Monday, January 29, 2007

(Not) Friday Hound Blogging

Yeah, we know it isn't Friday, but when we came across this story we decided the world couldn't wait a whole week for living examples of the old saying more money than brains.

If you're in to your greyhound racing but fancy something a little bit different from Friday nights in Romford, why not head to St Moritz in Switzerland next month?

First of all, if you're "in to" greyhound racing, you're probably lucky to get your brother in law (the one with a job) to give you a ride down to the local a Walmart to stock up on generic tomato soup, let alone get to St. Moritz, so these people are obviously not "real" fans because they apparently have money and shower regularly.

The event, known as the Gold Rush Dog Races, has taken on similar status in Switzerland to that of the Henley Regatta or Ascot, with it being seen as a fine social occasion and a chance to wear your best frock, over the top of your thermal underwear.

OK, if you say "frock" around a greyhound track people are just going to think you have a speech impediment, and most "real" greyhound race fans don't wear underwear, thermal or otherwise.

There you will be able to see racing greyhounds battling it out on the 500 metre snowy track.

Yeah. Greyhounds don't get injured enough racing on sand tracks that--supposedly--have been developed just for them. Let's put them in the snow and see what hilarity ensures!

Well, what the heck, if St Moritz can provide an opportunity for the idle rich to exploit dogs instead of, you know, doing something useful with their money, who are we to complain? After all, what's a broken leg or two if it gives them an hour or two to forget that they are basically a waste of protein, right Starsky?

Starsky is friendly, affectionate, easy going, low key and playful at times. He likes to play with the other dogs in the yard. He gives kisses and puts his head in your lap for lots of attention. He likes to sleep with a stuffed rabbit and he keeps it with him most of the time. He likes to wear a hat. He is a great dog. Starsky would do well in a working family home with well-mannered older children, 10 and up. He does well with other dogs, and would be okay as an only dog if the family with play with him. 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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