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John’s Happy Tales Report
12/28/15 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Three days left in the year, and then we start over, fresh, anew, with new hope. We enter the New Year on a somewhat reduced scale as far as operations are concerned, but we are still moving dogs at a steady pace, and not just the pretty ones, but as always, the young, the old, the injured and sick, and the returns as well. It makes me feel good to know that some animals that probably wouldn’t get a chance in another group or even make it to an adoption group, have been able to find loving homes and have a second or even third chance at life through our efforts, and that they are doing well. That speaks highly of the kind of people that adopt these dogs.

Max

Max

This Saturday, starting off the New Year right, we will be at our favorite Pet Supermarket on East Sunrise Boulevard, from ten until two in the afternoon, you are welcome to stop by and say hello. We’re also hoping to have another pow wow at the Flamingo Road Nursery in the near future. The weather is cooler now and we haven’t gotten together for a while, so hopefully we can get that set up. The kennel is changing almost daily, I think we currently have six adoptables sitting in the waiting room, bag packed, and waiting for the bus to their new forever home. I know Max and Charlie are there; they sent me a Christmas card and asked me to make sure I mention them. Joey and Sweetheart are also there I think. I counted Mandy and Doc, they are gone, but there may be a couple new arrivals by the time this hits the airwaves. The best idea is to just call or contact Michelle or Jerry and they will be glad to give you the up to the minute information on one and all. One advantage continues for our scaled down operation. Unlike the previous dozen or more years, you can now see the dogs at just about any time that is convenient to you. No longer just weekends for a few hours, you can now contact Michelle or Jerry and set up a time to see a dog, or, you can probably schedule a meeting with one of more of them at your house at your convenience. Just contact them and they will be happy to set something up for you.

Charlie

Charlie

Doc, I think, has joined the Navy. He went to live with someone on the Naval Base, Key West. Beautiful scenic trip it is, but I don’t wish the drive down there on anyone, lots of two lane and delays if there’s an accident and there always seems to be an accident. But, he was delivered safe and sound and the last I heard he is doing well if he doesn’t eat the Legos. Legos are cool, I have a friend who builds and collects them. They are also expensive; please Doc, no Legos for lunch if you know what’s good for you. He also has a sibling to share life with, so, best wishes to Doc, his new brother/sister, and his new humans and may they enjoy a beautiful and healthy loving life together. Ginny also has an application and will be delivered on New Year’s Eve, so best of luck to her and her new people. Mandy also just received an application, but I don’t even have the details on her yet.

Joey

Joey

Remember, New Year’s Eve is coming, please be aware and extra secure when you are out and about or even outside your own house. Lots of fireworks and loud noises and flashes, which can scare the dogfood out of a lot of dogs, so please make sure you have them leashed if you are out and about and be careful even if they’re in the yard, they don’t often, but they are all capable of jumping a fence, and an ounce of prevention is worth a few days of searching the streets.

Sweetheart

Sweetheart

The kennel is planning some small projects to improve the outside area for the dogs, possible patio, and covered area where the dogs can go outside without getting soaked. I believe Michelle will be elaborating on this in the near future and will be able to explain it better than I can at the moment. Ok, last blog for the year. This is like number 144 or thereabouts total. I just wanted to help out a little bit and put something on the website that could update what’s going on with us. Hopefully it is getting the job done and it takes a little bit of work off of Michelle so she doesn’t have to spend extra time on this, as she has been known to run around like a chicken with it’s head cut off, always has more to do than she can get done it seems. It’s also a fun way to stay in touch as I don’t get up to Broward very often, but I still get to be in the circle and find out what’s happening with our four legged friends. It’s worked out well and I believe that three and a half of the four people that actually read some of it, like it, so it’s a win/win situation for all concerned. Next week is another year, so have a Happy New Year, celebrate, have fun, but please, please, be aware of what and when if you have your dogs out and about or in the yard, some spook easy and of all the bad or sad memories of past kennel events, the worst one for me is the feeling when you’re out searching the streets looking for someone’s dog that has run away. Fortunately all the searches I’ve been involved with have ended happily, but it’s not a pleasant thing to do. Usually it’s only twice a year, July 4th and New Years, so keep that in mind and give your hounds a hug and a kiss from us, and for everyone, wishing you a Happy and HEALTHY 2016.