Introducing Dante :)

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Introducing Dante :)
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Sat, 12-01-2012 - 11:38am

On 11-30-12, I adopted Dante.  He is 3 y/o, turning 4 in May.  He's a very small male and completely different from either Spencer or Buzz which is good!  I met Dante and another Greyhound, Renny and ultimately thought Dante the best fit for me and Emmy.  Renny is a stunning handsome red fawn boy with a black mask and black eyeliner.  But he was very "busy", lifted his leg in the house and just generally was a bit too much for me this time around.  And he looked close to Spencer.  Dante, as you can see in the links below, looks nothing like Spencer or Buzz.  He a gorgeous black tuxedo boy!  He settled right in, is a good eater, no whining, no pacing, slept through the night, likes Emmy and Emmy really likes Dante.  So he's just perfect - LOL!  We're working on learning the dog door and teaching him his new name.  He came with the name Coal and that just didn't work for me.  I was either going to name him Decker or Dante and my niece preferred Dante so Dante it is. 

Dante

Dante again

Me, Emmmy & Dante   (horrible pic of me but wanted you to see Dante standing up - LOL!  Notice he has cute white feet!)

 

 

 

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Sat, 12-01-2012 - 7:02pm

Congratulations on your new family member!

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Sat, 12-01-2012 - 8:37pm
Thank you Gaye! I'm very happy!
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Sat, 12-01-2012 - 9:55pm

Oh, Donna!  He's gorgeous.  I love the blacks!  He looks a lot like Lynnie did, except that she was all scarred from 5 years of racing.  I think it's a good idea to get a grey so different from the ones you lost.  It will let his personality blossom on its own.  I'm very happy for you , Emmy (though she doesn't seem too sure!) and Dante.  Good solid, classical name.  Congratulations!

Barbara

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Sun, 12-02-2012 - 11:29am

Donna!!! He's beautiful. I love that he's all black and I think Dante is a perfect name for him.Congrats!!! He is small which is a good thing, I think.

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Sun, 12-02-2012 - 1:19pm

Thank you Barbara!  I have always wanted a black so I'm glad the right one was available!  He really is completely different from Spencer & Buzz so that helps the hurt of their passing.  He's a bit afraid of my tile and wood floors but he's overcoming it quickly.  His foster mom named him Coal but I always loved the name Dante and it fits him.  And no he's not named after the author Dante and his Inferno!  He's named after a very drool-worthy vampire in one of the many paranormal books I read - LOL!

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Sun, 12-02-2012 - 1:21pm
Thank you Terre! And yes small is a good thing LOL! He has a different body style than both Spencer & Buzz. They were broader while Dante is more stream-lined. He's just so "perfect" and I'm so in love with him already!
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Sun, 12-02-2012 - 2:25pm

Hi Donna, it was nice to "see" you.  I am truly so happy for you and Emmy.  You've found an absolute handsome guy to keep you both company.  Dante is really gorgeous, I have never seen a black greyhound before, I love the white bib and toes.  He's so sleek and has a really nice shiny coat.  I'm really glad that he fit right in, is comfortable in his surroundings and his new companion Emmy.   Such a nice Christmas present for you and him.  (())   

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Sun, 12-02-2012 - 7:32pm
Thank you Suzan! Black Greyhounds aren't too common. With the white toes and bib, they're called Tuxedos. He is the best Christmas/Birthday gift I could ever receive!!! I'm very very lucky!
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Mon, 12-03-2012 - 12:24am
He is gorgeous, Donna! He looks like a grown up Vozzy to me! As long as Emme likes him and vice a versa, you are home free they will get along famously!
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Mon, 12-03-2012 - 10:39am

Oh Donna....I'm so happy for you all....  i saw your pictures on FB....Dante is really beautiful....and I can see that he is a "small" male.  I'm glad that he seems to be such a great fit and that Emmy likes him too.  Congratulations!!

Laura

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