We decided to take all three for a walk, even though we've already met and photographed Carolina in the past. She is such a darling that it seemed unfair to leave her by herself while the others got to come out and walk with us and get treats! (Someone tell me why she hasn't been adopted yet? She's such a loving girl... more on that in a bit.)
Carolina remembered me from walks prior to this one, and was over the moon at seeing a familiar face. She covered my face with kisses, and it took her next to no time to figure out that my coat pocket was full of treats. The only difference between this walk and the ones before is that this time, Carolina had no tail! Many of you have probably read on the Steel City Greyhounds website that she had a serious case of "happy tail," constantly wagging her tail to show how happy she was. Unfortunately, this caused a tail injury that was going to be extremely difficult to heal, so the vet determined that it would be better for Carolina if they just took it off. Don't feel too bad for her, though - the surgery has done nothing to dampen her enthusiasm. She is one happy dog!
Unfortunately, we were unable to get any new pictures of Carolina - Here is one of her from just a few weeks ago, at the Bath-a-thon that was held at the Golden Bone.
|Carolina from the Bath-a-thon. What a sweet face!|
Carolina's brother Alabama is very laid-back, yet was very curious about his surroundings. He was content to just look, though - no pulling at the leash from this boy. He seemed at his most content when he was walking directly next to me. Yeah, I think he's going to be someone's "velcro dog," their constant companion.
|Alabama, gazing at... something. I never quite figured out what he'd focused in on.|
|Alabama, trying to figure out the camera.|
Steady and calm, I'm fairly certain that this guy could go into just about anyone's home and take everything in stride.
Sister Georgia was energetic and happy, but it was also clear that she is very sweet-natured. She seemed a little nervous around us at first, though I believe by the end of the walk she'd figured out that we could be trusted. She was very good with the other dogs; it didn't seem to matter at all which dog we had her paired with, she was able to get along with them all. She did prefer to walk with me between her and the traffic; she hasn't made up her mind what she thinks about cars going by yet. (No major spooking - I was bracing myself for her to try to run away, but she didn't do that. She was just happy to have me there to "protect" her. Let's not explain the logistics of that to her, hmm?) She'll gain confidence with time - she's only been with Steel City Greyhounds for a couple of days! This may well have even been her first urban walk! All in all, she did really well.
|Georgia, being beautiful.|
|Georgia trying to figure out why I'd put my coat hood up.|
She's a lovely girl, and will make a fine addition to someone's home!
In some ways, I don't envy anyone coming in to adopt one of these dogs... but only because they're going to have to choose!