Friday, September 29, 2006

Friday Hound Blogging

"Two four six eight, end greyhound racing, we won't wait!" "Two four six eight, end greyhound racing, we won't wait!" "Two four six eight..." Oh, hi. We're here at Henlow Stadium where we are calling attention to the exploitation of greyhounds. Now, there are only 18 of us, but that's OK because there are only 11 people in the stadium watching the races. We've heard that four of them are broke, three are drunk and one thinks the only palce that is safe from alien brain control waves is under the stands. We don't think he placed a bet.

Oh look, here comes the track Veterinarian to talk with us. Hello Doctor. Tell us, what would make someone who obviously cares about animials enough to make them his life's work ever associate themselves with something like greyhound racing?

"Well, after I graduated from the Walmart School of Veterinary Medicine there just didn't seem to be the opportunities opening up to me that they said would be there. It was either this or being a circus Vet. You ever try to give an pregnant elephant an epidural?"

Yes. Well, must be going, but first a word with Stadium manager George Wallace. Mr Wallace how do you feel about making your living by putting innocent creatures at risk? (We learned how to ask questions from Chris Wallace).

"We have a very good safety record when it comes to the greyhounds that race here. All dogs are treated very well and we are proud of our standards," Helow said. "Well, except for Last Hope. dogs in Wales...ah...well, listen, I've got to get back to work watching out for the welfare of the"

Yeah. You do that. With folks like him watching out for your welfare we bet you're glad you're retired, huh Cobblestone?

Cobblestone is sweet and calm. He loves attention and will push others out of the way for it. He has learned to play with toys, wags his tail in big full circles, and gets into the cockroach position already. He likes to curl up on a pillow. Cobblestone would do well in a working family home with well-mannered older children, 8 and up. He would probably be the more dominate male dog in the family or he would do well as an only dog. 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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