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John’s Happy Tales Report
4/2/18 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

I hope everyone had a Good Friday and a Happy Easter. We did church, breakfast, and spent the day eating great food and working a jigsaw puzzle. I only mention this because my two hounds for some reason, were constantly trying to help us. I’ve never heard of greyhounds doing any kind of puzzles, maybe it smelled like food, but for whatever reason they were bugging us several times.

Life in the kennel has slowed down to almost a stop. Fella was finally adopted and we’re hoping he does well in his new home, he is going to be a good hound, and he just needs to get settled. There are no hounds left in the kennel at this time. This does not mean we are closed, we are still here to offer any help for any of our hounds and their families and we will always be available for the inevitable returns that come back, ours and any others that manage to find us. After nearly twenty years and two thousand greyhounds, I think Michelle and Jerry have earned a short break. They have been married to the kennel for what seems to be forever, and with animals it is very difficult to get a break from the action. Michelle has been threatening to get her knee fixed and this is a good time to follow up on it. So, the action in the near future will most likely be minimal, so I will probably end up on the blog every other week, Scott will probably be blogging when there’s something to talk about, and the kennel will go into sleep mode for a while.

April is Adopt a Greyhound month, as previously mentioned, we have an empty kennel, but will be here for any returns, and Michelle will be dog sitting (greyhounds) for those who are traveling or need to dump junior for whatever reason. Hollydogs and Elite Greyhounds in Loxahatchee are still available for adoption and you can check out their websites. Ok, that was easy, that just about covers all the news that’s fit to print at the moment. I’m sure there’s also a possibility that we can throw together a hound gathering at Beverly Hills or some location that allows both humans and hounds to gather that is cool enough or has shade, so check us out periodically. Keep your fingers and dewclaws crossed for Fella, he’s waited a long time to get his forever home, so we hope this works out for him and his new family. Stay cool, have a greyt week and we will be around if not square or trapezoid. Once again, the greyhounds and our community are very special as you already know, a heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone for all your help, love, and support over the years, we love all of you humans and hounds alike.


  1. Lisa Zlotziver says:

    John, what a nice surprise! I get to see Bailey and Rachel relaxing on “their” chaise lounges under the shade of the big mango tree. Yes, life is “ruff” for the lazy hounds of downtown Fort Lauderdale…..I wanna be reincarnated as one of my pets! ;)

  2. Carol Ryan says:

    I love your emails, and the most recent one with the pictures of the two “blonde” greyhounds was just precious. My miniature greyhound Rosie passed away a year ago today at the young age of 10. I miss her so much. But I am now 85 years old and don’t think it would be wise to adopt another greyhound at my age. Rosie (“Carol’s Cracklin’ Diamond Rosie Child” named for Neil Diamond’s song) was a super pet and loved only her mama. She was one in a million.