I'm sorry about Blue...but he would be glad to know Bella was able to join your home.
We have two greyhounds, Darlene and Bella. Darlene is 9 1/2 and Bella is 3 1/2. We've only had Bella for a year. We lost Blue (the dog in my avatar pic) the Friday after Thanksgiving, 2011. We got Bella in December. She and Darlene are buddies and usually inseperable.
Darlene is black and Bella is a dark charcoal grey. Usually it's harder for black dogs to be adopted, no matter the breed.
Bella was a very bad racer, apparently ran 10 races and lost all of them, coming in second once. She's much happier playing with her toys, moving them all over the house.