It's just my dog. Is that ok with you?
Hi Everyone. This is my dog Charli outside our local cafe. It is two years since I got her from the Rescue organisation. I bought a house and was excited about getting a dog because I wasn't allowed to have one when I was growing up. I first saw Charli walking outside the pet store. I liked her so I got her. It really was that simple.
When I am sitting at the café random people will come up to me. Some are great but a high percentage don't say hello.
Instead they say: IS THAT DOG A RESCUE??
I calmly explain. Yes she is a rescue but she used to be a racing dog and now she is a family dog. I then ask them if they have a dog in an attempt to have a balanced conversation. I mean lets not be funny about it.. I only avoid being judged by some complete stranger because I answered yes instead of no to their question.
Part of the problem is I live in a state where greyhounds became a political issue. The premier ( leader of state) went on TV and announced the results were already in from a report into the greyhound racing industry.
1st place: Lack of Consultation - This dog is a regular winner but can come back to bite you in election races.
2nd place: Political Interest Group - This dog outperforms due to it's inside running position.
3rd place: Media Story - This dog always performs because it owns the track.
Last place: General Public - This dog is a perennial under performer due to blindness.
There was no time for discussion ( it was that rushed). Everything was to be closed down within a year. What would happen to the dogs? What would happen to the people?
Since then the decision has been reversed. So where are we now?
I am not sure. All I know is I have a great dog.