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John’s Happy Tails Report
1/27/14 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The Kennel With The Arrival Of A New Dog Named Astar Bullwinkle, Aptly Named Moose, Now We Wait For Rocky The Flying Greyhound To Appear.

BS Bob

BS Bob

It was a very quiet weekend for us at the kennel, lightly attended by visitors, apparently BS Bob did not get along with his Italian cousin Vinny, and so he came back. It was so slow that I took an informal vote on who was going to win the superbowl next weekend. Black Knight and MV’s Caden, who is the kennel’s most outspoken greyhound, he has an opinion on almost everything, selected Peyton and the Broncos. Killer Kolt and Don Coryell (our Don Coryell, not the NFL coach) are going with the Seahawks. The other 56 dogs, as expected, mostly knew nothing about what I was talking about. The survey was inconclusive and not very scientific, but it took their minds off the fact that no one was in the kennel checking them out. Hopefully next weekend will be full of visitors and potential adopters again and I won’t have to go to such extremes to entertain the pups.

KB’s Hamiter

KB’s Hamiter

Despite the lull, and Bob’s return, it looks like TNJ Taylor has found his forever home. He also went home last Sunday with one of our alumni, Kwix, and the last I heard, they were both doing well, so we’re rooting for him, he was our number one in seniority, a great dog, but needed things to go just right for him to fit into just the right loving home. For every dog, there is a perfect home awaiting him, but sometimes it takes just a little bit longer to fit certain dogs. We wish Taylor, Kwix, and their humans many years of love and good health and thank them for taking him into their home and hearts. KB’s Hamiter, or Hammy, as we call him, now moves into the number one slot, so if you’re one of those people that have a soft spot in their heart for the underdog, you may want to check out Hammy. Ham ran over a hundred races, and is looking for a loving home. He is not a special needs in any way, except that he is a black dog and did not test as cat tolerant, outside of that, he’s a great guy, so come in and meet him personally if you can.

DND Sunsation

DND Sunsation

We received eleven new dogs during the week, to fill the spaces of the thirteen that left for the Emerald Coast. Five boys arrived, including Astar Bullwinkle, born on Christmas Day 2011. He’s a big, beautiful Red dog, Moose is a fitting description, and he’s young and super energetic. He is most likely going to be great with someone who is young and strong, or at least strong, because he is just barely two, did not race, and has a lot of energy. We have a brother/sister act, just a year and a half old and neither of them raced. They are Miniature Rose and Thatsafactjack. They are the opposite of Moose, small, quiet, and very shy. Looking for experienced girls? We have Turbo Connie and PC Dirty Diva, both three years old, beautiful, and have almost eighty races under their jackets. Atascocita Tabi and Atascocita Darby are both under two years old with no professional races. At the extreme other end of the spectrum, sits Hallo Savinio, with 253 career races. I heard he started racing right after he got off the Mayflower and has been racing ever since. He’s a great looking white and brindle and is in prime racing shape, he looks like he lives in a gym. He’s soon to be five years old, so if you’re one of those people who like to give veterans a break, you might want to check him out, he truly deserves a loving home.

Nancy Kovak

Nancy Kovak

I must take this opportunity to mention some of the recent arrivals, since we didn’t get any pictures of the newest arrivals last weekend, this will give the webmaster a chance to feature some that we do have pictures of. I think Nancy Kovack is the greyhound version of the movie actress Kim Novack, she’s beautiful. O Ya Hot Wired finally got his kennel name, Willard, not to be confused with the rat of the same name. DnD Sunsation is known as Little E in the kennel. You’ll have to ask him because I have no idea how he got that name. Superior Destroy is a cutie, the first named greyhound by our famous volunteer Kim, and she chose Phoenix. Kim will be glad to show you Phoenix and tell you how that name came about. Ok, that about wraps it up for a quiet weekend; let’s hope next weekend is a little more action packed. This is the last weekend for us in January, as we move into February, we should have some great weather, and in the near future we have some nice upcoming events, like the Seafood Festival, so we’re looking forward to seeing everyone, either at an upcoming event or at our kennel.

Ok, I waited long enough, word just in, we will be going back to the Renaissance Festival in Deerfield Beach again this year. It starts February 8th and runs for 6 weekends. This is a great place to showcase our dogs, and because of our location, we don’t have to dress up or talk funny, and always have a good time, even the year that the cold front came in and blew the tent down. Ok, maybe not, but it was still fun the rest of the time. This is a long event, so we will need a lot of volunteers over the six weekends. It’s a lot like Lion Country Safari, come and spend an hour, or like me, spend the entire day. February 8th is literally right around the corner and I’m sure Michelle and Jerry will be posting stuff, but don’t hesitate to call, email, let us know in person, send carrier pigeon, smoke signal, or whatever it takes to get yourself on the list, it really is a lot of fun, you can take breaks and go inside and check out the food and they even let us go to the bathroom if we need to. It really is neat, plus you get to hang out with greyhounds and explain to people how greyt they are.