Jay's Weekender (aka Ender), whelped May 19, 1999. His poppa, Flying Train, was quite the racer and stud dog, making a name for himself as having sold at the National Greyhound Association auction in 1991 for more than any stud dog in history at that point, $56,000. Flying Train went on to race in Colorado and Wichita and still holds Wichita Greyhound Park's 5/16 track record of 30.10. Our Ender retired from racing after nine months, due to occasional bouts with tendinitis. This wouldn't effect a pet so much, but it would put more than a dent in a professional athlete's career. I adopted Ender in January 2002 from Royal Hound's Greyhound Adoption in Washington state. He's a sweet boy.
Above: Ender, the perfect gentleman.Above: Ender napping with his Teddy in my Seattle Studio.
Above: Greyhound Pajama Party - Ender (in blue pajamas) always letting little "sister", Harri-Berri take the spot light.
Above: A sketch of my floppy-eared Ender. (Sketch by Toni Youngblood)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ENDER, my lovey dovey mama's boy! ~Sparky