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John’s Happy Tales Report
8/10/15 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The Fog Kennel.

It was a hot, but fun weekend. Michelle worked the Saturday Pet Supermarket meet and greet. From the photos, it looks like we got some great donations of canned food and cookies and got to meet some nice people and show off our greyhounds. Pet Supermarket’s donation program is just wonderful and the staff at our store on East Sunrise Blvd in Ft. Lauderdale treats our dogs so special.

Kingsley

Kingsley

Sunday was a lot of fun as well. We had the Gathering of Greyhounds at the Flamingo Road Nursery from 10 to 2 and it was as advertised. Beautiful huge nursery to wander around in, a nice patio with tables and benches and the barbecue was excellent, or at least it was at my table. Plenty of shade and hounds, but it was still hot, we are still in the August part of summer, not too many ways to get around that fact. This will be an excellent place to gather every once in a while so watch for more to be scheduled – preferably later in the year when it’s cooler. My people and hound flamed out just after noon, so I don’t know firsthand what went on the rest of the time and strangely enough I have seen no pictures posted on Facebook, yet. I’m sure they’re coming. We did get to see lots of familiar old faces, some of them a little grayer than last year, but lots of nice people with no shortage of smiles and butt sniffing.

Otto

Otto

We are heading out for vacation for a week or two so this will be my contribution until my return, hopefully there will be lots of greyt news that Michelle will just have to write about. At the Flamingo Gathering, we had Mr. Lee, his kennel name is Lee, I call him Mr. Lee, and he may be doing a home visit this week. And we had Turbo Eduardo who is a recent return, due to no fault of his own, and he’s looking for his new forever really forever home. I knew him when he went out and I can vouch for him personally that whoever gets him will be very glad that they brought this guy into his home. I hear that his family had to give him up but the older daughter was at college and she came back this weekend to say goodbye to Turbo and bring his favorite toys for him. She met up with him at the Flamingo Nursery Gathering and hopefully she realized that we are a group of good people who only have the dogs at heart and we will do our best to find him a new, loving home.

Flamingo Road Nursery

Flamingo Road Nursery

I also hear that Turbo, Lee and Sarge are scheduled for an in home interview on Thursday. I’m sure they are going to put their best paws forward for this great home with a BIG fenced yard. These boys will be competing like the the ladies in the Miss America pageant. Lets hope someone takes home the crown – or that maybe there’s room for two crowns!

Flamingo Road Nursery

Flamingo Road Nursery

We don’t have as much of a kennel as the old days but we still have a nice choice of dogs. There are currently have a dozen dogs in the kennel, bags packed, and just waiting for the right human to take them home. Chester and Gee have applications pending. Looks like they are going to go to Orlando. But dad’s building a new fence at the new house so Chester will go up this week and they’ll get him settled in. Gee is in with a foster family and in a couple weeks, they’ll get Gee up there and Chester will be able to show him the ropes. Turbo, Lee and Sarge have a group in home interview on Thursday. I hear the place has a full acre of fenced area to run in. Somebody will get a great home out of that and the other two will have a ball with the interview! Doc is on hold and will be moving to Boca soon. I always wanted one of the kids to grow up to be a Boca Doctor! This is close enough.

Flamingo Road Nursery

Flamingo Road Nursery

Otto is our resident senior at 10 years old and he’s in a foster home right now but if you’d like to work on your karma, giving a loving home to a homeless senior is a great way to do it. He’s healthy and sweet just a little slower getting up than the others. He’s a great dog and his adoption fee is about as low as you care to negotiate it. Buddy and Kingsley are the others in foster care right now but a simple phone call to let us know you want to meet one of them and we can make that arrangement.

Flamingo Road Nursery

Flamingo Road Nursery

Turbo, Lee, Max, Rocky, Sarge and Charlie are all from two to six years old, healthy and looking for a soft spot to land. So, we’re not sitting around watching the grass grow beneath our feet, dogs are moving, dogs are grooving, some coming in, some moving out, which is what we like to see. Yes they seem to all be boys these days. The few girls we get don’t even hit the website before they are adopted. But personally I think the boys are more affectionate and sweet. Girls are smarter but that makes them more independent. Don’t forget that if you are interested in one of our hounds, there is an excellent chance that Jerry or Michelle will bring them out to your adobe for you to get a sniff of them up close and personal and on your own turf. Just call them and let them know. All six of the kennel dogs are males, Turbo, Max, Lee, Rocky, Sarge, Charlie, Buddy, and Kingsley, ages range from two to six years old, all neutered and even some cat tolerant. The three fostered dogs, Otto, Buddy, and Kingsley, they are already home experienced, which is an advantage in many potential adopter’s minds.

Also, I’ve mentioned all the dogs, which gives our excellent webmaster a chance now to choose whichever photos on whichever dogs he wants to feature this time. As for me, off to Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Have a greyt week, hope to be back in a couple weeks.

Flamingo Road Nursery

Flamingo Road Nursery

Flamingo Road Nursery

Flamingo Road Nursery