What drives Casual Bling?
Greyhounds! Greyhounds are my passion. I adopted my first retired racing greyhound in 1999. As soon as I laid eyes on her I was done.
Currently I am owned by two of these magnificent athletes; System CS Buddy - 'Jet' and Craigie Grandy - Grandy is our Mama dog that I pre adopted
right out of her racing kennel B & J Racing in 2009. We waited 2 long years while she completed her racing career and lounged around casa de
Lambert waiting for puppies. I brought her home following Sandy Paws in 2011.
Our sweet boy Jake, and our angel girls Peanut and Foxy are not longer with us in spirit, but will remain forever in our hearts. Our first greyhound,
our beautiful 13 1/2 year old Diva girl, Foxy left us on August 5, 2008. Foxy was my inspiration for Hope for Hounds. Peanut was a Follow That
Hound puppy I watched her grow up from an itty bitty peanut to a gorgeous greyhound girl. She had a very brief racing career with the racing team
at B & J Racing Kennel, then lived with us for 4 wonderful years. Peanut left us after a brief illness on January 31, 2011. Jake was our second
greyhound, a big, calm, sweet boy with bunny soft ears.
My love of greyhounds led me to my business; my business lets me support the work of many greyhound adoption programs, a win, win situation for
everyone. I donate regularly to auctions that raise funds for vet bills, food, transportation and day to day expenses.
In 2005, I have turned my attentions to cancer research in greyhounds. I started Hope for Hounds to raise awareness and money to support
research on cancer in greyhounds. All money raised through Hope for Hounds will be sent to Dr Couto of Ohio State University to be used for the
Greyhound Health and Welfare Program. My prayers are with all dogs and their families as they battle this horrible disease.
SS Tal Iano
May 5, 1999 - December 29, 2012
He was my Momma's boy with the softest
System CS Buddy
April 29, 2002 - July 15, 2015
He was my other Momma's boy. He was a
spook, wary of stangers, but loving with
those he knew.
Peanut, FTH Buttercup was our pre adopted
racer from Follow That Hound.
Peanut our undisputed "Play Queen" and
May 27, 2005 - January 31, 2012
Peanut came home with me in March 2007 when I returned from Sandy Paws. She has finished
racing for Bill and Cathie Lambert of B & J Racing in Jacksonville Florida. She's the best souvenir
I've ever brought home.
I'm a Foxy Dawg
Foxy, the Diva Princess,
December 6 1994 - August 5, 2008
She was a passionate shoe collector and the
Foxy was a 4 year cancer Survivor, the
inspiration for Hope for Hounds.
Run with the Angels sweet girl of ours.
Our wonderful Mama Dog Craigie Grandy, who retired from racing
for B & J Kennels in April 2009 joined our home in March 2011.
Grandy loves to play, and has become quite bossy of late. She
turns 12 on September 1, 2016
With my 2 Sandy Paws souvenirs. Grandy and Peanut
With Grandy's son Lightning at Sandy Paws 2012
Grandy's son Zee - FTH Thunder
He is currently racing at Orange
Park Kennel Club in Jacksonville,
Grandy with her son Lightning FTH Lightning at the 2012 GEM
Maggie - CG's Magic born June 26, 2011
A happy Me with Grandy and Magic on adoption day May 19, 2013
Allen, Kiowa Andy Allen joined us in November 2015.
This boy is full of fun. We never know what he will be up to next. What
Maggie knows is that she can count on him to clean her ears every