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John’s Happy Tales Report
9/7/15 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The Kennel.

Happy Labor Day to all those who labor and those who don’t. I have been awaiting some good news or regular news, or any news, quiet week for the kennel. The first excitement I have word of was the Meet and Greet on Saturday at the Pet Supermarket on East Sunrise Boulevard. That is always terrific for us. It is a fun place to visit and the staff and customers are always so kind and enjoy meeting our greys. Their 10% discount program to benefit the on-site rescue put together 10 cases of canned food to help us feed our dogs this week. They even added in a case of puppy food for the little guys.

Pepper

Pepper

Last week I started out talking about two great dogs who I am sooo happy to say are now in wonderful homes. Bruiser was in a home for just a short time when someone got sick and his mom had to go away so he came back to the kennel. Along comes a wonderful, retired couple from West Palm and as of today, Bruiser is in his new home. It’s a great place, nice neighborhood for leash walking, and best of all, mom and dad appreciate that Bruiser is a mature guy who knows how to behave in a home and he appreciates a nice nap by the pool! Best of Luck to the new happy family.

And earlier in the week, Lee went to Cocoa to join his new family. They are a young newly wed couple but mom’s family had a FoG dog while she was growing up and now Lee is part of their new household. Grandma and Grandpa came up to Cocoa from Miami to welcome Lee and bring their old kennel for him to use. I hear it was like old home week.

MInnie

Minnie

Only damper on deliveries has been the rainstorms. Seems every time Michelle gets in the van for a long trip like back from Boynton for Bruiser or up to West Palm for Bruiser or Lee’s trip to Cocoa, the skies open up. The rain on the turnpike has been incredible. When Michelle gets slowed down by it, you know it’s bad. But just like the post office. . . Neither rain nor hail nor dog droppings.. . keep Michelle from delivering the Male – – or Female. But she has said that she’s grateful they put a new set of tires on that high top van when they did. Gotta keep her on the road delivering them doggies!

In future happenings, we have a meet and greet scheduled for the 20th of September at the Flamingo Road Nursery up on Flamingo Road, more on that as it gets nearer. We’re also planning a splash party the first weekend of October at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield. They will have a two day dog park with exhibits and fun zone and lots of animal oriented things to do. The water park area will have 50 minute sessions for the dogs to play in the water and (drum roll here) we will have a private, greyhound only session on Saturday, October 3rd at 3 pm. Come early and visit the booths and be ready for an amazing greyhound event.

MInnie

Minnie

We are getting in some new volunteers to help out at the kennel in Michelle’s garage and it’s just in time. She was getting overwhelmed. Our thanks to Ann and Victoria and some of the other folks who are stepping up to help. We are still an all volunteer staff. We use help at the house/kennel and we will need some help at the booth on October 3 & 4 at Quiet Waters and I hear there’s a Pet Expo on November 7th. That’s put on by the same company that did the one last year that was at Port Everglades and traffic was so horrible. But this year they are taking it to War Memorial Auditorium in Ft. Lauderdale and that’s a terrific location. So we signed up for it again!

We want to do a patio outside the back door so if anyone has a good awning (like roll up or retractable) connection or a good handyman who can help put down some pavers, please get in touch with Michelle. The dogs run out the backdoor and turn to go out to the main backyard and they’ve been digging some serious mud trenches during the rainy times. They have been spreading mulch to try to keep things dryer but we probably need to make some changes to those first few yards of the yard!

Poochie

Poochie

By my count we have nine dogs packed and ready to move in with a loving family. This includes three gorgeous two-year old girls, Lexi, Lady and Pepper. Then there’s BoyzPoochieMomma who came back this week. Poochie lived with a Coast Guardsman, and as happens in the military, he was moved with short notice out of the country and she was not allowed to go with him. So, Poochie at age seven is now a return, a little bit confused about the situation, but, not her fault, and she is house ready and we’d like to get her back to a family as soon as possible, she deserves it. If it looks like I don’t always know what I’m talking about, that’s probably accurate, my information now is mostly piecemeal and/or a little behind. For all the up to the minute factual information on any of our adoptables, you can contact Michelle or Jerry by phone or email through the website and they can give you the up to the moment news on any or all of our greys. And don’t forget to look at the listings on our homepage of the website. Click on the part that says “Meet our dogs”,

And last but not least there’s the PUPPIES!!! Our two resident greyhound pups turned two months old last Friday. One of them (the larger one) is now named Zoe and she will be going to her new home the end of this week. The tiny one, Minnie, is a ball of fire and loves to cuddle. There are some great photos on Facebook.

Lexi

Lexi

Ok, that’s pretty much all of the excitement I can report on or even make up. Our boy Elvis, aka Fang, the non-greyhound puppy that was found a couple months ago has proven to be a whippet according to the DNA testing people. He is happily living in Jupiter (Florida – not the planet) on a 10 acre farm and happily playing with lots of greyhounds and a few other doggies and his new dad.

Bottom line, we have some neat events coming up in the near future, so stay tuned, and if you’re interested in any of our very adoptable greyhounds, please contact us. We can most likely arrange a meeting between potential adopters and potential adoptables at the adopter’s home at a time most convenient to him, which is a huge plus in my book, which makes it very easy to check out one of our beautiful greyhounds up close and personal. You might also want to speak to someone who owns a rescue greyhound, this breed is unlike any other you’ve ever known, you just might make a fast friend for life, they can be addictive!