Friday, December 05, 2008

Friday Hound Blogging

Look, all the overlords want to do is make a quiet living. Off the suffering of animals, sure, but the animals wouldn't suffer if people weren't stupid enough to bet on them, so are the overlords responsible for that? No way, they just take advantage of it because it's easier than actually engaging in some sort of positive activity.

So you can understand the overlords' dismay when The Man sticks his nose into their nice little relationship with the rubes.

The New Frontier at Camptown Greyhound Park will find out about its fate when the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission decides whether to pull the track’s license. At issue is the closure of all three of Kansas’s racetracks — Camptown, Wichita Greyhound, and the Woodlands — two of which are owned by the Ruffin family. At the same time, the Ruffins have argued that opening the track at the current state rates would cause the track to lose money.

OK, let's take a minute here. If the tracks are closed, they lose money, but if they're open they also lose money? Is that what you're saying Mr. Ruffin?

“It's not right," said Phil Ruffin Jr. earlier this fall. “We’re just trying to make it to where we can make money, which we could do if we weren't involved with greyhound racing. Well, that and if we had any talent at anything other than standing around while the dogs do all the work."

"If we are forced to open the track, we will lose money. And smart business people don't get into this business to lose money."

Actually, "smart" people don't get into this business at all, right Combat?

Combat is easygoing, curious, and a collector – he loves to take all the toys out of the toy basket and take them to his bed, one at a time. He is very affectionate and loves to give kisses to everyone he can find. “He just loves stuffies,” his foster mom says. “He is just precious and wags all the time.” He loves his toys so much he brought two with him from his last home. Combat has a great time in the yard, sniffing around and is sometimes lazy about coming inside. He also follows the foster family from room to room around the house. He likes to sleep with a stuffed elephant. Combat would do well in a single family working family home with well-mannered children, 10 years old and up. He is good with other dogs and he would probably be fine as an only dog – he might even prefer to be the only dog so he would be the center of attention. 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.


Anonymous said...

Grant said it in a nutshell..."We're 20 years behind the times."
Ruffins, let thy people go!

Anonymous said...

Is this another "father-son" endeavor like Carney? (associated with garbage to boot)
Incredible how "examples" keep keeping on.