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John’s Happy Tales Report
5/15/17 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.


What can I say, it’s almost mid-May? We are almost half way through May and I’m almost out the door headed for the great Northeast, but they have threatened to halve my pay if I don’t cover the events for the week, so rather than work for nothing, I’m going to comply and work for nothing, as half of my salary is pretty much the same as none of my salary, which is the same as all of my salary. I cash the same check every week. Just kidding, but I am out the door on Monday and there is some kennel news. In the adoption department, we have Buford who already has gotten an application and was delivered today. His new home is on the third floor but he took the steps like he knew what he was doing. We almost had a returned dog but they managed to turn it around. In any case, we were ready to accept him back at the kennel. We do stand behind and support our people, which sometimes means they are returned. The majority are victims of life with humans, meaning they are left without their home because of divorces, financial crisis, health issues, changing of living quarters, death, and a thousand other issues that we encounter, either seen or unforeseen, but far beyond the control of the greyhound. Don’t like it, but it happens. I’m one of those people who swear that if something like that happens to me, I would starve and my dog would eat, if I am homeless, the dog would sleep in the car, etc., but I’ve never faced such circumstances, so I can’t condemn anyone who has and felt forced to give up their dog for their personal circumstances. The good news, we are there, we will take them back and re-home them. Our unofficial motto is ‘There’s a perfect animal out there for every adopter, and for every adopter out there, there’s a perfect animal’ and we’ve lived by that for seventeen years. The rest of the good news is that these guys and girls that suddenly find themselves alone, make excellent pets in their own right. They are already used to living in a house, they know the rules and most of them fit right in to a new regular routine. Most of them also come with letters or notes telling exactly what the dog is like, his personality and his likes and dislikes, so there is no guessing about how they are going to behave, basically fewer surprises. So, to make a short story long, we have Buford headed to his forever home, and a big, beautiful fawn Fuzzy, becoming available and looking for his real forever home.


I highly suggest Mr. Scott’s blog, Dusty and Me, as he has become a kennel fixture and taken these animals to heart. He even has photos of Buford’s delivery today. He is at the kennel virtually every day and has reports on what’s going on at the kennel, he has some inside information on each of the inmates, a bunch of information on upcoming events, some pictures and notes on our alumni that contact us from the outside world, as well as sneaking in some tidbits about his life with his girl Dusty, and their adventures together. If our excellent webmaster is on the ball, somewhere right around here, he will have Scott’s link posted and you can check it out. Actually, I look forward to seeing it every day, if it’s not daily, it’s very close to being so.

We currently have a full kennel, only one girl, Stormy, is available, the rest are guys. We have a bunch of youngsters, a special needs dog named Kango, who’s story is a bit of a heartbreak, but it still has the potential to have a happy ending when we get that ‘perfect person’ for him, as previously stated, they all have the perfect home out there waiting for them, it’s our job to find it. We always do, by the way, sometimes it takes longer than sooner, but we work tirelessly to make it happen. You can check the dog’s profiles on the website, Scott’s blog has some good stuff, and you can meet them in person by making an appointment at your convenience, or if you live within reasonable distance, you can even have them visit you at your house. So, if you are even remotely interested in one of these beautiful dogs, just contact us and we can arrange a meeting and you can see for yourself what you’ve been missing.


Upcoming events. It’s getting into summer for real, our outdoor activities slow down around this time of year as the long hot summer approaches, so this may be the last hurrah. Greyhounds, like most of us, do not care for the summer heat. They are indoor dogs, so if you didn’t know that before, you do now. They love air conditioning. Remember to keep your pets, whatever kind you have, safe and never leave them inside a car in the sun, summer or any time of year. It seems stupid to have to be so repetitive, but we have several deaths every year, both animal and children, so I guess it has to be repeated and repeated over and over again. Upcoming, Sunday, May 21st, meet and greet at the Pet Supermarket, Boca, 9798 Glades Road, from 2-6 P.M. Saturday, May 27th, probably our last spring gathering at the One Last Cast BBQ, located at the Flamingo Road Nursery, on Flamingo Road, 11 A.M.-2 P.M. The BBQ is excellent, decent prices, and the nursery is second to none in the area. With the plants, flowers, and greyhounds, a real feast for the eyes, and the food is a real treat for the tummy. Sunday, June 4th, another gathering at the Dog Dude Ranch, on S.W. 120 Avenue. It turned out last time there was plenty of seating and shade. This is for the Dade, south Dade, and adventurous Broward people, as it’s down south, but easily accessible. It’s from 10 A.M until 1 P.M. That takes care of the immediate and near future happenings. We’re also working on an air-conditioned event at Showman’s Hall on Griffin Rd., more details on that as we set it up. Sunday, August 20th, save the date, Animal Adoption Fair at the War Memorial Auditorium in Ft. Lauderdale. That’s always a fun event, so keep it in mind, or as I say, keep it on the back burner.

Wow, no wonder she wanted a nice little blog before I left, there’s a bunch of stuff coming up. Ok, we have a full kennel less one Buford so please keep our dogs in mind. There are profiles online and you can most likely get more personal details from Michelle. Do check out Scott’s blog, it’s fun and informative, and it will also give you some insight into the world of living with a greyhound pet, they are beautiful companions, just ask Randy’s humans. Have a greyt week, keep your animals hydrated and safe, and don’t bite anyone.

Buford At His New Home.