Event – Greyhounds in Gettysburg!

Join Fast Friends Greyhound Rescue, Inc. for the thirteenth annual Greyhounds in Gettysburg! If you have never attended this greyt event, please consider it this year. If you are looking for a fun event to enjoy with your hound(s) you will not want to miss this event.

Two and a half days of activities are planned beginning at noon on Friday, April 29 and running to noon on Sunday, May 1. Approximately 40 vendors will be available on Friday and Saturday to sell greyhound related merchandise. Our organization will be vending this year for the third year. Come and see all the great merchandise! This event is truly a shopper’s paradise. Special activities for the whole family run thoughout the day and into the night as well. This has become one the of most popular events on the east coast in recent years and it gets larger each year.

When you are not participating in greyhound related activities, you have all of historic Gettysburg and surrounding countryside open to you. Gettysburg was the pivotal battle in the Civil War. You can visit the battlefield, museums and the historic town to discover more about this historic battle and the men that fought here.

On Site Registration will be available on site at the GIG Information Tent at Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg, Friday, April 29, 2011 and Saturday, April 30, 2011.

For more information about this event, please click on the title of this post and it will take you to the GIG web site. We hope to see you there!!!

Rainbow Bridge – Kludge Code (Ladybug)

June 25, 2003 – April 18, 2011

We are sad to report that another beloved greyhound has passed on to the Rainbow Bridge. Ladybug was diagnosed with kidney cancer that made her very sick quickly.

Charlie and Shirley Gill adopted Ladybug from us in September 2007. Shirley and Charlie are senior citizens and Shirley is often confined to a wheelchair. Ladybug was a sweet and laid back girl that was perfect for this couple.

Two years ago, Shirley and Charlie brought Ladybug to our Christmas Parade at the Country Club Mall in Cumberland. Ladybug walked along side Shirley’s wheelchair and won the crowds of people over. She was just a wonderful companion for them. She seemed to be as happy as a dog could be with Charlie and Shirley and every time we spoke with them they made sure to tell us how much they loved Ladybug.

Everyone in the neighborhood loved Ladybug and the delivery people always came with treats for her. She loved coming out on the porch and greeting everyone. She seemed to have brought a whole community of people together.

We know that the Gills are devastated over the loss of a relatively young greyhound. But we know that Ladybug had a wonderful home where she was loved so much. That is all any greyhound deserves.

Run free sweet girl.

Rainbow Bridge – Dutch Monsta (Diego)

September 18, 2004 – April 9, 2011

We are sad to report that another one of our adopters has lost her beloved greyhound to bone cancer. Diego lost his battle April 9. He had been adopted by Paula Thompson in October of 2006. He would have been seven in September.

We got Diego from New Hampshire from an adoption kennel. When we took him, his care takers made us promise that we would only find him the very best home. He had a very badly broken leg that took a lot of time to heal and in the time that he was in the adoption kennel, everyone fell in love with him. He was a very exceptionally sweet dog.

When we placed him with Paula she had to promise to keep in touch with us so that we could reassure the people at the kennel in New Hampshire that he had a good home (as they wanted to know that he would be OK). She kept her promise.

Paula has been a very responsible adopter and has been a good volunteer for our group. She did many meet and greet events for us at the Hagerstown Petsmart. She has always kept in close contact with us and eventually adopted two other greyhounds from us.

We know for sure that Diego got the home his previous care takers had wanted for him. He was greatly cherished and will be greatly missed.

Run pain free sweet boy.

Event – Nature Fest

FFGR, Inc. has been invited to a special event at the brand new Catoctin Creek Nature Center, located in Middletown, Maryland. The festivities take place Saturday, April 9, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

This is a family friendly event and there will be lots of fun activities and learning opportunities for everyone. The event is free. Scheduled for the event are:

Live Animals
Nature Exhibitors
New Nature Playground (Climbing Boulders & Hidden Fossils)
Nature Walks
Green Roof Tours
Food & Live Music
Nature Crafts & Games

We will be on hand to talk to visitors about greyhounds and adoption. This is a great opportunity for us and we are happy to have been invited. Our volunteers will be available the entire day to talk to people and of course, our hounds will be there to meet the public.

This promises to be a very exciting event. Come on our for a fun day and don’t forget to stop over and greet the hounds! For more information, click on the title of this post.