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John’s Happy Tales Report
11/24/14 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The Fog Kennel.

P1070460After a couple weeks of vacation and lounging, we again face Monday without a lot of exciting news. It would be great to be able to start off with ‘we’ve reached our goal and we’re on our way finally’, but that’s not going to happen this week. We just had a fabulous party in Broward, great venue, lots of great items up for auction, food and drinks for all that attended and even a nice surprise (to me) buffet meal, which I heard was great. I am pretty sure we have Maurice to thank for that. Not knowing about it, we dined at The Field before attending, and it was good, but I heard the buffet was better. Some greyhounds are socially adept, as were my two friends, Mardi and Nanook, unfortunately my Diffy is not ready for prime time so he spent most of the night with his tail tucked under his butt. We did get to see a lot of old friends and catch up on the gossip of the past few months that it’s been since we’ve seen most of them.

P1070464Michelle and Jerry will probably be posting the results of the evening, in regards to the money raised for our four legged friends, I won’t because I don’t have that information. One of our volunteers who does a lot of the work with the pictures and records of our alumni, picked up a virus and lost all her work for the past seven years. Those who have had a computer crash or destroyed through a virus know that it’s devastating, and it’s sad to think that people have nothing else better to do in life, especially to people who are trying to help and make a difference in the world. The good news, for me at least, I managed to come up with about five years of records that she had given me and I actually kept and was able to find within my own lifetime. So we have a start and I still have a lot of pictures that I can also send, so it’s time to stop feeling bad and move forward, with that project at least.

P1070459Once again, FOG is still fully operational, we are still taking in returns and dogs who have lost their homes, and we are still adopting out dogs, however we currently have only seven dogs instead of the four dozen we used to have with the full kennel. We’re still hoping that it’s just a matter of time to getting the new kennel up and operating with a greater selection of dogs. Until then, we will keep on keeping on as best we can.

P1070507I can review briefly the available dogs, according to my records, but for up to the minute and totally accurate information it’s still best to contact Michelle or Jerry at the kennel and you can also set up an appointment usually at your convenience to see any of the greys that you might be interested in. We have two girls, Lucy and Bella, 3 and 5 years old respectively. Lucy is cat tolerant and is a cute little brindle sweetheart. Bella is a five year old feisty lady, not for the faint of heart; she’s more of an energetic and party animal. Five guys are available. Max is our senior citizen, ten years old, but doesn’t act it. Max is currently in a foster home, so he’s definitely experienced with the rules of house living, he gets along with other greyhounds, but does not care for felines. Charlie and Rocky are each five years old and ready to go to their forever homes. Sloan is a new arrival; he’s eight years old and was rendered homeless when his owner moved. Yes, my first thought is moving is not an excuse, but I have learned over the years that there are circumstances where it is impossible to take a dog to a new home, so I’m hoping this is one of them, and a big positive note for returns, he is already experienced at living in a home, so he could be just the one you’re looking for. Slash is six years old and a return, I don’t have the complete information on him either, but he is with us now and looking for a loving home. That’s the lineup, if any of these may interest you, don’t hesitate to contact us and check them out. That’s most of the news as I know it at this time. Michelle and Jerry and all of us at the FOG kennel want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and stay safe on the road if you are traveling. We’re not exactly where we’d like to be at this moment but there’s still a lot to be thankful for all of us, and the over nineteen hundred lives that we’ve changed over the years.