After my wife and I adopted our first Greyhound, Turbo, in 1996 we realized what unique creatures these animals are. The love they have despite a life of cages and racing was amazing to us. Once we became aware of how they are such quiet, docile, and innocent animals we became addicted. After Turbo passed in 2005, we adopted another Greyhound since the house just wasn't the same without one! Aero came to us from the same organization as Turbo which is now known as The Greyhound Adoption Center.
This organization and the devoted people that make it happen are remarkable and save so many wonderful Greyhounds that would otherwise be destroyed. This book is dedicated to them and their continued efforts.
My goal was to capture a slice of what they do to make the center possible. This includes activities ranging from feedings to open houses and of coarse he arrival of new dogs from the tracks is also a vital part of the story.
I hope to convey the story of the retired racing Greyhound commanding the respect these animals deserve.
I grew up in the beautiful green mountains of Vermont. By the age of 10, my small Vermont town began hosting an annual summer balloon festival. It was this event I had my first experience with a fully manual camera. When I was about 13 years old, I begged my dad to allow me to use his camera on a morning at the festival - a Pentax SLR. After he gave me a quick review on the shutter, aperture and metering, I was off. For college I attended the University of San Diego and received a degree in Computer Science. Shortly after purchasing our first house in 1996, my wife and I adopted Turbo - our first Greyhound! With the arrival of our first son the photographic fire lit during my childhood was rekindle and I purchased my first digital camera. I am now enrolled in the Professional Certificate in Photography program at UCSD Extension.
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