History of this Web Site
The AAGI web site began as a volunteer project of Kat House Graphix, which is owned and operated by Kari Morrison Young of the AAGI staff. Kari's gentle hearted dog Archie, pictured here, opened the world of greyhound adoption for her. She dedicated the site to Archie, who went to the bridge in June 2005.
The words in the following verse best sum up Kari's feelings about greyhounds:
More than a dog, sometimes more than human.
Slender, tall, elegant, narrow head with soft eyes
The gesture of the paw, the arc to your hand.
Soft, velvet coat -- leaning.
Just the head on the arm of your chair or the edge of the sofa,
"I love you" say the eyes -- soft, lustrous, alive eyes.
They turn hard, keen, far-sighted, alien.
Muscles bunch and tremble on the lean frame.
He quivers like a drawn bow, sighting his prey -- a whine.
I don't know him.
He is no longer my pet, my companion, as strong legs pull the ground toward him.
Lean, powerful body stretches out,
the muscled loin, a tremendous sprint and the great thigh muscles launch again.
He is primitive then, atavistic,
His heritage takes him, and I am in awe.
Hunter, beast of prey, tool of man.
He returns, panting and leans.
I touch him and the eyes smile at me.
The sides heave for air and the eyes say, "I love you."
by Deborah C. Littleton, Gazehound, 1977