Dog Tails – Hannah and Junior

September 11, 2014 at 10:41 am

Welcome to Dog Tails. When clients visit us for studio pet portraits, they often recount the stories of their dogs lives. With each dog being different, so is each story. Some are happy tales, some inspiring, some sad, but each one ends with love as their dog subjects find a place and person to call their own.

In August 2014, we had a visit from Kate and her two greyhounds, Hannah (six years old) and Junior (11 years old.)

Kate shared their their rescue story with us and Hannah has an important message for us all.

“When you hear the words “There’s something I need to tell you.” about a dog you are inquiring about adopting, there’s a sense of panic – to find out she has been involved in a racing accident and left permanently scarred to the tune of a missing leg, the sinking feeling subsided and her gorgeous big eyes and loving personality melted our hearts.

Hannah is living proof that putting your best foot forward and standing up for what you believe in will change the world. I will be forever thankful to rescue group Greyhound Angels of WA for saving my baby girl.

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Junior is a shy dog, appropriately nicknamed as a ‘bed bug’ his favourite spot is under the Doona with his head delicately draped over my pillow. It’s not just typical greyhound laziness, he also has a very special and important job to do (yes, laying down counts as working in this household) Junior is an emotional support dog. Long hours of laying by his mummy’s side when she is unwell is probably not where he thought his life would lead but he kicks back and enjoys every couchy, beddy, cushiony moment.

If Junior could be the face of senior greyhound adoption I could see the adopters lining up, he is perfect in every way. Having a dog so placid and understanding with kids, chickens, rats, cats and any shape, size or smell of dog shows how misunderstood these gentle giants really are.

Both of my dogs now spend their days surrounded by love, but there are still thousands more dogs out there needing to be saved. I wish everyone would consider rescue as their first option.”