I got an email from Nancy Colwell saying she has been following our site and never sees any deaf Greyhounds so she wanted to send me her deaf Greyhound Caty’s story. Nancy is absolutely right, we rarely run across deaf Greyhounds up for adoption. So far to date we have only featured one Greyhound on our site in the first year so I was thrilled when Nancy wrote to me telling me about her beautiful deaf Greyhound Caty. I hope you enjoy her story as much as I did. Thanks Nancy for telling us about Caty. ~ Christina Lee – DDR
Here is the email I received from Nancy:
I have been following DDR on facebook for a few months now and have enjoyed seeing all the success stories as a result of the awareness you are bringing. Congratulations on a wonderful site!
In the few months I have been following, I have not seen any deaf greyhounds. They are not common at all due to the very strict breeding imposed on racing greyhounds. I have been involved with a greyhound adoption group in Dallas, TX (Greyhound Adoption League of Texas) for the past 10 years and our group has only had two deaf dogs. Since greyhounds are like potato chips (you can’t have just one!) I currently have 5 greyhounds and one Great Dane puppy. Not sure how that happened still!!
I adopted Caty from a Greyhound adoption group in Arizona after I ran across her on their website. She remained available and for many months and I could not understand why. I finally contacted the adoption group and, long story short, she was soon living in Dallas! The first 2 pictures attached are of Caty on her day of arrival at the age of three. This past March, she turned 10!! The third picture is of her and my deaf cat snoozing on the sofa! The fourth picture is one I had done by a studio of all five greyhounds in a park here in Dallas. Caty was 6 years old in this picture. This was one picture of about 5, 000 taken that day! It has been a fun-filled, amazing and humorous 7 years with Caty. She is the smartest dog I have ever had and I have learned so much from her. She is the boss of all her brothers and sister, of course.
Thanks for letting me share my beautiful greyhound with you!