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John’s Happy Tales Report
7/6/15 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

Here’s hoping that your July 4th holiday was excellent and we look forward to Labor Day which will mean the beginning of the end of summer and in the old days, the return to school. Now it brings the hope for slightly cooler weather in the near to distant future. I did not hear of any runaway hounds because of fireworks and that makes it a good holiday. Next Saturday we will be doing a meet and greet at the Pet Supermarket (801 E. Sunrise Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale) from 10 am to 2 pm. We will have one or maybe even two of our adoptables on hand to greet you, listen to what you have to say to them about the Marlins or Dolphins, but salmon and mackerel are really their two favorite fish. They also accept treats and will usually sit with you for a picture, but please, no autographs or pawtographs, they haven’t been taught cursive yet and the ink pad thing just didn’t work out.

Wednesday

Wednesday

The official word is that there are sixteen dogs available for adoption, of which six are currently being fostered. Michelle and Jerry have made it known that we will be more than happy to arrange an audition for a potential adoptee at your home, where you can see how they react to your actual house and any other pets , kids, or old people that act like me, who might be living there. As you know, or will know after this paragraph, FoG has always stood behind and supported our dogs. We have always found homes for not only the recently retired racers, the handsome and pretty dogs, but also the brood moms and pops, the youngsters that were not going to make it on the professional circuit, the injured, the sick, the lame, the senior citizens who have lost their homes, and all other dogs that we or anyone else has adopted out and have had to be returned, because they have lost their homes or their humans. FoG is the best adoption group I’ve ever worked with and has the most dedicated staff and group of support volunteers. Yes, I have only worked with a couple groups, however, in the past several years I’ve heard the stories about other groups directly from the people who have had experience with them and we may not be number one, but we’re way ahead of whoever’s number two as far as many people I’ve dealt with are concerned. With over two thousand dogs placed in homes in the past fifteen years, ain’t no drop in the bucket, especially for the individual animals that have found their forever homes.

Bruiser

Bruiser

Ok, so I’m done tooting our own horn for the moment, but it needs to be tooted every once in a while, and who better to toot your own horn than an old fart. Back to the dogs, we currently have a wide range of ages and colors available, but a seriou shortage of young girls. Of course, the count could change on any given day, as we are transferring some dogs to other groups,, so when there’s room at the inn, we may have a cute girl show up. For up to the minute information, you can always contact Michelle or Jerry by phone or email (fogdogs@comcast.net). You can find a handsome dude (they all think they’re handsome except Kingsley, he hasn’t looked in the mirror yet) anywhere from just under two years old, up to ten years old. Almost all colors, black, white, brindle, and everything in between, even including one of those coveted blues, if he isn’t gone before this gets out. All have been neutered except Jerry, Jerry, and myself, and all are current and up to date on all shots and vaccines. We also have five, yes, five dogs, tested yes as cat tolerant, and one maybe. I don’t know too much about the ‘maybe’, maybe he tosses a coin, or asks the cat ‘do you feel lucky, punk?’ For those of you seeking a greyhound as a pet, who don’t own a cat, the point is moot.

Charlie

Charlie

Phoebe, our senior lady, and Lounge, who were returned together because they lost their human, will be going to Orlando to live with the President of the Senior Sanctuary Group in Orlando, a fabulous group in central Florida that has focused on finding homes for the senior greyhounds for many years. Talk about hitting the jackpot, they will be going up to their new digs this Thursday, we don’t even need to wish them luck, they won’t need it.

As proof that it pays to read this blog to the end, I have just received a note that Wednesday is not going to be adopted after all. We now have one young girl for adoption. She’s going to be two years old this month and she is a real black beauty. What better present for her than to find her real, forever home on her birthday? She is cat tolerant and spayed of course.. I think she’s really serious about getting a home for her birthday, she went out and got some professional photos made of herself (Okay, she’s being fostered by a photographer!) and she is beautiful.

We’ve also surpassed 500,000 visits to our website! That’s amazing, although it seems like half a million to me. It’s been a good week, looking forward to more of the same as we continue to show the world about these beautiful, graceful, and loving hounds. Have a greyt week, before you bite that tail, make sure it’s not your own.