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John’s Happy Tales Report
11/4/14 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The Fog Kennel And This Week From Rochester, (Ny?).

This is a lean week for information, but the good news is that FoG has reached 33.33% of their goal for the new kennel, all we have to do is the same thing two more times. Hopefully in a little bit shorter time, as I’m not getting any younger here. That is excellent news anyway, on the serious side, so we must keep plugging. Michelle has updated most of the reportable news on her blog so anything I have will be a repeat, including the little letter we got from Chase Hailtothev’s humans.

As far as this camel knows, there have been no new additions or adoptions this past week. Roscoe remains the latest arrival according to my notes. Roscoe is a four year old red brindle boy, not large by male standards and as an additional bonus, he has tested yes with cats, which means he will most likely get along with your feline if you happen to have one. We have four guys and four gals available for adoption according to my sources. I have no information on Roscoe or Easy, which are the two latest arrivals in addition to the usual suspects that were already here. Never thought I’d say it, but I miss the old days when so many dogs were coming in and going out that it was nearly impossible to keep up with them for pictures, profiles, and news. Hopefully that will be the norm again when we get the new kennel rolling and organized, until then however, we will be playing a somewhat different game.

There will be many fund raisers in the near future and I believe that Michelle and Jerry are working on that full time at the current moment. They could use all and almost any kind of help, if you have the time and are in the Sunrise area, even better, you can contact them and offer your services, whatever it is that you would like to do, and I’m sure they will be glad to take you up on it. Also, the website and Facebook pages will have information on the upcoming fund raisers or you can call Michelle or Jerry and they can give you the information. The biggest event as far as I know will be the big auction later on this month, there will be flyers and information forthcoming on that very soon if it’s not out already, so keep checking the website.

Eureka, as I open my eyes and look again, it appears. The Paws for the Cause event has materialized in front of me. November 22nd, this is a Saturday, from 6 until 10 p.m. at Showman’s Association Carousel Pavilion, which is located at 3391 Griffin Road, Ft. Lauderdale. It’s a ten dollar donation at the door, there will be appetizers and beverages, and you can bring your greyhound and let him or her help you decide on which items to bid on. Silent auctions and raffles, and I’ve heard this from several different sources, so it must be true, the items up for bid are very, very nice. So come out and join us if you can, if even just to say hello. I will be there, if you don’t like me, Michelle and Jerry will be there, and if you don’t like them, there will undoubtedly be a bunch of beautiful greyhounds that you can see and socialize with, and that will make up for having to put up with us. So, come on out and help support these beautiful animals, meet old friends, make new ones, both two and four legged, and have a good time. What better way to kick off the best season of the year than to help a greyt cause for some greyt animals?

Ok, we’ve just about run the course. On local news, as previously mentioned, we got a letter from Rochester, and I’m assuming it’s New York and not Michigan; however it’s probable that where ever it is, it’s probably cold. Chase Hailtothev , now known as Ace, has found his forever home, went to a family who lost their first greyhound love of their life last year, and decided to go with another one. From his picture, Ace definitely looks to be in excellent shape, he looks fabulous in black gloss, and he definitely looks happy and his humans are very happy with him. Looks and sounds like a win/win/win situation for all concerned and I can tell you that I am ecstatic for all of them, which makes my heart happy too, nothing better in life than hearing a happy ending story for me. At our local gathering in Miami Springs, my boy Charlie has been told to rest his shoulder, so he and Ms. Newton sat out the dog park trip and Diffy went solo. Diffy was a cranky crab on Saturday and Sunday, grumping at the other dogs that were there, except for when he was with the famous Rainy, his girlfriend from the old FOG kennel. She showed up on Saturday and he was very happy when it was just he and she romping around. Has anyone ever noticed that some of these greyhounds could possibly be breed snobs? Just sayin’, because it’s quite a coincidence that a lot of them seem to be a lot happier around their own people. It may not be politically correct but me thinks that’s the way it is. Ok, got to stop, so those that actually do read this will have time to get ready for the upcoming Paws for the Cause auction event. Even if you can’t make it, spread the word so we can have a nice turnout. Next weekend we will be in Orlando to see the circus. I shall return the following week if they don’t keep me there.

Paws for the Cause

Please join Friends of Greyhounds for an evening of fun and fundraising!
Saturday, November 22, 2014 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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Click Here for the Auction Catalog