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John’s Happy Tales Report
11/16/15 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

I don’t know if there are any 2016 calendars left, but I figured I’d mention it for those who might still be looking for one, you can contact Michelle if you are interested. They are usually a very popular item and disappear within moments, well, maybe a few days of arrival, so if you are looking you might want to be calling the FoG kennel and reserving one. I believe it is $15 for the desk and $20 for the wall version. The meet and greet at the Pet Supermarket yesterday was good, not as many people as expected, but still good. Allison was the featured girl and she was a complete professional in all respects, to the amazement of Michelle. We will be there again this Saturday, from ten until two o’clock and it’s the Pet Supermarket on East Sunrise Boulevard. I just got gassed and it wasn’t from the greyhound. Mixed breeds can also be pretty lethal. At least my sinus’ are now open, unfortunately.

Charlie

Charlie

Although the dreams of the large kennel are rapidly fading, we are still working as an adoption kennel, only on a little smaller scale. We’re moving dogs out at a decent clip, and the main advantage is that we can give even more personalized service. We get to know the dogs much better, they have some experience in a real home environment, and we can customize a meeting with potential adopters as far as having them meet the potential adoptee at their own home and usually at their own convenience. This has worked out very well compared to the old come to the kennel and look on Saturday or Sunday between ten and three only system. What we lack in quantity we have increased with quality. We stand by our dogs forever, if they must be returned, they are welcomed back and are directed to another family until the right match is made and the humans as well as the dogs are matched correctly. We also take the dogs that mostly no one else wants, injured, sick, abandoned, etc., and work to get them in a home. As Michelle says, and it’s worth repeating, there’s a right home out there for every dog that needs one and for everyone that needs a dog, there’s a right dog for them. Our job is to put them together.

Max

Max

This past week’s news, and maybe some from the previous week, first in line, Farrah has a new home in Delray. She walked in like she owned the place and knew why she was there and she is doing fine so far. Luna is in her new home and at last report is also doing great. Pachino and Jackson are also in their new homes and are doing well. Pachino is a personal favorite of mine; he has a tremendous scar across his back that he received from a tractor when he was a puppy. It didn’t stop him from racing or continuing on as a fabulous pet. Chloe is also going to be delivered this week; she is going to a rookie greyhound family I believe, and I think they will be in for a lifetime of love and devotion that these greys are famous for. Queen is going to one of our veteran greyhound owners, going to live with a greyhound brother and sister, I know the owner and Queenie is one lucky dog, I know she will have a lifetime of love and companionship. The best wishes for a lifetime of love, health, and happiness for the greys and their humans, thank you for changing a life for the better and may the good karma be yours.

Rocky

Rocky

Of course all of this means also that there will be new guys and gals entering the kennel, so standby and check out the website to see, or call and check with Jerry or Michelle and they can tell you just about anything you want to know about our dogs. Also, don’t forget, we have some that are not exactly for everyone, but may be exactly what you are looking for. Charlie, Max, and Rocky are three beautiful greyhounds, they have their special needs, mostly a big yard, a lot of love, and no other animals to live with, but there are plenty of people looking for just that. The holidays are approaching; I know I’d love to get a greyhound as a Christmas present. With three dogs, two cats, a daughter, son in law, and grandson, and living in a townhouse, my chances are slim and none, but it’s a neat idea, and it’s a present that will keep giving you love for many years to come after that phone has become obsolete or quit working. Saving a life and providing unconditional love, what better gift to give?