Rehoming a Galgo or a Greyhound
I didn’t really want you, I wasn’t really sure
And I’ll admit I had my doubts when you came through that door
Not small, or cute, or fluffy, with big soft puppy eyes,
But tall and thin and bony, with bald pink bulging thighs.
You weren’t the kind I had in mind, not in any way.
Perhaps it would be better, if I took you back today
Before we know each other, it really won’t be kind,
To keep you here for one more day and then to change my mind.
But against my better judgement, I decided you could stay and quickly I discovered,
you were kind in every way.
Your gentleness and patience really stole the show
“Why! These dogs are wonderful, I must let others know”
You’re my gentle giant, who just needed a change,
To show us all what you could be, to wipe away that history.
Dispel our preconceptions, that put us all to shame
and so we come to know and love, what beneath that frame.
And now I’ve come to understand, what I missed at the start,
That Galgos and Greyhounds need that great deep chest…..
To house their great big hearts.