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John’s Happy Tails Report
4/29/13 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The Kennel And On Certain Weekends, The Beautiful Beach In Pompano.

If the less I have to report ends up having me write more than usual, then having a ton of stuff to report will end up with a shorter blog, will that hold true? We’ll see at the end of the blog. The last weekend in April went out with a bang. A beautiful weekend for a Seafood Festival in Pompano Beach resulted in many more people experiencing our fabulous greyhounds up close and personal and learning about them as pets. Saturday was spent helping hold down the fort at the kennel, taking photos which ended up not quite as good as we thought. All the greys have been photographed and you will have them caught up for the first time this year. Hopefully we will have even better pictures of them in the next couple weeks as we strive to make our hounds look totally irresistible. Sunday was nearly ten hours of meet and greet with our Yahtzee, Lucy, Star, and Makani (Hawaiian for Wind) the stars of our show. They did the whole gig and were real troopers, and I’m betting they all slept very well Sunday night. Spending the day with four beautiful greyhounds, wonderful greyhound people, under a large sea grape tree, on the beach, beautiful view of beach and water, fresh ocean breeze, liquid refreshment within twenty yards, restroom within fifty yards (important to certain members of society) and food within a hundred feet, what else could you ask for? Actually Mike had one more wish and that was amply fulfilled many times over, but this is about the dogs so we won’t get into the girls and their beach wear. The van actually got into the spirit of the weekend and functioned without mishap.

Turbo Eduardo

Turbo Eduardo

On to the important information, the adoptions. CRT Eagle is still on home trial, which is a good thing, as is Par Beethoven. WW’s Poweforce got an application and Cry Yahtzee is also scheduled for his home trial in May, which is just a day away. Flying Phobos got some serious looks on Saturday but the test with his future housemates did not go well on Sunday, so the kennel’s largest dog is still available for adoption.

We had no returns last week, but Turbo Eduardo’s application fell through for reasons unknown to me at this time, so he’s still available. He and Vinny got right next to it but they couldn’t do it. To me this means that it wasn’t meant to be their real homes, their people are still out there waiting to meet them, next weekend is indeed, another weekend.

Primco Eye Gator

Primco Eye Gator

Braska Buzz was welcomed to our kennel Saturday morning. He’s two years old, good sized, racing weight 78 pounds, and a muscular red fawn color if colors can be muscular. We are at full complement finally, so you are again guaranteed a full selection of these beauties when you come down to our kennel. I met a couple at the Festival who had adopted a greyhound from another organization and their jaws dropped when I told them we had nearly four dozen dogs available. They had something like four dogs to choose from and ultimately the dog that was right for them was chosen for them by the organization. Our operation is a little bit different, you have pretty much full choice but we do have plenty of staff to suggest and guide you in making your decision.

Pete Pow Wow Ski

Pete Pow Wow Ski

I was very happy to see Layne Jones return for a visit. He is now known as Ramsey, and he’s my first assignment as a Godparent, so I am proud as a peacock on steroids about being able to support him and his humans in any way I can. I’ve come a long way baby. Since last weekend was a relatively quiet weekend, I guess I can take a line of two and mention a couple of our available adoptables. No Jerry I don’t think I can cover them all at once but a plug or two won’t hurt anything here and there. Primco Gator Eye, aka Penny, just got a bath and is looking pretty darn pretty. She’s our senior sexy citizen, not for everyone, she’s ten years old, but a real doll and well behaved. There are certain people out there that not only know she only has a few years left, but are willing to make those final years filled with love, companionship, and dignity that all these dogs so richly deserve. Then, there’s WW’s Goodtimejax, he is for everyone. If he’s as serious about being a good pet as he was with racing, you’re going to have a wonderful companion for the next decade or so. Jack was an excellent racer and participated in Stakes races, he certainly provided some financial happiness for his owner and I can guarantee you he will provide a lot of love and devotion to his human or human family, and he has tested as cat tolerant. The first dog I see when I go in the kennel is my good friend Pete Pow Wow Ski, he’s not really Polish, but probably as close to a Polish dog as I’m going to find. He’s a golden fawn, just about to turn four years old, was an excellent racer and each time he looks at me he’s asking if I’ve found him a real home yet. I’d really like someone to come in and give him happiness for the rest of his life; he’s quiet and very well behaved. His brother, Schick Shaver, has just retired and is right next to him, if you’re a two greyhound type person, you might want to consider a brother act and take a look at these two boys. Last and certainly least for this week, there’s TNJ Taylor. When I enter the kennel, he looks at me with those brown eyes as if to say where the heck is my treat? If you look at him you might want to ask one of the staff for a treat, otherwise he will probably bark at you if you don’t. He’s sort of a greyhound version of pay to play. That should cover some of it for the past weekend. Best wishes to kennel manager Chris after Dream World Wanda rocked his world and roll blocked him Sunday morning while they were practicing a student body right power sweep. Yes the rumors are true; I did make a saving grab of Star at the beach when she got spooked on her way home. I still have the reflexes of a two year old ninja cat. Unfortunately the reflexes are paired up with the sixty five year old mind and body. Have a great week and hope to see you out at the kennel next weekend. You don’t have to buy, just come on out and visit, we’re family friendly and we all love company.