Friday, May 30, 2008

Friday Hound Blogging

Well, the overlords are quite excited this week. Why you ask. Has Walmart expanded the seats available at their Greeter School? No. Is the local Dentists Association going to a have free dental care clinic this weekend? No. Besides, when you only have three teeth left, dental care really isn't a priority. Will Habitat for Humanity be coming to the trailer park to finally put screens on the windows? No.

What has the overlords so excited they're thinking about splurging and supersizing their MacDonalds is they're getting a new track!

For the first time in 16 years, a brand new greyhound track is opening up in the United States. "This is like Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving all rolled into one," said one ecstatic track official. "Why, I'll bet they even have indoor plumbing at this place."

Yes! This certainly appears to be a turning point, a watershed event, the beginning of a new chapter in animal racing. Finally the overlords will have facilities appropriate to their needs. Finally they will be on the road to getting some respect.

The greyhounds are likely to be secondary to the other activities, such as poker and race simulcast areas.


You know, that could be a mistake. We mean, you give the people a nice facility, and an opportunity to watch innocent animals struggle to keep their owners off welfare and you may have the makings of a hit, right Mr. Morgan?

An extended racing season has become a long shot at Mile High Greyhound Park. "I think we're at a pretty serious impasse," said Eric Morgan, who represents the Colorado Greyhound Kennel Association. "Unless something changes dramatically, the question is just a matter of when the last day of racing in 2008 is going to be."

Yeah...well, everyone knows the economy isn't so good in the United States right now. We're sure the future is brighter for the overlords in England, right Mr. Chandler?

Walthamstow Stadium will be sold to developers after its owners could not halt falling profits. It will close in August after 75 years, leaving only two greyhound stadiums in London - Wimbledon and Romford. Charles Chandler, whose family has owned the racecourse since it opened in 1933 said his business had become "unsustainable."

Ah. Well, on the bright side, Mr. Morgan used "impasse" correctly and Mr. Chandler did the same with "unsustainable" so the eighth grade diploma correspondence course must be helping, right Stormi?

Stormi is easy going and calm. She is very affectionate and she loves to be cuddled and petted. She has learned how to Shake paws and roll over. She has a fun, goofy side. She plays for short periods of time and then is ready for a nap. She likes to chase bugs or birds in the yard. Stormi would do well in a working family home with well-mannered children, 10 and up. She 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.

1 comment:

George said...

That's one beautiful hound.