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John’s Happy Tales Report
1/22/18 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.


Do you have your collar? Do you want your collar? Even better, do you want your dog’s collar? The Dollar Collar Project has taken almost complete control of our Vice President’s life. She eats, drinks, dreams, and smokes collars. The light at the end of the collar tunnel has turned on, although still somewhat dim, but visible. Once Michelle gets all the collars tagged, sorted, separated, logged, twigged, and in order, she will put out a new list, hopefully by this weekend. We are, of course, referring to the over two thousand collars that represent all the dogs that have gone through our kennel for adoption over the last decade and a half. There is a lot of sentimental value in these collars for many people, great memories, bittersweet in most cases, but still, they bring thoughts of a love affair in the past, still held dear in our hearts. If you would like, or know anyone who would like the original collar from one of our alumni, contact Michelle at the kennel or through our website, and we’ll see if we can hook you up.

This Sunday is the gathering at the Dog Dude Ranch, 6305 S.W. 120 Avenue, in South Dade, but decently close to a turnpike exit. It will be from 10 until 2 o’clock, that’s also in the daytime. There is no reason for the Dollar in the previously stated Dollar Collar Project, except to be able to call it the DCP, so you can disregard the dollar part. I was told to pass the word to park on the road, but I think she really means park outside the ranch on the side of the road. I told you she’s been smoking some of the collars and it’s starting to show. Michelle says she will also be parking on the road, so if you if you want her to pull any collars, please email or notify her in advance so she can have them out, she doesn’t think she would want to be running back and forth to the truck, and I’m sure the rest of us agree that we wouldn’t want to see that either. It would be quasi-interesting to see how many times she could actually run back and forth. Draw up a pool or something. Maybe not.


Ok, there’s only two dogs in the kennel at the current moment, Fella and Cheyenne, and I haven’t heard anything on either of them, so they are still available. Fella is a good guy, and Cheyenne is a just arrived, she’s really a princess and a real sweetheart. I know both of them through a mutual friend and both are destined to be excellent pets, so check them out. Cheyenne is a cow-dog, a small cow-dog, which means she’s petite and has black splotches on a white background instead of vice versa. She is two years, two months old and very playful. This girl is also very smart for a greyhound. Greyhounds are not known for intelligence, but every once in a while, we get a sharp cookie come through, and she’s one of those who has brains to go with her beauty.

One last note, Michelle will be on Federal Jury Duty this week so you may have some excitement trying to contact her, but President Jerry will definitely be available the whole week and would love to bless your animals if you bring them in to the rectory. Sorry, just kidding about the last part, it’s an old true story joke about one of our priests, but that’s another story and irrelevant at this time. Ok, have a great rest of the week, try to get out to the gathering at the Dog Dude Ranch, full information about it on our website, and hopefully Dusty and Scott will be out there to cover it while I’m doing a robotics gathering. Keep your pets warm and safe, don’t bite anyone and no collar smoking.

Play Date & Gathering at the Dog Dude Ranch

SUNDAY, January 28 from 10 AM until 2 PM
6305 SW 120 Ave, Miami
(Click here for driving directions.)
(Click here to learn more about Dog Dude Ranch)
We will be in the front, fenced corral area and dogs will be allowed off-leash!!!
Please park along the street.
*** Greyhounds Only ***