Sunday, January 30, 2011

Closing Down.

It's hard to keep up the content to manage two blogs.  I thought I could do it, with so much that happens during the year with the activities of Greyhounds Rock.  I was wrong.  Pretty much immediately after the last post on this blog, I made the decision that it would be easier on me to merge the content that I would have directed into this blog into my main blog (Hartwood Roses).  This blog never picked up the readership I would have liked to see, and it was hard for me to separate my work with Greyhounds Rock from everything else I do.

In October, I posted some adorable photos from one of our Greyhounds Rock planning committee meetings.  We always had great food to share and lots of sleepy dogs in attendance.  (CLICK HERE to view post.)

Scrunchie and Denny don't care what we're discussing at the meeting.  They just want to hang out with their humans.

I chronicled our Halloween weekend gathering IN THIS POST, with the vendors, seminars, speakers, and the costume contest at our banquet.  It was a huge success, and we are excited about the plans we already have for this year's gathering.

In December, many of the Greyhounds Rock volunteers worked a couple of weekends with Santa at the Mall ... keeping the kiddies and their parents happy while they were waiting in line to visit with the jolly old Elf.  (CLICK HERE for more).  We have a dog event planned for the Mall this summer ... stay tuned for details.

We are in the early stages of planning this year's fall weekend event, being held November 11-13, 2011.  We have already secured a nationally recognized speaker that we are incredibly excited about.  Details will be forthcoming come VERY soon ... announced on the Greyhounds Rock web site, through our mailing list, and on the Hartwood Roses blog.

My latest portrait of TJ, taken last week.

For those of you who have been following the progress of TJ, our 'poster dog' who lost his left front leg to Osteosarcoma in July ... he completed his 6th round of chemotherapy last month.  He has had two chest x-rays during that time, and both were normal.  I saw him yesterday at Kim's house, and he greeted me with his usual enthusiasm ... running through the snow and jumping over branches.  It's good to see such a happy dog!

I will leave this blog up as an archive, what little of it there is.  Can it really be called an 'archive' when there are only nine posts? 

To keep up with all of the activities of the Greyhounds Rock gang, please visit our web site.  While you're there, consider joining our mailing list to be notified of whatever is going on, and donations are graciously accepted and greately appreciated ... hint, hint.


Denise said...

I'm so sorry I discovered your blog so late but I will definitely follow you on your other one. Thanks for stopping by. I had never thought of greyhounds and deer being similar before, but you're right. When I looked closer at their faces, there are a lot of similarities. Precious portrait of TJ. In my childhood I had a dog with three legs for many years, didn't even notice that he was missing one of them, he looked pretty normal in my eyes and I was often surprised when people commented about it.

Burlap Luxe said...

We have a friend who has a greyhound rescue and we were looking to adopt one, My daughter in college now has loved them ever since a design job I did when she was 9 years old.

We were also looking into hemo pet adoptions :)

Thank you for visiting my place with the shepherds huts :)