Friday, April 28, 2006

Friday Hound Blogging

A while back we told you that the state of New Hampshire (motto: We're slow, but we ain't dead) was wondering if sending money to the greyhound tracks to keep the overlords in cigarettes wasn't what you would call a sound fiscal policy.

Well, it looks like that pesky reality leaked into the state house because earlier this week the legislators voted to end the subsidies after 43 years.

“The subsidy was created decades ago when racetrack owners cut a deal with lawmakers,’’ said state Senator Sheila Roberge. “Since then we've all pledged to stop legislating when we're drunk.’’

State Senate Majority Leader Robert Clegg, was one of three senators to switch his vote. He said it was because the subsidy violates the state Constitution that requires the aid to go to public schools.

When asked why it took him 43 years to figure that out he said he "reads real slow, and there's a lot of big words in the Constitution."

Hmmm...Maybe if that money hadn't been diverted form the schools in the first place, the good Senator could have figured it a a few years back, right Eve?

Eve is a little goofy and playful. She is friendly, smart, and outgoing. She jumps around and pounces in a play stance for attention and love. She will also nuzzle in when the other dogs are getting attention. Overall Eve's a good little girl - she likes to be in the same room as her foster parents or in the hallway where she can see them. If you get down on the floor and talk to her she'll roll on her back for belly rubs and she likes to put her feet on you. She gets very happy in the morning when you first wake up; she wants a lot of pets. She loves stuffed toys and likes to collect them to her bed. One of the other dogs in the home waits for the chance and retrieves the toys back. 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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