|Val on left|
Several agencies in Arizona wouldn't adopt to me because I didn't live in their town, but Greyhounds of the Verde Valley were very willing and accomodating. I made arrangements to meet the adoption group in Arizona when they would be having their yearly appearance at the county fair. The fair was at the end of Oct, and the weather was hot as blazes! I could hardly walk from the shuttle bus to the greyhound booth. They had set up in a shady area to protect the dogs as much as possible. When I saw the dogs, they asked me if I wanted to take Power for a walk. He had a bandage on his operated foot, but was walking on it really well. I took his leash and tried to entice him to walk, but he was resistant. I finally got him to walk and he was easy to walk. (It was too hot to have much energy).
When looking over the dogs at the greyhound booth, the dogs ran the gamut of color and behavior. One dog in particular was an outstandingly beautiful brindle color, but he was like a wild mustang, trying to jump over the fence, break down the gate, etc. Another dog was in a section of fencing by himself, because he had just got through killing a cat! Then there was Power who was lying on a bed being very well behaved. I decided to get Power because of his mild behavior. I didn't think he was beautiful, and I was a little worried because of the injuries he had sustained. But the main thing I was wanting was the lack of fear of thunder. I really wanted to have a "fearless" greyhound this time around.
Power has lived up to expectations. When we experience a thunderstorm, he lifts his head, then puts it back down and goes back to sleep!