Thursday, 30 June 2011

Last Day for Submissions

Today is the deadline to contribute to the Project.

Stay posted for details regarding where & when the book will be available for purchase.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Round Two

The Contributors page has been updated with our next round of talented artists.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Friday, 24 June 2011

You Like Me! You Really Really Like Me!

Lately, I've spent a lot of time in front of a computer.  Each time someone sends us art or photos for the Art Book, I take a peek at their website or blog.  Is there a support group for Blog addiction?  I might need an intervention soon.

The great thing about blogging is that there is a lot of camaraderie.  Most people have blog rolls that list what they are reading.  So you click on a link.  And you read.  And you click.  And you read.  And you click.  And you read.  The next thing you know, its midnight.

And the point of my story?

This  evening after following a number of links, I was led to Home is Where the Hounds Are.

They've given us an Inspiration Award!

As part of the award, you are asked to share other blogs that inspire.

Here's what I've been reading:

  1. Sweetheart's Story:   This is a true Cinderella story.  Sweetheart was found abandoned in Oklahoma.  Chained to a tree with nothing to eat or drink, she weighed only 31 pounds.  Her waist was about the same size as a soup can.  Nearly a year later, she is a thriving, happy hound.
  2. Brother 2 Bother:  The adventures and misadventures of littermates, Nelson & Bully adopted into one family.
  3. Xan's Art:   Xan is a talented artist who contributes a lot of her time and talent to raising funds for various adoption groups as well as OSU GHWP.
  4. Shutter Hounds:  Fabulous photographer Steve Uyehara shares photos of his hounds.  Steve's photos also appear on the OSU GHWP website.
  5. Greyt Days:  Ever think that your home is too small for a Greyhound?  Nonsense.  This is the blog of a hound living in NYC.
  6. Dogs In Canada:  Great blog about, well, dogs in Canada.  Lots of useful info on training, medical, etc.  Part of Canada's oldest canine magazine.  This was typically dedicated to Kennel Clubs, but an overhaul a few years ago made it more "pet friendly".
  7. The Little White Monster  Again, great photography & philanthropy combined.  Lots of info on helping Galgos in Spain.
  8. Dogs Rock  You've gotta love the title.  
  9. The Houndie Times  A greyhound adopter inspired to do more to eliminate canine cancer by her dog Ellie.
  10. This one is a tie.  Everyone's favourites.  Tales and Tails.  Never Say Never Greyhounds.  Cult of the Greyhound.
Thanks to Angela (another East Coast greyhound adopter) for giving us the Inspiration Award.  I look forward to reading Home is Where the Hounds Are for years to come :)

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Ch Ch Ch Changes

In the next few weeks, you'll see some changes to our blog...

  • The details of when/where you can purchase the Art Book will be released.
  • Our contributors page will be updated with a complete list of all who submitted art.
  • We will begin posting about our talented artists and photographers who made this project possible.
The quality and creativity of the art we've received is amazing!  We can't wait for our release date so that we can show it all off. 

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Back in Business

Hi All,
After having a mini panic attack today, we are back in business.
Please continue to send art and photos to

Bounce Back

Nope, we're not talking about rehoming greyhounds. 

Bounce back refers to some of your emails.  I got a heads up this morning from a few of you.  Thank you so much!  Apparently, our inbox has reached its capacity.  This is a good thing (Yay!  Lots of you want to participate) and a bad thing (Oh! No! You're submissions are being returned).  Despite our best efforts to stay ahead of all the large files that we've been asking for, we've failed.

Please give us 24 hours and resubmit to Or if you are in a rush, will work immediately. 

Our sincere apologies to all who are trying to send in art work & photography.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Did You Know?

Prior to 1997, twenty-five retired racing Greyhounds lived at the OSU veterinary hospital  as part of the blood donor program.  

When Dr. Couto took over the animal blood bank, the  Greyhounds that lived in the hospital were placed into homes where they live as pets. 

Under the new program, retired racers are adopted or fostered by students, faculty, or staff and donate blood 4 to 6 times per year.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Greyhound Health & Wellness Memberships

A note on the Memberships for the Greyhound Health & Wellness Program:

  • The annual fee gives you unlimited access to:
    • The GHWP: 
      • Consultation Service
        • This alone is well worth the fee.  
        • Is your greyhound ill?  
          • You and your vet can't figure out what's wrong?  
          • Maybe your hound got a diagnosis and you would like additional information. 
          • Or a second opinion.  
      • Research Papers
        • Would you like to know more about your greyhound's health?
        • Are you a vet tech or veterinarian and new to the world of greyhounds?
        • The basics and advanced topics are available 

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Enough About Me. Let's Talk About U...OSU

Up to this point, details of the Art Book Project have dominated our Blog.  So, enough about us, let's talk about OSU's Greyhound Health & Wellness Program (GHWP).

Recognizing that there was a need to know more about the physical anomolies in Greyhounds, The GHWP was founded in 2004 by Dr. Couto.   A year later in 2005 the Greyhound Health and Wellness website was launched.  The GHWP is not funded by the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  It survives solely from donations, sponsorships, and research grants.   In 2010 a “Membership Based Website” was launched to help alleviate the financial strains on the Program.  

Membership dollars enable the GHWP to:
1. Support health studies in Greyhounds and other sighthounds. 
2. Continue to provide chemotherapy at no cost for retired racers. 
3. Provide financial support to owners who cannot afford healthcare for their hounds 
        (if their dogs are evaluated/treated at The OSU Veterinary Medical Center). 
4. Organize The Ohio State Annual Greyhound/Sighthound Conference. 
5. Publish and disseminate current information on Greyhound/Sighthound health care.

When you become a member, you also have access to a quarterly newsletter, research publications and an email consultation service.

Visit their website at to learn more about becoming a member.

Rates for the current year are as follows:

Membership TypeAnnual Rate
Greyhound Owner$99
Greyhound Breeder, Adoption Group, and Trainers$99

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

The Countdown Begins!

June 30th is quickly approaching!  Here's a summary of the Art Book Project details.
  • The Retired from Racing, Not from Life Art Book is benefitting the OSU Greyhound Health & Wellness Program (GHWP).
    • 100% of our profits will go directly from the publisher to our friends at the GHWP.
    • Deadline is June 30th to send in your artwork/photos.
      • Copyright of images remains with the artist.
      • You can submit up to two images of your own original artwork/photography.
      • You do not have to create a new piece of art to take part.
    • There is no fee to participate.
    • Art Book contributors will have a full page in the book dedicated to their art.
      • Artist/photographer name, art title, website, blog, etc and story behind image will also appear.
      • Some of this info may be omitted upon request
    • The art book will go to print in July.  
      • Details regarding where to buy & price, will be available soon.
    • Art/photos, & questions can be sent to:
    • If you have already submitted art or photos, please post our badge on your website, facebook page, or blog.
    Thanks for making our project a success for GHWP!