House 2001 at the Lemon's Kennel
Saturday, June 16, 2001
We did it for the hounds.
About 260 of us did, that is. And the hounds say "thank
you." Although it comes out as "AhRooooo".
We came with our greys. We came without our greys. Some of us
were old friends who stopped by to say, "hi." Some of
us were from other rescue groups wanting to share their love of
The first Open House at the Lemon's Kennel was a success. People
and greyhounds everywhere. Guests who weren't greyhound parents
were amazed that so many could be in one place and get along.
Maybe that's one reason we love them.
We chatted with other greyhound parents, some we haven't seen
in years. We opened our hearts and wallets. We bought greyhound
memorabilia from the Sales Tent, entered in the Greyt Roo Raffle,
or bid in the auction under the shade trees.
Throughout the day we also were able to enjoy some fine Texas
wines. Of course, a few of our four-legged children helped themselves
to snacks from the wine table.
Potential parents could "adopt a grey for a day." We
hoped that maybe our needle nose companions would work their magic.
Indeed some did, because seven found forever homes. Six other
folks are even considering adoption because of the greys loving
And what should all greyhound parents do when they get home?
Why brush their children's teeth, of course! Marijean Grunewald,
DVM, educated us about proper doggie dental care. Yes, there really
is poultry-flavored dog toothpaste, and it really doesn't smell
We did it for the hounds, and we had a good time.
Check out the following photos for a brief visual tour of the
Open House, Click on the thumbnail photos for a larger view.
You can see the above photos in a short slide show. The slide
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Finally, a greyt big Thank You to everyone for coming to the Open
And a double "AhRooooo" go to the GU board and the
unsung volunteers for putting on the Open House.
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