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John’s Happy Tails Report
4/15/13 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside The Kennel And Sometimes Under The Big Tree From Which The Expired Frozen Iguana Fell And Landed In Liz’s Lap, Scaring The Kittles And Bits Out Of Her.

April 15th and all the dogs that are going to, have filed their tax returns on schedule. A very nice weekend mixed with a Saturday monsoon and beautiful Sunday morning which saw three and a half dogs find their forever homes. It rained so hard on Saturday that the best we could do was break out the airboat and offer tours of Lake Fog instead of the kennel. Ozzy and David got into an argument over who was going to be tour guide, Elvis wanted to sing but the whole project ended when Vinny, aka Flying Phobos, climbed in and sank the boat. Vinny is our (as of this moment) newest and largest adoptable listed as 82 pounds. If big is beautiful to you, and he is also a beautiful fawn, then you might want to hurry down and check him out, he’ll be in a new home or on some football team very soon. What we lacked in potential adopters on Saturday we more than made up for with alumni visitors on Sunday and they are always a welcome sight for the staff. We love to see our dogs out and doing well and coming back to tell us about it. CD’s Nicole’s human read about our CD’s David on our site, looked it up and found that Nicole and David were brother and sister, same litter, and even raced against each other. David won. She brought Nicole down for a little reunion and they both romped around together and got along like maybe they did really recognize each other. She’s now thinking about bringing David home to live with her and Nicole. I like happy stories and endings and if this happened it would really be something special. Lots of old friends and new adoptees around, I missed some of them while taking pictures, but I did see the very recently adopted Mully Grub and Tabasco, both looking great and doing fine. Stewie or Stuie, already forgot his racing name, an old timer, was in to find out about a little medical problem with his foot. Hopefully we had the right answer and he will be feeling as good as he looks. CRT Cher stopped in and is in great shape even without Sonny. Junior Taylor was there, gave me a tongue shot in the eye, so he’s looking and feeling pretty good and still has the lethal tongue. If Nellie’s people happen to see this, she was in great spirits and was very well behaved. We’re babysitting her while her people are out of town. One of our multi-talented volunteers, Val, captured a pretty green Iguana that was taunting our dogs, and removed him from harm’s way.

Flying Phobos

Flying Phobos

Not to overshadow the excitement of old home week, we did move some doggies. My daughter brought some carrot cake fudge for the kennel and we quickly put her to work to show our appreciation. She said something about having nightmares about bleach. She also placed her first dog, which will make you feel pretty good. She worked with a family who selected Layne Jones and will be getting him delivered at the end of the week. He edged out Ozzy, but you never know, once you get one, sometimes it’s difficult to stop with just one, so they may be back for more. Oshkosh Eli was delivered during the week, and a day after that, we received our newest biggest dog, Flying Phobos. Facebook Official was sought after by more than one family and ended up going to a home with another of our alumni, Junior Taylor. We wish all the adopters and adoptees a long life full of love, happiness, and good health. Cry Yahtzee would be the half dog. He’s a fresh return from the state of Washington believe it or not, and there’s a discussion being waged currently about his status. Half of our executive officers say he’s been adopted and the other half is not quite as sure about that. I’m personally betting on the President, but anything can happen, we’ll have to wait and see how the week goes. We also have two little black girls, Windy Wilma and Windy Wanda available at the Humane Society in North Miami Beach. They will be adopted, they always are. We keep two greyhounds there, they have a beautiful facility and the animals are well treated.

Bunny

Bunny

From the weird department, we had another group come in looking for Chihuahuas again last weekend. That’s the second time this month and it was different people. Do Chihuahuas and Greyhounds look alike? What am I missing here? If Vinny hadn’t sank the boat we could have loaded them up and given them a tour of the Everglades, handed them a free Iguana, thanked them for visiting and sent them on their way. Yes, the kitten we found last weekend did end up with a real home, in case you were wondering.

Only two new dogs arrived this past week. Bunny hopped in, just a little late for Easter, but still cute as a button. We haven’t got a racing name, and I don’t believe she ever raced. I think she’s a three year old brindle girl, and will have more information on her sooner than later. The biggest news, and I do mean that in every sense, Flying Phobos, a beautiful fawn guy, good racer, three years old and now ready to fill your hearts with love and your home with mass. He’s eighty two pounds, they say, and his kennel name is Vinny. I don’t know whose cousin Vinny is but I’d definitely want him as my friend. We’re getting a few more dogs this week and one of them is rumored to be a blue boy. Just putting that out there as a heads up, blue is somewhat rare and somewhat popular, so you blue people out there now have a valid to visit us next Saturday early. That may not be all the news, but it is what I can remember, so it will have to do until the next version. Have a greyt week, and as our Vice President Michelle almost says, I Love Peaches and Greyhounds, what she really says is Love, Peace, and Greyhounds, I gravitate towards food.