[music: Angelo Badalamenti's "Love Theme" from the score for Cousins]
Text Onscreen: The first time we ever saw our greyhound, Dudley, he had just been rescued from life at the track. And he looked sad. [image of Dudley looking very scared and sad, with his tail between his legs] We brought him home, and he looked pretty scared. At first. [video of Dudley lying on a plaid dog bed, looking up at me dubiously, from his first day with us] But all he needed, to be the confident and happy dog he had never been allowed to be, was love.
Series of video clips: Dudley chewing on a toy then looking up at me shyly; hopping up when Iain enters a room, then stretching and wagging his tail; bumping the camera with his nose; walking up the stairs and down the stairs; swimming in Lake Michigan; trotting at the dog park with his tongue lolling out; playing with Iain at the dog park; letting loose and having a powerful, graceful run at the dog park; spinning excitedly in the living room; wrestling with a blanket; playbowing at me; having a breathtaking run at the dog park that makes witnesses cheer as he runs past them; begging for a treat at home; playing with other dogs at the dog park; more running, with a big grin and his tongue hanging out.
Still pix of Dudz looking cute while chillaxing at home. Text Onscreen: Adopt a retired racer. www.ngap.org
This is the difference that rescue makes.
[music: The Turtles' "Happy Together"]
Text Onscreen: We adopted Zelda from the Humane Society on the 16th of July, 2011. We have been Happy Together ever since.
Series of video clips: Zelda coming home in the car; wagging her tail before hopping on the couch; lying on the floor with her back legs out behind her, chewing on a toy, then peeking over her shoulder at me and wagging her tail and grinning; sitting and looking at me with a grin, then running toward me when I back up; greeting me SO HAPPILY at the front door with a wigglebutt dance and joy-spins; hanging out with Dudz on the couch; playing tug-o-war with Dudz; springing out the back door into the garden with Dudz; running around at the dog park; pulling a toy out of the toy box and taking it over to lie beside Dudz on a dog bed; running with Dudz out of my office and down the hall where she jumps on the furniture playfully and joy-spins; chillaxing outdoors; retrieving a ball in the garden; playing with Dudz in the snow; trying to keep up with Dudz at the dog park; running toward me in the garden; grinning at me and joy-spinning.
Still pix of Zelly napping with Iain and hanging out with Dudz and me. Text Onscreen: Opt to Adopt.
Me with my rescued pups, who rescued me right back, at the Indiana Dunes Oct. 2012.