SMK Skynyrd, aka Skynyrd, aka Skinny Man, aka Skinny.
Probably a “Hey You” thrown in once in a while.
He turned 8 years old today. Definitely the oldest in the house, considering dog years.
But hands-down, still the fastest couch potato.
In a house of couch potatoes.
It was a hot one today. Certainly too hot for the pooch to walk too much.
Pushing 100F (38C), the greyhounds don’t do so well. And in a land without air conditioning, it can be tricky. But Skinny does well.
Until we take him out in it. Then he’s not a happy camper.
Since I wanted to get pictures of him and Goddess together, we decided to head to the forest. Even though it’s a short way away, Skinny got a ride there so we wouldn’t subject him to too much heat stress. Plus, it wouldn’t have made for good pictures.
Our intent with the pictures was to not only mark his birth day, but to capture some memories. A good friend of ours lost her greyhound a month or so ago. Even though it was halfway around the world, it was painful. And brought home some realities, especially as Skinny gets older. One topic of discussion amongst the greyhound community was making sure you got pictures of both you and the hound so you’d have those pictures after the furry friend was gone.
So that’s what we did.
And if you have a furry friend, you should too.