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Michelle’s Happy Tales Report
8/6/18 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

Well, I like to make the blog about the little this-and-that from around the kennel and around our group. But today, there isn’t much of that and there’s a whole lot of this about the Greyhound constitutional amendment. So let’s jump right in. I’d like to say “the water’s fine” but we have a snag that’s being worked on. It is hopefully not a shark in the water – – but maybe an algae on the top.

Please bear in mind the Constitutional Revisions will be voted on with the General Election on November 6. Many areas (not all) will have primaries prior to the General Election and those will be held on August 28th, 2018. There will not be anything on the August ballot having to do with the greyhounds. So our greyhound vote will be decided on November 6th.

A couple other things to know and keep in mind:

  • To revise the constitution and become law, the provision must receive 60% of the vote.
  • The committee has the right to bundle different provisions so there may be 3 or 4 things that you vote on together. It might make a difference.
  • If the revision passes, it is not slated to take full effect until December 31, 2020. Chances are the state would allow the tracks to close prior to that date but greyhound racing is not actually banned until then.
  • If this constitutional revision gets hung up somehow, this law cannot be voted on again in this format until the Constitutional Revision Committee meets again and that is in 20 years. (not a typo – TWENTY years) That means figuring out a whole new approach.
  • Grey2K and The Committee to Protect Dogs are spearheading this movement and they will need ALL of the help you can give them. Flyers, billboards, radio, TV and everything else costs money!! If you can help, please do. (Please visit protectdogs.org and grey2kusa.org)
  • Post the Protect Dogs sign in your window (house & car) and ask your friends to do the same. It’s simple and direct.
  • Get (or print) copies of the handouts and let your students hand them out in front of Publix or Walmart for school service hours. Buy an inexpensive brochure holder and leave some (neatly – and with permission) on your vet’s counter.
  • Take the dog along if you can. Ask other groups (women’s club, rotary, etc. ) if you can bring a dog for them to meet. Nothing seals the deal like meeting one of our greys.

Okay, I’ll save some of my preaching for next week. We have a long way to go. Many thanks to all the people who are giving their support to getting this bill properly placed and promoted. – Woops – a big PS – – Many, many thanks to Doris Day, my new personal hero!! She donated $1.5 million to the Protect Dogs effort.

In other matters – Jerry was semi-napping (he calls it watching TV) on the couch and spotted a greyhound in the clouds – –

Can you see it?

Have a wonderful week – and hug your dogs for me.