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John’s Happy Tales Report
8/7/17 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.


Into August we race, yet another week closer to the fall season and more weekend gatherings at the famous Flamingo Road Nursery and the Last Cast BBQ Stand, which is something I have been looking forward to, along with semi cooler weather, since the moment our last gathering ended. It’s always greyt to get together with our friends under the Tiki Huts at Flamingo Road Nursery, with all that fabulous foliage to look at, and throw in the BBQ food and it rivals my original favorite ritual of fall, the opening of college football season. It’s a lot cheaper too, considering I was getting into UM games back in 1955, in the east end zone, for fifty cents, but that’s not important now.

First off, this week, I’m happy to report, my report taken from Scott’s Blog, Dusty and Me, that our former ‘Special Needs’ boy, Kango, who is having vision problems, is having no problems adjusting to life with Rick and his new family, including Bullet, his greyhound brother. The ‘Special Needs’ hounds have to overcome a little bit more than their regular retired brothers and sisters to get a chance at being a pet, so it’s always a joy to my heart when I hear about one succeeding, and Kango seems to be doing exceptionally well, so my week is made already just with that little piece of good news.


You know it’s a slow week when one of the news items states that it’s the first of the month and everyone got their flea and tick medicine, so we’re all up to date, including myself. However, there was some action in the bullpen. Kelly, our sweet little black girl with the broken leg, is at the Vets and getting her cast off, and if all goes as expected and X-rays are good, she won’t be needing another one. She also has an app, and her new family will be waiting for her tomorrow if it works out as planned. She will be living in Pompano Beach and her complex has two dog parks. Fufu also has an application for a family in Coconut Creek, and if all goes well with that, she could be delivered this week also. Kal and Hawk are at the Vet’s today, getting neutered, so they will be ready to go very shortly, both boys are beautiful examples of greyhound manhood. Logan is back in the kennel, he is not quite a special needs dog, but he is almost six years old and has some issues. He may be mistaken for an ex street fighter, he has some scars and a couple missing toes, but he’s a nice soft fawn color with beautiful bedroom eyes, he has had some potential adopters who were ‘disgusted’ with his feet, so if you can get past a dog with ugly feet and look into his eyes and heart, you just might find a diamond in the rough and a loyal companion for the rest of his life. If you are a cat, don’t bother inquiring, he’s not known to be cat tolerant. We’re known to take in all dogs, sick, lost, injured, old, you name it, and we’re also known for finding good homes for all our inmates and damn proud of it too. Sometimes it takes more than one try, but we keep working until we get it right for both the adopter and adoptee.


As always, you can contact us through the website, email, phone, smoke signal, if you have any questions about any of our hounds, Michelle and Jerry are usually happy to answer almost any and all questions, we can arrange for you to meet them at your convenience, at our kennel in Sunrise, or even at your adobe, and at your convenience. Check out our website, if you are interested in owning a greyhound, contact someone who has owned them and most likely you will get a very positive response about these beautiful and semi graceful (ours is an exception to the graceful part) animals, or just come and meet one of ours in person, you might make a fast friend for life as we say. Also, don’t forget to check out Scott’s blog, Dusty and Me, just when I bragged about him writing virtually day, he went and took a week off, but that’s ok, it’s summertime and the living is easy. Have a greyt week, keep your hounds safe and cool, and don’t bite anyone.