Accompanied by Sharon and Palmer Rinzel, three gorgeous greyhounds visited Residents in Lanagan Hall. The Rinzels have rescued all three following stints racing at a variety of tracks. Nine-year-old fawn greyhound Kennie, 5 year old black greyhound Ricco and 3 ½ years old brindle Moscato, comfortably made the rounds among Residents while Sharon and Palmer filled us in on these three particular dogs and the breed characteristics and needs.
Despite what you may have learned from the side of a large tour bus, greyhounds are rarely gray. The origin of the name is unclear, but the dogs have been known and bred since pre-Christian times. Their sense of sight is so keen the dogs are called “sighthounds” As to speed, they are second only to cheetahs in velocity over a short distance. They are particularly gentle, responsive to calm commands, and as more than one Resident learned, they are extremely affectionate. We hope the Rinzels and their boys will visit us again!