Tuesday Nov 26th, 2019
Have a quick look at my logo.
No, not the text - the image on the right.
See the dogs in the middle?
That's Nick and Norman - our retired racing greyhounds.
In real life, they're not exactly the same size. Nick weighs about 25lbs more than Norman does; 85 compared to 60. Nick is the gentle giant and Norman is the little Energizer bunny. They're the best dogs in the world - don't even try to change my mind.
I wanted to make sure they were incorporated into my branding because they're such a huge part of my life. We walk everyday - usually twice. We live in Brooklin so we're always up and down Baldwin Street, saying hi to neighbours, business owners and getting loads of attention. It's OK, they love the attention. So much so that Nick knows exactly what the word "beautiful dog" means and always stops dead in his tracks. He knows pets and scratches are on the way!
We find ourselves telling their story a lot. You don't see greyhounds everyday - we're proud of where they came from.
Nick and Norman are retired racers from the U.S. Nick spent his career in Florida, Arkansas, Alabama and West Virginia, and Norman spent most of his career in West Virginia. They're both 4 years old - Nick is older by about 6 months - and both retired at the age of 3.
There's a lot of incorrect, negative information going around about the greyhound racing industry in the U.S. and I encourage you to consider the source of the information you receive. I'm more than happy to answer any questions you might have, or point you in the right direction.
Our hounds are quirky, silly goofballs who love to nap, love attention and love to play with their stuffed squeaky toys. They get excited when it's time to go for a walk, but look forward to spending the day sunbathing on the couch. Despite their size, greyhounds are well-suited to smaller living spaces and contrary to popular belief, don't require lots of exercise.
If you, or anyone you know is interested in adopting a retired racing greyhound, I can help!