Friday, April 14, 2006

Friday Hound Blogging

We've been telling the story of a man named Jed. Poor mountaineer barely kept his family fed. Oops. Wrong hillbilly. We've been telling you about Marlin Torguson the Mississippi millionaire who bought the The Lakes Region Greyhound Park for $4.1 million. "I believe it's my patriotic duty to support an industry characterized by low wage, no benefit jobs, exploited animals and rampant criminal activity," Torguson told reports as he wrote out yet another check.

Yeah. Well, good luck with that Mr. T. Turns out though that not everyone who buys a closed race track was dropped on their heads as a child.

The Geneva Lakes Greyhound Track and Simulcast Center has been sold for $7.95 million. Early indications are the property is being eyed for residential and commercial development, a city of Delavan official said.

"Look, we got 180 acres here that until a few months ago was populated by a few drunks, and some probation violators," said the official. "We think we can put the land to better use."

When asked about the greyhound owners, breeders and trainers who also frequented the park, the official said, "That's who I was talking about."

Geneva Lakes was the fourth of Wisconsin's five greyhound tracks to close. Only Dairyland Greyhound Park in Kenosha remains. Hmmm. You're retired Lisa. Looking for an investment opportunity?

Lisa is very outgoing and affectionate. She is a loving, sweet, adorable, happy dog and her tail wags a lot. She approaches everyone for pets. She can be vocal and will bark for attention and when she feels like it. She enjoys playing with toys. She loves to have her picture takne and gets excited when you bring a camera out. She likes being close to people and loves to press her body against you. 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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