Adopting & Fostering Greyhounds Is An Amazing Adventure
Last week, I took my last vacation for the year. I always schedule a week during my birthday week. There's nothing better than being on vacation during that once-a-year occasion.
As I've mentioned in the past, my vacations are spent at a seasonal campground where I have a travel trailer set up. It's not really camping. More like glamping since I have pretty much everything at the campsite that I have at home.
The weekend at the end of the vacation, my wife and I decided to shake things up and take a 4 hour trip to Altoona, Pennsylvania for a Greyhound reunion with the adoption group we are a part of. Earlier this week, I wrote about the adventures of taking our three dogs with us on what was their first trip beyond home and the campground. It was certainly a challenging adventure.
I had been looking forward to this trip for a few months now. I jump at any chance to take a long trip out of town, especially if it has something to do with Greyhounds. Put me behind the wheel of a vehicle and tell me the destination, and I'm gone. I love the open road.
The reunion was fun. It was great to re-connect with other Greyhound owners who we haven't seen in a while, and meet others for the first time. I brought my DJ sound system, played music for the event and we conducted some fun games with Greyhounds and their humans. Of course, as luck would have it, bad luck that is, the skies opened up and rained on our parade. Fortunately, it was towards the end of the reunion, so not a complete washout.
Sadly, I think this annual reunion has come to an end. Greyhound tracks are closing across the country and therefore the adoption group found it hard to get dogs to go to forever homes. Our group has decided to close down.
It's been a greyt (see what I did there?) adventure for my wife and me over the past 20 years, adopting and fostering a lot of Greyhounds. But even though our group is no longer rescuing these amazing dogs, there are others still around, and we will continue to adopt Greyhounds as long as we can.