Friday, June 29, 2007

Friday Hound Blogging

Ah, be careful what you wish for, you just might get it. We've written, as serious writers like to say, extensively on the subject of slot machines at greyhound tracks, and how excited the overlords get when it looks like, once again they've dodged the bullet called meaningful labor.

But, you know, sometimes it must suck to be an overlord, because just when you think you've got next month's trailer payment in the bank, this happens.

Business at Broward's fledgling racetrack casinos has been lackluster, falling well short of Wall Street's expectations, according to gaming industry experts. Particularly startling is the weak performance of Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, the first of the casinos to open, analysts said.

Ouch. That's gotta hurt. Just what will it take to get people to come out to greyhound tracks anyway? Dan Adkins, Mardi Gras Racetrack & Gaming Center, formerly Hollywood Greyhound Track chief gaming executive said the pari-mutuels are struggling to establish themselves. "Most people associate greyhound track with drugs and crime," he said. "It may cause people to avoid us."

Yeah, well he may have a point. Lipstick on a pig and all that, right Mister?

Mister is very friendly and affectionate. He wants to be near his foster family all the time. He will follow the family from room to room. He has puppy-like moments, but most of the time he is very easygoing. He likes to stick his nose under your arms for affection. He will play catch and is learning to fetch. Mister would do well in a working family home. He is not comfortable around children, so needs a family with no young children, only teenage children. He is the only dog in the foster home, but has also been good with other dogs of various sizes he has met while on the walk. He tends to be a little vocal when left alone so he would do best in a single family home. 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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