Elmer, aka Gable Elmer, is a 2½-year-old brindle male born July 29, 2010. His sire is Gable Sour Cream and his dam is Tip Renee. Elmer has 68 races to his credit on Greyhound-data.com all at Gulf Greyhound Park. His first race was on December 14, 2011 and his last recorded race was on November 30, 2012. Elmer retired because of a plantar ligament tear that occurred at the track on January 21st. His right rear leg was repaired by Dr. Stephen Kerpsack of Central Texas Vet Speciality Hospital. Four screws were placed in the calcaneous and two in the fourth tarsal bone. Dr. Kerpsack feels that Elmer has made a very good recovery. If the screws cause irritation in the future, they may need to be removed.
Elmer should not live with cats.
Elmer's vacation foster for a week wrote this great tribute to his wonderfulness:
Elmer is visiting us this week while his regular foster mom is on vacation and I just can't understand why this wonderful, sweet, gentle loving boy has not been adopted yet! We are fostering a young puppy and he is wonderful with the little guy. I had my young grand children over and they were running around and playing with him and he was a perfect gentleman with them. He got along instantly with my senior greyhound girls and my ten month old perpetual puppy Skater, playing with him, zooming around the back yard. He loves being with people, and is happy just to be in the same room as everyone. Elmer is a dream and just about the most perfect greyhound ever.Elmer's Vacation Foster