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John’s Happy Tales Report
7/11/16 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

Happy Harry

Happy Harry

It looks like August is going to be event month. There’s the 2016 Animal Adoption Fair Silent Auction coming up on August 6th, at the Tamarac Community Center Ballroom, there’s talk of food, 100% of money donated goes toward the funding of the adoption fair, and it’s usually good when 100% goes to where it’s intended instead of administration costs, etc. Our longtime friend, Brook Katz, who runs the Animal Adoption Fair at War Memorial Auditorium, has changed the format for the event. He has always given the local animal adoption groups free booths for the event. The whole thing is paid for by the booth fees of the businesses that come to display and by the silent auction. Well, the auction needs to be larger to carry the financial load these days, so he is holding a separate fundraiser. Brook has been active in the animal protection community and vegan community for many years in our area,he is one of the ‘good guys’, so you might want to check it out on our website, which has all the information, and try to support him if you can. Also, coming up August 10th, we will be at and have a booth at the Dog Days at Galleria Mall in Ft. Lauderdale and a week later, on the 17th, we will be in the photo shoot and fashion show. It’s our first year participating, so naturally the dogs are very excited, everyone wants to be in the fashion show, but only one will be chosen. The winning ticket gets a $1,000 shopping spree and we will have raffle tickets for sale, which will benefit our organization. More on both these events coming up on the website as we get closer, but mark them on your calendar, it should be some hot fun in the summertime for greyhound and all animal lovers.

Ironman

Ironman

We have two new youngsters in the kennel. Burt is a brindle boy and Bambi is a fawn girl. Both are two years old, both have leg injuries and will be racing no more. Both will be getting treatment to get them back in shape, adoption shape, not racing, and will be available as soon as they get back to normal and get all the preadoption stuff done, like spaying, neutering, shots, check-ups, and some vet work. Both need to be built up again and will be doing five small meals a day instead of two. So if you want to take a personal interest in the B-Twins, any donations of chicken thighs, hamburger, sweet potatoes, or white rice would be greatly appreciated. These two are both youngsters and just a bit special to me. They came in together and it would be cool if they went out together. They are both very young (two years), so those people that are looking for a maximum life experience with a grey, you won’t find many much younger than this available for adoption, and you can contact Michelle or Jerry and get all the up to the minute information on them or actually any of the other inmates that tweak your interest.

Billy

Billy

We currently have a full house, Max and Cricket are fostered out temporarily, actually more like on vacation at a beautiful residence, but are still available for adoption. Last I heard, Ms. Denim is also still available, the last of our ‘black dog specials’, the only one that did not go to a real home in June. If you are looking for a beautiful black girl, check her out and you might even be able to get her at the June discount price of fifty dollars off. We also can arrange a visit to your house with a dog or two, to meet you in person in your personal environment, something very few other groups will do. We go the extra mile for our hounds and have been there for support for over fifteen years, so check us out, we stand behind all of our alumni and virtually any other greyhound that we’ve been associated with. Murphy has gone to his new family, so we wish him and his new family many years of good health, love, and happiness. Iron Dog, hang in there, your gig did not work out, but some times that happens, round pegs should not be forced into square pegs. No dog is guaranteed to be a perfect fit on his first try, however we have always and still believe that for every dog, there is the perfect home, and for every home out there, there is the perfect fit, and we and the dogs will always keep trying until we get it right, even if it isn’t on the first attempt. So, that’s most of the news that’s fit to print. Stay safe, keep your dogs cool, and have a greyt week.