Greyhound, Inc is 100 Years Old This Year
I, me, Cate, am taking this opportunity to congratulate the Greyhound Bus Company for 100 years of service to America and for their extraordinary choice of a logo! Greyhounds have been clocked at 45 miles and a bit faster making us the fastest, and I do not care or accept what Saluki says! the fastest dog on earth. You don't have to believe me but, if you don't, I challenge you would you to stand in front of this pack! Oh yeah baby. Been there. Stand clear. Number 3 looks like trouble!
Some history about greyhounds from Rich and Jerrie at The Greyhound Alliance and The Sunburst Project who helped Bandit and me find a warm home, lots of love and a job in retirement!
• Greyhounds are an ancient breed of dog with drawings of a greyhound-type dog dating back to 6000 BC.
• Greyhounds have long been associated with royalty. From about 700 years, English law decreed that “no mean person shall own a greyhound” and no commoners were allowed to own one. The penalty for breaking this law was death.
• Initially bred for royalty and noblemen, this breed was a favorite of King Tut, Cleopatra and Queen Elizabeth I.
• Egyptians considered the birth of a greyhound to be second in importance only to the birth of a son.
• General Custer traveled often with no less than 14 greyhounds.
• Greyhounds were the first breed of dog mentioned in English literature with Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales.
• Greyhounds are the only dog to be mentioned in the bible in the Old Testament, Proverbs 30:31.
• King Howell of Wales enacted a law that made death the punishment for killing a greyhound.
About being fast from REGAP of Connecticut: "Greyhounds: The Fastest Dogs On Earth"
Greyhounds hold several unique distinctions among their canine brethren. Not only are they the oldest purebred dog, dating back to the Pharohs of Ancient Egypt, but they’re also the fastest dog on Earth. Greyhounds can run as fast as 45 miles per hour and can average 30 miles per hour for distances as a long as a mile.
As pets, Greyhounds receive high praise. They possess superior intelligence, but their character is sometimes undervalued because of their reserved behavior towards their master and toward strangers. The Greyhound is sensitive, courageous, loyal and, of course, very fast.
Please find room in your hearts and homes for these wonderful loving pets, they deserve a chance to be loved, happy and have a better life.