Next, I want to show you the necklace I donated to the Central Ohio Greyhound Rescue organization. Their fundraiser is today, and they have a reunion picnic and silent auction to raise $$$ so they can keep finding homes for these beautiful dogs. You can find information about the event and rescued greyhounds at their website: www.centralohiogreyhound.org. Even though the event is a "reunion picnic," I doubt that you are required to have adopted one to stop by the event and meet some of the awesome pooches and maybe lay some dollars down at the silent auction, or just make a little donation.
Not only are greyhounds awesome because they are beautiful, gentle dogs, but they have a universal blood type, so they are very desirable blood donors. That's right, a greyhound may save your dog's life someday, if your dog ever needs a blood transfusion due to an accident or surgery or some other nightmare. When I was taking Sophie to Ohio State for her radiation treatments, we were there every day for a number of weeks. On Fridays, the waiting room was always loaded with greyhounds. It's not surprising to see greyhounds in the waiting room on any day, because OSU has on ongoing project studying greyhounds, but Fridays are blood donation days, and there are lots of greyhounds doing their part for the canine blood bank. So, I think it's a good thing to support greyhounds even if you don't have one. They take a lot of misuse from people (racing), and give a lot of goodness back (blood donation), so these dogs, and the people who rescue them are really special. Thanks to all of you (both human and canine) for all you do!
Here's the necklace: