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John’s Happy Tales Report
8/15/16 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

Galleria week is in full swing, Irondog made the cover of the Society Scene section in the Sun Sentinel. Old news to you, but I just got back and saw it. We still have some Galleria raffle tickets left for sale until Wednesday. Twenty dollars’ donation, and according to my sources, only nine sources got tickets to sell, fifty each, and some of the groups weren’t even bothering to sell them at the fair, so with a thousand dollar first prize, and not that many tickets in the barrel, it sure looks like you’d have a pretty decent chance in this drawing. The entire ticket price goes directly to our charity, so it’s a win/win situation, and a decent chance for one of our group to have a grand winner. Contact Michelle or Jerry, we have several ways to get the tickets, but you have to hurry, only one more day (Tuesday) to get it done, and I’d sure like to report in here that one of our people won the grand prize.

Faber

Faber

With all the ‘broken’ dogs we’ve taken in lately, the old cash box is getting low, so this is a good time to donate, if you were planning on it, and it’s the right time to maybe get something in return, big time, for your generosity. Michelle came up with another unique idea, for those of you with kids who need community hours for school. They could pull together their ‘expendable’ stuff and hold a garage sale and donate the proceeds to Friends of Greyhounds. This could help those who need to lighten their loads around the house and garage and as long as a parent can attest to the hours the kids put in, Michelle can sign off on the paper work for them. I don’t know the exact logistics of how the service hours works, but I do remember there were always kids around the kennel on the weekends, scrambling to get their hours in, and gathering items and holding a garage sale sounds a lot easier than yardwork at a park somewhere all day, so think about it, it might just be what you or someone you know is looking for. As usual, for full details, you can contact Michelle or Jerry at the kennel or website.

Astro

Astro

We welcome Dr. Willie back into the old neighborhood. He used to be at Welleby Vet Center, and now he’s back at VCA Promenade Animal Hospital at 4678 University Dr. in Lauderhill. He, along with Dr. Ansara at Animal Hospital of University Drive, both very Greyhound-savvy, have given our sick and broken greys excellent care for many years. And, we’ve needed them, it seems now we do more brokens than ever before.

Rocket

Rocket

Well, June was Black Dog month, we had an overabundance of black dogs. We held a sale and all the black dogs found a forever home, except one, and she made it out in July. August has turned into broken boy month. Before this weekend we had only two girls available. Bambi was officially adopted last week and will live with her hound sister Darla, so congratulations to her and her new family. I was in disbelief that Ms. Vicky was still with us, but that changed over the weekend. Amanda was working with Ms. Vicky over the weekend at the Galleria Mall Dog Days and that was enough. She and her family adopted her and she was delivered Sunday evening. Volunteer version of the famous ‘foster failure’ That leaves us with one girl currently in the kennel. She arrived this morning, she is a little shiny black girl, just over two years old. She came in with a busted hock, but we just found out that she will be bandaged for a month, with at least weekly changes, but she won’t require surgery, so she should make a full recovery. Her name is Moon, and she will make a beautiful addition to someone’s life. The rest of the kennel is currently all boys, including Astro and Rocket. Astro still has his puppy fur and looks like he would enjoy a nice fenced in yard. Faber has just returned, his family split up, had to make adjustments in living conditions, so they can no longer keep both dogs, so he is out, but we want to make sure he gets to go to his real forever home this time. He is experienced in living in a home and with other dogs, and those are two big desirables with many people, so if you’re one of them, check him out. Wow, don’t ever take ten days off again. Ok, that’s most of the news that’s fit to print. We have a full kennel, only one girl at the moment, but plenty to choose from. As always, we stand behind and support our hounds and their families and do what it takes to make everyone concerned happy, even if that means some hounds need more than one attempt for a forever home, or some humans need more than one chance to find just the right hound. As always, for more information, you can contact Michelle or Jerry. The kennel is open in Sunrise, we are mobile and probably can bring a potential adoptable or two out to your house to meet you, at your convenience, or you can make arrangements to visit the kennel, again, most likely at your convenience. These are beautiful and exotic animals, they make excellent pets, and they all deserve a chance to be loving and loved pets, not just assets or liabilities in somebody’s business, and we are doing our best to get as many as we can into loving homes. Check out our ‘track’ record over the past dozen years, I’ve lost count but I believe we’re closing in on two thousand. Have a greyt week, keep your hounds safe, and we wish this week’s new adopted and their humans many years of love, health, and happiness. Greyhounds are special, the Greyhound community is made up of special people, and if you don’t believe it, ask just about anyone who owns or has owned a ‘grey’ and see what we mean.


Happy Harry and Iron Dog working the booth at the Animal Adoption Fair.

Happy Harry and Iron Dog working the booth at the Animal Adoption Fair.