Friday, September 15, 2006

Friday Hound Blogging

Hmm...It seems that as the pie gets smaller the overlords are getting a leetle testy about the size of everyone's piece.

People wanting to place off-track bets on horse racing in Pima County in the past week weren't able to do so because of a dispute between Tucson Greyhound Park and the Phoenix-based horse track Turf Paradise. "Those Bozos over there think just because the horses are theirs, they should get more of the rubes' money," said Chris McConnell, general manager of Tucson Greyhound Park.

A percentage of revenue from money bet is shared among the two tracks and Yavapai Downs, a Prescott Valley-based horse track that controls the broadcast signal during the summer. "We're the ones who incur all the expenses," said a representative of Turf Paradise. "All they have to do is turn on a tee vee."

"Right," McConnell responded. "And how do they think we afford to keep all these dogs around here? Not from a couple of losers' two dollar bets, I'll tell you that. Nobody with any brains comes out here to watch the dogs anymore."

"Hey, you think we're packing them in over here?" the track representative told reporters. "The more money we keep at our track, the better the chance I'll be able to afford an apartment some day."

"Well, Boo hoo hoo," McConnell said. "And what am I supposed to do in the mean time? Get a real job?"

Interesting suggestion that, huh Jewel? Think anyone would hire him? Yeah. We don't either.

Jewel is a real princess. She enjoys playing with toys and loves stuffed animals. She is very affectionate and friendly. She will often sleep on her back with her paws in the air. She likes to put her head into corners and cubbies in the home and likes to collect items, although when she is caught in the act, she “blames” the family dog for any issues. She eats like a chipmunk and will store food in her mouth before she eats it. Jewel would do well in a working family home with well-mannered children, 6 and older. She would probably be happiest in a home with another dog that will play with her. She tends to be afraid of the dark and needs a family member that will go outside with her when it is dark 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:

George said...

Sorry to frighten you this morning with the re-design over at my blog.

But you got even by posting a photo of Nigel here. It really does look like him, no?