Friday, September 30, 2005

Friday Hound Blogging

You're seeing things running through your head. Who can you call? An invisible man sleeping in your bed. Who you gonna call? Call the George Orwell Memorial Don't Look Over There Just Listen Photo Of The Day:

Well, it's not even the Christmas season yet, but the overlords, big hearted community minded group that they are, have decided to give all of us a gift. A new canine disease that closed Dairyland Greyhound Park in Kenosha for four weeks earlier this year will likely spread to domestic dogs and eventually infect wild canines such as coyotes and wolves, a top animal researcher predicted.

"Hey, come on," said an industry spokesperson. "You knew this was coming. I mean, what are we supposed to do? Sanitize the kennels? Do you know what that would cost?"

There is no evidence that the disease, first diagnosed last year at a Florida dog track, can be transmitted to humans. "We're working on that," said Billy Bob Dagerstom director of health and safety for the Greyhound Racing Association.

Ronald D. Schultz, a dean at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin called the disease an "emerging virus" that will sweep through the canine population as the Parvo virus did in the late 1970s, killing thousands of dogs with untreatable diarrhea.

"Well that's harsh," replied Dagerstom. "I suppose you're going to tell me this is all our fault for crowding the dogs so closely together and transporting them around the country when they're sick. Look, I'm just trying to make a buck here. I'd just as soon put a sick dog down and get another, but you liberal animal rights nuts out there make us take care of them even if they aren't earning money. What a crock that is."

Well, there certainly is a crock out there, but I'm not sure it's where Mr. Dagerstom thinks it is. I bet if we could ask this week's hound she'd tell us how happy she is to be out of danger...even if she's not. You can help improve her chances for a long healthy life though. Meet Kiowa Fort Aggi:

Aggi loves to play ostrich by burying her whole head in your arms or lap for some attention. She thinks if she covers her face that the rest of her body becomes don't let on that she can be seen or it will ruin her fun. She is a very outgoing and friendly greyhound. Aggi is happy and affectionate. She follows her foster family around the home. She pays lots of attention to her family; even if someone looks at her she gets up and wags her tail in hopes for some love. Don't under estimate her because she is a fast learner and will benefit from training classes. Aggi is a social butterfly looking for a family who will include her in activities. 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.

No comments: