Friday, December 21, 2007

Stand Mixers


Anonymous said...

The picture of dog racing pricks all of our consciences. What a cruelty to such a companionable creature.

from Ruth

shrimplate said...

I used to take my sight-hounds (back when I had several) to go lure-coursing and they pretty much loved it. If they don't like it they won't do it; they'll just hang out.

I'm not trying to be argumentative, and I am certaily not defending the greyhound racing industry. That's just abysmal, and those dogs aren't treated at pets. They spend a lot of time in crates. Disgusting, really.

Lure-coursing is recreational, and kinda like a high-school cross-country meet for borzois, salukis, afghans, whippets, deerhounds, and other sight-hounds; greyhounds too.

The borzois in the photo appear to be coursing. They wear muzzles to protect their jaws. It's a recent trend, like wearing a helmet when you go skiing.

Ruth said...

Thanks for the info, I hadn't known about lure-coursing, and only knew about dogracing of the sort that goes on in tracks, with bad treatment of what oughta be pets. I appreciate being enlightened.