GGSA
History of our GGTSA Group
What started this all off?
Who are we. . . ?
Story of the 2 Greyhounds in the logo

What started this all off?

Greyhounds are such a unique breed. A racing greyhound grows up in such a different set of circumstances to a "normal" family dog. They are trained from such a young age to chase that fluffy thing and then retire. Some of their responses to particular situations seem to be completely weird and the only people who can explain some of these oddities are the trainers who deal with these hounds daily, but not many of us know many greyhound trainers. After adopting one of these beautiful hounds from either GAP or from RSPCA or even direct from a trainer there needed to be a social/support group. That is where the idea came from.

There were originally four of us whose love and passion for these hounds led us to start thinking about a walking group where greyhound owners could bounce ideas off each other, get questions answered and have fun with other people and their hounds

We started thinking how about getting together. How about a group of us going for walks and having fun in the meantime. Could we pull it off? Would other people want to come along? The four of us started thinking and you know what happens when four women put their heads and hearts together. Nothing is impossible but at the beginning we did think what have we started here??

Who are we. . . ?

  • Jacquie Todd and her ever loyal husband Neil have been involved with dogs for many years and now have three Greyhounds to share their home with. Jacquie started out with an interest in the greys and became involved in the GAP program. From there she moved onto an interest in providing a social place for hounds and their new owners to meet and greet and socialise together.
  • This process took off and now she is not only coordinating the group and managing the social calendar along with a few other helpers but also is responsible for the regular newsletter that is sent out to all the members. Along with all the hard work that comes with coordinating the group Jacquie still finds some time to make coats and collars for all our loyal hounds.
  • THANKYOU - this photo of Jacquie and Karen with all of the greyhounds was kindly provided by Sandra from the group



    Story of the 2 Greyhounds in the logo

    You have all seen our logo of two Greyhounds playing together, but what you may not know is the history behind this particular picture. It is from the Fables of King Arthur and the story of "The Wooing of Olwyn".

    Then the youth pricked forth upon a dappled grey horse of fours years old with a bridle of linked gold and gold upon his saddle. In his hand he bore two spears of silver with heads of steel; a war horn of ivory was slung over his shoulder, and by his side hung a golden sword. Before him were two brindled, white breasted greyhounds with strong collars of rubies around their necks, and the one that was on the left side bounded across to the right side, and the one on the right to the left, and like two sea swallows sported round him. And his horse cast up four sods with his four hooves, like four swallows in the air about his head, now above, now below. About him was a robe of purple, and an apple of gold was at each corner, and every one of the apples was of the value of 100 cows. And the blades of grass bent not beneath him, so light were his horse's feet as he journeyed toward the gate of Arthur's palace. The full story can be reached by looking up "The Wooing of Olwyn" a story of King Arthur on Google.