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John’s Happy Tales Report
8/14/17 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

Stormy

One of the few times in history that we don’t lead with a greyhound story. We are in possession of two mixed breeds that were dumped in West Broward last week and ended up in Michelle’s care. I guess this is one of those ‘I didn’t start it but I have to finish it’ deals, where we offered to help and now we have two non-greys that we’d like to find a home for. It’s a longer story than that, but you can check the website and/or Scott’s ‘Dusty and Me’ blog and get the whole story. Bottom line is we have two beautiful abandoned, what may have been ‘bait’ dogs that need homes. We have all the information, details, and even pictures, so if you know someone who might be interested, please contact us, we want to personally make sure they end up in a good home. Roscoe is the boy, and Lilly is the girl.Wow, what timing, took a break to cut the grass before the afternoon monsoon and finished eight seconds before the downpour. Life is good in the slow lane.

Logan

In other kennel news, our girl Fufu is now Lia, she was adopted earlier this week to Leon and Tia from Coconut Creek, she has been delivered and has even mastered the staircase and from all reports so far, this lucky girl has found herself a fantastic home. Thank you, Leon and Tia, for taking one our people into your hearts and home and best wishes for a long and happy life filled with joy, love, and good health for you all. You can catch this action on Scott’s Blog, even some video too. Logan and Frozen also got some nibbles and bites, but no other adoptions so far as of today. There are two more dogs ready to come into our kennel this week, and, as always, for up to the minute information on any and all of the dogs, you can contact Michelle or Jerry at the kennel website, email, phone, smoke signal, whatever it takes, and they can answer just about any questions you have about any or our inmates, or greyhounds as pets in general.

Frozen

On Saturday, August 19th, we will be at the Pet Supermarket in Sunrise, 2696 N. University Drive. They are doing a rescue day with a number of different groups, starting at eleven o’clock. Sunday, August 20th is the annual Animal Adoption Fair at War Memorial Auditorium in Ft. Lauderdale, from 10 A.M. until 5 P.M. As usual, we welcome any volunteers for either or both events, just contact Michelle.

Ok, I’m off to Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and the rest of the Rust Belt for ten days for a food fest with a bunch of cousins of the Polish variety. They do know how to do food and have a good time. Don’t forget about our ‘guest’ greyhounds Roscoe and Lilly, any help in finding them a good home would be greatly appreciated. I’m anticipating that Scott’s Blog will be doing a fine job of keeping you informed during my absence, so stay tuned, thank you for all your support over the years, and August will be nearly gone before I return and we can start thinking about some nice outside gatherings again. Have a greyt week and don’t bite anyone.


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John’s Happy Tales Report
8/7/17 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

Hawk

Into August we race, yet another week closer to the fall season and more weekend gatherings at the famous Flamingo Road Nursery and the Last Cast BBQ Stand, which is something I have been looking forward to, along with semi cooler weather, since the moment our last gathering ended. It’s always greyt to get together with our friends under the Tiki Huts at Flamingo Road Nursery, with all that fabulous foliage to look at, and throw in the BBQ food and it rivals my original favorite ritual of fall, the opening of college football season. It’s a lot cheaper too, considering I was getting into UM games back in 1955, in the east end zone, for fifty cents, but that’s not important now.

First off, this week, I’m happy to report, my report taken from Scott’s Blog, Dusty and Me, that our former ‘Special Needs’ boy, Kango, who is having vision problems, is having no problems adjusting to life with Rick and his new family, including Bullet, his greyhound brother. The ‘Special Needs’ hounds have to overcome a little bit more than their regular retired brothers and sisters to get a chance at being a pet, so it’s always a joy to my heart when I hear about one succeeding, and Kango seems to be doing exceptionally well, so my week is made already just with that little piece of good news.

Logan

You know it’s a slow week when one of the news items states that it’s the first of the month and everyone got their flea and tick medicine, so we’re all up to date, including myself. However, there was some action in the bullpen. Kelly, our sweet little black girl with the broken leg, is at the Vets and getting her cast off, and if all goes as expected and X-rays are good, she won’t be needing another one. She also has an app, and her new family will be waiting for her tomorrow if it works out as planned. She will be living in Pompano Beach and her complex has two dog parks. Fufu also has an application for a family in Coconut Creek, and if all goes well with that, she could be delivered this week also. Kal and Hawk are at the Vet’s today, getting neutered, so they will be ready to go very shortly, both boys are beautiful examples of greyhound manhood. Logan is back in the kennel, he is not quite a special needs dog, but he is almost six years old and has some issues. He may be mistaken for an ex street fighter, he has some scars and a couple missing toes, but he’s a nice soft fawn color with beautiful bedroom eyes, he has had some potential adopters who were ‘disgusted’ with his feet, so if you can get past a dog with ugly feet and look into his eyes and heart, you just might find a diamond in the rough and a loyal companion for the rest of his life. If you are a cat, don’t bother inquiring, he’s not known to be cat tolerant. We’re known to take in all dogs, sick, lost, injured, old, you name it, and we’re also known for finding good homes for all our inmates and damn proud of it too. Sometimes it takes more than one try, but we keep working until we get it right for both the adopter and adoptee.

Kal

As always, you can contact us through the website, email, phone, smoke signal, if you have any questions about any of our hounds, Michelle and Jerry are usually happy to answer almost any and all questions, we can arrange for you to meet them at your convenience, at our kennel in Sunrise, or even at your adobe, and at your convenience. Check out our website, if you are interested in owning a greyhound, contact someone who has owned them and most likely you will get a very positive response about these beautiful and semi graceful (ours is an exception to the graceful part) animals, or just come and meet one of ours in person, you might make a fast friend for life as we say. Also, don’t forget to check out Scott’s blog, Dusty and Me, just when I bragged about him writing virtually day, he went and took a week off, but that’s ok, it’s summertime and the living is easy. Have a greyt week, keep your hounds safe and cool, and don’t bite anyone.

John’s Happy Tales Report
8/1/17 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

Hawk

We welcome August with a couple reviews and a couple new arrivals, as it’s been a quiet week for us for the most part. Maggie, our eleven-year-old three-peat, who keeps outliving her humans is still doing great with her new siblings Cassie and Smidgen, the chihuahuas, and Zoe the greyhound and human Shawn, they are all one big (and small) happy family except for one meal malpractice, which was straightened out almost before it happened. Taylor, now known as Pharaoh, our white guy with the broken leg, has mastered his new home environment, including the stairs, which were a challenge at first, but even his leg hasn’t slowed him down any lately. He has a beautiful new sister, Bailey, who has helped him greatly in his adjustment to his new home. You can see and read about these hounds in Scott’s blog, Dusty and Me, he does a thorough job of covering our kennel on an almost daily basis, and I give him a little plug every chance I get.

Kal

We also have some new arrivals at the kennel. Kelly was the first to arrive, she’s a sleek, black girl who just retired with a broken leg. She has already been to the doctor’s and is expected to make a full recovery with her leg, so that’s good news. It doesn’t really matter too much; broken parts do not diminish a dog’s capability to be an excellent pet. Kelly is just a kid, she isn’t even two years old yet, so if you’re looking for young and beautiful, she fits the bill. Kal just came in, he’s three year’s old and has a great personality. Hawk is the third arrival from Wednesday night, he’s black and white, so, as Scott suggested, maybe they ran out of paint before they finished him, as he’s the only non-black we have at the moment.

We are a little late this week, one of us forgot that yesterday was Monday, so we have some updated material. Kelly already has an application, so that didn’t take long, if it all goes through. Fufu and Frozen have already met some people and are being considered for the big move. They are checking their complex and making sure that they are allowed to have a large dog, which is good, we appreciate that because sometimes people discover too late that large dogs aren’t allowed, so it’s great when potential adopters do their part in the adoption process. So, as we enter August, life moves on, the dogs come and the dogs go, which is exactly what we are there for. As always, and we can’t say it too often as far as I’m concerned, thanks to all our FoG community for the fabulous support that you’ve given us over the years, both our old timers and the newbies to the experience of loving and caring for these special animals. Have a greyt week, remember, it’s August, and hot as hell usually, so keep the boys and girls hydrated and cool. And don’t bite anyone.

A Photo That Will Give You The Willies! — Dr. Willie and Willy

John’s Happy Tales Report
7/24/17 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

Fufu

The Scouts and Hounds Potluck Dinner is now current events. It wasn’t quite the now legendary Dinner with the Dogs at the Country Club, but it was a very nice affair with plenty of good food and great people. We shared the hall with the Girl Scouts and I think everyone had a greyt evening. Our thanks to everyone who attended and helped make it the success that it was, and more importantly, or just as important, it was fun to see all our old friends and get together again. Thank you, Maurice, for a splendid table, and everyone else who contributed to the banquet, even the dogs got to party with their buffet, which was raided by a couple humans. The winner of the fifty/fifty drawing graciously donated her winnings back to our kennel, which assured us a successful night financially also. You can check Scott’s blog, he has a lot of coverage and pictures.

Logan

We have had a lot of activity this past week as far as the inmates are concerned also. Mattie and Boogie are already delivered and in their new homes and you can also check that out on Scott’s blog, Dusty and Me. Congratulations to both Mattie and Boogie and their new families and we wish them all many years of love, happiness, and good health. Dee Dee, our senior girl, went to visit long time adopter Shawn Campana, who also has another hound and a cat. Ms. D. walked right in like she belonged there and she now lives there, so best wishes for her and her new family also.

Frozen

On the flip side of the coin, we now have four black girls in the kennel. One more and we’ll have a flush. Kelly has just retired. She broke her leg a couple days ago, but since we got her very quickly, she has already been to the Vet, got her leg set and a full recovery is anticipated. The faster the dog gets their leg set after the break, the better the recovery usually is. Thank you Dr. Ansara for taking care of her so quickly. So, Kelly joins Fufu, Stormy, and Frozen as the four sleek black girls currently available. Not often that we have a glut of girls in the kennel, albeit a small glut, relatively speaking, as opposed to the old days with fifty plus dogs in the kennel. We may be somewhat downsized, but we’re getting it done on a weekly basis. Logan is currently the only boy, but we’re expecting possibly two new arrivals this Wednesday.

Ok, so we had fun last Thursday, hopefully, no one went home hungry, including the dogs, got to see and enjoy some time with old friends, picked up a couple bucks for the inmates, and we’re now looking forward to the next one. August is almost here, summer is at least half over and I’m looking forward to the bar b ques at the Flamingo Road Nursery. Once again, thank you all for your support, last week and throughout the years, our hounds are special as is our hound community and I’m proud to be a part of helping these beautiful animals get a chance at a real dog’s life. If you are interested in adopting a greyhound, don’t hesitate to contact us, either by phone, email, or through the website. Michelle has all the up to the minute information on who’s available and can answer any questions you have. For a little insight into the daily and up-close life of our kennel and the inmates, check out Scott’s blog, Dusty and Me, which he usually posts several times a week, it’s informative, fun, has pictures, and has up to date information on our incoming and outgoing fourlegs. Have a greyt week, keep your hounds hydrated and cool, and don’t bite anyone.

Photos From Scouts and Hounds, July 20, 2017


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John’s Happy Tales Report
7/17/17 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

Mattie

Don’t forget, Dinner with the Dogs, this Thursday evening, from 6:30 P. M. until 9:30 P.M. at the Hollywood Jaycee’s Hall, 2930 Hollywood Boulevard, in Hollywood. We will be there with Girl Scout Troop 10102, who will also be holding a 50/50 raffle to benefit the South Florida Wildlife Care Center, with whom they are working this year. This is our biggest and probably our last inside event this summer. It is a fund raiser, so bring your wallet and your appetite, we will feed you and will even have a buffet set up for your hounds. It’s greyhounds only, please RSVP Michelle, one dog per human, so if you have more than one greyhound, bring along a friend to escort them. The website has all the information, including the driving directions. I am told you need to be heading east on Hollywood Boulevard to get there, so check out our website for directions and all the information. We are providing the basics for the food, compliments of Maurice and you may bring whatever dish you are famous for, or just like to make. In keeping with our family tradition of sweets, we will be bringing the chocolate chip derby pie and some brownies, which should make a couple people happy at least. It’s air conditioned, so no heat, no mosquitos, just good food and good times with our old and new friends.

Logan

Our two ‘special needs’ dogs, Kango, with the vision problem, and Taylor, the big white dog with the gimpy back leg, are now in their new homes. Kango went in and was acting like he’d been there all his life, and Taylor has even made great strides in mastering his stairs, so there is hope for everyone in this world, all it takes is good hearts and a little patience and elbow grease. We wish both of them and their families many years of love, happiness, and good health. In the upside-down news department, we now have more girls than boys in the kennel. Only two boys at the moment, Logan and Boogie, and five girls, Frozen, Fufu, Mattie, Stormy, and Dee Dee. Dee Dee was just returned, she is eleven years old, and lost her home to human family problems. You can check out the website for more information, or check out Scott’s blog, Dusty and Me, which has or will have information on all of them as soon as he gets to meet them and check them out. Due to some serious pain in the knee section after a rough therapy session, I’m going to pull the plug on this week’s jabber for now. Don’t forget to come by on Thursday night for our Dinner with the Dogs, you can also help some nice girl scouts help out a great cause, you can get some food, your hounds can also enjoy their own private buffet. We love to see our old friends both four and two legged, and as if that wasn’t enough, you can even check out my new knee, which should be very exciting. Have a greyt week, don’t bite anyone, and we’ll see you on Thursday.

Scouts & Hounds Potluck Dinner

Thursday, July 20th, 6:30-9:30 PM
At the Hollywood Jaycees Hall
 
Click Here For All Of The Details.
 
Greyhounds Welcome (One leashed dog per person, please.)
 

 
 

John’s Happy Tales Report
7/10/17 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

Fufu

Happy July to one and all, it’s good to be back, I was released back into the wild just last Thursday after a very entertaining two weeks of hospital and rehab facility. It’s times like this that I appreciate all the support we have here in the FoG Kennel. Captain Jerry B. and Michelle have filled in the holes as well as Mr. Scott of Dusty and Me, so most of the neat information has been covered. This is a good thing because currently I cannot sit in one spot for very long, as it is very uncomfortable, so I will suggest you do what I did, check out our home page and Scott’s Blog and you will be caught up on all the happenings in the FoG Kennel that are fit to print.

Frozen

I know that Casey now has a home with a private mom all to herself. He was the shyest dog we’ve seen in a long time, but all he needed was a doting human to give him all the attention he could handle, and that’s just what he got, so we’re happy to report that they are doing just fine. Clifford, the big red dog, is gone already. He spent eight days in the kennel, less time than I had to put in at rehab, and he was scooped up and is doing fine with his new family. Maggie, the senior girl who’s human passed away, is doing great in her new home, she is eating well, gaining weight, and is roaching already. Along with Casey, Stormy and Annie are also already in their new homes. It has been a busy couple of weeks, with these results I’d almost be tempted to replace my knee every couple of weeks if it meant moving this many dogs. No, just kidding, twice is enough for anyone. In any case, we’re having a very active summer so far.

Boogie

Dinner with the Dogs is the next item up. We’re still on schedule for Thursday evening, July 20th, all the information is on the website, but basically, it’s an excuse for us to get together with our people during the summer, but inside where it’s nice and cool. Maurice will be supplying the main course and you are welcome to bring any special dish that you’d like to share. In our case, it’s mostly desserts, and our contribution will either be the famous derby pie, which is a large chocolate chip type thing, or the chocolate chip cookies, or maybe both. It’s requested that you RSVP to Michelle, once again, all the information is on the website, or you should have even received a flyer. Please come out and bring some food, we’ll be sharing the hall with a nice Girl Scout Troop, and there will even be a buffet for the hounds.

We had some very interested parties visit the kennel this past week, but no apps have been filed. We currently have eight hounds available, four girls and four boys. I will try to expand on that next week, or you can check Scott’s Blog, he will undoubtedly have some information, or for the final word, check with Michelle or Jerry at the kennel. I am finished, actually, my knee is finished for tonight, so the keyboard will be closing. Thank you again Michelle and Jerry B. for covering for me during this pain in the knee period, and don’t forget Scott, he’s posting several times a week, he’s a greyt read, and he has pictures and updates to boot. Have a greyt week, please try to make it to the Dinner with the Dogs, it’s a Thursday in the middle of summer, what else do you have to do that would be more fun. Plenty of food, plenty of hounds, and of course, the irresistible staff of the FoG Kennel, and our mainstay, our fabulous greyhound community, unlike any other.

Scouts & Hounds Potluck Dinner

Thursday, July 20th, 6:30-9:30 PM
At the Hollywood Jaycees Hall
 
Click Here For All Of The Details.
 
Greyhounds Welcome (One leashed dog per person, please.)
 

Happy Tales Report
7/3/17 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

Have a happy and safe Independence Day. We will be back next week.

Scouts & Hounds Potluck Dinner

Thursday, July 20th, 6:30-9:30 PM
At the Hollywood Jaycees Hall
 
Click Here For All Of The Details.
 
Greyhounds Welcome (One leashed dog per person, please.)
 

Happy Tales Report
6/26/17 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

Stormy

John is not able to write this week’s blog. So instead, here are Michelle’s notes that she wrote for John.

I think today is blog day. We have a big rush yesterday and I’m going in three directions and I am delivering three dogs tonight!! If all goes well, Stormy, Casey and Annie will all be in homes tonight. TWO of the new families will get half price adoption because they are taking Birthday Dogs!! (correction – Casey and Annie were delivered – Stormy was not. Both were Birthday Dogs)

Maggie is doing wonderfully in her new home. Joan and the crew are very happy – but I’m sure you’ve gotten all of that thru Dusty’s blog.

Taylor

We have two new boys in the kennel – A very dark, almost black, brindle boy named Oshkosh Pumped and we’re calling him Boogie. And a tall, very red boy named Atascocita Papa. He’s big and red so he’s now called Clifford. They are both three years old and we’ll have more info up on Petfinder shortly. They are already at the vet so they’ll be ready for adoption soon.

Taylor’s birthday on Sunday was uneventful. He had someone come to look at him but it wasn’t the right fit for him. But that’s okay. He’s still popular and will find his forever home soon.

We have about 6 confirmed people coming to the Pot Luck in three weeks. Really need to rally the troops. Everybody says they want to get together and in the summer it’s too hot to do much outside. This is a great way to visit with greyhound friends and they’ve got to eat anyway!!

(Honestly, if it doesn’t pickup, I’m going to have to cancel. There’s 8 girls in the Scout troop. I would hate for them to outnumber us.)

Love, Peace & Greyhounds,
Michelle

Scouts & Hounds Potluck Dinner

Thursday, July 20th, 6:30-9:30 PM
At the Hollywood Jaycees Hall
 
Click Here For All Of The Details.
 
Greyhounds Welcome (One leashed dog per person, please.)