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Toby, a Greyhound

D'Amico's Toy Boy, CGC

Toby, a Greyhound - portrait

© 1996-2010 Gay Currier

Adopted through Greyhound Friends for Life when he was 9 months old (see adoption notes), Toby is a master of mischief. Seeing no reason to walk when he can run, his motto is "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead".

A real pistol in his own right, Toby (a stunning blue) is intelligent, enthusiastic, loving and eager to please. Agility fits his personality perfectly and the only thing he loves more than running an agility course is snuggling with us on the couch. Tagged as my future therapy dog, he is wonderful with the young, the elderly and the disabled. It was Toby who introduced me to the world of the Greyhound and the delights of a 75 pound lap dog (click here). And he roos.

Update - 2007: At age 12, as did his brother Midnite, Toby now sports a white mask on his face. However, even in his senior years he's yet to grow up and still has a tendency to run when others walk. Once termed hyper (for a Greyhound), he needs his daily run and then happily cuddles with his family wherever they may be.

Update - 2008: Although we tried chiropractic, acupuncture and medication it became increasingly obvious that standing up and walking was difficult and quite painful for Toby. Terrified that he would fall and injure himself badly, a few weeks short of his 13th birthday we decided to let him go. An extremely difficult decision, it was the right one. He went easily in his favorite bed in his favorite room with me by his side.

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