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John’s Happy Tales Report
7/13/15 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The Fog Kennel, With A Rare Puppy Happening Over The Weekend.

Fang

Fang

Greetings earthlings and greyhound lovers, the highlight of my weekend was the rescue, or continued rescue of what we believe is a greyhound puppy. Just as I was bragging about not having to search the streets of Dade County on July 4th for a runaway dog, it so happened that some real nice people down in south Dade were preparing to go out on the fourth, as they opened their front door, a dog rushed past them and into the house. This happened on Saturday, the lady, we’ll call her Jessica, thought the dog was attacking them until he ran past them into the house. During the following week she toured her neighborhood and posted lost dog flyers and looked for lost dog messages in the area. By the end of the week this led to nothing, and wanting to take the dog to the county shelter was a last, last, last resort, so she did some research and decided that it was a greyhound puppy, and contacted us. Michelle is up in Sunrise so she asked Chris and I if we could check it out, which of course we could. I talked to Jessica and we set up a meeting at a pet store on Flagler Street for Sunday afternoon. Chris and Julie who are both a lot more experienced with greyhound puppies than myself came along, and my friend Gigi, who does a lot of work in dog rescue herself, was there in case it was not a greyhound, in which case we couldn’t take it, and she could have since she had several contacts that were interested in helping out with the puppy, so we even had a backup plan for the dog if he wasn’t a greyhound. We met a beautiful family in the process, who had taken excellent care of the puppy, that they named Fang. They cannot keep him, would love to, but they have two older small dogs who did not care for a young dog that was twice as big as them and wanted to play all the time. So there you have the background. Fang, who was named by the family’s daughter, we’ll call her Emma, came to our house to wait for Michelle to pick him up. He got along with our two cats and our Big D, we’ll call him Diffy. Charlie was not too friendly with him, but then again, Charlie doesn’t get along with any other dogs. Fang went outside to use the facilities, was very well behaved with us, not being neutered yet, he did try to mark Charles’ bed. Michelle came down, inspected Fang, determined that he might be a baby greyhound, and took him with home with her. However, I heard that there may have been contradicting opinions, but most of us think he is a greyhound. Being that he is probably under a year old, well behaved, and is really much more beautiful than any of the pictures of him with his black muzzle, white stripe on the snout, beautiful markings and white boots and tail tip, he will not be homeless for long. The last I heard, he was in Michelle’s house, and getting along with the other greys and cats and Chumley, no telling what those two can get into. So that’s the story of John’s very excellent weekend. Some of the names have been mangled or changed and I may have a fact or two a little off, but we (helped save) a beautiful young animal, met a beautiful family in the process, and a few more people have been introduced to our beautiful greys, and will now be considering them as pets in the future, when their current four legged crew has departed for the rainbow bridge. I wish all stories could end, or at least go in this direction, this way, and that I could be a part of all of them.

Sarge

Sarge

In other news, the kennel is still the kennel. We’ve had some movement, I waited but did not get the latest news, so it will have to wait until Michelle gets caught up (never going to happen) or I get an update for next week. We still nine very adoptable dogs available. No, they aren’t beautiful young puppies, but they still are looking for a home and some lovin’, and these dogs have plenty of joy and love to give, so if you are interested in a greyhound, call or email us. Michelle can usually even bring them to your adobe to inspect and see how they look in your kitchen or living room. We have a bunch of boys anywhere from the young and the bold, to the shy and the old. My only wish is that I had started with these guys forty years ago, can’t say enough about them, and one of the best ways to check out something is to find out about it, in our case, check with some greyhound owners and see what they think about their greys. Every dog and cat deserve a loving home, especially since we’re the ones who domesticated them, but the greys are truly a special breed in our opinion. Check one out, it might be a life changing event for both of you.