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John’s Happy Tails Report
8/4/14 Mostly Happy Tales About Greyhounds And Their People And Occasionally Some Fog Information When It Surfaces.

There is good news on the horizon. On my horizon at least. We have a couple of Michelleograms recently posted, which will give you a much better picture of our current status. This takes the pressure off of me to provide accurate information of things which I don’t know. First and most importantly, we are still a functioning adoption agency. The kennel is currently a little smaller and there are fewer dogs, but we still have several dogs that deserve a loving home and will still give you years of love and devotion. What we lack in quantity we make up for in quality.

Last I checked we were almost have ten percent of the one hundred thirty thousand dollars we need to put down on an excellent piece of property for the new kennel. I wish I had a best friend like Dwyane Wade or Dan Marino who could hand me a couple hundred thousand out of their pocket change, it would be nice, or perhaps we could get some footage of Jerry standing on the Sawgrass Expressway with a sign and it would go viral and we’d have a few hundred thousand grand by tomorrow morning, but I don’t foresee any of that happening, so we’re going to have to make it happen ourselves. If you have a couple hundred grand lying around that you don’t need for anything special, let us know, or if you have a great idea for a fund raiser, let us know, it might just be the one. Anything and everything will help and all ideas will at least be considered.

Benny Of Ruckus

Benny Of Ruckus

In adoption news, we have Pinball Wiz successfully completing his home trial with his sister Miniature Rose and it looks like they are both together in a loving home. Quadrophenia will be arriving shortly. He is one of the siblings of that litter. All of them are beautiful dogs, August 21st will be their second birthday, so you still have a chance to adopt Quad and help him celebrate his birthday. We’ve had seven of these siblings pass through us and all are gorgeous, you can also ask That’s a Fact Jack’s humans, last I heard he was doing great and enjoying the retired life. These youngsters are puppies and do act like puppies. The returned and older dogs may not be puppies but there’s also a lot to be said for dogs that already have been there and done that and know how to act in a house and make virtually a seamless transition to your household. Stanley, Benny, and Chase went for a home visit in Boca, which resulted in Stanley, aka, Fuzzy’s Legend, winning that forever home. I’m feeling a little sad for Benny, aka Benny of Ruckus. He’s come close a few times now, was too alpha for one home with another dog, now he lost a three dog race for this forever home. The way I look at it is that he hasn’t met his real people yet, they’re still out there. Hang in there Benny, it will be worth the wait, I can guarantee it.

Chase The Storm

Chase The Storm

We’ve taken over the Miami Springs dog park. Well, not really, but we’re getting some of the ‘down South’ people out there now, for those who can’t get up to Broward as easily. Yesterday we met up with BS Bob, Cry Colby, and their humans. Bob is now Lucky, and Colby is still Colby. Both are looking excellent, they get to run every day in their back yard and they look as good as I dreamed I did back when I was 21 and fit as a fiddle. The other people and dogs we’ve met at the Springs are nice and the small dogs actually stay in the small dog area, so our guys are free to run and they are something to behold when they are galloping together. Of course you have to look quickly, the running ends pretty quick. BS Bob still has his curly Q tail, it does a complete circle and goes a little beyond, just like a true Q. Colby is aging gracefully, and another ‘best dog ever’ quote, of which I’ve heard too many to count. She was adopted on the last day of the kennel by humans that weren’t even looking for another dog, but one interaction between Colby and the daughter was all it took to make a life changing difference for all concerned. A loving home for one and a lifetime of loving memories for the family. This sure beats the heck out of being a Publix bagsenile or Wal Mart greetergeezer.

Ok, we’ve just about run it out for this week. Just call us Timex, we’re taking a licking but we keep on ticking. Remember, we have dogs for adoption, check our website, call, they may even bring the dogs out to you to check out. If you have ideas on how to get some big bucks, let us know, and if you have a few thou laying around, we’ll gladly accept it. Some have the means, most don’t. The story I’ve heard most often is about when I/they hit the lotto, they’ll buy a kennel and set it up, etc., etc. Unfortunately, it seems whoever has these dreams are not the people that win the money. Well, it’s still fun to dream and if we work hard enough our dreams will come true. Have a greyt week and check the website for updates, we’re moving forward, just not quite the speed we’d like to be at.