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John’s Happy Tales Report
12/11/17 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.


Winter is finally here, two weeks before Christmas and it feels good. We adopted out two dogs over the past week, officially one adoption and one home trial, but that’s close enough for me. We had a full weekend of events and a bunch of weather I am told. I spent my week in Georgia, where I encountered the worst snow storm I’ve ever driven in and Tennessee had no snow or rain but lows in the twenties. I guess I should also say it was the only snow storm I’ve driven in, but it was neat. My wife has decided that we will never move to Tennessee, or any place that has winter. There was, however, a flurry of activity in and around the kennel, of which I shall try to report as best I can from my second-hand information.

If your name started with a K, it was your weekend, as Kelly and Kal are both enjoying life in their new homes, just in time for Christmas. On Saturday, Kal was delivered to Rhonda and her family, she was at the book signing event we attended in Coral Gables and followed through with her interest in greyhounds by adopting one. Kal will have a fifteen- year- old Border Collie sibling to help him get adjusted and learn the ropes of retired living. Kal went to his new home with Sam and his son, in Palmetto Bay. Sam is a long-time friend of FoG and his previously adopted hound passed away recently, so they decided that it was time for another, and they chose Kal. Kal was a recent return from a home that had younger children and apparently it was too much for our hound, so we’re going to see how Kal does with Sam and only one youngster. One interesting side note; this is the first time in a long time that we have absolutely no black dogs in the kennel, as Kal and Kelly were our only two black dogs. We still have two weeks left until Christmas and we have five dogs that would love to spend it in their forever homes, so there’s still plenty of work to be done. Apollo, Fella, Mercury, Logan, and Casey are waiting for someone to claim them too. It would be great to see all five of them with a home and loving family in time for the New Year, so if you’ve been looking and thinking about it, what better time than the holidays?


The weekend was very eventful in itself. The Parkland event on Saturday was very well attended, despite the weather and that’s where Sam and his son came out to see and adopt Kelly. I heard that at least five other dogs were adopted at the event too, which included, I think, three other adoption groups. Sunday was the gathering at the Flamingo Road Nursery and Last Cast BBQ. Scott has at least three blogs about Kelly, Kal, and the BBQ, so you might want to check out his blog “Dusty and Me“, which covers FoG events in greater detail and has greyt pictures and videos. It wasn’t raining Sunday but I heard the weather was nice and chilly, the turnout was very good, and we had some first timers there too, which is always fun.

The mailing of the collars continues. Please have patience Michelle is pleading. She is trying to keep it organized along with adopting dogs, walking dogs, and fighting an awful cold. Please keep the E-mails coming, Remember, if you have moved, please notify her of your new address. She is using priority mail, as their little boxes accommodates the thickness of the collars just right. On a final note, we still have some greyhound calendars left, they make great gifts for friends and Vets. Michelle also has ‘Care of the Racing & Retired Greyhound’ which is the bible of American Racing Greyhounds medical idiosyncrasies. They have cost her about $40 and she has at least three if you’d like to pick one up from her. They also make great gifts for your Vet. Ok, I think that covers most of the news that’s fit to print. Have a great week, stay warm, and don’t bite anyone, should be back to normal and back in the loop next week.

Photos from Flamingo Road Nursery..