Friday, March 24, 2006

Friday Hound Blogging

Oh, those wacky overlords, they're an optimistic bunch. Track closed down because two employees were indicted on illegal gambling and money-laundering charges? No problem. Greyhound tracks closing all around the country? So what? All that's needed is someone with more money than brains. Someone with shall we say...mental and fiscal acumen than the overlords. Impossible you say? No one can be that dumb? Ha. Just watch:

Mississippi gambling mogul Marlin Torguson bought the track for $4.1 million.

Yes that's right. He's from Mississippi (motto: Mississippi, most people who live here can't spell it). Any questions?

The track plans 100 days of live greyhound racing; simulcasts from greyhound, thoroughbred and harness tracks around the country; and other changes the owners hope will make it a year-round attraction. The changes include a blues club and a steakhouse. "We're trying to have as many distractions from greyhound racing as we can," said spokesman Rick Newman. "We figure it's the only way to get people to come here."

“If you were to look at the track today and then look at it in a few months, it's going to be night and day. I've seen the plans and they're very exciting. The renovations are being done with style and being done very professionally,” he said. "Of course the employees will still be the same under paid unskilled misfits we had before, but hopefully no one will get arrested this time."

Well, we told you they are an optimistic bunch. So what comes first Casey, police raid or Torguson goes broke?

Casey is quiet and mellow. He is a little playful with toys. He is very affectionate, but a little shy. He does not actively seek out affection, but loves it when he gets it. He gives a Stevie Wonder impression when his foster mom scratches under his chin. He follows his foster mom around the house and will poke her in the bum with his nose if he wants something. He will also grab her things to get her attention. He is sweet, loving, and gentle. He is also a collector and likes to take his foster mom’s things to his bed. 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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