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John’s Happy Tales Report
8/29/16 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

Happy last few days of August, onward to September in the rain, the beginning of football, the continuation of back to school, and the never ending movement of retired greyhounds to real and loving homes. That’s our business, and yes, we’d like it to be some of your business too. Always looking for volunteers, donations, and help, it’s a very demanding hobby, business, passion, whatever you want to call it. We’re getting some great donations of food from the Pet Supermarkets, now if we could supplement that with some nice donations of rice, that would be greyt. Rice is nice. We will be at the Pet Supermarket this coming Saturday instead of the original Sunday instead of the original Saturday. Check with Michelle or the website, but as it stands now, we will be there for sure this Saturday. It’s the Pet Supermarket on University, on the east side, heading north, just past Sunrise Blvd., from ten until two o’clock. Stop by and say hello if you are in the neighborhood, or if you are just curious, come meet one of our retired greyhounds in person. There is always at least one with us, they are beautiful, retired professional athletes, and they have no personal feelings about the flag and country, or if they do, they keep it to themselves.

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Andy

Andy

Lots of activity involving the inmates this past week. Currently we have one girl and six boys up for adoption, you can check them out on the website, call Michelle or Jerry, or visit the kennel in person to get all the details on any and all of them. Speaking of busy weeks, three of the six, Burt, Rocket, and Tanker already have applications on them. Fireball, Billy, and Andy do not at the present time. Our glut of injury free dogs just came in and left in the space between last week’s write up and tonight’s. Fireball is the only game in town at the moment that is a perfect specimen. Our lone girl, Dusty, aka Moon, will be recovering from her leg injury for a while, so she’s available, but won’t be able to go out until she’s healed. I had a lot of info on the new dogs for a change, but they are gone, or in the process of being gone, so it’s all for naught.

Billy

Billy

Faber, my fawn friend that did the last Pet Supermarket meet and greet, just in from a home break up and feeling somewhat depressed, has a happy ending. He’s already in his new home, has learned steps, and is living and loving life again in Miami. Burt, who was returned because of his leg injury (he wasn’t informed by his previous people that he would be required to take marathon walks), is going out tonight to his new Mom in Davie. That’s one reason why we ask a lot of questions to potential owners and adopters and expect honest answers. If you are looking for a dog that is wanted to take long marathon walks, say so, and you won’t be getting a dog with a previous leg injury. We had one guy, fortunately, he said up front, that he was looking for a dog companion to run marathons with him. We sent him to check out Dalmatians or another breed that likes to run and that saved everyone concerned a bunch of heartache and/or injury. Adopting a dog is like buying new shoes, let the group know what you expect from your four legs, and you have a better chance of getting a good fit. If you wear size nine and you make them give you a size six shoe, things are not usually going to work out so well. Happy Harry has become one of my neighbors somewhere over here. He went to a home in Hialeah, not a large place, but as long as he has plenty of love and a food dish, he should do ok. Irondog, the fashion star, appropriately enough has landed in a home in Miami Beach. He has a human mom, dad, and two brothers and a canine brother. His house is beautiful, has a large, walled yard, and the family is fabulous, so all he has to do is make peace with his four legs brother. Astro has hooked up with some previous greyhound owners in Hollywood. Their greyhound has crossed the rainbow bridge, so he was chosen to fill the emptiness left in their hearts. I think he will be up for the challenge, he’s got a beautiful home, yard, and is well on his way to being spoiled rotten. Rocket has an application from a family who already has one of our alumni. They are on vacation and plan for him to join their household when they get back. It has indeed been a busy week for us and our hounds. As always, we wish all the inmates and their humans a long, happy, and healthy life together, filled with mutual love. Wow, that was fun. I love writing about finding love and security for these guys, especially for the old, injured, and the ones that have found out what it’s like to live a real life, then get returned through no fault of their own. The part where they end up in their real forever home and live happily ever after more than makes up for the temporary heartache and pain as far as I’m concerned.

That’s where we sit now, I checked the website and it may be a hair behind, with all this activity during the past week. Two things for certain, you can get the up to the minute status by contacting Michelle or Jerry, and, we will be replacing the departed dogs PDQ, there is no shortage of dogs that need homes, so there are many that are available or will be very shortly. Have a greyt week.


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