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John’s Happy Tales Report
11/21/16 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

Ralph

Ralph

First, we’d like to thank Larry Warsh for coming out and making the Auggie Doggie photo shoot a barking success with 24 happy hounds and assorted other breeds getting in the portrait act along with their humans. It’s also Friends of Greyhounds month at Auggie Doggie’s shop, we thank them for letting us put this little event on yesterday. It was greyt to see old friends both two and four legged, and it brought back memories of our photo shoot and dinner at the country club a few years ago. Almost a hundred greyhounds plus their people together, inside, with dining, dancing, and good fellowship, and nary a problem from any of the attendees. They’re still talking about that one. We had a full shop yesterday, got to see a bunch of the old crowd, including Jay, who still doesn’t have a greyhound but almost always attends our events ever loyal to his dream pet. I finally got to meet his two not greyhound ‘yappers’. They’re as beautiful as the greys, just not as big. Thank each and every one of you for attending and making it a success and a lot of fun, a very nice way to kick off the holiday season. We even had one of our adoptables, Ralph, in attendance. He’s a beautiful black guy, with a slight Slugbug Bob type Roman nose and a personality just about as big. He will be a fine addition to any home.

Horses and Hounds has been changed to February 19th, the old date was on Super Bowl Sunday, not a good idea, so if you are going or know anyone who is, remind them of the change. We still have a couple months to get the word out about the change. It’s possible that Larry Warsh will be at the Horses and Hounds to take pictures and we will have a blessing of the animals too, nothing mentioned about us. It’s a day before President’s Day, so you will have a day to recuperate if this kind of thing wears you out. I know our animals slept all afternoon yesterday after they got home.

Keene

Keene

Last week we mentioned that Scott and Moondust (Dusty) were spending a lot of time together and they might be an ‘item’. Scott adopted Dusty and it looks like an adoption made in heaven, both were looking very happy together at Auggie’s yesterday. Fireball is out on a home trial, was being returned, then maybe not, then maybe returned, then maybe not. Trials and tribulations of first weekend together, most of us have been through that at one time or another. I think my parents had the same thing the first week they brought me home from the hospital, but they kept me, and in the end, they were glad they did, so we’ll be keeping our fingers and dewclaws crossed for Fireball and all those who are making their first transition from racing or rescue kennel to real world household pet. Jackson also went out to foster parents, now we have room for him, but it’s not certain if he’s coming back to the kennel or not. Reward Joy, our senior girl that was returned, has now become a regular house pet at the kennel residence, so she doesn’t have to worry about spending her sunset years in the kennel or without being adopted, so congratulations to her. It’s also rumored that Andy has found his forever home. His future dad, Mike, is rebuilding his fence, and it’s not to keep himself safe inside, so we’re pretty sure it’s for Andy. Yes, it’s the same Mike that had his two boys, Oliver and recently, Bear, cross the bridge. Andy doesn’t know it yet, but we all know that he’s going to heaven on earth, Mr. Smith takes excellent care of his charges. I’m personally wondering if he eventually ends up with two, only time will tell.

Ok that pretty much sums up the excitement at the FoG kennel, a busy week and fun weekend. Next comes Thanksgiving, remember most of the hounds love turkey, turkey neck, turkey broth, turkey gizzards and other parts, they even like it when you sit there and spell out the word turkey for them, so keep them in mind when you’re fixing them the leftover sweet potatoes. Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the FoG kennel and thank you for your continued support over the years, we’ve made a difference in nearly two thousand greyhound lives and countless humans no doubt.