Over the past few weeks, we've had the girls out and about with us in several places. It's funny, because it doesn't seem to matter where we go, the girls alway attract attention. I feel like I'm traveling with rock stars wherever I go. If I'm lucky, I get to hold the end of the leash of said celebrity. Once in a while, I even get to carry a bag of their poop, although usually Mr. Taleteller gets that privilege.
It doesn't seem to matter what sort of situation we're in, either. The night we went to Petco and for a walk on Constitution Trail, we were stopped by four different people in the pet store. One told us her sister has a greyhound. Another told us that their neighbor had one. The last two told us how they'd love to have a greyhound and asked us where we'd adopted from. That night on the trail someone told us they had a family member who had one. Every single one of these people also had to spend five minutes petting Bunny, Blueberry or both.
I&M Canal Trail, a man who was running on the trail told us they had five greyhounds at home. A boy and his dad who were riding their bikes on the trail asked if they could take pictures of the girls. I almost thought they'd be asked to give autographs as well. Another man on a bicycle stopped to admire them as we were taking a few photos of our own.
At the Wellness Fair, we were mobbed, and I mean that literally. At one point I could barely see Bunny for all the people standing around her and petting her. Two people there told me that they had greyhounds of their own at home. Three more asked us for places where they could get greyhounds of their own. Blueberry laid down on a dog bed and held court with three or four young children who all sat around her gently petting her head. I think I saw her perform the royal wave. They couldn't have looked more like royalty if they'd been sporting jeweled collars. Thank gosh they haven't heard about the greyhounds of ancient Egypt being carried around on litters by their servants! The more regally they behave, the more people clamor to be near them, too. People were begging Bunny to come to them for two hours.
I know that greyhounds are rather rare as pets compared to labradors or poodles. It surprises me because they are such good pets, but I do know that they aren't for everybody. I know other people who have adopted greyhounds, although not too many are here close to us anymore. I've seen pictures of greyhounds who aren't mine, so I know they exist. There are adoption agencies full of greyhounds just waiting for homes.