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Pompano Beach Seafood Festival is here!

One of our favorite events, the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival is celebrating its 30th year. We’ll be there and we hope you will, too. This festival raises funds for a lot of non-profits serving Pompano and offers the crowds great food, vendors, drinks and two stages of amazing music packed into three fun-filled days. Don’t miss this one. It brings out so many people and the dogs love being on the sand and visiting with everyone. There’s lots of information about the scheduled events, parking, the bands, etc on the official website, www.pompanobeachseafoodfestival.com Jerry & I are anxious to see Mike Pinera & Blues Image who used to play at a bar he and I frequented when we were dating. And Grand Funk Railroad is the main attraction Saturday night – talk about a blast from the past! The music and food are always awesomFOG at Pompano Beach Seafood Festival 2013 (5 of 6)e at this event.

General Admission is $15 for anyone over 12 and no coolers or pets are allowed. It’s a lot of fun and entertainment for that price. BUT- if you sign up and work a shift at our tent, you may bring your greyhoud (one human per dog at least) and you’ll have free admission. You’ll probably still have to pay for parking. We generally have a cooler there for cold water. Please let me know ahead of time if you want to work the tent so we can schedule it. Space is limited. Show hours are Friday (4/25), 5 pm to10pm, Saturday (4/26), 10am to10pm, and Sunday (4/27) 11am to 8pm. We generally do 4 or 5 hour shifts but we can be flexible. So, Friday is basically one shift, 5 to 10. Saturday is 10 to 2, 2 to 6 & 6 to 10. Sunday is 11 to 3:30 or so and 3:30 to close which is usually a little earlier than 8. But, as I said, we can be flexible. We’ll watch your dog while you check out the show, too. (No non-greyhounds, please) And we will have a couple of kennel dogs there, too, for you to hold.

The Festival is at the newly refurbished Pompano Beachfront, one block north of Atlantic on AIA. We are usually at the head of the boardwalk on the South end of show, right close to the road. They try to get us under trees and in the shade. The organizers are just wonderful to us! Call Michelle at 954-937-9663 or email at fogdogs@comcast.net to let us know you’re coming. See you there!

John’s Happy Tails Report
4/20/14 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The Kennel And The Annual Easter Egg Hunt Lives On.

The annual Easter egg hunt for the dogs was held early this morning. It has become an annual event and the dogs love to run in the play yard and look for the eggs. They are like little kids and we did have some mishaps, but all in all it was a huge success. Atascocita Darby won the individual award for most eggs found. Astar Roman Hope found the golden egg with the big treat inside, but ate it before we could get it away from her. One of the volunteers stepped on what he thought was a chocolate egg, but it wasn’t an egg. It was apparently left for us hidden in the grass by one of the hunters. Gotta watch the ground when you walk in the grass in the play yard. Hallo Old Spice and Chumley won the father/son six legged race competition, but it was by forfeit as they are the only father/son team we have in the kennel at the moment. There was, as always, some controversy. The ducks and the iguanas were along the canal with their signs again protesting the egg hunt. A couple years ago one of the greys mistook a duck egg for one of the hidden Easter eggs, it was an innocent mistake, but you can’t convince a dumb duck of anything he doesn’t want to be convinced of, and they’ve taken to protesting our egg hunt the past two years now. The iguanas really don’t have any issues with us, but the ducks bring them along because the iguanas always look mad and the ducks think it helps sway public opinion in their favor.

Superior Destroy

Superior Destroy

Ok, you think I made that up because it was Easter and we were closed. Well, that’s not completely true. We really were open all weekend and were really very busy. U Haul Mack received an application last weekend and his future humans visited him again and finalized his adoption date and delivery on Saturday. Runyonland and Flying Hoosier also received applications on Saturday. We were also visited by representatives of the state and we’re hopeful that we can work it out so that we can get you visitors back to the kennels again to see the dogs. Today we sent Atascocita Effie and In The Process out together to a home that has previously had our greyhounds. They were both returns so we’re going to see how they do together on a home trial. Kane’s John also went to his new home, we think that he’s officially officially retired at last.We want to thank all of you who came to visit and adopt, this will definitely be an Easter long remembered and a life changing Easter for more than a couple dogs and people. Also, just to prove we are not breed snobs, a couple that was on their way to visit us found a stray dog on Red Road just down from the kennel. They coaxed the dog away from the road and brought him to us. Those of you that have been to our kennel know that Red Road is not a road to mess around on, whether you are a car, pedestrian, or lost dog. We got the dog safely in custody and are trying to find out if the dog has been reported lost by someone. It may be quiet at times, but it seems like there’s never a dull moment. Good luck to the adoptees and adopters from this past weekend, may your future lives be filled with an overabundance of love and good health. Also the same to the little guy that was rescued off the street today.

DKC Jagger

DKC Jagger

Chase The Storm

Chase The Storm

There were no returns this past week and only one new dog arrived, but there are more reportedly on the way. Gobie Special just arrived yesterday. She’s a black brindle, which is an unusual color. She was born on the 9th of July in 2012, so she’s not even two years old yet and I don’t believe she even had any professional races. While we’re here, I’d like to thank Jill officially, I’m sure the rest have already done so, for providing us with a very nice breakfast/brunch on Saturday. Jerry B. will be happy to know that there was no food excitement on Sunday. On Saturday, only one dumbbell forgot and brought his own food, but that’s ok, that made more available for the rest of them. We also wanted to thank our ‘yutes’ (sorry, but I love the movie ‘My Cousin Vinny”) for their dedicated service, especially Kim, Greg, and Amber, who always seem to be here when we need them the most.

Frizzell

Frizzell

Now I have to mention some of the dogs that our webmaster has pictures of, so that he can put up some of their pictures and make the blog pretty if nothing else. Kim’s favorite dog, the irrepressible Superior Destroy, whom she named Phoenix, got a long look this afternoon; she was in competition with Frizzell for the love of a couple. Actually, I think it was the couple that brought in the stray, so they’ve already saved one dog this week and are working on another. DKC Jagger and Chase the Storm made appearances in the office and were looking good, as did Kelso’s Red Rory and Kiowa Hoss Henry. Time to head up north, hope you had a Happy Easter, thanks for all of your support and come on down to the kennel if you get a chance.

Energy Shot (Tex)

Dear Michelle,

Our family has adopted Tex through Greyhounds Only, Inc. I have been a volunteer with GO for 12 years as a meet & greet leader, contact representative, foster mom and kennel volunteer. We have been owned by 6 greyhounds and have fostered 28.

Tex came home with me as foster 28 in February after hurting his “ankle” during turn out. He was only supposed to stay until he was healed, but we became very attached to him. Four weeks later, our seizure hound, Brewer, died suddenly at age 9. Tex was here to stay. In true greyhound karma, Brewer was our first foster hound who was with us when our second greyhound, Paula, died. We adopted her. Tex was here when Brewer died and we believe she wanted him to stay to help our broken hearts heal. He has an older greyhound brother, Sam, who is 7 and very shy. Tex has been so good for him and his confidence. They even share a bed on occasion.

I am attaching a picture of Tex for you to see that he is quite comfortable here. Having a 3-1/2 year old hound in the house has been quite a change for us, but one we are thoroughly enjoying and hope to have many happy, healthy years together.

Best,

Nancy

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John’s Happy Tails Report
4/14/14 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The Kennel As The Office Greeters Are Making Their Mark In More Ways Than One.

Frizzle

Frizzle

Last week I spread the word about our Letters from Home section which relates the emails and letters we get from our alumni who have gone on to their real homes after retirement. This isn’t a new thing, but it was to me since I just discovered that it’s under Michelle’s Blog. Also, the new ones that arrive are usually posted on the home page. Jerry B. will be happy that we did not get a cake for Trent’s birthday, but Jill will be bringing in brunch next Saturday, so you are in luck for next weekend. We got three applications on Saturday. Kane’s John ended his career officially and arrived with us last week. I was taking his picture outside when a couple arrived at that moment and asked if that was Kane’s John. ‘’That’s our dog’’ the lady yelled. And it was. John was sent to us by mistake last year and this couple had seen him and wanted him immediately. Unfortunately, he had been given to us by mistake, so the racing kennel wanted him back. So, they had to wait a year or so for him, and they did. I didn’t know about all this and I thought it was strange that someone would get out of their car and yell that it was ‘their’ dog. I just think the timing was amazing because we did over a dozen dogs and they happened to pull up right at the time their dog was being photographed. It’s a sign. Of what I don’t know, but a cute story as far as I’m concerned. Atascocitagabby and Uhaul Mack were up front on Saturday as our kennel dog greeters. Apparently a family with a young boy came in and he and Gabby bonded pretty well, so we have an application on Gabby and I got to hear Portuguese spoken, which is a first for me, at least that I can recall. Last but not least, a young lady came in towards the end of the day to find out about greyhounds. By the end of her visit it was obvious that she didn’t want to leave without a greyhound and she ended up putting an application on Uhaul Mack. He did everything but sit on her lap, so I think he kind of liked her. She said she’d try to have her boyfriend come by on Sunday to see the dog, and we’ve heard many of the ‘tomorrow’ stories, but, he showed up the next afternoon and he liked her, so I think U Mack has a new home. So we did three applications on Saturday but got skunked on Sunday.

Atascocita Effie

Atascocita Effie

Returns are not usually happy occasions, and we did get one on Sunday, but it was probably as good a negative as you could ask for. Atascocita Effie was just adopted out and delivered and was returned within a week. I heard a couple different versions from the rumor mill, one version was that she wouldn’t go into her crate, and another was that she went to the vet and would be too costly to keep. We will have to check out her doctor’s excuse and make sure there’s nothing wrong with her, but in any case, we don’t want the dog in a home where she’s not wanted and we don’t want people being unhappy thinking they have been saddled with a burden, so it’s always best to move on, especially when it was for such a short time. Effie is a beautiful young girl and she won’t have any problem finding her real forever home. Remember, even in baseball, if you get thirty hits out of a hundred at bats, you are now considered an excellent hitter, and we hit well above ninety percent on our first time placements, so life is indeed good in the slow lane, but never claim to have a perfect record.

Atascocita Johan

Atascocita Johan

The Ebro 14 all made it to Ebro last week, WWK Sweet Onions, Atascocita Rake, Tempo Kanasta, and Kane’s Baltimore were also delivered to their new homes. We have a little note from Kane’s Baltimore’s humans, I didn’t put it here but it’s in the Letters from Home and on the Home Page posted. She’s doing fine with her new people and little sister Lacey, an Italian Greyhound that’s reportedly teaching her Italian.

Eight new arrivals this past week, not counting WW Kay Corona and Frosted Eve, who came in on Sunday. Corona is the biggest dog in the kennel currently, around eighty three pounds racing weight, so if bigger is better with you, bring your tow truck and come check him out, he’s really a nice guy but may need some work on the leash. We now have three brand new two year old girls with us, Joan O’Brien, Rainwater Kari, and CBJ Priceless. I love the name Rainwater Kari and she’s just as nice as her name. Four boys also arrived, including TMC’s Busta Move, who is just slightly smaller than Corona, Atascocita Johan, Frizzell, and You Ole Buzzard, which they could probably also call me if they wanted. Actually there were five boys, Flyin Paul Ammo came in too, he’s not a big guy, and so if you like the smaller males, you might want to check him out.

TMC's Rowdy Boy

TMC’s Rowdy Boy

April is ADOPT a GREYHOUND MONTH, and addition to all the rest of the nice pictures that hit our facebook, Ms. Julie has taken it upon herself to shoot some dogs and is attempting to post a greyhound a day for the month. These are nicer than our official standard old red fence official photographs. I want you to know, it has been pointed out to me, and actually, they are nice, candid shots, so you will be getting some nice pictures of most of our kennel mates if we can get them posted up in a timely manner. Since we are still limited to whom we can bring back to the kennel, the profiles and photos will be the best way that you can check out our ‘people’ online. Some people come in with a list and we are happy to bring any and all dogs out for you to see, It just takes a little more time. At the end of the month we will also be at the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival with our booth, so if you are in the area, feel free to stop by and say hello. One final word of caution, when you do stop by our kennel, be careful, we’ve had four of our recent ‘greeters’ adopted, word is getting out and all the dogs want to be up front in the office when the visitor humans come in, that’s where the action is. Sometimes it just takes just one look to fall in love.

Update on Kane’s Baltimore

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Hi Michelle,
We are so happy with Kane’s Baltimore, she is the perfect dog for our
family. She is getting along very well with our Italian Greyhound and
parrot. She hasn’t given us any trouble with house training or separation
anxiety. We have been trying very hard to give her structure and schedule,
and it’s working. She seems very happy and has already made friends with
the vet, our neighbors, and other dogs in the community. Thank you for all
your time and effort in giving these dogs a great start to their new pet
life!

Emily, Paul
“Samoa” & Lacey=

Greyhound Lazy Song

Someone just posted this on YouTube and Taylor is there at 35 and 39 seconds!!

Mark & Taylor & Face

John’s Happy Tails Report
4/7/14 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The Kennel And A New Discovery, Letters From Home.

It is claimed that perseverance pays off and in one case it did for me. Michelle accuses me periodically of not reading the website but I actually do, it’s just that I can’t remember everything since all the things that I’ve learned over the past nearly seventy years have overcrowded my head and have settled down into the rest of my body, mostly in the midsection. Yes, I used to think it was torso muscle gained from endless twelve ounce curls (Pepsi), but I finally realized that it is all stored knowledge and not just fat that has overflowed down to the gut where it has taken up residence. It’s ironic that I would end up working with the greyhounds instead of the Bassets, Beagles, Pugs, Dachshunds, and/or Labradors, which are among the breeds most like me, they plump out in the middle without having to be boiled. Anyway, I’ve never been able to find the Letters From Home section of our website for whatever reason, incompetence mostly, but not because I haven’t read or looked for it. It has now been found and is listed under Michelle’s Blog, right there under Happy Tales and right above Catherine’s List of Greyhound Friendly Resorts and Restaurants. The Letters from Home are some of the emails we get from our alumni who have been adopted out already, and we all love to hear how they are doing. This isn’t exactly how every grey that has found a home will always turn out, but it gives you an idea of what to expect and how their humans feel about the new love of their life. It’s fun to read, so you might want to check that out if you get a chance. A lot of the emails even come with nice photos. That’s not a plug, that’s a fact jack, which is also the name of one of our recently adopted boys, and last heard, he was doing very nicely in his new digs. The latest email is a little note from our good friends Steve and Barbara who relocated to California with Wingo. Ms. Wingo was known around our play yard to be quiet and shy, but she’s come out of her shell in her new dog park and become somewhat of a social butterfly. It could be her new surroundings but I think she’s more attentive because of the three earthquakes they’ve had since their arrival in L.A…

Atascocita Daido

Atascocita Daido

The Ebro 14 group is still scheduled to head north, probably this Wednesday or Thursday. You can also see the impact the Sunburst project is making if you check out where some of these letters from home originate. I talked to friends from New Jersey this morning and they went to a place called Englishtown Flea Market that apparently had no fleas but did have a dog rescue set up and my friend talked with a lady from Florida that knew about us, so we are getting well known and making a dent little by little in helping get these greyt animals out to the public. We had two dogs acquire applications over the weekend. Atascocita Darby and Kane’s Baltimore are packing their bags and getting ready for their new forever home adventure. Kane’s Baltimore will have a little sister, an Italian Greyhound named Lacey. Here’s hoping that Hootie Hooter was delivered as scheduled last night, I haven’t heard anything to the contrary, so hopefully she’s settled into her new home by now. We also have five others that have applications pending, bags packed, and almost ready to take the last ride in the big white van to start their new retired life. I also thought I heard from a little bird, aka Jerry our President, that the three guys that went to the senior sanctuary recently, have all been adopted already.

Razorscar

Razorscar

There were no returns this past week, and we received two new additions late Sunday, or at least that’s when I found out about them. WW Kay Corona, who was one of a beer litter, or liter maybe, and is four years old. He’s a big black boy, listed as over 80 pounds, so if big, black, and beautiful is your cup of tea, come down early next weekend and check, check, check him out. Frosted Even is a red brindle two and a half year old. Haven’t seen her yet, but she did have a very short racing career, probably ran like I did, but she’s a girl and girls are a good thing. Our current dilemma, and there’s always a current dilemma, is a shortage of girls and cat tolerant dogs. We now keep two kennel dogs up front with us to serve as greeters. You can still see any or all the dogs you desire, but we will have two up front on hand to distract you while we go and fetch the others. For most of them, this is their first real public appearance, not counting the racing track, and it’s unique and interesting to see how they react to the real world. Last weekend we had Atascocita Darby up front. She proceeded to take every toy in both boxes, except for the weird red plastic ball, and carry them back behind the counter to her hiding place. It was hilarious to watch, and it may have helped her get adopted. Atascocita Daido also had a chance at the big time, she was picked out on line, but didn’t get along in person with her potential new brother, Charlie, a very large Doberman, who didn’t care for her at all, so she is still single and unattached if you’re looking for an energetic black sweetheart, she might be just the one you’re looking for. Razorscar also got to meet his public. He is a fantastic dog but an early life argument with a tractor blade has left a large scar across his back. He doesn’t let it worry him but he’s concerned it might bother some people. It didn’t stop him from his eighty plus racing career; someone is going to get a beautiful companion when they adopt him. So, April has started off hot in more ways than one, plenty of action, and the kennels will start filling up again as soon as the next group heads out and opens up some room. If you are looking for a great canine pet and you’re curious about the retired racing greyhound, come on down to our kennel and meet them one on one, at the very least you will find out about this magnificent ancient breed and if they are right for you. It most likely will be a very educational and pleasant experience, these dogs are also kid friendly and they love company. And don’t forget, April is Adopt a Greyhound Month, what more of an excuse do you need?

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John’s Happy Tails Report
3/31/14 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The Kennel With Another Six Pack Weekend In The Books.

In like a lion, out like a lamb was not the case for March as far as adoptions were concerned. The six pack I’m referring to is not a description of my abs, that would be more like a case and a half, but how many dogs that I have listed as getting their papers for the well-earned ‘rest of their lives’ phase. My facts and figures don’t always match up perfectly with our management’s, but like a well-balanced and well digested meal, it usually comes out very neatly in the end. Atascocita Effie and Real Dude are still pending but weren’t reported last week and are nosing closer to delivery. We had a flurry of furry activity, Leslie, which prevented me from catching up the photos, but it was worth the time spent as Hootie Hooter, Tempo Kanasta, WWK Sweet Onions, and Atascocita Rake all procured applications for their new lives with their new humans. Congratulations to all of them and may your future lives be filled with lots of love and good health. Added to this we have Nancy Kovack, Chasemustangsaly, JC’s Arlene, MV’s Dayton, Berkley Bonnie, Atascocita Alana, Sandy Lane, Atascocita Ashly, Don Coryell, Hallo Savinio, Visceral, Black Oak Timber, Ribsy, and Chase Hailtothev heading up to Ebro for northern distribution to fosters and an adoption waiting list. There is an increasing demand and a shortage of available dogs so we are doing what we can for them also, FOG dogs have attained a very good reputation and are now increasingly being sought after by name, so we’re doing our best to get these fabulous animals out to the rest of the world, almost literally one dog at a time. Do not despair, we will be adding replacements as fast as we can and if one that you were thinking about has departed, it probably means that it was not the one destined for you. At least that’s the way I look at it.

Razorscar

Razorscar

There were no returns this past week and only two new arrivals. Now appearing for a limited time only, I’m sure, are Pops, who is a four year old black girl who has tested as cat tolerant, and Moody Snowball, a light brindle colored four year old girl. We are doing some experimentation in retesting for cat tolerance in hopes that some of the dogs have settled down and have changed their minds about their personal approach to the feline species. Currently, if you must have a dog that is cat tolerant, we have only Pops, Such Sweet Soul, and Backwood Echo available, but as previously stated, we will be doing more testing and will be getting new arrivals. You can call or email Michelle or Jerry at the end of the week before you visit the kennel if you live in Broward or farther away, and can decide if there’s enough candidates available for your own personal satisfaction.

Atascocita Darby

Atascocita Darby

We don’t have the photos up yet of the new arrivals, so I’ll have to mention a few that our webmaster does have pictures of, so he can add a little class to the blog with some shots of our beautiful ‘people’. We now have at least two kennel dogs in the office, along with the ‘regulars’ that hang out, to meet visitors. This has proved to be quite popular with the kennel dogs and they all now want to participate. Yesterday we had Razorscar. He’s a neat guy with an interesting story. When he was a puppy on the farm, he got in an altercation with some sharp farm equipment and received a slash across his entire back. His personality is inversely proportional to the nastiness of his scar, he will be a tremendous pet for some lucky adopter, but he won’t be the prettiest dog in the park, except in your eyes. Atascocita Darby made her debut as an office greeter, she showed that she has boundless energy and loves toys. Backwood Echo is our smallest greyhound, she’s a little black girl, won’t be two until August. She showed very little interest in racing but she is a kisser and loves people. She’s very outgoing and still a puppy at heart. Uhaul Mack was good enough to race two hundred times and participated in Stakes races. Will he be as good on the couch as he was on the track? You can find out, come in and check him out. His fifth birthday will be next month, if you take him home you can help him celebrate it in a real home. Want to meet a wild and crazy guy not named Dan Aykroyd or Steve Martin? Check out our boy Runyonland, aka Timmy. He is a couple years old, did not race professionally, but voted himself the best looking dog in the kennel. He quite possibly could be, but beware, he still thinks he’s a kid and acts like one.

We’re getting a lot of nice emails along with some pictures of our ‘people’ being adopted up north.

Hi Michelle,
I’m Ashley and just want to thank you for finding me a forever home. I love
my new mommy. She is the best. She got me a beautiful pink collar and a coat
that has “It’s all about me all over it.” I look adorable in it of course. I
get to go for walks and rides and lay outside chewing on bones and just
enjoying my life. Living with Daffy is certainly interesting at times and I
just love younger men so we get along most of the time. As you know he’s a
little cuckoo but very loving. My racing name was Rumblin Aggie and I was
born 12/3/2006. Tatoos are 126A 40757. My mom tried to get my nails trimmed
and I wasn’t letting that happen. She mentioned taking me down to the kennel
and I’m not so sure I like that idea. Keep up the good work getting my
fellow friends home. Hope to see you soon.
Love,
Ashley

Uhaul Mack

Uhaul Mack

That was from Ashley, who was fostered and adopted after her original human became ill. We are always glad to see the alumni that stop in for a visit. Polar Bear was there over the weekend, looking very beary, and we had two bears in the play yard, as our regular Bear was there too. The Kwix/Taylor story continues to unfold. Kwix was adopted and shortly thereafter his humans wanted another dog. They took on what looked to be a little more than they could chew when they took Taylor, the former TNJ Taylor. Taylor was not quite a special needs dog, but he had a urinary problem, I called him peebucket. We couldn’t find anything physical and it was debated that it might be mental. Anyway, they took him in and finally it was discovered that possibly he had some scar tissue causing problems. They had a urinary catheterization procedure done and so far it looks like it has done a lot to eliminate the problem. We’re keeping our paws crossed, because they love Taylor and are totally pleased with him, he Is the opposite bookend for their other boy, Kwix. On that happy note, we end this week’s marathon. Thanks to all the people who help make this possible, congratulations to Julie, who worked on two adoptions and is learning how I feel when we help one of these guys or gals get a loving home and join the real pet population.

Hello from Los Angeles

Hi guys!

Thought we should check in and let you know the latest from sunny (and quakey) California. We’ve settled into our little apartment in Culver City, and Wingo has finally made peace with the magic box (elevator) that gets us to the third floor. She has befriended a 14-year-old red brindle greyhound named Diego who lives across the street, and often hangs out with Little Bear, my sister’s pug.

Steve is extremely busy with his new job and is loving every minute of it. I continue to work my way through ‘the hoard’ of stuff we packed from Miami, and I’m happy to say that our place is starting to look good and feel like home.

Southern California had enjoyed a fairly long period without any large earthquakes…until we moved to town. We’ve experienced three sizeable ones since our arrival. Wingo slept through the first one, but the second one really startled her. She seemed to sense last night’s 5.4 just before it occurred, so I got on the ground with her and held her while our building rolled and shook. It was about 30 seconds long and felt like mild airplane turbulance. Oddly enough, we moved to Miami during the summer of 2005, which ended up being the most active hurricane season in recent history. My friends in Illinois have asked that I give plenty of warning before we return to Chicago so that they can brace themselves for tornados that we’ll likely bring ;-)

We just returned from an outing to the Culver City dog park, affectionately known as the Boneyard. It’s all dirt and sand and wide open, and while there aren’t a lot of hiding places, Wingo did manage to find a bench to hide behind on our first visit to it last week. She quickly gained courage, though, and seemed to enjoy hanging out with the mid-sized crowd and, interestingly, the human crowd! She has no use for the goofy, rough and tumble dogs, though, and that’s fine by us! Steve and I both commented that while Grace would have loved this particular park, we’re certain that every visit with her would have ended in a vet trip. There’s no way she’d be able to contain herself in that much dirt and open space. Oh, the noseholes she’d dig, and hold court, and tear around with and antagonize the big guys…It’s a nice place, but of course, it’s no FoG. There’s no place like FoG!

Hope this note has found you all well. Please say hello to everyone for us. We miss you!

Love,
Barbara, Steve and Wingo

Wingo behind a bench

Wingo behind a bench


Wingo with her new friends

Wingo with her new friends

Clobberhead the dog uses nose to save the day

Newly adopted pooch smelled natural gas, wouldn’t leave owner alone

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