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John’s Happy Tales Report
6/22/15 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

Wednesday

Wednesday

Just finished doing something I love to do but haven’t had to do much of it in the recent past. It’s called updating the list. There has been some significant movement lately and I am now happily caught up. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come. Also on the horizon, I can feel it coming, it’s been threatened, contemplated, in the works, on the mind, and I think it’s going to happen. No, not the Battlebots, more about that later, but, I believe in the very near future, we will be getting an update report from Michelle about the state of the union, or FoG Kennel Union. The Memorial Project is finally underway and I think the rest of the story will be coming out soon, mon, soon. Yes, it’s officially hurricane season, so be prepared just in case. You can prepare from A to G, preparation H is optional.

Sarge

Sarge

According to my official and updated records, we have nine of those beautiful retired sleek greyhounds available for adoption. Eight guys and one girl currently available, aged anywhere from just under two years old up to ten, if you like the pups, we have a couple of those, if you like the regular over the hill gang, we have those, and we even have a senior citizen old geezer ready, all packed, ready, and waiting to go to their forever home. We have a couple that are on the DL, disabled list for the non-sports oriented people. They are recovering from racing injuries, won’t race again, but will still make fabulous pets. We have big, bold, beautiful, and energetic; we also have small, quiet, and shy. The common denominator in all of our dogs is an oversized heart filled with love. Greyhounds are becoming as well known for their loving hearts and peaceful dispositions, as they are for being one of the fastest land animals on earth. Most of them have grown up around a lot of siblings as well as being with humans from day one, they love people, are gentle, and most will get along with other dogs and even cats a lot of the time. One of the good things to come out of losing the kennel and having over four dozen dogs to choose from, is that now, viewing is not limited to four or five hours just on the weekends and you have to come to us. Now, if you are in the area, and Michelle is pretty flexible about the area, it can usually be arranged for us to bring a potential adoptee or two to your house at a time convenient to you. You can see how they react to your actual residence and your people and animals. This has proved very popular, so if you have time constraints and are interested in one of our adoptables, we can probably arrange an in house meeting at a time of your convenience. Lady and Dee Dee, our two latest adoptions, are reportedly doing very well in their new homes; Dee Dee is doing great with her two new doggie siblings. Also, you might want to check with Michelle or Jerry about the ‘free home trials’, where the potential adoptee can live with you to see how he does, and even if you do have to return him, we will be able to get good feedback about what kind of a home he would do best in, so it’s a win/win situation even if your home or the dog are just not right for each other.

Chester

Chester

This upcoming Saturday is Pet Supermarket. On the last Saturday of the month, which this is, they have another group that comes, too. To avoid overlapping, they will work the earlier shift and we will be there from 1 to 5 Pet Supermarket has a new program where they ask the shoppers when they are checking out at the register if they’d like to help support the rescue group (we have to be there in the store at the time) by buying a can of dog food for them (us). Then when we are ready to leave, they gather up all the dog food cans that people have bought for us and we get to take them home. It’s a great program.

This is the Pet Supermarket at 801 E. Sunrise Blvd, it’s a nice store, employees are excellent, so I don’t mind giving them a little nod, we appreciate your doing business with them, it also helps us as you can see. We will be there from 1-5 P.M. this Saturday, a little different than the usual time, so make a note of that. Ok, that should pretty much get us caught up on the FoG story, and as previously stated; hopefully Michelle will be hitting the keyboard and providing us with a more detailed report on what’s what and more detailed information on the kennel happenings. Last, but certainly not least for me anyway. Nothing to do with dog adoption, but, if you watch tv, next Sunday night, on ABC at 9 o’clock, they have a show called Battlebots. Not for everyone, but somewhat entertaining. It’s a national competition and my youngest son Paul, is competing, He and three friends have a team, their robot is Witch Doctor, and I think they will be in a match. So, if you and your greyhound happen to be on the couch watching tv next Sunday night, you might want to check it out and see what fighting robots are all about if you haven’t seen them before. Meanwhile, have a greyt week and remember, it’s summer, there are still people leaving pets in cars, so I guess it can’t be mentioned enough.