Friday, March 30, 2007

Friday Hound Blogging

See, here's the deal. You can't just go to school to become an overlord. In fact, the less you go to school the more likely it is you will become an overlord. Or a Walmart employee. Anyway, the point we're making is you need the street creds, the street smarts, the eye, the juice. You need to be able to walk into any situation and size it up in the blink of an eye. You need to recognize a social security recipient at fifty paces.

Of course if none of that works it helps to live in a state where the legislators are dumb as stumps.

News of legislative passage of an expanded gambling bill for Kansas was welcomed by members of the National Greyhound Association. "Whew!" said Gary Guccione, executive director of the association. "That's the closest I've come to having to look for a job since I started here."

"Racetracks in Kansas have been struggling in recent years, due to the fact that this is an exploitive industry that treats living creatures like yesterday's news, so a few losers can make their trailer payments," Guccione said.

"This should bail out those tracks for a couple more years. Some of that money should then flow back to greyhound farms 'cause everyone knows with all those people coming out to the tracks to play poker and slots, we're going to need more greyhounds," he added.

The House-passed bill squeaked by the Senate on a 21-19 vote, in an extended session that went into the early morning hours. "All I can say is thanks to the legislators, and thank heaven they can't read." Guccione told reporters at a press conference called in the parking lot of his trailer park.

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius called the bill's passage a "historic achievement" and is expected to sign it. "And by 'historic' I mean incredibly short sighted and down right stupid, but hey, this is Kansas, we believe Adam and Eve rode dinosaurs."

Yeah. We've heard that. Good thing you're in Michigan, right Decaff?

Decaf AKA Pluto is very well-mannered, easygoing and mellow. He has funny ears. He enjoys attention, but is also fine to be resting alone. He enjoys finding a sunny spot on the floor. He doesn’t like it when his foster mom takes a nap on the couch; he wants her to wake up and he will push his head against her. Pluto would do well with a family working part-time or a stay at home family. He needs a home with teenage children or no children. He is good with other dogs and he’d be fine 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.

Bongo Update: Bongo has a couch!! He took the scenic route to get there but now he firmly ensconced in a nice little burg outside of Flint, Michigan.

1 comment:

James said...