I can't have a doggie but one day when the circumstances are right I would love to and I am determined I will get a rescue dog - it seems mean to buy one from a breeder when there's so many dogs already out there desperate for a home.
I can't remember how I first decided I'd get a greyhound, probably read an article on retired ones, but I am pretty sure I'll end up with at least one retired racer.
They seem such elegant, lovely dogs and seem to be getting more popular too - I'm seeing more of them about the place.
They seem perfect for me as they're lazy and don't demand long walks - just a couple of short bursts a day letting them run free seems to do them, then they just like eating and sleeping which are my two favourite sports too!
They're also a decent size and look like proper dogs as well as being beautiful, but they don't have an horrible macho reputation either. So I won't look like a stereotype queen with either a tiny toy dog in pink bows or a fierce macho dog trying to make me look butch!
So I might well get an Irish doggie, though the UK racing industry is no less cruel from what I can see.
As long as the greyhound isn't a FF supporter (or he'll just be naughty and uncontrollable all the time) or an SF supporter (or he'll refuse to take orders from a Brit) it's an Irish grey for me!
I saw one on a website once which was stunning - it was a pure greyhound but had a spotty coat very similar to a dalmations which looked really special on a non-Dalt dog!