there. I wanted personality, not looks. One day there was a grey rescue at the local pet store and I just about fell in love. They told me about the stairs issue but not the glass door. That's ok because I experienced it for myself in a different way. When I brought Stevie home, she kept walking right into one of the double glass doors that are the entrance to my building. Totally unexpected for both of us. She's undamaged but my ex (who came with me to get her) never lets me forget it LOL!
Hey, are they like Whippets? Do they cuddle together?
Hi! Love the pics! I have a friend with a rescued grayhound. That dog will sprint around the yard for a few minutes and then its done. I learned they are built like they have rubber bands in their backs. Like their legs snap back after being stretched out and that helps them be uber fast.