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John’s Happy Tales Report
11/14/16 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

We missed a week, had to go out of town, and Ms. Michelle missed a column, she has trouble keeping track of the days and I know how she feels. So, we’re back on schedule, no blood, no foul. It looks like there are currently eight adoptables in the kennel at the moment, six boys and five girls. You can get all the information on them by checking the website, contacting Michelle, visiting them in person or having them visit you in person at your house. President Jerry is incapacitated with a lingering severe cold. No, he’s not faking it, he even had to cancel his plans for the big family shindig, so he’s really, really sick. I hope everyone got through Halloween ok, didn’t hear of any mishaps with any of our alumni. Next up is Thanksgiving. My favorite three months of the year, October, November, and December are basically halfway gone as of tomorrow. Why doesn’t summer pass this quickly?

Keene

Keene

We did the Everyday Green Expo last weekend, had a greyt time and got to see a lot of old friends. Again, our thanks to Jerry B., our webmaster, he was there to lend a hand, Andy and Keene were on hand to work the crowd as the meet and greet hosts. Lynn, the collar lady was also there with her collars. She’s expanded her line quite a bit and will be at the coming Horses and Hounds next year on Sunday, February 5th. Mike Smith also stopped by, both his big boys, Oliver and Bear are gone now, I didn’t know about Bear, so my belated condolences, shared quite a few weekends with them at the kennel. Both were big beautiful animals, a lot like their dad, and I am proud to call them my friends, even if they never said anything to me.

Jackson

Jackson

We do have some shakin’ and bakin’ on the adoption front. Tabby has just received an application and has her bag packed already. Lee also has an application, but has not been feeling too well lately, so we are waiting until he is feeling better, so we can get him neutered and he can move on up to the East side. He’s had some diarrhea, so maybe he found out about the snipping ahead and it scared the crap out of him. Jackson has been living in a foster home for a while and will be coming back as soon as there’s room. Special thanks to Mr. Scott, he’s been helping us out with walking the dogs. The Vet wanted Dusty to do leash walks to help heal her bad leg. Now Dusty is sort of living with Scott, which is how these things turn out a lot, and she just may end up there permanently. Back in our day, our mothers would have died if Dusty and Scott were ‘living together’ and not married. Times have changed a bit. Since the notes I receive are not in any particular order, I know that Mike is not ready for another dog yet, and that Mike has a ‘hold’ on Andy, so I’m going to be optimistic and assume that the ‘hold’ note came after the ‘not ready yet’ note. So, good luck to all the hopefuls involved, we’ve got our fingers and dewclaws crossed for you, and I think one of Jerry’s dogs even has his eyes crossed, but I can’t verify if it’s normal or for the adoptable hopefuls. And, furthermore, Fireball has a human that’s very interested in him, so he joins the list too.

Ralph

Ralph

As fate would have it, one of my regular dogs passed away a couple months ago, and we were just made aware of a greyhound that needed adoption. His name is Creepy; he is a beautiful two-year-old dark brindle boy. He was either born with, or suffered skull damage, his head is deformed and crushed in on the sides. This did not prevent him from being a racing greyhound, but he broke his leg on the training track, so his career was ended. There was some panic because it was thought no one would want to adopt a disfigured and broken dog. It was thought wrong; he is now living at our house under Chris and Julie’s care. He needs some work, he has worms, ear infection, and cryptorchidism of some sort, but we’re hoping we can get him back in ship shape. I love stories about people who take the animals that wouldn’t have much of a chance at getting a home, and this one is personal, we’re putting our money where our mouth is, literally, so we’ll see how it turns out, will keep you posted. Instead of the end of the road, we hope to get him the home with plenty of food, water, shelter, a good bed, and plenty of love from his six humans, two dog brothers, and two cats. The cats are optional and not guaranteed. We now have a two thirds greyhound majority in the house, and a three fifths dog majority in the animal senate. It’s interesting that we had a dog with cancer live for almost two years, then suddenly leave us right before another one who had virtually no chance and really needed someone, and we happened to be in the right place at the right time for him. Of course, you will be getting updates on the Creepmobile with regards to his progress in his new life.

Gert

Gert

Ok, last but not least, November is our month at Auggie Doggies. That means we are the group of the month. We will be there next Sunday, the 20th, from eleven in the morning until three in the afternoon. Larry Walsh will be there to do photos and portraits. If you would like family, dog, dog and family, family and dog, someone else’s dog, casual, formal, whatever you want, Larry can do it. He is an excellent photographer. The sitting will cost twenty dollars and you will get an 8×10 for yourself. He will post on his website all the photos and you can choose whichever ones you want. I can see my pictures of my girls, one at Christmas with Santa Clause, hiding behind the curtain and holding their tails to keep them still, and the picture of them at the baseball game. They do bring back beautiful memories from twenty years ago. They laughed when I did it, but it was well worth it. As previously stated, Larry does excellent work, so stop by Auggie Doggie’s this Sunday if you can. For all the details, you can check our website under Upcoming Events. Ok, that should be most of the news for the week, and the week before. Have a greyt rest of the week, come by Auggie’s this weekend if you can, check out the website, we have eight adoptables just waiting to go home with you. I just got a new one, it’s a good feeling to know you’re giving a beautiful animal a chance at a good life with love and security, and the neat thing is you will be paid back a thousand times over in love and devotion.

November is FoG Month at Auggie's Doggies

1515 S.W. 1st Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale
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Larry Warsh Photography will be at Auggie’s Doggies
Sunday, November 20th, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
Call 954-830-4730 for an appointment (walk-ins accepted)