Skip to content
 

John’s Happy Tales Report
5/23/16 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

Asia

Asia

Fresh back from NC and beautiful fifties weather, we find the kennel filled to capacity and beyond with dogs also waiting to get in. If you can foster a greyhound and live in Broward, please email and let Michelle know, she can put you on her list. All our regular fosters are full; Greyhound Ranch and Senior Sanctuary are also full. One of our best friends, The Sunburst people have suffered the death of the air conditioner, which has left them scrambling to keep the dogs cool until it’s replaced. Greyhoundalliance.org is their address for anyone who would like to help them, they are one of the very best greyhound adoption groups out there and any and all donations would be appreciated. We’ve sent over two hundred greyhounds to homes in other parts of the country through them. You can read about one of FoG’s trips to the Greyhound Alliance’s Sunburst Project in Ebro by clicking here.

Chris Carter

Chris Carter

On the good news front, Faber has just gone to his new home. He has a mom, grandma, and sister to keep him company. Not sure if they are all human, all dogs, or a mix, but anyway, best wishes for him and his new family for many years of love and good health. If he does well, it’s possible that Chloe may join him in a couple weeks. We’re keeping our fingers, eyes, and paws crossed. More good news, Asia has returned to her foster home. Every dog that goes out is actually double good news. The dog that is going to a real home to life and it makes room for another retired racer waiting in the wings, to come in for his or her chance to move on to the retired life they so richly deserve.

Denim

Denim

We will be at our favorite Pet Supermarket this coming Saturday, May 28th, from 10 until 2 as usual. I am willing to bet that there will be one of our black beauties there to meet you if you drop by to say hello. Our world has suddenly gone dark as we have five black dogs in our kennel. Black is beautiful, but it can also be an unneeded problem. Check out the black dog problem section on our website (click here), it’s a very real problem and there’s zero reason for it. I have two black dogs and love both of them. We have designated from now until the end of June as ‘Black Dog Month’. For those of you who are only motivated by financial incentives, the regular adoption fee is $225, you can get a black dog during this event for $175, for no other reason than black dog syndrome is stupid, but real. I know three of our black dogs are Denim, a big black girl, Jett, a brand new return, and Chris, who retired because of a leg injury. I believe he has healed or is near healed and I know from inside information that he is going to make someone very happy, he’s a sweet boy, very gentle, yet playful, and one of the very few dogs we’ve ever had that wears his ears forward. Must be seen to be believed, but trust me, it’s an unusual sight. We also have a brand new arrival, her name is Abra, and she’s also a little black beauty. Ok, remember, we have the blacks discounted for the next five weeks, if saving money is your incentive, now’s the time. If looks are your turn on, there’s nothing like a nice shiny black beauty. Speaking of which, Ms. Michelle could use some help with bathing the beauties, all of them, so if you like greyhounds, soap and water, and have the spare time or need community service hours, this is your calling. And a final parting shot, for those who adopt one of our blacks, there will also be a goody bag included. I know not what will be included, but it will include at least a six month’s supply of heartworm prevention. Ok, if you’re interested, check out our dogs on line or in person at the kennel, or contact us and it’s highly likely that we can arrange to bring one or two to your home to meet you in your adobe. Remember also, it’s getting hotter out, make sure your dogs are hydrated and never left in a locked up car. Have a greyt week, don’t bite anyone, and we’ll see what next week brings.