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Greyhound Rescued From Racing Was Afraid Of Affection Until He Saw His Baby Brother
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Greyhound Rescued From Racing Was Afraid Of Affection Until He Saw His Baby Brother

A greyhound named Mosley was 4 years old when he was rescued from the dog racing industry. The pooch was soon given a home by Scott Merrihew and his wife, but he was so used to noise and a lot of dogs around him that he had no idea how to respond to love and kindness coming from humans.

“When we first got him, he had a little separation anxiety and was really protective of his space,” Scott told The Dodo. “It took a lot of patience over the years with him to get him as comfortable as he is with life off the track.” When Scott’s wife became pregnant, the 8-year-old Mosley became especially attentive of her.

“He was a lot more cuddly with my wife towards the end of the pregnancy,” Merrihew said. “He knew something was happening!” The baby boy Lucas Merrihew was born about a week ago and Mosley had nothing but love for him. “His initial reaction about Lucas was very interested but knew to keep his distance,” Scott explained. “He’s been really good with the baby. We currently lock the kitties out of the room at night but Mosley is allowed in.”

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Rescued after 4 years in the dog racing industry, Mosley didn’t know how to react to affection

“It took a lot of patience over the years with him to get him as comfortable as he is with life off the track,” said his owner Scott

When Scott’s wife became pregnant, the 8-year-old Mosley became especially attentive of her

“He was a lot more cuddly with my wife towards the end of the pregnancy”

The baby boy Lucas was born about a week ago and Mosley had nothing but love for him

“His initial reaction about Lucas was very interested but knew to keep his distance”

“He’s been really good with the baby”

“We currently lock the kitties out of the room at night but Mosley is allowed in”

He has so much love to give!

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Skye lee Williams
Community Member
6 years ago

this is a truly beautiful story it bought me to tears. especially knowing how the racing industry treats the greyhounds. I'm glad he is ok.

Trisch Armading
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6 years ago

Love this story! Greyhounds are such wonderful companions. I too have a senior greyhound and they are amazing. Very sad they have to go thru what they do at the race tracks.

ALonelyHeart
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6 years ago

Patty Mowery, you are seriously ill-informed about Greyhounds! All dogs thrive on love and attention, but Greyhounds live a wretched life! IF they are lucky enough to be rescued from a track, then they have to be rehabilitated = taught to accept affection without fear; to walk up steps; to not be afraid of shiny floors; to not take any food they see or 'counter surf;' and to love a couch! All they know is the path to/from the track, with meals and sleeping inside a damn cage. You say they are 'born to race' but do you know what happens to losers? SOME are taken by rescue groups, BUT others are 'simply' KILLED.

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Lee
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6 years ago

That end little spin is the cutest thing I've ever seen. What a way to wake up. Something so simple can put a smile on my face,love iy

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Skye lee Williams
Community Member
6 years ago

this is a truly beautiful story it bought me to tears. especially knowing how the racing industry treats the greyhounds. I'm glad he is ok.

Trisch Armading
Community Member
6 years ago

Love this story! Greyhounds are such wonderful companions. I too have a senior greyhound and they are amazing. Very sad they have to go thru what they do at the race tracks.

ALonelyHeart
Community Member
6 years ago

Patty Mowery, you are seriously ill-informed about Greyhounds! All dogs thrive on love and attention, but Greyhounds live a wretched life! IF they are lucky enough to be rescued from a track, then they have to be rehabilitated = taught to accept affection without fear; to walk up steps; to not be afraid of shiny floors; to not take any food they see or 'counter surf;' and to love a couch! All they know is the path to/from the track, with meals and sleeping inside a damn cage. You say they are 'born to race' but do you know what happens to losers? SOME are taken by rescue groups, BUT others are 'simply' KILLED.

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Lee
Community Member
6 years ago

That end little spin is the cutest thing I've ever seen. What a way to wake up. Something so simple can put a smile on my face,love iy

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