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John’s Happy Tails Report
3/17/14 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The Kennel As Our Dogs Are Becoming Sought After From Coast To Coast. Almost.

First order of business, Happy 12th Birthday wishes to Missy. Missy belongs to Donald, our early Saturday morning regular who opens up the play yard for us. He brings donuts for us too, which also makes us very happy. Speaking of donuts, a special Happy St. Patrick’s Day thank you to Julie, who made us the great green sugar rush cupcakes for last Sunday to keep us sweet after the donuts ran out. We need the extra nutrients to maintain our energy. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all you humans of Irish descent, people who just celebrate it for the drinking opportunity, aliens, iguanas, and of course our many greyhounds of Irish heritage. Also our apologies to those who visited the kennel on Saturday, as it was total chaos, and our usual stupendous customer service was not quite up to par. We were stretched thin with the last weekend of Renaissance Festival and the new kennel system.

Superior Faith – photo from Gold Coast Gainesville

Superior Faith – photo from Gold Coast Gainesville

We do thank the three adopters that put applications on Atascocita Effie, Superior Jazzy, and Astar Roman Hope, our favorite Roman nosed female resident. We also want to thank the rest that showed up to play with doggies. Best wishes to the three adoptees and their new families, may the coming years bless you with unlimited love and excellent health. More good news for our greys, about two dozen will be heading north in the next week or two, for distribution up north, and we continue to get nice emails from our alumni and their humans, Indiana, Michigan, Chicago, Canada, New Jersey, just to name a few landing places. We received a nice picture of Superior Faith, who was adopted out in the Gainesville area I believe. Our two dogs at the Humane Society have found new homes, so we will be sending two more candidates next week. Don’t come to the kennel looking for RCK Empire Maker or Penrose Gino, they will be in high society. We usually keep two dogs at their facility, which is in North Miami Beach and it is an excellent place to check out for those looking for greyhounds or other breeds of dogs and cats. Our three senior citizens have also found a new home, the Senior Sanctuary, which is like a retirement home for older dogs like me. I can picture Bold Dash, Hallo Westacre, and Whistler Cosmo sitting on the porch playing checkers and talking about the good old days. Diesel Outlaw went out on home trial and hasn’t been heard from since, so that should be considered as good news until otherwise notified. Concluding a busy week of outgoings, we have Atascocita Ing delivered and Atascocita Tabi and Kiowa Happy Anna very close if not already delivered. I hope I haven’t missed anyone, but if I have, it won’t be the first time.

Kiowa Hoss Henry

Kiowa Hoss Henry

I have no reports of any returns, so that’s the word I have and I won’t be trying too hard to disprove it. Horses and Hounds is coming up next weekend, we have all the information on our website, and it is a fun event, well worth the time and travel. With the grand finale, we get to mention a few names of new arrivals to give our webmaster a chance to show off his picture paste skills. If you like big, you might want to check out Kiowa Hoss Henry, I think the mane, uh name, tells it all. He’s a big two year old dark brindle boy, ended his racing career early with an injury. Black Oak Timber, another two year old, this one is a red boy. Kelsos Red Rory finishes out this trifecta, this fawn guy just celebrated his second birthday, and you don’t even have to get him a birthday cake till next year. We got Kelso’s picture in last week so I will again mention WWK Sweet Onions, with a name like that I think I’d like to take him to dinner. I think that’s most of it, don’t forget to check out the Horses and Hounds next weekend, and try to come out to see those of us left behind at the kennel, we’ll bring any and all dogs out to see you for sure, unless you’re looking for a cat tolerant dog, if so, you might want to give us a call first because they are few and far between at the current moment, but we do have more dogs coming in.

The Horses & Hounds Charitable Foundation Presents

The 5th Annual Friends of Greyhounds Fundraiser
Sunday, March 23rd, 2:30 – 5:00 PM
 
[Click here to view the flyer.]