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John’s Happy Tales Report
3/27/17 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.


Greetings greyhound community, in four days it will be National Adopt a Greyhound Month, and yes, I know you already knew, but I didn’t. April is Adopt a Greyhound Month across the nation and here in our FoGGY little world, it can mean fifty dollars in your pocket if you adopt one of our adoptables before Easter Sunday, which is April 16th. So, you have over half a month to adopt one of our fabulous retired racers and put fifty dollars back in your pocket to take your new hound out to dinner or however you wish to spend your savings. This discount covers everyone in our kennel, is not restricted to the ‘special’ dogs, or the black dogs, or the senior dogs, it’s the whole group. You can visit our kennel, all you have to do is contact Michelle or Jerry and set up a time, at your convenience of course, or, if you are reasonably in the area you can quite possibly arrange for one or two of our hounds to visit you at your house. We’re having fun here, so that means time will fly, so don’t put it off if you had it in your mind to find out about adopting one of these beautiful animals, April 16th will be here before you know it. I will give a brief rundown on the available dogs, but for up to the minute information it’s best to contact the kennel because we have dogs coming in and going out all week between my reports.


Here we go with my attempt at the current list of available dogs, subject to change at any moment, as I said, they come and go out and don’t need my approval. As previously stated last week, they are racing fewer and fewer girls now, so there will be more boys available and less girls as we head into the future and with most other things in life, it’s cost driven and cheaper to run males than females, so look for that to become a fact of life as we go forward. Unlike a lot of other groups, who only want the healthy and handsome dogs, we’ve always taken any dog that we were given or could get. We also stand behind and support all our hounds, hence we will have more than our share of the ‘rejects’ due to return, injury, sickness, black dog syndrome, and age, but that’s ok, we have always managed to find them good homes and the ‘special’ dogs always end up being as nice or nicer than the so called pretty ones, just ask anyone who has them, and you can ask me because that seems to be the only ones I’ve had lately and mine mean as much to me as any national champion winner. Two of our girls are returns. Good Golly Ms. Molly and Jersey. Ms. Molly is an eleven-year-old black senior lady, Jersey is a beautiful four-year-old red girl. Both were returned through no fault of their own, but nevertheless, they are again looking for a loving home. Ralph is the current resident who has been here the longest. I mention this because I’ve seen many dogs just sort of slip through the cracks and somehow just not get adopted for a long time. There are also people out there that look specifically for these dogs, they want the one who hasn’t caught a break, so if you are one of those people, come in a check Ralph out in person, or have him come visit you. Kango is a special needs dog, he was in a racing accident, suffered a fractured skull, which has healed, but is now having vision problems. He will need a loving and patient home, but I’ve met him personally and I’d take him in a heartbeat if I didn’t already have three. Casey is also somewhat of a special dog, he is Mr. Chicken personified and afraid of everything. The good news is that it’s not an aggressive fear, he doesn’t strike out at anyone but he will definitely head the other way. I have one of that kind myself, he will never be the neighborhood socialite, but I still love him to death and wouldn’t trade him for the world. We have three brand new arrivals, all boys, Ringo, Domino, and Randy. In all cases, as far as we’re concerned, there’s the perfect dog for every home and there’s a perfect home for every dog, you just have to find it, and that’s what we do even if we have to go back and try again.


In the good kennel news, Ms. Lulu has been delivered and is adjusting to her new home, and PJ has an application and is scheduled to be delivered on Friday. For those of you who might be interested, those with the pretty dogs. The Greyhound Project Adoption Group has an annual calendar and if you have a greyhound photo you’d like to submit, the deadline is April 1st, this is for next year’s calendar. You can check out their website for more information you can check out their websites, Celebrating Greyhounds Magazine, Celebrating Greyhounds Calendars, or The Greyhound Project. Ok, here’s hoping most of this makes sense and is correct. This is the first week I’ve actually suffered from an overabundance of information, actually on the verge of being overwhelmed, so I hope our crack team of editors have checked this out and made changes that might be needed, or contact me. Have a greyt week and don’t forget, those of you without a hound, or enough hounds, next month we put our dogs where your money is or where our mouths are or some such.