Whether you are a horse lover, a feline fanatic or a true pup parent, there is nothing quite like the unconditional love of a pet–something these Alachua County residents are more than aware of! From rescues to therapy animals, these pet lovers are sharing what makes their relationship with their animals so special!
with owner Jenny Bhatia
The Italian greyhound is known for its speed, big personality and extreme playfulness. But owners of the breed will tell you they are star couch potatoes, super affectionate and the epitome of a lap dog. Razor spends his day in a lap or nuzzled up next to a human. He is the center of our family’s attention at home and is the king of snuggle. He greets us when we arrive home every day as if we were sent from heaven, even if we’ve been gone for ten minutes. This behavior is so good for our self-worth as he makes sure we know we are loved unconditionally.
We researched pups that didn’t shed much because we have a house full of people with pet allergies. The Italian greyhound kept coming up in our search, over and over, then we found Razor. When I picked Razor up in Brooksville in 2013, he was timid and scared of everything. Once he arrived at his forever home and discovered a lap and a warm blanket, he found peace and confidence. Little did we know that he would become so connected with us and a huge part of our family life.
Razor’s big win was when the kids came home during the pandemic. Then, every day, all day, a lap for a snuggle. Nowadays, he is rarely by himself, and now he even travels with us for vacation.