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John’s Happy Tales Report
4/29/15 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The Fog Kennel.

I am getting sparser and sparser as far as news is concerned, but last weekend was the Pompano Seafood Festival and I haven’t seen anything else yet, so better late than never, I can report what I saw on Saturday and the recent events of our FoG quest for obtaining a new kennel and still working on finding homes for our beloved retired greyhounds.

First off, we have some movement in the kennel, or kennel movement to report, KM is better than BM unless you are severely constipated. I have an up to the minute update on Daisy, who went to a beautiful home with a greyhound brother named David and a greyhound sister named Honey. She is doing well with them, still adjusting to the resident feline, but there’s plenty of optimism that it will work out for all concerned as of the moment. Thank you Joy for the beautiful pictures of your herd and Sonny’s memorial, you already know how I feel about that. Fancy was with me on Saturday at the Festival and I hear she now has a home in Stuart with one of our former girls, Kane’s Baltimore, and an Italian greyhound. It started off good, so best wishes for a life of love and good health for Fancy and her new family, we’ll keep our paws and fingers crossed for you.

O Ya Shotgun Red

O Ya Shotgun Red

We have a new arrival, O Ya Red, who was adopted seven months ago. He has suffered a world of trauma since being adopted. He was abducted, found in the streets a long way from home, and returned only to find out the next day that his family had to leave immediately to live across the country. With their new set up, and lacking the support they had here, they couldn’t take him with them. He has lived for over half a year with three kids and a ferret, so he’s well adapted to house living, with kids, and other animals. He’s been through a lot; it would be fantastic to see him get back into a forever home again as soon as possible. He’s around seventy five pounds, not a big guy, with a beautiful red fawn coat, and will be celebrating his fifth birthday on June 22nd, what could be better than getting him a new home for his birthday? Our injured friend Buddy is scheduled to have some work done on his leg, he won’t race again, but he’ll still be faster than you and I are. As it is and has been well known for years, we rescue not only the prettiest and retired greyhounds, but also the injured, sick, and greys that never even made it to the big leagues. We are there for them for the rest of their lives, they have a place to go even when their supposed ‘forever home’ is broken up or their humans can’t or won’t take care of them any longer. That is the reason we have not only the just retired three, four, and five year olds, but also some ‘senior’ citizens and puppies. They all deserve a loving and safe home to spend their retirement years. You can find out all the information on any of our adoptables by checking the website or calling Michelle or Jerry.

Last weekend was the annual Pompano Beach Seafood Festival. I attended the early shift on Saturday, got to sit with Fancy and Cooper and greet everyone who stopped by and wanted to see our greyhounds and talk dog with us. It was warm, but we had a place close to the restrooms and food, which worked for me. We were also on the beach, under a tree and with an open air tent, and a fabulous breeze, the day was great as far as I was concerned. As previously mentioned, Fancy has now been adopted and Cooper is a beautiful white and brindle guy, don’t know his age, but he is handsome, so I don’t expect him to be with us very long. We had plenty of volunteers with their dogs, so I snuck out of there around five thirty. Never did find out if the radio station van that set up next to us got on line and cranked up the music. I don’t believe Michelle was reported to be in jail, so I guess that worked out ok, but it was a looking like a potential situation when I was leaving. Hopefully Michelle will give us an update on the whole weekend. Our thanks to all who showed up and helped, although I don’t have a list of everyone, so until official word comes out, consider this a blanket ‘Thank You’ for your help. Ok, thank God I had nothing to write or this could have been lengthy. We have a nice group picture that may get posted, which is one of the main reasons I wanted to at least say something, so that Jerry could post it. Ok, that’s it for me, a partial cover, but at least the essentials from the information that I have. Lastly , but not leastly, (not a word), the Greyhound Memorial will be opened with a dedication ceremony shortly and Michelle will no doubt be posting about that, it’s been a project for a while and it looks like it will finally happen. Remember, if you’ve been outside this week, we are in the dog days of April, and it’s about to start getting seriously warm for the next six months, keep your four paws hydrated and say no to leaving them in a locked car without the a/c running. Have a greyt week and try not to bite anyone.

Pompano Beach Seafood Festival

Pompano Beach Seafood Festival