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John’s Happy Tails Report
9/16/13 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The Kennel, And This Week From Rochester, New York.

Despite a hot and humid Saturday and totally wet and soaked Sunday, we managed to pick up applications on three of our lucky hounds. By getting to the kennel late the past two weekends, I’ve managed to get at least two and possibly four dogs adopted by the time I walk in the door. It’s entirely possible that people are just getting there very early partly because of the weather, and partly because the word is getting around that we have such fabulous adoptables, but I’m just going to simplify it and take all the credit myself. We all also appreciate hearing back from our adopters telling how the new love of their life is adjusting to his retirement, and for me, your stories will tend to make my day or week, so don’t hesitate to let us know via phone, personal visit (with four legs if possible), or email, if you can. From as elaborate and detail filled as you want to make it, to just a simple ‘he’s doing great, we love him/her’, we all look forward to hearing how they’re doing. We also want to hear the not so good as well as the good. Maybe he’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer, he still has plenty of love in his heart.

We always seem to have a full house in the kennel office, there’s always owners and alumni sitting around talking dog in the literal sense. Feel free to stop by with any questions you might have, you’ll usually get an answer or three from a wealth of experienced greyhound owners, who know dogs inside and out, and greys in particular. People who just lost one of their dogs, ‘am I ready yet to get another one?’ medical problems, ‘my dog is eating/not eating, doing this, doing that’ should I take him to the vet? , what questions should I ask the Vet? We do have a very large, knowledgeable, and caring community, or support group, or tech support in the case of Jerry Three Dog and they help each other in times of trouble as well as share in the love for these unique and exotic canines. Even in cases of lost dogs, our community responds quickly to help get it back as quickly and safely as possible. I’ve spent a few hours myself on the road helping search neighborhoods and that was before I even owned one. It’s a great feeling when owner and escapee are reunited.

They are all doing great and the adopters are in love. : )

Shaker has happy tail so his adopter is trying various ways to stop the bleeding. He loves the dog and thinks he has the perfect personality. Shyster is actually liking the cats at his new home and hanging out with them. He was scared of the 3 open backed steps they have so the adopters put backs on them. Prince has been an easy adjustment due to coming from a foster and the 10 year old daughter loves him. Maddie has met older grandkids and went to petco and did fine.

Thanks for all your help getting us such wonderful dogs!

Elke Sommer

Elke Sommer

This is a small sample about three of our dogs that went to Rochester, NY. Superior Shaker, Superior Shyster, and Sheba’s Prince. I will try to put some in here because when I look at other sites, a lot of them have a section for them, kind of like Yelp, or reviews on restaurants, etc. It shows what real people are really saying about you.

Astar Big Wheel has been delivered, he was adopted a week or so ago but was delivered this past week. Speed Crazy and Cole of Ruckus got applications on Saturday and should be going out shortly. Atascocita Axel also received one but he’s got strong competition from a couple others and with the monsoon on Sunday, the final choice wasn’t completely made, so that story will most likely be completed next weekend. It looks to me to be not ‘if’ but who will go home with a new human, and Axel is the current front runner.

Q

Q

There were no official returns this past week, and the kennel is once again sitting at full or near full capacity, which means there’s very close to fifty greyhounds for you to look at, over twenty girls and two dozen guys. Our senior girl is TM’s Lookahere, a sexy six year old we call Rosie and our youngest is Q, who was born with an arched backbone and never raced. He is just over a year old and has no official racing name and there’s debate going as what will be his official name. Currently he’s known as ‘Mystery Puppy Q’. Backwood Rosetta is a return from last weekend, she’s a four year old sweetie, and Kwik Trip Drive has arrived in our kennel, I believe she was a blood donor at a Veterinarian’s office. You can get the complete and official story of any of the dogs without my hearsay from Michelle or Jerry in the office.

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan

More new arrivals every week, as usual. This week we welcome four new girls and two new boys. MV’s Caden and KB’s Gooseneck are the males. Caden is four years old, raced 112 times reaching Grade A and a couple Stakes races in his career. He was pretty good. Gooseneck, is two years old, apparently ran like I did. Only thirteen races and had no wins or places. I heard he started in one race but finished in the next one, but that could be a kennel joke, some of the dogs pass those kind of stories around about each other. Atascocita Degas, Wheres Gone Home, and Hel’s Shooter are three young girls that had a total of one race between them. Atascocita Myrt is a three year old, ran 64 races but didn’t have such a stellar record. She was known around the racing kennel as Myrtle the Turtle. I will also re-mention some of our recent arrivals from last week, in case Jerry Three Dog wants to include a picture of them, since none of the newest arrivals had their pictures taken this past weekend. Last week was celebrity week, we brought in Ronald Reagan, Boomer Esiason, and Elke Sommer. RCK Fly Girl and TMC’s Jingle Pop have also joined us in their quest for their forever home. That’s most of what went on this past weekend. Even when nothing is going on, something is happening. We’re here virtually every weekend, ten till three, come on down and see what these exotic beauties are all about. Even if you don’t adopt, it’s a free, cool (kennel nicely air conditional, office, optional), family friendly, and educational experience. These dogs are truly gentle giants (except for maybe CRT Frank, who is a party animal on occasions). You want to meet and learn about Greyhounds, our house is the best place to do it, even our volunteers are excellent.