Friday, July 08, 2005

Friday Hound Blogging

Last week, regular readers (hi mom!) were treated to the story of the overlords who were to be taking over a greyhound racing track that had been a center of drug deals and illegal gambling. They were excited because all the work of bringing in the criminal element was already done for them and they could get right to the business of separating senior citizens from their social security.

Apparently they hadn't read this article, or more likely the case, they hadn't had someone read it to them.

While other forms of legalized gambling are enjoying a renaissance, the greyhound racing industry is fighting for survival. ''We're going through a rough time now,'' said Eric Wilson, president of the American Greyhound Track Operators Association. ''But just in case, I've signed up for correspondence courses in auto mechanics.''

''The days of just having live greyhound racing are outdated,'' said Plainfield greyhound track executive vice president Karen Keelan, "But most of the people in the sport have no skills so we're kind of stuck here."

She may have a point. Actually it's easier for the dogs to get out than the overlords because at least the dogs are likable and won't pee on the rug. Speaking of likable, meet this week's hound, Devie's Novascotia:

Devie's Novascotia is kind and gentle. She is on the shy side right now but seems to be very smart. She already knows how to sit on command. She likes to explore the yard and the house. She is quiet and seems to be dependant on the other greyhound in the home. 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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