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John’s Happy Tales Report
9/19/16 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

Congratulations John on 180 Blogs for FoG

(We were afraid we would forget if we waited for number 200.)
 
Max

Max

Happy three days away from the beginning of Fall, 2016. It means more further up north where the weather will actually change from hot to something else besides still hot, but it gives some of us hope mentally at least. Since there was very little activity on the adoption front this past week, we can start off with the second most important item, the finances needed to keep the kennel afloat and functioning. As always, money is an issue, especially now without the big support from the dog racing industry and since we’ve also downsized, the injured dogs that come in now make up a significant percent of the kennel and money spent. We do not refuse any greyhound unless it’s physically impossible to take them in, and there is no shortage of injured greys to go along with the regular retirees and the ‘never gonna’s’ that don’t make it early. We have three items for sale on Craig’s list currently, you may not have use for them, but you might know someone who does. The first item is the showcase that used to be in the office gift shop. The others are the antique scale and box of scale weights that have been left over from an auction fundraiser. If you know someone who could use any of these, we could definitely use the money, so please check it out and tell your friends, the items are deeply discounted, so it’s a win for the purchaser and a win for us.

Billy

Billy

On the adoption scene, lots of looks, but no takers as of the moment. Lots of looks and inquiries is better than none, and hopefully it will turn into adoptions in the future. We have moved from the black dog glut to the brindle trifecta. We have Max, Billy, and Fireball available, Billy and Fireball are two years old, if you like youngsters and Max is five. We got a nice write up on Max from his foster human, so you can get some real decent inside information on him from his temporary home humans. Max is a beautiful hound, he’s got in home experience going for him so check him out, or any of the others for that matter, some of them may be losers on the racing circuit, but they are all winners when it comes to being a loving pet. No word of any returns, so the recent adoptees seem to be doing greyt in their new homes. We’re still bringing in the cans on a bi weekly basis from the Pet Supermarket on University, just north of Sunrise Boulevard. They still have the three for two on the Nutro canned food and we even got some treats for the troops. People really like this store it seems, we’re even getting greyhound visitors from all over, so if you’re in the area, stop by and say hello, and if you’ve never met a real live greyhound before, stop in and meet one in person, we always have one of our ‘people’ there to greet you and unlike other ‘professional athletes’, they don’t charge you to take a picture with them. They don’t do autographs real well, but you might get a paw print. Ok, don’t bite anyone, have a greyt week and we should be back with a brand new show next week. The hours are from ten in the morning until two o’clock in the afternoon, every other Saturday, and this coming weekend is an off weekend, but I wanted to make sure I get the hours correct. Practice makes perfect you know.