Luna's vacation photos

Luna and the girls in Tennessee
Luna with Dawn and Rosie at Ruby Falls in Tennessee
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Luna just got home from a winter vacation to points north. Mom Dawn sent along some photos to share with everyone.

Luna with Rosie and Lily
It's never too cold to have fun with sisters Rosie and Lily.
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Dawn, Lily and Rosie took their hound on a four-state expedition over the holidays. Dawn said Luna (known as Lulu when she was in the Friends of Greyhounds kennels) was a great travel companion.

Luna got to visit dog parks in four different states -- Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky -- and went everywhere with Dawn and the girls.

She had no problem with the frigid weather, Dawn said. Luna's faux sheepskin coat and hound tee helped her cope with temperatures in the single digits.

Dawn said Luna got a bit spoiled on the trip. "Re-entry has been a little tough for her," Dawn wrote. "Each time I reach for the car keys, she is halfway in the car -- and I have to break it to her gently that she cannot come to work with me."

TWO GATHERINGS ON THE CALENDAR: Friends of Greyhounds have scheduled a couple of gatherings for us hound lovers in the coming weeks.

We'll hit the One Last Cast BBQ stand at Flamingo Road Nursery in Davie 11 a.m.-3 p.m. this Sunday, Jan. 14. AccuWeather tells me it'll be a partly sunny, dry day, with highs in the upper 60s.

And Dog Dude Ranch in Miami will host the hounds again, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28. I'm not even going to look at the forecast for that one until we get a little closer.

While we're here, let me clarify something I dropped in a blog post a couple of days ago. FoG is not shutting down. Jerry D. and Michelle have not taken in any new dogs recently but are still providing support and scheduling gatherings. Michelle is still on the lookout for dogs to come to the kennels. I apologize for writing something that was misinterpreted.

Mercury in his new bed
MERCURY GETTING ADJUSTED: Luis sent along this photo of Mercury getting comfortable Sunday morning. Luis said Mercury was a little restless on his first night in his Sunrise home but had a more peaceful night Saturday.

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