Friday, September 21, 2007

Friday Hound Blogging

Sometimes we wonder if the state agencies that monitor the overlords are really paying attention to the people they're dealing with. We mean, take a look at this.

A trainer who had been racing his dogs at Tucson Greyhound Park has had his license suspended for failure to disclose prior criminal history.

Hello. He's a overlord. Isn't having a prior criminal history, like part of the job description? Come on. You want a real challenge? Try finding an overlord without a rap sheet. That'd be like being in a public toilet with a bunch of republicans and not getting wide stanced.

The Arizona Department of Racing took the action this week against Kevin Mathieu, who also had lost his racing privileges in New Hampshire. "Look, people whose IQ equals the number of teeth they've got left come out to these tracks and bet the rent money," said a spokesperson for the Arizona Department of Racing. "We can't even afford the appearance of impropriety if we want to keep sucking these people dry two bucks at a time."

Racing Director Geoffrey Gonsher said that his office discovered that Mathieu had failed to list his criminal past, which was turned up in a subsequent fingerprint check. "I understand the Department's position," Gonsher told reporters. "But I'm a little concerned. After all, who's going to work these low wage no benefit jobs but people like Mathieu who can't get real jobs? Especially now that illegal immigrants have better jobs."

Yeah, well that is a puzzler Mr. Gonsher. Plus the fact that the industry has lost another caring, committed overlord whose only goal in life is to watch out for the welfare of the units under his care. Right Mr. Mathieu?

Kevin Mathieu stated under oath at the hearing "that he and his kennel have no use for greyhound adoption leagues and do not use them'. He also stated that "it's always his standard option to put down injured dogs."

Oh. Ah...yes...well...thanks for clearing that up. Good thing you limped out without them noticing, huh Jonie?

Jonie is very energetic and playful. She has a bubbly disposition. She is very affectionate and sweet. She gives kisses. She loves everyone she meets. She is a social butterfly. She grins when she is happy. She loves stuffed toys. She is a Second Chance at Life Dog from the Coldwater Prison Program. Jonie would do well in a working family home with well-mannered children, 6 and up. She is good with other dogs and would probably be fine as an only dog. She is playful, so needs a large yard or someone who will actively play with her often. 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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