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  We added a new pet to our family!  About four years ago, our beloved Greyhound passed away, and since then I’ve wanted to bring home another one.  However, circumstances and frequent moves didn’t make it practical, so I bided my time.  A couple of months ago, Tom gave me the green light to start looking at local rescue groups.  I found Greyt Expectations, who operate in the MD/DC/VA/DE areas.  We went to one of their Meet-n-Greet functions (where volunteers bring their Greyhounds out to a local pet store or other location, to answer questions and educate people about Greyhounds), and the boys were enthralled with the lovely dogs they had on-hand!  They would have loved to take one of those dogs home, and we had to explain that those dogs all had homes already.  But the seed had been planted, and the boys were as eager as I was to bring a Greyhound into our home!

  After contacting Greyt Expectations and filling out their application, we were quickly approved, and their dog matcher set himself to the task of finding the right hound for our family.  They are staffed entirely by volunteers, so we knew it might take a little while.  In mid-December we were invited to come out to meet some of their dogs, along with some other families.  They had several of their foster dogs available, as well as a few that had come straight from the racetrack.  We met with three lovely dogs, and quickly decided on Vinny (who we renamed Jasper).  He is a sweet, laid-back dog who has been in a home already and knows the ins and outs of being with a family.  He’s a big boy at 80lbs, and is white with red markings.  We all fell in love with him immediately!  We brought him home with us that afternoon, and we’re all enjoying having a dog in our family again.  Well, everyone except the cats, that is–they were supremely unhappy at first!  However, Jasper showed himself to be a gentleman with the cats, and they are slowly getting used to him.  Here are some pictures I took during his first week home with us:

Jasper enjoying some downtime on his pillow--with his favorite toy

Jasper enjoying some downtime on his pillow--with his favorite toy

Ian and Justin walking to school with their new dog!

Ian and Justin walking to school with their new dog!

  Jasper is adjusting well to life in our house.   We look forward to getting him up to the baseball field near our house to watch him really run!

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