Friday, December 21, 2007

Friday Hound Blogging

Well, here we are on the front lines of the War of Christmas again--which we feel obligated to say would be going much better for the forces of Jesus if all his troops weren't out at the mall maxing their credit cards instead of taking their turns patrolling The Highway of the Christ and doing a few drive by conversions.

While we're at it we'd like to say that his choice of highway is a little lame as well. Personally we'd have gone with the back roads. Interstates are all right, but they're just a tad impersonal for a loving god, don't you think? Seems to us the creator would want to get to know his children and believe us people, that ain't happening at those highway truck stops.

But back to the overlords. We're happy to say that in this season of giving, the overlords haven't been left out because they've been given something as well--the cold shoulder.

An open house was held in hopes of finding homes for more than 30 greyhounds before the Corpus Christi Greyhound Racetrack closes next month.

As you might imagine a track closing is a good news bad news situation. The good news is another opportunity to exploit innocent animals to feed the greed of a few heartless, talentless hacks has gone by the wayside. The bad news is because the overlords see no value in the dogs short of helping them make the rent money, when a track closes the dogs have four options: be carted off to a less competitive, and less safe track in the hope that a few more dollars can be rung from their skinny frames; be sold for medical research; be killed out right; be adopted.

The dogs seem to prefer option four. Right Curt?

Curt is playful and a quick learner.He is happy, friendly, outgoing, and affectionate. He is a vocal boy who barks from time to time. He is a Second Chance at Life Dog from the Coldwater Prison Program. Curt would do well in a working family home with well-mannered children, 10 and up. He is good with other dogs and would probably be fine as an only dog. 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.

And if you 'd like to know more about the good work the Second Chance for Life program is doing for the dogs, and the prisoners, go here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We stumbled upon a feature from your blog back in Sept. of 2005 featuring our pup MJ's Poison Ivy! Adopting her was a life changing decision and we are so happy that she completed our little family. We are giving her some extra hugs after reading this reminder of where she came from.