Pipa (Dutch Pipa), born in February 2004, is Gilley Grey #14. This tall, black lass was still running at the WoodlandsGreyhoundPark in Kansas, when it closed August 2008. (She did not retire; she was downsized.) We bonded, but did not take her because of her ferocious, out-of-control, Anaconda-length, bull-whip tail. (See Golden's tail tale.) Pipa got herself donated through the joint favors of KC Greyhound Support and NLGA.
Just as we were preparing for our last show of the season in South Carolina, before heading to Florida for the winter, Donna and Dr. Rodger Barr, of Northern Lights Greyhound Adoption, (NLGA) flew with her back to Kansas City. There, Kate Bressler, Carla Myers and Ann Waitley, of Kansas City Greyhound Support, relayed her southward. (See Pipa's full story in the Spring Issue of Celebrating Greyhounds, 2009.) I could not live without her after all.
Peepers was chosen for her over-the-top energy level. She was the first Grey to approach the motorhome and leap in by herself. Originally dubbed The Female Black Stallion, the moment she entered her new home, she became Miss Manners. Go figure! The surprise turned out to be that at 4.5 years old, she was a major toy doggy. She is a natural retriever and stuffies must be thrown for her repeatedly, first thing, every morning. Before breakfast. Her skill with a tennis ball matches Haley's.
Jeepers Creepers is an all-arounder with super free style abilities. Polite to all, she is very devoted to her family.