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Week of February 18, 2013

  
IN THIS ISSUE
HAPPY GRADUATION
NORTH TEXAS IRISH FESTIVAL
MEET & GREETS
INCOMING HOUNDS
GREYS IN BOARDING
RAINBOW BRIDGE
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2013 Dinner and Auction

  

The Greyt Gala

Saturday, February 23, 2013

6:00pm to 10:00pm

Southlake Hilton, Southlake, Texas

Tickets  Gala Event Page

 

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Greetings!   
 

  

Angie

Meet Angie! Angie is an untattooed approximately 4 year old fawn female found as a stray near Blanco, TX. From the Blanco Animal Rescue Kinship: "She was seen laying on a caliche road for over a week by some ranchers. They put out water and food for her but she would not budge. They would drive around her to get to their ranch. Finally, someone called me and I went to pick her up. I sat near her to judge her temperament and spoke gently. Angie did not seem scared at all. However, she would not get up at my verbal urging. Finally, I went to her and dropped the leash around her neck and told her that whoever dropped her off was not coming back and waited a bit and she rose gently and followed me to the truck and jumped right in. She is so sweet and just such a great girl. A rescuer from Hondo speculated that Angie might have been an illegal racer or possibly bred to hunt coyotes, both of which are common in her area. She had no tags, only a cloth green collar. She has calluses on her front elbows and a v shaped scar underneath her chin. It appears to have surgically reattached."

 

Angie was heartworm positive when she arrived, and has finally finished her treatment and is heartworm negative!

 

Angie is cat tolerant and has met small dogs calmly.

  
From Angie's Foster Family:

 

Surround yourself with a certain type of anything long enough -- cereal, workout shoes, breed of dog perhaps -- and the realization there are other varieties tends to slip further and further away. it's not that you have any objection to any other than your favorites; you just forget a bit that any others exist. Which brings us to Angie. Call this angel (for surely that is what Angie is short for) a pseudo greyhound, call her an honorary one. But call GALT lucky to have her. She was a stray, spotted by a good-hearted person who could have sworn she was a greyhound and thus, contacted GALT. Turns out Angie's veins course nary a drop of blood identifying her as a greyhound. But she was GALT's from the start, and GALT's she'll remain. Angie is loyal and loving, strong on a leash but gentle with a certain older foster we're lucky enough to be vacation sitting for a couple of weeks. When Babe wants to go out, Angie leads the way and Babe follows, frolicking like a puppy. Angie sleeps almost as much as her greyhound housemates, but she has energy to burn. She has several favorite activities -- dashing outside to her favorite tree and barking at various squirrels who might be inhabiting the branches, as well as going for a walk. She does pull on the leash, quite forcefully; she is one strong girl. But a quick tug on it and a "good girl" every time she does calms her a bit. She is eager to please and eager to return any love proffered her. She needs to be in a home with a yard, preferably one with at least one other dog. She is sociable and sweet, and enjoys being part of the gang. She is crate trained but we don't crate her; she tends to stay in one room. When we added a new cat (No. 2) to the household, Angie took more interest in Stella than she did in Asa, who was here when Angie arrived. But a stern "No no kitty" turns her in the other direction. Angie reminds us that love comes in all shapes, all sizes, all energy levels, all breeds. She'll be a loving and longtime addition to one certain household that awaits her -- and just may not know it yet.

 
Come meet Angie soon!

The Greyt Gala - Running Home

 

This year's Gala has arrived!
 
We have a greyt selection of live and silent auction items as well as interviews with Janine Turner, Burton Gilliam and our local retired athletes.  There is also a special musical guest with a greyt surprise for us - don't miss it!
 
Event Schedule
  Cocktails  6pm
Dinner & Program  7pm
Live Auction  9pm
Silent Auction Closes 9:10pm
  
  
Our Annual Dinner and Auction is THE biggest fundraiser of the year!  GALT depends on these funds to continue the mission of helping Greyhounds in need! 
 
Limited Will Call Tickets are available.  Please contact Barb Christian at 972-754-7767 to purchase before Saturday evening. 
HAPPY GRADUATION - PEDRO
 
Pedro
 
 
Pedro has just graduated from PETsMART's beginning training course!  "We worked on watch me, come, stay, sit, leave it and down as well as loose lead walking. Pedro was not a sit champ but has a cute bow and benefited from weekly socialization with people and pets. I think the positive training has helped him have confidence in me and his position in the family. He has really opened up and blossomed."  Congratulations to Pedro and his mom on their accomplishment! 

  

GALT would love to publish your GALT hound's story in an upcoming edition of the GALT eNews.  Please submit your story and a photo (no cell phone photos please) to Rita Wulke at rwwulke@gmail.com.
 
NORTH TEXAS IRISH FESTIVAL
  
Uma  
Everybody's Irish at the North Texas Irish Festival! 

 

Come join GALT for one of our MOST fun events of the year! Please plan to come out and bring your greyhound(s) to enjoy the music and fun of this spectacular event! Talk to folks about the joys of greyhound ownership and greyhounds as companion pets and meet some available GALT hounds! If you are able to come for a 3 hour shift on either day, please contact Susie or Anne-Marie.

 

March 2 & 3 
11:30am to 6:00pm 
Centennial Building in Fair Park!
MEET & GREETS

 

Attendee lineups are subject to change.  


Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Petco - Frisco

15942 El Dorado Pkwy.

GALT greyhound attendees: Savanna, Fabio & Camille
Map

 

Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Petco - Grapevine

1250 William D. Tate Ave.

GALT greyhound attendees: GQ, John Henry

Map

  

 

INCOMING GREYHOUNDS   

 

 

Arturo, aka Slatex Arturo, is a 3-year-old brindle male born July 15, 2009. His sire is Kiowa Sweet Trey and his dam is Slatex Susan. Arturo has 49 races to his credit on Greyhound-data.com. He started his career at Bluffs Run in Iowa on April 17, 2011 and finished up at Gulf Greyhound Park in Texas on December 6, 2012.
 
Pepper, aka Bob's Peppercorn, is a 6-year-old red brindle male born February 18, 2007. His sire is Stan's Boy Flyer and his dam is Bob's Fraschilla. Pepper has just 14 races to his credit on Greyhound-data.com. His first at Southland on July 28, 2009, and then continuing at Gulf Greyhound Park from July 11, 2010 to February 19, 2011. Pepper is a big, happy boy!
 
Shadow, aka DLT Showdown, is a 4-year-old black male born December 26, 2008. His sire is Dodgem By Design and his dam is Whistler's Kick. Shadow has just 5 races to his credit on Greyhound-data.com, all at Gulf Greyhound Park in November and December 2010. Is Shadow destined to be your Shadow?
 
Virginia, aka L Virginian, is a 3-year-old brindle female born June 1, 2009. Her sire is Kiowa Sweet Trey and her dam is Slatex Alice. Virginia has 90 races to her credit on Greyhound-data.com. She started her career at Bluffs Run in Iowa on March 3, 2011, and finished it at Gulf Greyhound Park in Texas on February 9, 2013.
 
GREYS IN BOARDING


If you have been considering fostering, or know someone who is considering fostering, now would be a great time to jump in! If anyone can help, even temporarily, please contact 
Jennifer Vilches at jennifer@vilches.orgGreys waiting on foster homes at BARK! and Top Paw Resort are GQ, Flash, Timex, Fanta, Quinn, Shadow and Wyatt. 

 

     image of Flash    Timex  GQ

                 Flash                            Wyatt                          Timex                             GQ          

 

     Fanta  Quinn   Shadow

                 Fanta                           Quinn                        Shadow

RAINBOW BRIDGE    

 

Bridget, aka Whirlwind Jill   July 2, 2001 - February 18, 2013
Beloved and Cherished by Molly Cain

Braveheart, aka Bob's Braveheart, GALT #1140   November 11, 2005 - February 17, 2013
Beloved and cherished by Chris Trulin

Yankee, GALT #1985   May 1, 2003 - February 16, 2013
Loved by Foster parents Cheryl & David and the GALT family

Blade, GALT #1868   April 2004 - February 15, 2013
Loved by Foster mom Carol and the GALT family

Maggie   February 7, 2013
Beloved by Scott and Rosa Greenwood

Tory, GALT #212   April 2001 - February 2013
Loved and forever in our hearts - Reagan, Fran and Miles


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