Friday, January 25, 2008

Friday Hound Blogging

When last we left the overlords they were complaining that no one understood how good racing greyhounds had it in the kennel. As overlord George Carney, owner of Raynham Park said, "Greyhounds are born to run, and the race dogs are treated better than most house pets."

We're afraid that Fred and Janet Baylis would disagree with you Mr. Carney.

In the third race a greyhound called Icecream Charlie went tumbling over at the third bend and was lying motionless on the track. Officials said that the dog had broken his neck and had been put down.

When's the last time one of your pets broke its neck in a valiant attempt to earn your trailer payment?

Well, there's certainly no shortage of unfortunate events such as this, so the overlords are pretty well practiced at putting on the sorrowful face for the public, as Ricky Sheen, one of the commentors to the story does, right Ricky? " Is it a quiet news week or what? Yawn."

Umm...Ricky? Didn't you get the memo? Care about the dogs? Big investment? Tragic loss? Anything sounding familiar? Well, We're sure he got the memo. Probably just couldn't find anyone to read it to him. Let's see what commenter Ric Kingston has to say about the meaningless, preventable death of this poor, exploited, innocent animal: " i just laughed out loud."

Crap! Is anybody reading the memos? Haven't you people been coming to the meetings? How are we going to convince people we care about the if you guys keep blowing our cover. You have something good to say about us don't you Bugsy?

Bugsy is friendly, lively, sweet, and affectionate. She likes to be near her family and will whine if they are not very close by. She chatters a lot with her teeth. She plays with toys. She loves to be outside. Bugsy would do best with someone who wants a playful active dog. A home with someone who will play fetch or anyone who wants to spend time with playful dog games to keep her from getting board. She would do well with another large-breed dog or as an only dog. She needs to be exercised regularly to keep strength in her hind end. She would be best with well-mannered older children, 12 and up. 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.

Mr Shortpants update: Mr. Short Pants AKA Tyler 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. Being a Second Chance dog, he worked toward his Second Chance Obedience Training certificate and received getting regular obedience training.

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.

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