Written by Diva Glenda (Roja) Taylor
Valentine’s Day commemorates ‘love’- what a great opportunity for greyhound adopters and volunteers with Arizona Greyhound Rescue (AGR) to showcase ‘greyhound love.’
Six greyhound adopters with their fur companions – all wearing something red, did an informal meet and greet at La Encantada on Saturday, February 13, 2010: Marlene Fischer, Cynthia David, Karyn Zoldan, Diana Hansen, Loren Dawn and Glenda Taylor. We were pleased to introduce Tyme, a recent addition to the Greyt Hacienda from the Phoenix track, to the Tucson community.
Marlene picked up Tyme from the kennel on Friday for a sleep over. She gave Tyme a sponge bath, brushed his coat, and he was ready to meet the public the following day. He looked fabulous. Marlene has a cat and a Pomeranian and Tyme was a perfect gentleman. This dog is certainly small dog and cat friendly and very affectionate. He was a huge hit with shoppers and definitely loved the attention.
We passed out loads of valentine cards to shoppers with labels on the back giving the AGR website as we chatted about what wonderful companions greyhound make, the closure of the Phoenix track, and the need for help to handle the influx of dogs we expect this year due to the track closure. We met several people that already had a greyhound and just love the breed. Marlene is a natural marketer. She is outgoing and friendly, has a gorgeous smile and was constantly surrounded by people who wanted to pet the dogs. As the shoppers were petting, Marlene was selling foster, adopt or donate. Way to go Marlene!
photo: by Loren Dawn