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or if it was, I didn’t mean it.

I love greyhounds. I love their big wet noses, and their amber eyes and their gentle nature and I can’t bear the thought of men “disposing” of them when they don’t make enough money. I met a trainer recently who considered himself to be very humane, because he shot them in the head when their racing lives were done.

This is my cousin’s rescued greyhound Archie, who does his best, although he does find humans very perplexing creatures….

Pastel pencils on Fabriano Tiziano paper A4

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dog, dogs, eyes, greyhounds, rescue

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  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 6 years ago

    oh my hes wonderful, and a brilliant written piece well done hes just so cute

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...over 6 years ago

    he is a dorable awwwww. love his paws!

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainover 6 years ago

    Awwwwww, so cute!!!!!!! Such a lovely beautiful Dog Hilary. If you are interested, there is a group Voices For Animals, (here on RB) if you wanted to make a copy of this you could add a message against the Greyhound Racing industry.

  • Mar Silva
    Mar Silvaover 6 years ago

    What a sad story. Man can act so superior and be so cruel!!! This is a beautiful image.
    That sounds like a great sugestion that Pinky gave.

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartalmost 5 years ago

    Very sweet image!…My granddaughter, Abby, received a rehomed greyhound for her 10th birthday this year. Stacey came from champion Irish stock but just figured she was made for better things than chasing a lump of fluff around in circles. She makes a wonderful pet and is much loved by all the family (including Granny!)..I love this!

  • Beatriz  Cruz
    Beatriz Cruzabout 4 years ago

    Superb work,Looks amazing!!!

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  • aaeiinnn
    aaeiinnnabout 4 years ago

    yes it is a lovely and well done picture
    i used to know a man that raced greyhounds
    he walked the retired dogs over the same fields i took my dogs
    he said he never put a dog down ..if he could not find a home then he kept them himself
    one in a million huh…

  • sharpie
    sharpieabout 4 years ago

    Excellent drawing, fabulous eyes!

  • sharpie
    sharpieabout 4 years ago

    Congrats on your feature too!

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