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John’s Happy Tails Report
9/22/14 Mostly Happy Tales From Fog, The Adoption Group With A Heart, But Currently Not With A Lot Of Information.

Como Se Yama

Como Se Yama

We can start off this week’s excitement with news that I do know about. Benny of Ruckus, nearly the last of the dogs from the Hialeah kennel not to be adopted, has found himself a home. Actually he was adopted out, it didn’t work out when there was an alpha dog controversy, he was returned, and he didn’t actually do the finding himself, we helped. He always seemed to be the bridesmaid and never the bride, figuratively speaking of course, he was never really married. The bottom line is that he’s enjoying life in Key West. It looks like he has hit the jackpot; he’s been ‘perfect’ and has attached himself at the hip to his new mom and dad. He’s actually gone to work with her and has become very popular there also, even though he hasn’t been offered a job yet. These are my favorite kind of stories, the ones with the happy endings. I’m hoping to be writing about a happy ending with the new FOG kennel, which tells about the beginning of the building of the new kennel. That is in the works, the last I saw, 28.43% of the funds raised already, but a long, long way to go for those of us in the middle class syndrome. Knowing Michelle and Jerry as I do, I know it’s not if, but when, but time can sure drag when you’re trying to raise a large amount of money without some high up financial connections. Meanwhile, since we’ve been closed, the racing industry does not miss a beat and is not depending on us to get rid of their undesirable dogs. The four dozen or more temporarily shelters that we provided for them until they could find their forever homes are gone for now, but the need of the dogs ‘retiring’ is still there. Out of sight, out of mind. I won’t be coming up with the big bucks, and you probably won’t either, but if someone in our community can come up with some great fundraising ideas or have contact with people or organizations with the real money that’s needed, it would be a real blessing. Over the years we’ve changed nearly two thousand lives, mostly for the better, and that’s just the canine factor, with many more humans than that enabled to experience the love and joy of having one of these beautiful animals for a pet. Two facts remain. There are still plenty of dogs retiring that need to be helped, and the help is out there, it just needs to be found and channeled to us.

Happy Hour at America’s Backyard

Friday, September 26, 5 to 10 PM
 
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Atascocita Daido

Atascocita Daido

We have found out that the separation anxiety suffered by Atascocita Otto is caused by being separated from his kindred spirit, Atascocita Sue, so it is going to be highly recommended that these two be adopted out together. We don’t currently have a lot of dogs, so we are limited, and it looks like these two will require a special person or family that will be willing to take in two sexy seniors together. You can get a complete listing of the available dogs, as my list is probably a little off. Interesting that the time the list is with the fewest number of dogs, is the time it’s the least accurate for me. To get up to the minute information on any dog, you can call Jerry or Michelle at the kennel number, as I don’t always get the word if someone came in yesterday to look or they took a couple dogs to visit a potential adopter. Hopefully this will be temporary, as we are currently shoestringing it, but anticipate getting back to normal as soon as possible, which translates into as soon as we can financially get the new kennel set up. Along with the gold dust twins Otto and Sue, we have Como Se Yama, Homeless Boy, Atascocita Daido, and Chase the Storm. O Ya Shotgun Red is somewhere, if he isn’t there, he’s somewhere else. Hopefully a Michelle update, or blog addition will clear the air, but I know she’s busy trying to stir up the fundraisers. I’ve heard from the birds and the bees that big things are coming. Next weekend we have a happy hour party in downtown Broward, or Ft. Lauderdale, check the website or facebook for the details. Did you know that Otto spelled backwards is still Otto? I just found that out this afternoon.

Face and Taylor

Face and Taylor

Got a little note from Mark, about Face and Taylor, or maybe from Taylor, about Mark and Face, from central Florida. Face went out first and then the troubled Taylor went to live with him and Mark. Taylor wasn’t actually troubled; he just beat up little dogs that bothered him on occasions. You can check their pictures on the website, or maybe here if our fabulous webmaster puts them up. Anyway, the trio is doing excellent and living the good life, and the ‘happily ever after’ seems to be the end story here. My kind of finish, ok, once again succeeded in getting three or four paragraphs out of nothing, but that’s the news as I know it. If you have any news, don’t hesitate to email us, or me, at the kennel website. If you have any contacts or know someone with the ways and means that would like to help a good cause, then put them in contact with us. The dogs can’t speak for themselves, but I can definitely say for them that they’d rather take their chances with us than going across the street, they deserve at least a chance.

One Comment

  1. lisa6dog says:

    I wish I COULD take in Sue and Otto, they are SO darn cute together- nice dogs. The oldest ones are the most appreciative, I know! But, I can’t be ” Lisa8dog”, that’s a bit too much. Soooo, maybe someone with a good heart out there will consider them. You won’t be disappointed when you add them to your “FoG” collection of love.Do it today! WOOF