In the interests of public education I thought I would share with you some little known facts about greyhounds.
Fact 1: Greyhounds have no stomachs. Yes it’s true. Greyhounds have black holes where stomachs would be on ordinary dogs. Don’t believe me? Feed a greyhound until it’s full. It will never happen. It also explains why most greyhounds simply open their mouths and their food disappears. I assume that the event horizon beyond which there is no turning back from the massive gravity of a black hole is right at the end of
|Sometimes, if you catch the light just right, you can see and photograph|
the black hole as seen here with Girly Girl. Luckily, I did manage to avoid
the even horizon.
Fact 2: All greyhounds carry some human genetic material. Again, totally true. It is believed that somewhere in the distant past, greyhound DNA somehow mixed with the DNA of the Van Winkle family. This family was made famous by one of its patriarchs, Rip Van Winkle known to have slept for decades straight. This trait was passed down to his progeny and also became a key characteristic of the breed we know and love today.
Fact 3: Greyhounds are responsible for the marketing phenomena known as “product placement” in modern TV, Film and Literature. Greyhounds were the first to organize a great lobbying and marketing firm with eventual success in placing the greyhound name in the most popular book of all time, the Bible. They created a stir when they were able to lock down the only canine mention in the whole book. You’ll see Coke, Pepsi, Dr. Dre’s Beats Speakers or Audi’s in the movies but greyhounds did it first and they did it best.
Subsequently they scored a second coup when in the early 80’s they rallied one of the largest nations on the planet to their cause and became the most well known breed with its own rescue organization surpassing all other breed rescues with respect to public relations savvy. (Oh boy, another bonus fact!)
Fact 4: Greyhounds have an innate ability for macramé. Put any greyhound at the end of a reasonably long string (such as a leash) and he or she will automatically begin weaving that string into a lovely piece of macramé. If two or more greyhounds are together they will braid and knot their strings into complex creations. If it is a single greyhound they will incorporate items from their environment into their designs such as your legs, sign poles, trees, bushes etc.
|Here is a good example of greyhounds Lady Flame, Jester, Blue and Skye|
in the beginning stages of their creative macrame process
Fact 5: Greyhounds have near-complete command of The Force. With little more than a look greyhounds can move most animate objects and bend them to their will. Want to go out? Want a treat? Want a walk or a ride? They use The Force and humans are powerless to resist. Use of The Force has been handed down through the ages from mother to litter. There isn’t a greyhound that ever existed who didn’t work his or her way into a soft cushy place, good food, fancy collars, painted masterpieces and all the luxuries they could imagine through use of The Force. Wonder why greyhounds have been the breed of nobility? Wonder no more. The fact that greyhounds even know what The Force is could be an indicator of interstellar origins for this breed. Did the first greyhound arrive on a meteor? Maybe!