Friday, July 06, 2007

Friday Hound Blogging

See, just because the overlords have a third grade education and perpetual buzzing in their heads (it helps to divert attention from the voices) people think they aren't capable of coming up with a business plan. Ha! Never underestimate the ability of a man desperate to avoid work. Check it out:

As many as 400 dogs have just become homeless after a decision was made to shut down summer racing at Melbourne's Greyhound Park. A new law will allow poker room to stay open without year-round dog races. "You don't have to feed a poker room, and it still brings in the rubes," said a track spokesperson. That means the Greyhounds are not needed over the summer and are being sent away. "Well, if by 'sent away' you mean dumped," said one track worker who had forgotten his name.

"This is absolutely nothing new for us. All those years we found homes for the dogs. We always have and we always will," said Patt Biddix, of the Melbourne Greyhound Park. "Well, that's what we'd like you to believe anyway. Truth is most end up getting a one way ticket out to the Everglades, but you didn't hear that from me."

Dennis Tyler runs an adoption service at Melbourne's Greyhound Park. "Every one of these dogs will find a suitable home. No matter what the situation is. We don't do anything with the dogs other than adopt them out," Tyler said. "Um, except sell them or medical experiments them from time to time."

Yeah. It's that getting misplaced thing that's a real bummer, huh Stretch?

Stretch is a very well-mannered, friendly, affectionate dog that will approach for love and attention. He is a typical greyhound “leaner”. He is quiet, easygoing, intelligent, and fun loving. His ears stick straight up. Stretch loves to follow his foster mom around the house. He will come when he is called. He's a collector. His happiest times are on walks. He is starting to play with the family’s mix breed dogs; he is just not sure how to join in with their wrestling. Stretch would do well in a working family home that can let him out mid-day with well-mannered children. He gets along well other dogs and would probably be okay as an only dog. Stretch would do well in a home that will give a ton of love and wants a dog that will give 2 tons back. 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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