Friday, September 09, 2005

Friday Hound Blogging

Ouch. Poor overlords. It seems no one wants them anymore. At least no one in Iowa. The National Cattle Congress has failed in another attempt to reopen the Waterloo Greyhound Park. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission says the N.C.C. has no right to its old license.

"We couldn't figure out what cattle people would do with a greyhound track anyway," said Commission member Mike Mahaffey. "Maybe they were going to race cows or something. Now that would be a high steaks race. Get it? Steak. Stake. Ha. I'm a real card."

Yeah. Well, moooooving right along, it seems America isn't the only place the overlords have worn out their welcome. London may be about to kiss good-bye to greyhound racing as house builders George Wimpey are believed to have bought the Walthamstow track

George Wimpey? They were bought out by a guy named Wimpey? We're sure there's a joke in there someplace, but it's Friday and we don't feel like looking for it.

Besides, there's more news from overlord land. Financial woes will force the Geneva Lakes Greyhound Track in Wisconsin to close in November after more than 15 years of operation, the racetrack's general manager said. "For the first ten years when nobody showed up, we thought it was just that they were busy that night. But lately it's become clear that people just don't want to watch animals be exploited so we can make money."

Slow learners it seems. But all's well that ends well we assume. And speaking of ending well, this week's hound is looking to end up on someone's couch. Meet Laoise:

Laoise a.k.a. Sophie is very sweet and affectionate. She is confident, outgoing, playful and fairly energetic. She puts her head in your lap and nuzzles for attention. She likes to play with toys and will throw them in the air. She also likes to take the toys outside and to bed with her. She likes to “roo” when she is inquisitive. She also has a Mae West swing in her step. She is a fun loving girl. 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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