Ahhhh. I love this breed. After my last pal of 14 yrs passed and it took like another 2 yrs to get over it.....I started to think of what doggie should I get. I am so anamoured of the IG and their personalities. Unfort. they're also very expensive. Very. I found an IG rescue. If you know rescue organizations as I do you really have to pass their test. They came here after I filled out a 6 page online application. After many phone calls the founders came here to interview me and to make sure my apt. was 'greyhound proof'. These dogs are very active and you really do need to modify yr living space for them. Anyway I had done that. These folks were lawyersthat do the rescue thing. We went back and forth on some dogs and finally I got a call that they had a dog they thot would be great for me. I RAAAAAAAAnnnnnnnnnnnnn down there as fast as I could smiling ear to ear, jumping up and down, upand down, up and down, up and down. I spent a few hours there and met the sweet pooch. I feel IN LOVE. IN LOVE w/this doggie. I gave them my rescue fee after they clipped his nails. The first few days w/him were like heaven. I named him Spider. He was all sinewy and muscley even tho he was skinny and everything I could have hoped for. NOW if you knwo anything about Iggies it's that they are in love w/the people they live with and they're yr best friend for life. God how did I of all people then find the one IG that had a mental problem. It tried to rip my lip off one nite. Yes in the theatre of the hard to believe....I lucked onto to ONE IG in a million w/issues. I called the rescue org but they couldn't do anything about it for a few days. Was a weird situation as I had this dog in my house that tried to rip my lip off but he still seemed so sweet and he was I guess and even after that he did the usual IG thing...the followed me everywhere, tried to get under the covers w/me and I let him usually b/c I thot aybe there was hope. The rescue org. thot it would be good to send him to aguy in ersey that works w/Iggies that are forward and aggressive..so atypical for them. THAT DAY, ack, I brought him down to meet the guy who was to bring him to Jersey. I had aknot in my throat all day. I was so sad. Despite the fact that he did that I wa soooo attached to him from the word hello'. After I dropped him off I went to work. I felt like such a fool. I sat down to run a conference and lost it. I completely lost it. I bawled and bawled. People came up to me b/c they knew how much I wanted an Iggy and this didn't go right and I just cried and cried b/c I really did love Spider despite the fact he ripped at me. OK moving on..... Yeah I spent alot of time on that story.....Iggies reall are a great breed and think I'm now gonna try to get a new one. Everytime I see someone walking an IG I make a point to talk to that person. Everyone has nothing but good to say. My experience was bittersweet, and I still think of Spider all the time, so I hope I can find or rescue another soon. Hopefuly for less than a thousand,,,,,,heeee. Really these are the BEST dogs and when they look you in the eye you CAN believe they speak english and can read minds!