Star seemed to want to stay. She came in, walked around and then flopped out on the floor in the kitchen. She seemed genuinely sad that she had to leave. And when her owner called for her to come on down the steps of the front porch, she went down and then trotted right back up and looked at the front door. I think that she liked the good smells and the doggy noises at Surry.
I learned that Star had been raced until she was 5 years old. After that, she injured a hock and was retired. The way that she raced around the front yard indicated that she still had the greyhound speed. It was beautiful to watch.
So if I'm lucky, there'll be a brindle female coming to Surry within the next couple of months. With so many greys being put down every year, it's nice to know that one will have a home with all the happy Labradors here.