It’s probably been sixty years since I’ve seen a mulberry tree so that ends that story. It was a busy week for fundraising. We have reached and passed the 20% mark, so we’re moving on in a steady, slow pace, much like the way I walk. Four more of these and we’re there. I will have to be content with all second hand information for this week, as I was completely out of the loop and missed all the events.
First of all a big thank you to everyone who helped make the fundraisers a success and who helped out. Marnie set up one of the events, the Funky Buddah I believe, but don’t quote me on it. The last I heard that netted over six hundred dollars, thank you Marnie very much. The Pet Fair and Macy’s events also added another couple hundred dollars and if I am incorrect in this, it will be edited out hopefully. Also reported that two dogs were adopted but I haven’t confirmed that as of yet. I do know that Ace High Jessie went out on a home trial this week and we’re keeping our paws crossed that that will turn out for the best for her. I know her potential human adopters, and if it works out, she will be a very lucky and happy girl. According to my sometimes inaccurate calculations, there are currently nine dogs available for adoption. We’re working on updating the profiles and getting some good current pictures on the website and Pet Finder. If you like photography, love to take pictures of dogs, and the West Broward area is convenient to you, Michelle and Jerry would be very happy to have you drop in with your camera and take some pictures for us of our beautiful adoptables. Our former ace photographer has grown up and gone off to college on us, and the replacement crew, aka my family, lives in Dade County and is somewhat travel challenged currently. We can make it very convenient for you to fit into your schedule if you’re willing to stop by and shoot our dogs. Also, if you are anxious to meet our dogs, you can call Michelle or Jerry and set up an appointment at your convenience to visit and view. I’ve also heard some whisperings about them even bringing a dog or two to your house for a looksee.My list of the current roster is as follows. Atascocita Daido, 5 years old black girl. I don’t know how she got here but will find out. Benny of Ruckus, black guy, 4 years old, he’s a return. Chase the Storm, 4 year old brindle, a return I believe. Atascocita Sue and Atascocita Otto, both 9 year old returns, white and black. Como Se Yama, 11 years old, found on the streets, beautiful little red girl. O Ya Shotgun Red, a red fawn 4 year old boy. CV’s Candy, 4 year old fawn girl. And last but not least, Homeless Boy, an about to be 3 year old black boy. If you’re wondering why so many returns, it’s because we don’t have the ability to house a lot of greyhounds yet, but we are as we always have, open to taking back all returns and greyhounds that have been abandoned or dumped in shelters. So, for the near future, we may have as many returns as recent retirees , but we’re working on rebuilding back up to at least two dozen available greys at all times. Ok, we’re going to also try to get a couple dog’s profiles on here each week for those who don’t do the website or Pet Finder. We’ve had a lot of interest in setting up a little dog gathering in a nice dog park or some other appropriate place, as the alumni are missing each other. It hasn’t happened yet, but it will. I’m not totally angered or disappointed because it’s still very hot outside during the day, so a late afternoon gathering would probably be more appropriate. If anyone has any suggestions or ideas please notify FOG or post it on the facebook, I know Gunner and Scar’s dad, Jon, was thinking about it for September, after labor day and everyone’s settled down. For the southern connection, we have been doing, with the exception of yesterday, the Miami Springs dog park on Royal Poinciana Blvd., which is the street that runs along the canal on the opposite side of Okeechobee Rd. It’s reachable heading north and west from the circle in Miami Springs , or from the NW South River Drive exit on the Palmetto Expressway, heading south and east. It’s just past Miami Springs Senior High School. If you see the large pedestrian crossover bridge, it’s right next to that. We’ve had Trent and Lizzy drop in, Joan O’Brien is somewhat of a regular also, and Slugbug Bob has even been there to haul grass with our Diffy, Newie, and Charles the psycho. So far, the people with small dogs have been very good with keeping them in the other area, and the other dog breeds have been friendly as well. We had Joan leading a pack of eight or nine dogs around the field last week. So if you have a grey that’s lonely for his people, or you just don’t have a place for them to run, come on out. We’re usually there around seven p.m. or just after, depending if the pain in the train is crossing, which it sometimes does, and we usually only spend an hour at most, as the troops get pooped out pretty quick, so it’s short, sweet, and fun. If you do catch the train coming in from the north, you can just hop over the bridge and take Okeechobee Road down to the first bridge back over the canal, go to the circle, take the first right, which is Poinciana, and follow it back up to the park. Got it? If not, feel free to email me at the FOG website. Ok, enough for today, next week is another week, next big goal, 50 per cent and half way there. Have a great week and don’t step in it if you can help it.