posted on Jul, 5 2006 @ 11:28 PM
This picture is puzzling. The animal appears in two separate window panes. My guess is that the pane in which the front half of the animal, as well
as part of the flower, appears in is on an angle. This is distorting the entire front of the animal. I think those who are labeling it a primate are
looking at those objects which look like a pair of hairy Bigfoot breasts and assuming that it's the animal's head bent over, facing the ground with
its mouth open as though it's screaming. Whatever it is, I'm not sure that the object is part of the animal. Between the distortion of the glass,
the poor image quality, and the movement of the animal, for all we know we could be looking at pieces of wood or logs (which do appear in the
background) and assuming its part of this animal.
I own two brindle Greyhounds. While the rear end of this animal does resemble that of a dog or canine relative, the rest of it (from what I can make
out) doesn't look like a Greyhound. Greyhounds have very large, broad cheasts. It would certainly be noticeable, even with the distortion, in this
photo. Now, I've heard of black Greyhounds being mistaken for Dobermans, but I've never heard of a Greyhound being mistaken for anything other than
a starving dog.
Off the top of my head, I BELIEVE, and please don't hold me to this, that there are Greyhound Racing tracks in Nebraska. If there are, then this
woman would certainly be able to identify a Greyhound, IMO. But if there is a track nearby, and maybe the person that posted who lived in the area
can fill us in, then it does add to the likelyhood that a Greyhound got loose. If it is a Greyhound then I pray that it is safely captured soon.
When a Greyhound gets loose, its natural instinct is to just run, run, run! They are often hit by cars or just never found. When they are loose,
most of them won't even come to you when called. When some moron left one of our gates open and our female brindle Greyhound, Ginger, got loose she
ended up running through two major highways (4 and 6 lanes) not to mention another 2 lane highway and several strip mall parking lots. She was gone
for some 5 days before we found her several miles away and my mom was able to corner her in the woods. So I pray that if this is a greyhound, and I
still don't believe it is, that it is safely caught and returned to its owners. If it's a Greyhound and it doesn't have an owner (ie: a track dog
that hasn't been adopted yet), then I hope that someone comes forward and gives this animal a home. Greyhounds are incredible, kind, loving dogs.
We call them "40 mile-per-hour couch potatoes" because they love being retired from racing and sleeping all day! Some estimate that as many as
60,000 racing Greyhounds are killed each year due to overbreading for the sport and the inability to place them with homes. While there are some
decent breeders and owners in the racing industry, I still find the whole concept and the whole industry to be despicable.
These animals are often tortured, abused, and even hopped up on drugs like COCAINE before races! The average life for a racing G-hound is 2 to 3
years, then they are thrown to the wind. Adoption groups like the one I belong to, Greyhound Friends of New Jersey, do everything they can with
limited funds and limited help to find as many homes for them as possible. I ask that anyone who is reading this and has the ability and the time and
the love to own, or at least even just temporarily foster a Greyhound, please do so. Sorry to get off topic, but I had to take the opportunity when
several brough up the breed to at least put the good word out there and maybe save a few of their lives in the process. Trust me, they are incredible
and docile and loving dogs. We have cats and had a golden retriever and they all get along great!