After a year or so of consideration, we finally decided it was best for us and our Italian Greyhounds to turn them over to a rescue. The details of why, I really don't want to get into here. (Although, for me, motherhood certainly played a role.) It was a hard decision to come to and probably the hardest thing we have ever done. We found a really great rescue in our area that was able to take them, Triangle Italian Greyhound Rescue. So on Wednesday, May 26th, after 10 years with Toby and nearly 9 with Leto we took them on a walk around our neighborhood and then drove them to the rescue.
It was a sorrowful, emotional day. This was the first and biggest change in our season of transition and it's impact is still being felt. We still miss them a month out, and I have moments where I still feel pangs of sorrow and guilt. This will somewhat be relieved once they are placed in new homes. Anyway, if you happened upon this post and think you may be the new parents for Toby and/or Leto, you can contact the rescue and review their adoption process here. If it works out, by all means leave me a comment. We would love to stay in touch with their new "people," but that will be totally up to the new owners to decide.