Thursday, October 05, 2006

Friday Hound Blogging

Oh come on. This is clearly a case of over regulation of private affairs. Greyhounds being drugged so they have a better chance of winning the $38.72 prize. How can you not expect there's going to be some irregularities when your dealing with sums of money like that? Besides, where's the harm? It's the dogs who are drugged, not the overlords. Well, not right away at least.

Vinnie Jones is demanding the prize money his greyhound won at the world's richest race even though the dog proved positive for an illegal substance. "He could have picked that up anywhere," Jones told reporters. "Have you seen the crowd that hangs out around a greyhound track?"

A source close to Jones said, "We were never given any statements by witnesses who compiled the drugs test evidence. We tried to talk with the track veterinarian, but he was as drunk as the rest of them."

The greyhound named Boavista won the Irish Cup earlier this year but was later disqualified after testing positive for a prohibited substance. "I want to know what that means," Jones told reporters. And I also want to know why they collected the dog's urine sample in a shot glass. Was that shot glass sterile? I don't think so."

Well, in such a well regulated, professional sport such as this it's hard to imagine why anyone would even attempt such a thing, right Demi?

Demi is an energetic, playful, friendly, outgoing, happy, puppy-like, young girl. She will put her nose against you or lean against you for attention. She can be found in the “cockroach” position (on her back, feet in the air) from time to time. When she gets excited she will pull her lips back and “smile” (which looks a little like a snarl.) Demi would do well in a family that can let her out mid-day. She is good with well-mannered children, 4 years old and older. She is good with other dogs and would probably be okay as an only dog in a family that will play with her often. 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.


George said...

Mookie is a "smiler" too--we think it's awfully cute, but it can briefly disturb those who aren't in the know.

James said...

Phoebe does that too. She also howls (joyfully) at new people who come over. The two together have been known to scare people, but the wagging tail is dead giveaway.