Thursday, 4 December 2014

The Greyhound Health Initiative

We are proud to say that the 2014 Retired from Racing, not from Life Art Book will be raising funds for the The Greyhound Health Initiative Every penny is sent directly from the publisher to the Initiative.

The Greyhound Health Initiative was started by Dr. Couto after his departure from Ohio State University.  

We were hoping that he wouldn't be away for long!

from GHI...

"The Greyhound Health Initiative provides education to veterinarians, veterinary health care providers, greyhound owners and the general public about the unique medical and health issues of sighthounds by giving lectures, presentations and in service workshops. We offer medical consultations to veterinarians and owners in person and online. The Greyhound Health Initiative is working with sighthound rescue groups by providing direct veterinary care and funds. We will continue with cancer research and other medical issues afflicting greyhounds. Our work will improve sighthound health which will benefit the whole sighthound community."

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

2014 Contributors

A huge "Thank You!" to the following talented contributors.  

We couldn't do this without you!

Amanda Stump
Christina Rock
Cindy Duffala
Hila Cartwright of Shannon O’Reilly Designs
Joanne Bast
Johann Groebner
Julie Caprette
Leigh Erskine
Lesley Cadham
Liz Joyce
Lori Wallace
Lorraine Corrigan
Michelle Day & Steve Uyehara
Marcie Sigrist
Marissa Page
Monica Dahl
Patti Vincent
Paul Morstad
Robin Rosenthal
Sandra Nelson Moye
Sheila Schiefelbein
Sue Muir
Susan Taylor
Walter Grzybowski

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Judge a Book by its Cover!

Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover!  

The cover for last year's Retired from Racing, not from Life Art Book is truly inspiring.

The art is by the wonderfully talented, Suzie Collins of Skinny Hound Designs. Please read about "Hope", her muse for the sketch.

"The 2013 cover is an illustration created to honor and remember a very special little greyhound that was born the runt of her litter. She was so tiny that the Veterinarian didn't think she'd make it and recommended that she be euthanized. But her human momma knew better; she had hope, and so Hope was named. With a lot of extra special care and love, Hope was able to grow up and live a mostly normal life. Her body may have been tiny and fragile (barely bigger than a Whippet and maybe a little hunched), but her personality was bigger than the largest of her siblings and she ruled the roost! She may have had some struggles during her short time on earth, but she taught us what it meant to not give up, to keep fighting no matter the odds because there is always hope! Those of us lucky enough to have been touched by this amazing little girl carry her memory with us and know “There is always Hope...!”."

-Suzie Collins, Artist

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Deadline Extended

The deadline for 2014 submissions has been extended to November 15th, 2014.

The project specs are as follows:
    • Copyright of your images remains with you.  Artwork will not be used in any way without your permission (a consent form will be sent to you by email).  
    • There is no cost to participate.  
    • You can submit up to two images of your own original  Greyhound/Galgo themed artwork (one will be chosen for the book). 
      • Art must be high resolution - at least 300 dpi
      • With each submission, please include: 
        • your name - as you want it printed in the book, 
        • your website, blog, facebook address (it is not mandatory that you have one of the previously mentioned) and 
        • the title of your art
        • a brief description is optional.   
    • Please send art & photography to: Erin

    Monday, 15 September 2014

    We Are Open for Business

    We are now accepting submissions for the 2014 edition of the Retired from Racing, not from Life Art Book.  Please submit your art to

    Art and photographs should be 300dpi minimum.

    The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2014.