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John’s Happy Tails Report
3/3/14 Mostly Happy Tales From In And Around The Kennel, But Nothing From The Canal.

Time to see if March comes in like a lion, we are all hoping that it won’t be much wilder than the recently departed February. We adopted out two of our four legged people last weekend, despite operating under more restrictions than we’re used to. We made one nice little adjustment, we’re now keeping two kennel dogs in the office to meet and greet potential adopters when they come in. That way there’s no waiting to see what great dogs we have in the kennel. Last weekend’s Sunday greeters were DKC Jagger and Atascocita Tabi. Jagger got into trouble in the office when he went after Jerry B’s Coke and knocked the can off the table. So now I have witnessed what these big, tough, retired greyhounds are capable of. There was Coke everywhere! There was no shortage of visitors on Sunday, but we had no potential adopters until the end of the day when one group of about a half dozen people came to look at the dogs.

Hallo Old Spice

Hallo Old Spice

Enough of that before I get into trouble, we have bigger fish to fry, as I did draw the number one draft pick in the baseball league and I will probably be going after the Trout, but that’s not important here. I spent Saturday up at the Renaissance Festival in Deerfield Beach, bringing myself and Pedro (JB’s Superone) up as last minute substitutes for the scheduled couple that couldn’t make it. The Renaissance Festival is always fun, we get to show off the beautiful dogs and meet and see all kinds of interesting people and outfits. In my absence at the kennel on Saturday, Walkabout Digger and Atascocita Ing picked up applications for adoption.

Sandy Lane

Sandy Lane

Beth and David, Star’s parents, pitched in to help Michelle get last week’s adoptions delivered and Atascocita Reno, Kiowa Sis, Pass Word, Super C Shane, Atascocita Dray, Foxy Flake and Roc a By Barmaid are now all tucked into their beds by new mommies and daddys. That was a nice big bunch to move out of the kennel. For a pleasant change there were no returns last week. We only took a couple of applications this weekend but we did get to introduce Jag and Tabi to the fun of spending Sunday in the office. Of course this is just the first time out in high society for Jag, and he was pretty excited the whole day, and very interested in the outside world. Tabi was very investigative early on, but settled down and actually took a nap in a crate. She’s a beautiful little shiny black girl, small and petite. This is a nice idea as it gives the dogs an additional chance to get out and socialize.

JB's Superone

JB’s Superone

On Saturday, JB’s Superone, aka Pedro and Nancy Kovack, aka Petunia, did a superb job meeting and greeting at Renaissance Festival virtually the whole day. They also reportedly slept very well Saturday night, as they left the tent as completely pooped puppies. We also had some help in the afternoon, Mike brought Wanda, his senior citizen lady grey of ten years, and his two lovely daughters and they did a fine job of fielding questions about our greys and making our tent a little more enticing to the public. Sunday’s Renaissance greeters were JC’s Arlene, a little brindle girl cutie and Diesel Outlaw, a big black five year old with over a hundred and sixty races under his belt. I bet he has some great racing stories. I have not received a report yet on how Sunday went at the Festival, but no news is usually considered good news.

Atascocita Tabi

Atascocita Tabi

Penrose Gino is the only new arrival, and we don’t have his photo up yet so I’ll save him for later. Sandy Lane is a recent arrival, beautiful, little, actually medium sized, white girl with black ticking and a black patch over her left eye with brindle inside of the black. In the not for everyone department, Hallo Old Spice has retired from the stud kennel as well as racing. He’s nine years old, that’s why I say he’s not for everyone, many people do not want an older animal, and that’s their privilege, but Ollie, as we call him, was a fabulous racer and had fifty four offspring, he certainly deserves to spend his twilight years hanging around something better than us, no offense to us, but we’re not quite as good as a loving home, so for those of you special people who like special dogs, check out his record, come see him in person, you might be just the person to make an old man happy for his remaining career as a retiree.

DKC Jagger

DKC Jagger

We are happy to say that our website is back up as far as the pictures are concerned, thank you Jerry B., Jag says he’ll buy you a Coke for that. The profiles are on their way hopefully, but better yet, come out in person, it’s really a fun and family friendly experience and you never know when you might catch one of our retired hounds doing Coke or snorting one of Jerry’s peanut butter crackers. The greyhound is indeed a dangerous, but gentle breed.