Gracie Says “Hi!”

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Ellen meets Gracie, and we've got our first dog
Today we welcomed Gracie to the family. She’s a 5-year-old brindle greyhound who raced successfully for a long time in Florida and had her last race in January. The group that offers the dogs for adoption has lots of info, and screened us pretty well to make sure we’re committed to the needs of a greyhound. I thought we’d get her a week ago but today turned out to be the day!

Gracie – who raced under the name Nimby Midge – was spayed just Wednesday and has to have her staples out next week. In the mean time we’ll start learning to adjust to each other’s rhythms, but we’ve already gotten very attached. She’s so easy-going but I’m sure she’s also tired from effects of her surgery Wednesday and overwhelmed by all that’s new.

We’re so glad to have her. We also have Jeanie visiting from Charlottesville, a long-time friend Ellen knew from her time there in the early 90s. It’s a fun day at our house.