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John’s Happy Tales Report
9/14/15 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The Kennel Heading For Some Dog Days Of September.

This week we start off with the fun stuff. This coming Saturday we will be doing a standard meet and greet at the Pet Supermarket at 801 East Sunrise Blvd. The meet and greet will be standard but the Pet Supermarket is one of our favorite places, the staff and service are exceptional, they know us and our animals well and they still put up with us anyway. That will be from ten in the morning until two in the afternoon, we always have an adoptable or two with us, so if you’ve never met a real live racing greyhound up close and personal, this is an excellent chance for you to do so. Most of them do not write very well, so they don’t sign autographs, but they will be glad to take a picture with you, and a friendly lick is not entirely out of the question either. Belly rubs are optional, but always appreciated. Our friends at Pet Supermarket also manage to make sure we always leave with a bunch of goodies, so it’s a win/win situation for everyone, and a nice place to shop for your pet needs.

Zoey and Schooner

Zoey and Schooner

Coming up on Sunday is the informal gathering of greyhounds and their humans at the Flamingo Road Nursery, located at 1655 Flamingo Road in Davie, just south of 595, or north of Griffin Road on Flamingo. It will be from 11 A.M. until 4 P.M. and we’re hoping it will a little cooler than last month, but it doesn’t really matter, they have plenty of shade and the barbque works very well for me. The barbque opens at eleven thirty in case you were wondering. The nursery itself is beautiful; they also have an air conditioned store with neat stuff in it. It’s a fun place to visit and/or just sit around and chew the fat and chicken and let the hounds relax and socialize. The hounds must stay on a leash, the running around like crazy kids will be allowed at the pool party, and if you want you can bring a blanket for them to lie on. The old play yard at the kennel with the sand and urine decorated chairs had it’s own unique ambiance, especially during winter when there was a chance of an iguana falling in your lap, but the nursery is also a nice relaxing atmosphere, and they have food readily available. As you enter, to the immediate left, there’s a long parking lot with some thatched huts. That’s where we’ll be, and you will probably see the big white van.

Lee

Lee

A couple weeks after this, we have the Barktoberfest at Quiet Waters Park. That will be on Saturday and Sunday, the 3rd and 4th of October. You can check the website for more details, but the FoG Greyhound only party will be at the water park section at the end of the day, from three o’clock until four o’clock. You might think it’s only an hour, but there’s plenty of time for the hounds to play and wear themselves out. We had a blast last year, got a few skinned knees but everyone had a greyt time, and this year should be even better, we know what to expect. The water is shallow and there are no ‘incomplete’ fences that anyone can escape around, which makes worrywarts like me a lot more relaxed. Plenty of room to run around in the sand, the water area has cement, but I still like that better than docks and deep water. Our collar girl from Gi-or-Ja, Lynn, will be there with her collars, so if you need collars, come on down. That in itself is a reason to attend. Our Diffy refuses to wear the NY Giants collar that Chris got him, too embarrassed with the team’s performance last season, so if you need to change team collars, Lynne’s the girl to see. There will also be other animal groups and vendors all day Saturday and Sunday, it should be fun.

Lady

Lady

Yes, there’s even activity at the kennel. In no particular order, as I start from back to front, or vice versa. The puppies, everyone wants to know about the puppies. In case you haven’t heard (that’s why they have me), here’s the scoop. Zoey is the larger little girl. She has been adopted out in Sunrise, she has a greyhound brother named Schooner, and a sister named Nala, who I believe is a whippet/IG. She has become right at home with her two new siblings and to top it off, their neighbor who is also a dog lover, has a doxy and they have a door between their yards so the dogs can visit each other and play together. I have always maintained that some of these dogs live better than I do. Minnie is the smaller little girl. She was having some medical issues and Ms. Cindy Rigg, who is one of our adopters and also happens to be a Veterinarian, has been fostering her and getting her back into better health. Minnie is still up for adoption but she has to get stronger first. By fostering with Dr. Rigg she has been getting the 24/7 attention she needed to help speed her back to good health. It’s nice to know good people, and there is no shortage of them in the greyhound community.

Rocky

Rocky

Mr. Gee has finally made it to his new home. He has two siblings and a new home; they were waiting for the house to be completed, mainly the fence. This coming Friday he will be reunited with Chester and Chaska and this looks like a good start to ‘and they all lived happily ever after’ the rest of the story.

Now, the exciting part, seeing how close I can get to accurately describing the available greyhounds list without going over the actual retail value or whatever it is they used to do on The Price Is Right. My list says we have five boys and five girls available. Charlie, Kingsley, Max, Otto, and Rocky are packed and ready to go, all they need is the human element, they need people or a person, they have no hands and cannot turn the water faucets off and on, which can lead to big problems, so they want to live with real people. They range from two to ten years in age, and three of them are actually cat tolerant or close to it. Lady, Lexi, Pepper, Poochie, and Wasabi are the girls. Their ages range from two to eight years old and three and a half of them are cat tolerant. Unusual, in that we’ve had times when we had fifty plus dogs in the kennel and couldn’t get six cat tolerant dogs total. Wasabi is new, a return I believe, and we’ll have the whole story on her probably by next week. You can find any and all information of any and all the dogs by contacting Michelle or Jerry, just in case you didn’t know. So, ten dogs and a puppy to choose from, dogs coming, dogs going, no shortage of activity, and we have some social events coming up. Remember, we also can arrange an in home meeting at your place if you’d like to meet one or more of our adoptables in your environment. I like that option and plug it every chance I get. Try to come out and see us at the Pet Supermarket on Saturday, or at the Nursery on Sunday, and the pool party at Quiet Waters Park in a couple weeks. It’s greyt to see our old friends and catch up as opposed to Ketchup. Have a greyt week; hope to see you all over the weekend.

Meet & Greet @ Flamingo Road Nursery

Sunday, September 20, from 11 AM until 4 PM
At the Flamingo Road Nursery, 1655 Flamingo Road, Davie
(Click here for driving directions.)
 
Lots of parking and you can wander the grounds, check out the little “farmer’s market”
and look at lots of plants, fountains and wind chimes!
 
Join FoG at the big shady tables & seats by the BBQ stand.
They have food, drinks & reasonable prices.
All leashed greyhounds are welcome.