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John’s Happy Tales Report
12/7/15 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

It’s that awkward time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the leftovers are gone and Christmas dinner is still over the horizon, there’s no college football except for Army/Navy. But it’s the holiday season even though it’s eighty degrees and has rained every day, just like the summer pattern, and doesn’t seem like it. Happy Chanukah for those who are celebrating and today is also the 7th of December, 74th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. So all of the important information has now been covered, onward to the kennel.

The meet and greet at the Sunrise Blvd. Pet Supermarket last Saturday was excellent as usual, and netted 18 cases of food for the hounds. Thank you Pet Supermarket for letting us use your facilities to show off our beautiful hounds, if you get a chance come on down to say hello and patronize them, they have an excellent and friendly staff and have all your pet needs. Speaking of needs, if you are interested, Michelle and the hounds have drawn up a ‘wish list’ of the primary items that are always needed.

While our friends are Christmas shopping, the primary items on the doggies’ list are RICE, spray Lysol, beef or chicken gravy packets or gravy base. BLANKETS !! smallish ones like single bed size or heavy couch throws. Every so often it snows in a dog kennel and a blanket disappears in the snow!! Carpet scraps – about 30” wide and any length over 30” Canned or fresh sweet potatoes, canned pumpkin, laundry detergent & fabric softener (makes the kennel smell go away!) and if a good rawhide or squeaky toy got in the box or bag, that would be okay. I guess people might not think that Large Milk Bones are a “necessity” but at our kennel, they sure sleep better with a good night time cookie.

Allie

Allie

Figured I’d take it verbatim, less chance of messing anything up in the translation. In the past we’ve done some meet and greets at Publix, but I haven’t heard of anything scheduled in the immediate future, maybe Michelle will see this and check it out. The kennel is full and if anyone wishes to volunteer at the kennel, they are also more than welcome. The Kennel is in Sunrise, only eight to ten greyhounds, not as overwhelming as the old kennel days, but still plenty of work to do, so if you have some spare time or maybe the kids are looking for community service time, I believe they are still doing that too, and you don’t have to go all the way down to Hialeah.

We still have Charlie, Max, Rocky, and Allie available, and there are four new girls just arrived, and two boys waiting in the wings. Allie has a serious looker and she may be gone by the time this hits the website. Also, one of the new girls is already gone and another also has a serious looker, so things are moving along. The new girls will be spayed and ready for adoption by the end of the week. If the girls go, then there will be two new boys in immediately. The new girls are all two years old but haven’t even had time to be cat tested yet.

Lucky (BS Bob)

Lucky (BS Bob)

In closing, I want to mention an email we received this week from Jacki, who adopted BS Bob. He came to us while still being treated for heartworms. Jacki fell in love with him and adopted him and after a year, they finally got the negative result that they have been waiting for, so he is officially cured. She has also adopted a sweet girl, Colbie and both are living the good life that they deserve. Our webmaster may come up with a picture of them here, if not you should be able to find their story on our website in the ‘Letters from Home’ section (click here). We love to hear from the alumni, so anytime you want, feel free to send us an update, story, and/or pictures; we’re always glad to get them. Ok, that’s this week’s story as I know it, stay tuned, we’ll see what goes next week. If you have any questions about any of our adoptables, please call or email Michelle or Jerry at the kennel, they can give you all the up to the minute information on all the dogs and can make arrangements for you to meet them in person, and quite possibly even at your home, so if you are interested or might be interested, don’t hesitate to give us a call.