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Michelle’s Happy Tales Report
6/4/18 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

Can’t believe it is June already! This year is flying by and the second half will hopefully be the best! We have a lot to look forward to. Here at the house, we have news inside the kennel and out in the yard. Inside, we have taken in a tall, lean and good looking boy named “Handsome”. He just arrived a few days ago. He’s brindle and he’s three and half years old. He has a great personality and gets along with everyone – even Mitzi, our skinny old girl who pushes all the boys around when they go out!! He’s got three long, straight, skinny legs – and one other one. Once he’s settled in a little, we’ll get him to the vet but I think that other leg has been messed up too long for it to be “fixable”. He still runs for fun and doesn’t seem to be bothered by the injury at all. It just seems to have healed very wrong. We’ll see what the vets think – probably this wee. No we didn’t intend to bring in more racing dogs but we’ve never been able to refuse a dog that is out of options. Handsome will be a great dog for someone and we’ll get him “on the market” pretty soon.

Speaking of Handsome, Scott has brought back the Dusty and Me blog and he’s featuring Handsome!! He’s got some nice video of the boy. Go check it out!

The dog protector groups (adoption groups, Humane Societies, SPCAs, Grey 2K and lots of local groups around the state) are gearing up for the November 5th election. Many of you are already on the emailing lists and I’ll be watching for you at the Wednesday, June 6th meeting at the Humane Society Ft. Lauderdale location. These information meetings are being held all over the state and there’s one in Miami at the Fountainbleu on Thursday, June 7th and there’s one in West Palm on Friday, the 8th. They are requiring that you pre-register and if you drop me an email at, I will gladly send you the message with the details for registering.

While we are on that subject, let me remind you to register to vote. If you are not registered or have moved since you last voted, you must straighten out your voter registration. The address where you currently live has to be on your voter registration. It’s not hard to change but make sure you have all that ready. The dogs are counting on all of us getting out there to vote.

Back here at the ranch, things are chugging along with my attempt to get out from under all the things we have stored over the years. It’s getting better every week and we’re soon going to be putting up a small shed to hold just the things we need (Christmas décor, etc.). Our favorite handyman came over to help us lay plans the other day and help us make some decisions. Meantime, we still have a bunch of dog supplies that have come out of the warehouse. There are about 80 metal bowls (fancy ones, simple ones, non-tip, an amazing assortment) and our good friends at the Miami Humane Society spoke up that they could use those. Our friends (and adopter) in the Dade County fire department took the four folding crates and some beds and crate mats. They are initiating a program to keep dogs in the fire houses for stress relief for the fire fighters! That’s sooo cool for our guys to be part of that!!

There are still a ton of collars left. Many are from dogs who have gone to other groups and many are from adoption families that have moved or who no longer keep in contact with. I spoke with the people at Miami Humane and offered to clean them up so that they could be used on the large dogs they bring in. They politely declined as they already have a system in place. So if anyone has any bright ideas for what we can do with about 1200 plastic collars (1” wide by about 17” long – varying conditions but usable and useful) please let me know!! Email me at I hate to send them to the landfill but they take up a lot of room. If you meant to ask for your collar and haven’t “gotten around to it”, do so NOW!! Our smaller storage area will mean that we can’t keep all those tubs of collars any more.

So that’s more than enough to fill our blog for this week. Hope to see you at the meeting on Wednesday!

Love, Peace & Greyhounds,