We had just said goodbye to our greyhound, Pike (who Ben walked for almost 8 years), and went to donate his leftover medication at the Emerald Kennels, which is where his adoption group, Greyhounds Only, boards hounds newly arrived from tracks in Florida and other parts of the country.
We had no plans to get another dog so soon, but went in back to take a look at all of greyhounds to cheer ourselves up. There were almost 40 dogs. In one of the crates, there was an impish little face desperately trying to get our attention – pawing at the crate, thumping her tail, and tracking us as we walked across the room. Her racing name was All Heart, and that seemed like a sign.