Monday, May 2, 2011

Greyhounds in Gettysburg

Drive and I have safely returned from our very first greyhound convention!

We attended Greyhounds in Gettysburg with my friends Sharon and Karen and stayed at the absurdly dog-friendly 1863 Inn. I was thrilled to reconnect with some old friends and to meet some of my dog-loving friends for the first time. But I know you aren't here for my sappy adoration of the pet-loving and dog-blogging community. You want pictures!

Too bad. I want to say first that I owe a lot of these friendships to Life With Dogs. The crew over there works semi-tirelessly to keep us amused, and through that site and its fan page on Facebook, I've met some of the pet world's best, friendliest and funniest. I don't get out much, but when I do it's usually to get together with folks with whom I have a love of dogs and Life with Dogs in common.

Okay. Now here are a few pictures.

Drive, at the hotel. This is actually the first day there. He's pretty mellow.

I think most of the cars in the hotel lot were decorated.

Bunny, who has a more extensive and fashionable wardrobe than I do.

Zoe the whippet. My plans to smuggle her home in my bag were foiled.

Chester, who is NOT a fat greyhound but a chocolate lab.

I was honored to meet Lilac, a grand dame of 15 and a half years.

Drive and Charm became close, cuddly friends on the trip.

Charm's coy look. She's just breathtaking and so sweet.

How's this for mellow? He's a yard away from a table laden with barbecued chicken and ribs.

You can meet Bunny and Lilac (and their sisters) over at Tales and Tails. Chester shares his deep chocolate thoughts at For the Love of Chester. You can find stunning pictures of Zoe and her family at Dogs Rock.

I'll have more tomorrow. Or maybe Wednesday. Lanie is demanding a lot of my time to make up for leaving her at home, but she doesn't seem to have suffered much as her Dad was here overcompensating. ;)


  1. Rider, Lilly, and JackMay 2, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    GREYT pictures! Thank you for posting - it helped us to imagine we were there too!

  2. How lovely to see these pics! Wish we could have been there to meet our friends too!

  3. Wish I could have joined you! But I'm thrilled you made it. :)

  4. I'm so glad you had a good time :D

  5. I had so much fun hanging out with you and Drive! Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos. I never get tired of sifting through all of them. P.S. - If you had snuck away with Zoe, I would have had to drive farther north to retrieve her. ;) I'm glad you enjoyed holding her. She's still pretty wiped out. Hug Drive for me please.

  6. You left out the fact that Drive is even more handsome and sweet in person! While you were hatching plots to smuggle Zoe, I was wondering how hard it would be to get Drive in the back of our van. It was so great to meet you guys, and hubby is already talking about going back next year!

    Lilac still thinks she's all that because people came up to the room to see her! You made her a very happy old lady!

  7. I'm glad you guys got to go and had a great time. I never have, but have thought about it. Thank you for sharing with us!

  8. Just found this post!! How awesome to see photos of some of our blogging friends at GIG. Getting to GIG is on my bucket list:)