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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.