Friday, April 01, 2005

Friday Hound Blogging

April fools day. What a fitting day for our weekly survey of overlord activity. And not surprisingly we see there are plenty of fools out there. In New Hampshire the fools are fighting over a track that's about to lose its license. Kenneth Hart, says his uncle, Allan Hart, the greyhound track general partner, has refused to discuss sale of the track with him and has tried to shut him, one of two brothers and their wives out of the business. "Look, it's not like we have any marketable skills, Kenneth Hart said, "If we can't work at this track, were else could we get a job?"

In Oregon, where the last greyhound track on the west coast closed recently because it couldn't make enough money for the overlords, a fool wants to reopen it. Eric Spector, president of Pioneer Resources Inc. of Carlsbad, Calif., said he would build, a multipurpose complex with a greyhound track as its centerpiece. Dick Gage, the closed greyhound track association's executive director, said he had asked Spector for the letter of commitment so that the association could prove that the track was economically viable. "We need a commitment from somebody," he said, "And Mr. Spector is the only one we found who could read and write." Luckily, not everyone in Oregon is so foolish.

Oh well, April fools day or not, it's hard to underestimate the intelligence of folks who think exploiting dogs is actually a career choice. And speaking of career, let's meet this week's hound, who is ready for his new career--couch potato. Say hello to JC's More Chips:

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Chip is a happy go lucky boy. New situations and surroundings do not faze him. He quickly found the toys in the home and thinks everything on the floor is his toy. He is affectionate and will follow you around the home for attention. He likes to "cockroach" (lie on his back with his feet in the air.) He gets confused about which bed he wants to lie on and will sit on the female greyhound in her bed instead of taking the empty one. He likes to look at his reflection. He will bark when he hears the doorbell, even if it's only on television. For more information about this dog, and other rescued racing greyhounds looking for homes, go here. If you don't know about the plight of racing greyhounds go here.

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