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John’s Happy Tails Report
8/12/13 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The Kennel And Sometimes A Week Or Two Late Because Of Trips To Tennessee.

KL Fine As Wine

KL Fine As Wine

Somehow the kennel was able to survive my two week’s absence but the office board was a total disaster and I know it wasn’t as exciting on the weekends as it is when I am present. We are down to a manageable 62 dogs including the dirty dozen scheduled for the second Emerald Coast Run and the four that are headed for the Sunburst trip. I believe all the outstanding fosters are back except for the one that is on the 8 year foster program at my house. I’m not allowed to adopt one personally, so I’ve developed a special eight year program which will work out until one day when my wife actually looks at what I write here and my life will end quickly and painfully. In the meantime, I have discovered the joys of owning a real live retired racing greyhound, and it’s second only to the joy of seeing my daughter come home with a new car and a big smile. The car kind of looks like a Rubik’s cube on steroids, but she loves it and I don’t have to pay for any of it, which makes it a happy occasion for all concerned.

AM Ether

AM Ether

Enough personal junk, on to the good stuff. This past weekend was both busy and successful. Dream World is doing excellent in her home trial, getting along famously with her new brother, Fast Eddie, after TMC’s Lookahere did not hit it off as well as anticipated. This shows that even though the first choice doesn’t always work out, it’s still quite possible to find the right home for the right dog and vice versa. Skate McQueen has an application and should be delivered this week and my Polish twins, Schick Shaver and Pete Pow Wow Ski have been adopted together and were giving everyone high fives Sunday. They aren’t really Polish greyhounds, but I pretend they are, and they are real life brothers going to spend the rest of their retired careers together which is a very neat thing. We also have a couple of brand new arrivals, BMB Smoke and Dangerous Baby competing for a home with a dachshund, and Dasher will probably have the final word on who comes to share her house with her.

Howie Long

Howie Long

There were no returns at all the past two weeks according to my information. We seem to be a feast and famine organization this year. We’re down currently to 14 girls, as of this morning but are expecting several to arrive throughout the week. Seven of the girls are five years or older, which is good news for those of you looking for a more mature lady. There are several advantages to the older dogs, especially the girls, they are well behaved, housebroke or at least crate trained, three have had previous owners so they are used to house living and lots of love. TMC’s Lookahere just celebrated her sixth birthday, she is now our senior lady, in terms of time spent at the kennel. She is a sweetheart, and deserves a forever home of her own. AM Ether, aka Willow is a real doll, quiet, calm, nothing seems to bother her, she would probably even be good in homes with other animals. KL Fine as Wine is another senior girl. She’s a return, her human could no longer take care of her, so she’s looking for a loving home and still has a full tank of love and affection for the right family. We also have my gold dust twins, M’s Pretty Lori and Dynamic Macy, seven and eight years old, returned because of family breakup. They’ve been living together forever and it would be great to see them continue to spend the rest of their lives together, so they’re patiently awaiting that special someone who will take them into their home and heart.

Cry Nuences

Cry Nuences

Since our pictures are are completely up to date, thanks to some dedicated volunteers and Ms. Leslie, I can mention just about any dog I want and our website magician Jerry Three Dog will be able to procure photos of any he wishes to feature. Recent arrivals include Pricing Power, RCS Spiritofivy, Howie Long, BMB Smoke, and Hallo Moon Pac, who have 145 races or more in their careers. That’s a ton of running, and for those of you who think a lot of hard work over their career makes them deserving of a good home, with lots of love and affection, you might want to check these guys and gals out, they’ve definitely given their best at their daytime job and they definitely will give their best as loving pets. If you consider bigger better, Cry Neuces might be your boy, listed at 80 pounds, currently the biggest boy we have in the kennel, and a beautiful red. You like sleek and petite, check out TMC’s Jailbait, she’s currently our smallest girl, but has a big heart full of love, and she’ll tell you all about it too. Harris Faulkner is our resident chicken. She came in very nervous and shy and would have been only for experienced greyhound owners originally, but has progressed so well according to our kennel manager Chris, that she would now probably be available for just about anyone with a lot of love and possibly just an extra bit of patience. She is very loving but also very particular who she loves and trusts, but occasionally she can be convinced to roll over on her back for you to rub her belly. Yes, there are people out there looking for exactly this kind of pet. One thing I’ve discovered for certain during the past few years, for every dog available, there is someone or some family looking for exactly that dog, it’s amazing but true. Shy, aggressive, large, small, old, young, indifferent, possessive, each adopter and adoptable are unique unto themselves, if you are interested in a greyhound come on out and check them out in person and see for yourself if a greyt grey is for you. If so, there’s a greyt chance we can hook you up with the ‘dog of a lifetime’ as so many of our alumni end up being called.

One Comment

  1. Ann says:

    I enjoy reading your posts and dog descriptions!