Friday, May 18, 2007

Friday Hound Blogging

Man, the only thing worse than uppity kids is uppity kids who get awards for being uppity. What are these people thinking?

An East Lothian schoolgirl has been commended at a recent awards ceremony for her work in supporting greyhounds across Scotland. Finleigh Wells received a Highly Commended award by judges at the 2007 Deutsch Bank Spotlight Awards for her work with Greyhound Action Scotland.

"See, that's the problem with school," said Angus McDoodlekilt, manager of the local greyhound track. "It puts all these ideas in their heads. I'm glad I left in third grade."

The 14-year-old was nominated after taking home a rescued greyhound, who was no longer able to race, when she was just seven. Since then, her family has grown to include four retired greyhounds and a Lurcher. "What kind of parent lets a seven year old come round a greyhound track anyway?" asked McDoodlekilt. "Do you know what kind of trash hangs out there? That didn't come out right."

She has also worked to raise awareness of the plight of the racing greyhound by holding stalls at various events and has been involved in the rescue and rehoming of greyhounds. "What's gotten into kids these days," McDoddlekilt asked. "When I was a wee one we were more concerned with nipping a bit out of the folks liquor cabinet, or pushing skinny Ian into the pond."

She said: "I was surprised to win this. It is brilliant that a campaign to try to stop greyhounds from suffering is recognised. Dogs shouldn't suffer for the sake of running them round a track. "Ha! that shows how little she knows about greyhound racing," McDoodlekilt said. "It's a lot more than 'running them round a track,' it''s...OK so it's not much more than that, but can't her parents buy her a video game or something? Take her on a cruise? Anything."

"We need to ban this sport. Greyhounds are wonderful dogs and make good pets - they don't deserve to be treated this way," Wells said.

Out of the mouths of babes, huh Buzz?

Buzz AKA Honey is a very intelligent girl. She can be mischievous with that intellect that works situations out to benefit her. She learned that pulling the handle could control the bin with the dog food. She is very affectionate. If she wants your attention she will whine and put her head in your lap. She’s only barked once; she just whines a bit. Honey is also looking for a family who would love to snuggle with her. She loves to play with her toys. Honey would do well with a working family home who is willing to arrange letting her out midday. She is a very loving hound that will seek out attention so including her in family activity would be ideal. She does fine with other medium to large size dogs and would fine as an only dog. Honey could live with well mannered children. 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...

Honey could live with well mannered children.

That makes honey easier to adopt than I would be.

Oh, how did you get through a whole entry on Scotland without one bagpipe or kilt joke?

Anonymous said...

hi there. id just like to add im finleigh wells.
im now 15 years of age and finding this article upset me as many 15 year old across the country do the same kind of work as i do. Contact me on - as i would like to hear your concerns Much appreciated x