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John’s Happy Tales Report
9/5/16 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel, And On Occasions, The Local Pet Supermarket Store At University And Just North Of Sunrise On The East, Which It Does Every Day Whether We See It Or Not.

Fireball

Fireball

Happy Labor Day, the last fun fling of summer. It used to mean, way back in the good old days, the end of summer, and school was starting the next day. Now we are already into the third week of school, but that’s not important to us seniles. Congratulations also to all the women who got through the birth of their offspring. For I thought this was the real reason for the celebration of the holiday for many years until I was educated in the subject.

Dusty

Dusty

This week we are rejoicing in our new home away from home, the fabulous Pet Supermarket on University just past Sunrise Blvd. We usually do a meet and greet every other Saturday from ten to two o’clock. Danny busted his behind on the register last weekend, and Jill always comes up with tons of donations for the hounds, making sure we go home with a bounty of donated food. The entire staff make it a joy to be there, and each and every one of our dogs that worked there gave it a two dewclaws up rating, which is almost unheard of in greyhound ovals. Our Jill and Jerry B. stopped by for a visit with Slash and even the other Jerry, Mr. President, showed up, which always makes the day just a bit better. Lou was the dog of the day, and I hear he now has an application for a new home along with Scarlet to join him, or vice versa, if all goes well. Beautiful family and beautiful home, so keep your fingers crossed for them. Lou is even getting his teeth brushed for the occasion.

Andy

Andy

Tanker also got a new home and a new name, he is now Blue, but he’s anything but blue in his new digs with his new mom, dad, and human brother. Blue took to his new home and humans very well, and we wish him, Lou, Scarlet, and all their new human families all the love, good health, and happiness in their lives together.

Billy

Billy

Michelle would like to thank Scott publicly, for all he does around the kennel. It’s nice to be a volunteer worker, it makes you feel good inside, but it’s also nice to get a little recognition once in a while, and Scott has been helping out a lot around the kennel. The dogs love it when he comes around and I’m sure the feeling is shared by Michelle and Jerry. Speaking of volunteers, Jerry Berlin has been around forever, he’s our webmaster and mostly responsible for the website set up. We just had our 600,000th site visitor, which is pretty good for a little group that was originally started in a garage and is now back to it’s roots. All this resulting in I believe, over 1,900 dogs being homed over the years. We can’t save them all ourselves, but we at least made a contribution, and we’re still doing it, one dog at a time. Another piece of the puzzle is the photos of the dogs and this week Larry Warsh, our professional photographer/ friend/ and adopter came by to make us look better on the site. We were starting to get complaints about Michelle’s dog pictures that all looked alike and he saved her and our dogs’ reputations. It takes “a village” with a webmaster and a photographer and volunteers and food collections and even a blogger. Lookin’ good now!

That just about does it for this week. Just got a report about a lost greyhound in South Miami, but apparently it is just a large black greyhound that was left tied outside to a bench in front of the Wal Mart at Flagler and S.W. 92 street. I think the owner finally showed up, so I guess it has ended well. So in lieu of leaving them in a hot car, I guess the alternative is to tie them up to a bench outside in the rain? Maybe we’ll hear more on that and get the whole story, maybe not, but it looks like we won’t have to go down there looking in the streets for a runaway greyhound, which is a good thing. Have a greyt week, take care of your hounds, and thank each and every one of you that have and continue helping us out, even if you aren’t mentioned specifically, we do appreciate any and all the help we can get.