Friday, March 31, 2006

Friday Hound Blogging

Last week we told you what an optimistic bunch the overlords were. Turns out their motto is if it rains on your parade let a smile be your umbrella.

Well, the overlords in Massachusetts must really be smiling this week because of this.

Local backers of a bill that would see slot machines introduced at the state's four racetracks were left reeling Wednesday after House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi predicted the measure is unlikely to win House approval. "My prediction is that once the state outlaws greyhound racing entirely, we won't need to put slots at the tracks," DiMasi said.

DiMasi said slot machines will not provide the economic revenues people think and will come with high social costs. He also said the bill will not save the state's greyhound and thoroughbred racing venues, which he branded a "dying industry."

Gary Temple, general manager at Raynham-Taunton Greyhound Park, does not share DiMasi's view. "I disagree with him wholeheartedly," Temple said. "It's not a dying industry when the legislature gives us the subsidies to stay open so we don't have to get real jobs. Oops. Did I say that out loud?"

Umm...Yeah. But it's OK. You're not telling us anything we didn't already know, right Dyna?

Dyna is young and puppy-like. She has a lot of energy. She is well mannered for a young dog. She likes to pick up things with strings, including the camera and other toys. She has very long legs and will slip on the floor like Bambi on ice, but is not afraid of them. She is very affectionate, and she is very friendly with people. She likes to be petted and snuggled. She tends to be vocal for a greyhound, and will bark at neighboring dogs when she is outside. 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.

1 comment:

James said...

Beautiful pup.