Friday, August 12, 2005

Friday Hound Blogging

OK, by now you may be used to reading about overlords going to jail and tracks closing and maybe you're thinking does anything good ever happen in the exciting and fast paced world of greyhound racing that doesn't involve law enforcement officials?

Oh, youbetcha. For over a year now overlords in Wisconsin have been salivating over a proposed deal with the Menominee Indians to purchase a dog track and build a casino next to it. The idea was that some of the money generated by the gambling would spill over to them.

Greed is a great motivator because the overlords worked tirelessly to grease the indians' skids and recently the last i was dotted and the last t crossed on the deal.

That's when the indians told the overlords to take a walk.

Shocked we tell you, they were shocked! They'd been used, taken advantage of and made out to be fools. OK, that last part happened long before the indians came into the picture, but a reminder is not out of order.

So, the indians have their casino and the overlords have, well, bupkus. Ah, karma. One of the overlords was heard to exclaim, "They used us to get their referendum passed, they promised us that we would be "the best racing facility in the country". WE WILL GET NOTHING." (emphasis in the original) Greyhounds all over the world, both racing and retired may now rise and say with one voice, "Welcome to the club, chumps."

Speaking of being taken advantage of, this week's hound is done with that and now would like to take advantage of your couch. Meet BTR Quick Trip:

BTR Quick Trip was nicknamed Sophie by her foster home, because her eyes look like Sophia Loren. She is very active and puppylike. She is already throwing stuffies around the room. She is also very affectionate and loving. She will approach for pets and hugs. She is silly and funny. She is a typical greyhound collector and she is a chewer; she likes paper. Her teeth chatter when she is happy or excited. 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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