Friday, May 19, 2006

Friday Hound Blogging

See, you don't just become an overlord. It's a science, and an art, if by science you mean being able to tell time with a digital watch, and if by art you mean knowing how long you can live in the trailer park before the creditors catch up with you. Learning to exploit the the skills and attributes of a seasoned racing expert takes years of training, apprenticeship, and experience. You have to develop your eye to be able to spot rubes at the, you have to be able to spot talent. You have to get a feel for how much you can milk a much heart a particular unit has.

You have to learn how to close doors.

On May 6, Mohogany and two other dogs from the Bad Boy Racing kennel were loaded into a compartment of a dog hauler at the Daytona Beach Kennel Club in Florida. The dogs and 27 others were being moved to a Belmont, N.H., track. Sometime after midnight along a rural section of I-95 in South Carolina, the driver of the hauler was flashed down by motorists. The hauler door had opened and dogs were missing.

"This sort of thing could have happened to anyone," said a representative of the kennel. Those doors on the hauler have this clasp like thing that makes a loud click when they are secured. If the buzzing in your head is particularly loud that day, you may not hear that and just think it's closed. "

Doug and Elizabeth Mayer of Chapin were driving home along I-95 from a weekend trip to Hilton Head. They saw a muzzled greyhound standing in the median. The Mayers stopped and found the dog was injured. They decided to put the dog in their car. The rescued black-and-orange was Mohogany.

"Who's paying the vet bill?" the kennel representative said. "I mean, thank heaven the dog is OK. We really care about the dogs."

One of Mohogany’s kennel mates, September Bride also was found. “Angel,” as she has been dubbed, is in the care of Greyhound Lifesavers in Lexington. A third greyhound, Sparks, has not been found, though the search continues.

"They aren't going to be able to race again so if you find Sparks just keep him," said Bad Boy Kennel owner Claude Stickwater. "I mean, we'll continue to search until we find him, because we're all about the dogs."

Yeah, we can see that. Well, you won't need any rides from strangers now that your retired huh, Chekita?

Chekita aka Mia is extremely loving, and intelligent. She loves to be caressed. She is very lovable, loves people, and is a classic greyhound “leaner." She is playful and energetic at times and has “happy tail” that wags all the time. She loves to run around the back yard, but she also enjoys relaxing in the home. 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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