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John’s Happy Tales Report
9/12/16 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

Dusty

Dusty

The next few weeks we will be talking party here. We have secured a site and a date for a water party. It’s Sunday, October 9th, 3 P.M. at Quiet Waters Park in Broward. We’ve done this before and those of you who have attended already know, and for those of you who haven’t, it’s a sight to see. The Quiet Waters water park is taken over by adult greyhounds who run around and act like kids for not quite an hour. Don’t worry, not quite an hour is plenty of time for the greys to run and sun and have a really greyt time. I like the park because the water is not deep, just a big circular splash pool for them to run through. I’ve seen these animals swim and I am not a fan of the deep water lake parties, with the drop-offs and rocks. The pool is cement, so there is a possibility of getting your buns burned if you slip and slide, we had a couple of those, but nothing serious that I can remember. There’s also plenty of room to run, all fenced and enclosed, for the nonaquatic hounds that just like to pound their paws in the sand. The park is closed to the public from 3 to 4, so there won’t be any other species to complicate matters, and as we all know, our people and animals get along with each other pretty well. So, mark it down now, Sunday afternoon in about four weeks, plan on attending, it’s a lot of fun for the hounds and you are also allowed to go in the water and get even get wet too, accidentally or otherwise. This party will be at the end of Barktoberfest, which will be held both Saturday and Sunday, from 9-3 o’clock. There will be adoption groups and vendors, we will have a booth there too, so you can stop by either day and visit, mix and mingle with the other species and if you come out Sunday you can stay for our party after the Barktoberfest. The admission to the park is a dollar fifty, and each dog entering our party will cost five bucks, so have your pups save the empty soda bottles or however they earn their allowance and come on out and enjoy a little sun and fun. If you come early either day, your hounds can also enjoy play time with the general public animals too, but we know that a lot our hounds are openly breed snobs.

Billy

Billy

Moving along, the Greyhound calendars are in, December 2016, through January 2018, and I know already that they are beautiful, they are every year. We don’ t have any of our locals in the calendar this year, but with around 650 of our hounds distributed to other parts of the country, there’s a pretty decent chance that one of the calendar dogs is one of our alumni. Wall calendars are eleven dollars and desk booklets are fifteen. I urge you to move quickly and contact Michelle or Jerry at the kennel if you want one because they always go fast. We posted another very successful meet and greet last weekend at the Pet Supermarket on University just north of Sunrise boulevard. Thought it would be slow, being Labor Day weekend, wrong; Michelle says it’s the best and most caring crew she’s ever had the pleasure of working with, so stop by and say hello, we’ll be there again on the 17th from 10-2, and if you need pet supplies, check them out, they’ve always come through for us in a big way, so we don’t mind giving them a little plug.

Andy

Andy

Congratulations to our boy Lou. This seven-year-old guy was the victim of a divorce in which neither party could keep him. We got him back, but it turned out to be for the best. He’s now living with a fabulous family of humans, mom, dad, and teenage sibling, with a beautiful fenced in yard, a greyhound’s dream come true. Not only that, but they’re going to bring in our girl Scarlett to live with them as soon as he’s settled. They heard about him and wanted to get him out of a kennel and into a real home first, since he was obviously missing his old family and home. So now both will have a loving family and a beautiful home.

Jackson

Jackson

We still have Max, Billy, Fireball, Andy, Dusty, and Jackson waiting, with their bags packed, for their new home. Jackson has proven to be a special needs dog. He is a tall, white, boy, sweet, gentle, and very affectionate. His problem, or special need is simple. He needs to have a people around him all the time. He does not like it when his people leave. Jackson’s first people got him gorgeous beds, bowls, and things to start off a newly adopted greyhound, but were not able to be home all the time. All these things come with him to his new home. The thing Jackson really needs is a household where there are people available. If you work or are gone, he is not for you, but if you work from home, are retired, or have someone alone at home all the time that could use some loving company, then he is just what the doctor ordered. This well behaved guy would be perfect in a home with someone there all the time. There is a perfect home for every dog, and a perfect dog for every home, all we have to do is get them together. If you think this might be the kind of hound you need, come check him out in person, he is truly a beautiful loving and devoted companion, all he needs is the right circumstance to make someone’s life happier.

Ok, that about does it for this week. Please keep in mind the splash party at Quiet Waters, it’s a lot of fun. There’s Barktoberfest, which gives you a reason to come early, and get your hound out of the house for an afternoon. It’s not a donation affair, just a gathering of old and new friends and a chance for the crazies to run around together for an hour. Have a greyt week, don’t bite anyone.