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Michelle’s Happy Tales Report
10/8/18 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

Meetup @ Panera Bread Café

SATURDAY, October 20th from 6 PM until 8 PM
10001 Cleary Blvd, Plantation
(Click here for driving directions.)
Join FoG on the patio.
*** All leashed greyhounds are welcome. ***

Doggone it!! These weeks are going by faster all the time!! How am I supposed to keep up?? We miss all our friends and dogs so on Sunday Jerry and I went out scouting for a place for us to gather.

First stop was at Flamingo Road Nursery. There was good news and bad news. The place was mobbed because we had completely forgotten about their massive Fall Festival/ Halloween Party. They have been doing this for 20 years and I think every kid in Broward has been there at least once!! We were actually looking for a couple yard things but the place was soooo busy, I couldn’t handle it and gave up on shopping or even getting lunch. If you enjoy a family outing with the kids, the Flamingo hayride and Pumpkin Patch are local legend. Times are 8 AM to 6 PM and the prices are reasonable. It’s good clean family fun and something your kids will remember for a long time. Don’t take the dogs as it is pretty crowded. It’s probably more normal on weeknights. There’s lots of info on their website:

The BBQ was in full swing with a new BBQ company in place. It had the smokers going and lots of people were eating there. Now, will it be that busy after the Fall Festival – we’ll just have to wait and see. We didn’t even stop because it was so full. We’ll go looking again in November when things calm down.

Our next stop was our local Panera Bread Café. They have a good sized, partially fenced patio with tables and chairs, lots of parking and the manager had no problem with us gathering there. Since the fresh baked goods are their base, they are busy for breakfast and lunch but after 2 or so, it quiets right down. So we are considering Saturday, October 20th from about 6 to 8 pm. The address is 10001 Cleary Blvd, Plantation which is Cleary Blvd and Nob Hill Road. It is the far South end of the Publix shopping center. [Click Here for a Map.] I hope you can come. We will bring collars, leashes, and some of the other goodies I have unearthed during my ongoing “clean up, clean out” campaign to rescue my office. The dogs will have to be leashed but the big draw is for us all to visit together and play with greyhounds! (And you won’t have to cook dinner! Their food is great!)

We do have a number of good greyhound “things” and people are still donating gently used items to us. So if you are looking for something, call or email me. I have wire crates and travel kennels, raised feeders and steps for the car. I have bowls, stretchers and beds and if I have it, I’ll be happy for it to be put to good use. I’ll try to put together a list but sometimes I think it comes in faster than I can get them listed!! And greyhound people spoil their dogs soooo rotten.

I hate to deal with politics in this blog again but if you have questions or concerns about the greyhound question on the November 6th ballot, please know that FoG is here for the dogs. House dogs, kennel dogs, farm dogs, we are friends of all the greyhounds and we will do whatever we have to do to help them. I don’t know where this is all going – no one knows yet. I just hope it is for the better for the dogs.

See you at Panera Bread Café!! Bacon Mac & Cheese – mmmmm!

Love, Peace & Greyhounds,