We named our rescued retired racing greyhound Mariah (her racing name was RJC's Oklahoma). We thought the song "They Call the Wind Mariah" was from the musical Oklahoma!, which seemed fitting as she is as fast as the wind, and it tied into her racing name. However, the song is from Paint Your Wagon. Oh, well. Close enough.
She's also black, and Black Mariah is another name for a hearse. A rather unfortunate coincidence.
She is everything a retired greyhound should be, a "45 mph couch potato" and pure love. She keeps us laughing with her silly antics.
There is no better dog. Everyone should rescue a retired greyhound!