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Pet Tales: Greyhound lovers comment on Edmond dog's story

Heather Warlick: Readers respond to the Nov. 12 Pet Tale about Myka, the 19-year-old greyhound who lives in Edmond with owner Coree Jakobs.
by Heather Warlick Published: December 3, 2012

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Greyhound lovers comment on story of Edmond dog

In response to our Nov. 12 Pet Tale about Myka, a 19-year-old greyhound who lives in Edmond with owner Coree Jakobs, a few readers emailed their comments.

Christine Anderson, a reader from Lady Lake, Fla., wrote: “Wonderful story about Myka who is 19.5 years old. I am attaching a picture of my greyhound, Cocopuff, who just turned 12 years old on 10/14/12. Cocopuff never raced either. We got her off the Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track in Bonita Springs, Florida. She has all her own teeth, only a little pannus in her eyes (treated), and has some lumbar stenosis. She walks and bounces around to her tolerance. I hope we have her till she is 19, too!”

Susan Hendess, also of Florida, wrote: “Greetings from a fellow greyhound lover. Please Google Genie the greyhound. She lived to be 20! I knew Genie personally. Genie was guest of honor, celebrating her 20th birthday, at our Greyhound Pets of America Tampa Bay Chapter Poker Run. She was chauffeured to the event from home in a black stretch, and the chauffeur stated he never had a celebrity dog, let alone a greyhound, before.”

Genie is widely considered to have been the oldest greyhound in the world before her death on July 20, 2008.

To submit a pet story and photo, email your story and photo to or mail it to Heather Warlick, The Oklahoman, P.O. Box 25125, Oklahoma City, OK 73125. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. Photos cannot be returned.

by Heather Warlick
Life & Style Editor
Since graduating from University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Staff Writer Heather Warlick has written stories for The Oklahoman's Life section. Her beats have included science, health, home and garden, family,...
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