Thursday, July 19, 2007

Friday Hound Blogging

Going to be out and about tomorrow and unable to tickle your fancy with our inimitable blog stylings so we thought...hey, you in the back, quit applauding. Where were we...oh yeah. No blog tomorrow but we are about nothing if we're not about serving the needs of our reader(s), particularly those among you who are fans of the needle nose. So, unencumbered by the need for this blog to correspond to the Gregorian calendar, or any other calendar for that matter, we present FHB on Thursday because that's the way god would want it if he wasn't busy trying to keep the heathens out of Congress.

The overlords won a major victory in New Hampshire recently when the state Pari-mutuel Commission changed a controversial policy after a national anti-greyhound-racing group lodged a complaint with the state attorney general's office. It seems that until the Commission ruling greyhound injury reports had been written by commission's supervisor of racing, Dale Childs, who is not a veterinarian.

Now we all know how the overlords care for the How they are always telling us that the dogs represent massive investments of time and money, so it would be absolutely ridiculous to treat them in any way but the most professional. So we bet you can imagine how excited they were to have these reporting duties put in the hands of trained veterinarians instead of Childs, whose reports often started with "He got an owy."

And probably Childs is most happy of all because now she can see that her beloved greyhounds are in the hands of trained professionals from the moment of their injury, Right Ms. Childs?

Childs said the decision came about within the commission, as a means of stemming bad press generated by Grey2k. "The AG did not force us. It had nothing to do with the attorney general. We did this as a commission because we do everything we can to avoid negative publicity from Grey2k."

Oh., there is that too. But still, isn't it worth it to know the dogs are getting improved care because their injuries diagnosed professionally right away?

"I think that's Grey2k's purpose in life: to make us do more work and not have us out there making things better for dogs -- to kill us with paperwork," Childs said.

So you're saying you were able to accurately and professionally describe a dog's injuries before? Then why are they bothering you?

Grey2k president Christine Dorchak wrote a letter to the attorney general's office in June alleging that the commission's supervisor of racing, Dale Childs, illegally added comments to injury reports, classifying them as "major" or "minor" and sometimes adding other notes.

"There's no question that Childs has political motives in altering these records. Most of her comments were attempts to minimize the injuries these dogs are suffering," she said.

Hmm...So it looks like "got an owy" just isn't going to cut it anymore. What about you Josh, you ever get an owy?

Josh is very docile and easygoing. He follows his foster mom around the house. He enjoys going for walks. He enjoys affection but he does not actively seek it out. He likes to look at himself in the mirror or any other shiny surfaces. Josh would do well in a working family home with well-mannered children, 8 and up. His is fine as the only dog in the home and would probably be good with other dogs. 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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Can you provide us with the top 50 people (or more) that we should look more closely at?