Saturday, March 1, 2008

Camie



Camie gets two pictures because I think the closeup of her ear is fascinating and I love the picture of her cuddling Tiki. See the way she has her arm over Tiki's back?   There is a very similar picture of Camie hugging Tavi.  Because of this formation, greyhounds are said to have rosebud ears.  Camie's full name is Cambria, but she only gets called that when she is in trouble, so I'll just call her Camie.  She was born in June 1997 and was a racing greyhound in Tiajuana.  She was rescued straight off the racetrack when Tara (the Mom) and her mother found her in the retired kennel.  They were looking for a dog to keep Hunter, another rescued greyhound company.  Both Tara and her mother worked for a greyhound rescue society at the time.  I think Tara still works with them.  Unfortunately, shortly after Camie was adopted, both
Hunter and Noelle, a miniature Schnauzer, went to the Bridge within three days of each other.  Camie at this time was just kept with the other dogs, apart from the cats.  She got separation anxiety and tore up a door and its frame because she was left alone and couldn't stand it.  That's when Tara decided that Camie and the cats, Tiki, Tavi and Cody, should all be together.  Camie and Cody were originally Tara's Mom's, but came to Tara when her Mom died.  Camie really loves the cats, as you can see.  Camie is a pretty healthy dog, as most greyhounds are, but she has Systemic Lupoid Onychodystrophy, which is an autoimmune disease which one summer caused her to lose all her toenails.  They have grown back, but are very crooked and brittle.  For this reason, Camie has her toenails sanded down, rather than trimmed.  Since she was born to be a racing greyhound, Camie never got to play with toys when she was a puppy and still doesn't know how to play with them now.  She does love to play chase with Tara in the backyard, though.  When Camie was first adopted, she was terrified of strange people, slept with her head under the dresser and cringed whenever anyone raised their hand above her head.  She has overcome these fears now and will walk up to strangers on her walks and demand petting.

                                    Camie's a greyhound with rosebud ears.
                                    She has conquered all of her fears.
                                            With cats she snuggles
                                            And gives them huggles.
                                   Camie's a beauty with rosebud ears.

10 comments:

WillThink4Wine said...

Cammie is just a sweetie pie! Karen Jo, your limericks make me smile every day!

Gandalf & Grayson's Mom

-d ma said...

Camie looks like a sweet dog. the greyhounds I have met have had such a nice disposition that if I were to get a dog (and a much larger yard) I would getva greyhound.

Boy said...

That's a nice stowy of Camie. She's beautiful.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I like that limerick for Camie. She seems like a very sweet dog.

Lux said...

Oh, that is so sweet! I'm smiling here ...

The Devil Dog said...

Oh that is a beautiful story and limerick. Isn't it sweet that Camie cuddles with the kitties.

Roxy

Camie's Kitties said...

Karen Jo,

Thank you so much for my limerick. I love it so much. You captured me perfectly.

Camie

Forty Paws said...

Awww. Camie is a great woofie. Greyhound racing is a horrible sport. Thank goodness for the rescue societies.

Thanks for signing the horse slaughter petition also! The Montana senator somehow got the wild horses protection repealed in a budget act in 2004. Politicians are tricky that way.

Luf, Us

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

Very nice :)

caspersmom said...

It is so sad how greyhounds are treated. So glad Camie found a forever home. When I took Casper and Patches to the vet awhile back there was a greyhound in the waiting room and she had been rescued also. She had the same symptoms as Camie when she was first adopted, but she seemed to be doing fine at the vets.