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Week of March 4, 2013

  
IN THIS ISSUE
SAVE THE DATE
FUNDRAISERS
CALENDAR BOY
FEBRUARY ADOPTIONS
MEET & GREETS
INCOMING HOUNDS
GREYS IN BOARDING
RAINBOW BRIDGE
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Babe

Smile! This happy girl is Babe! Babe, aka Foxy Brown Babe, is a 12-year-old red fawn female born June 1, 2000. Her sire is Oswald Cobblepot and her dam is Frans Rudy. Babe has 30 races to her credit, all at the Raynham/Tanton track in Florida. Her career started on September 5, 2002 and ended on November 10, 2003. She has been at a greyhound breeding farm since then, but was not bred. This sweetheart just wants a soft bed, and a loving family.

  

Babe is cat and small dog tolerant.

      


From Babe's Foster Mom:

Before I start telling you about Babe, I need to look around furtively to make sure she's not listening. OK, she's asleep on the futon, so I can make this request: Please don't let her know she'll turn 13 in June. True, she has only four teeth, most of which can be seen even if her mouth is closed. And yes, she may wander into a room or outside and forget for a brief moment why she's there. But who among us doesn't do that? OK, she sleeps most of the day, but rare is the greyhound of any age who doesn't need a decent amount of shut-eye. Babe rarely (as in never) gets riled. She's easy-going. She eats heartily -- yes, even with four teeth. Though she isn't exactly clamoring for walks, at times when a foster sibling is making the block rounds, she barks a bit. But a big hug, calm voice and perhaps a soft treat tends to settle her down. What doesn't settle her down -- and who can blame her? -- is being around a youngster. When foster sis Angie goes outside, Babe is usually right behind her. Babe wags her tail and jumps a little, making no attempt to mask her mirth at being in the company of such a youthful friend. When a young male visited the house, Babe left the room she hardly ever leaves (except to go outside) and wouldn't let him out of her sight. She smiled and she flirted and that is the honest truth. Babe would do best with another dog, preferably one at least a few years her junior. She relies on Angie to remind her which direction to head to the yard, to enliven her day, to keep her company. Babe is also fine with our cats, paying them no mind. Babe is, yeah, a babe. A charming, unassuming and, when the mood strikes, frolicking kinda gal.

 

 
Seniors are the best kept secret! Come meet Babe soon!

SAVE THE DATE!
 
The GALT Birthday Party will soon be upon us! Mark your calendar now!

Saturday, April 20, 2013
11:30am - 4:00pm
Doubletree Ranch Park
310 Highland Village Road
Highland Village, TX 
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FUNDRAISERS
 
Greyt Graphics is proud to announce their newest shirt design and tee shirt fundraiser  -  everyone's favorite brothers... Bully and Nelson!!!  This design was created from an actual photograph of the brothers shortly after they were adopted from GALT (photo by Holly, artwork by Amber, and lovingly created by Bec and Wayne).  Available in unisex short-sleeved and long- sleeved tees, ladies tees, sweatshirts and hoodies.  All are available in assorted colors, and the design can be created in black or white.  (This is a LARGE image - 11 inches in length and over  8 inches high.)  A portion of all shirt sales in March will be donated to GALT!
 
To purchase, please email becmaier@comcast.net
Bec will reply to discuss all of the details with you. 

 

 

 

Artizone
Artizone is an online market for local food shops and a home delivery service! Customers can shop for the products they love from different stores, checkout, and receive a single delivery of the freshest food at the time! They have a selection of gourmet non-perishables that can be shipped nationwide, as well as a variety of fresh foods available for delivery in the DFW area.

 

They are offering 10% off each order, free delivery or shipping, and GALT will receive a $10 donation for each order placed! Offer good now through April 6th. Please use special code GALT when ordering.

 
 
 
March Scentsy/Velata Fundraiser: Darla Dean is donating her entire commission to GALT on every purchase in the month of March for  Scentsy Wickless Candles or  Velata Chocolate Fondue! What a Greyt friend to the greyhounds! 
 
 
MARCH CALENDAR BOY - DALE

Dale

Mr. March!  How fitting for Dale, aka Cry Dale, to be selected to represent the month that celebrates St. Patrick's Day - Dale is half Irish!  He was one whopping beautiful black greyhound! Off the track, he was pure muscle weighing in at 86 pounds.  His body and head were so large that people often asked me if he was a Great Dane.

Dale loved everyone and loved food more than any greyhound that I have ever known. He was the craftiest counter surfer I ever experienced!  He had a huge heart, and we had a very special bond.

Dale left me suddenly one day in June 2012 from a massive stroke - it was all so impossible. He was perfect, happy, and goofy one minute, and the next day he was gone from this earth. He will never be forgotten.

 
 
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 
FEBRUARY ADOPTIONS
  
  
Arthur2/1Sabra & Kerry Inzer
Beck2/1Bronwyn & Jason McWatters
Cracker2/2Dalton & Amanda Weems
Story2/2Dan Auld & Melissa Jones
Murphy2/2Carole & Phil Lester
Faust2/9Lauren Johnson
Angel2/9Sopia Mojica
Mach One2/9David & Sue Starrett
Madison2/11Sally & Rod Shuffield
Rufus2/15Carol Joy
Ziva2/17Nancy & Mike Vander Geissen
MEET & GREETS

 

Attendee lineups are subject to change.  


Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Three Dog Bakery - Southlake

1251 E. Southlake Blvd, #323

Canceled This Month
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Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Petco - Plano

801 W. 15th St.

GALT greyhound attendees: Fabio, Sammy, Pepper, Fanta

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Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Petco - Arlington 

4001 West Green Oaks Blvd. GALT greyhound attendees: Spinner

 

Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Three Dog Bakery - Plano

5960 W. Parker Rd. GALT greyhound attendees: Midnight, Timex

  
 

INCOMING GREYHOUNDS   


Skywalker, aka CTW Skywalker, is a 2-year-old red fawn male born November 28, 2010. His sire is CTW Plaza Rio, and his dam is CTW Pure Touch. Skywalker has 21 races to his credit on Greyhound-data.com, starting at Abilene on April 23, 2012, moving to Wheeling Downs, and then to Birmingham to finish up on February 16, 2013. 

 

Witty, aka CTW Wit N Wisdom, is a 2-year-old black male born December 2, 2010. His sire is Super Lee, and his dam is CTW Pop a Wheely. Witty has just one race to his credit on Greyhound-data.com, in Abilene on April 23, 2012. He will have a much longer career as a pet!

 

Money, aka CTW Working Class, is a 2.5-year-old red fawn male born June 21, 2010. His sire is the late, great Dodgem By Design, and his dam is CTW Make It Work. Money has 45 races to his credit on Greyhound-data.com, starting at the Tri-State track on December 31, 2011, and finishing at Wheeling Downs on November 9, 2012.

 

Davey is a white & brindle male found as a stray in Waco. He is not tattooed, and his condition is being evaluated at VCA Preston Park Animal Hospital. 
 
 
FOSTERING

 

We always need foster homes, of course, but right now we are in serious need of more foster homes willing to take in injured or ill dogs who need some extra TLC to recover. Foster dogs on IR (Injured Reserve) do not attend meet and greet events, but may need vet visits on a regular basis. So it's best if the foster lives in the north Dallas area to make those vet visits easier to schedule.
  
Greyhounds on IR may be on restricted activity, meaning they need to be crated a good deal or go outside only on a leash - this is true for broken legs and dogs recovering from heartworm. Others may be under evaluation or have wounds that need to heal. Others may have no restrictions, but just need a regimen of medication - this is true for dogs recovering from tick-borne diseases. A greyhound may be on IR for as little as two weeks to several months, depending on their recovery needs.
  
While all fostering is rewarding, there is something very special about seeing a dog recover from illness or injury. Please consider helping GALT out with this very special mission! Contact Jennifer at jennifer@vilches.org if you are interested in fostering an injured or ill greyhound.
 
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 is Timex. Greys waiting to be medically processed are: Davey, Leyla, Prissy, Skywalker, Witty and Money. 

 

      Timex  

                  Timex                             

RAINBOW BRIDGE    

 

Boomer, aka EZ Kaboom, GALT #600   August 12, 2003 - March 6, 2013
Beloved and Cherished by Lisa Pinc and Family 

 

Cara, aka DG's Duracell   May 17, 2001 - January 16, 2013
Cherished and Beloved by Joanne and Mike Bast 

 

Downie, aka Down Bed, GALT #118   April 2001 - March 5, 2013
Beloved and cherished by Cindy Graeff and family 

 

Skittles, aka Sandhill Skillet, GALT #776   June 9, 2001 - March 5, 2013
A Survivor and Champion Extraordinaire! Beloved and Cherished by Claire Pulfer and Malcolm McLean 

 

Egor, aka Serena's Egor, GALT #1260   April 24, 2007 - March 4, 2013
Beloved and cherished by Gail Blom and Brian Schultz 

 

Roxie, aka Kay V Officer, GALT #474   June 30, 2003 - March 3, 2013

Beloved and cherished by Margaret Pennington 

 

Harry, aka CTW Hot Blooded, GALT #766   May 23, 2002 - February 28, 2013
Loved and dearly missed by Patrice, Bob, Sean and Zach Warren 

 


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