Friday, December 26, 2008

Friday Hound Blogging

Rumor has it that this is the last Friday of the year. Given the celebratory excesses of the last few days though, we have reason to believe that we may have missed a day or two like we did last week, or was that the week before? All the holidays look alike to us.

Anyway, a quick check of the calendar confirms that we have in fact come to that time when we bring you the last hound of the year. Regular readers of this blog should probably try and keep their new years resolutions this mean will recall that the last hound of the year is special in that we follow him or her along the journey from minion of the overlords to full time couch softness tester and supervisor of dog treat distribution.

And what family tradition would be complete without some crazy uncle who pinches you when no one is looking and swears black helicopters fly over his house at night, or spinster aunt who is addicted to absinthe and tells stories of dating Frank Sinatra when she was a Vegas Showgirl?

It could be different in your family, but our point is no Friday Hound Blogging would be complete without a word from the overlords, and today that word is AAIIIEEE!!!

With the passage of the Nov. 4 ballot to abolish greyhound racing in Massachusetts by Jan. 1, 2010, State Representative. David L. Flynn whose district includes Raynham-Taunton Greyhound Park says there is little support in the Statehouse to extend that closure deadline to 2012 as Raynham selectmen and hundreds of Raynham Park workers are urging Governor Deval Patrick to do. "I asked the Governor what his position was on the extension," Flynn told reporters. "And he told me if he had a cancerous tumor and the doctor could remove on Tuesday, why would he ask to delay the surgery until Saturday. I'm not sure what he meant by that, but it doesn't sound good."

Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein, whose hometown hosts Wonderland Greyhound Park, says she opposes ballot initiatives because the process is unevenly funded and vulnerable to propaganda, she says. "This is supposed to be a democracy," she said. "We can't have common people involved in government."

Yeah, pesky majority rule. Who thought of that anyway, Sam?

Meet Mulberry Sam, who has just entered the post overlord world. In fact, he's so new all we know about him is his birthday, July 9, 2006. As a public service we will keep you informed about his progress through the medical exam, fostering, and hopefully finding a forever home. Good luck Sam, it gets a lot better from here on out. 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:

Anonymous said...

It's more than pathetic that in 2007, Larry Baldwin admits that Greyhound racing in Naples is "flat", yet all the jerks connected to tracks, nationwide, continue to hope that they have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell, despite it being 2008 and 30% worse!
Is it any wonder we are all in an economic mess when idiots don't want to face the music and attempt last-ditch efforts to prolong total "b.s." for as long and painful as people can eat it?
When populations refuse to admit truths about their civilization, that is when everything fails.
Let's dig ourselves out of this" depression-recession " monster from hell, and throw the fools with "no tranparency" into the big pit of "absolute crap".
Greyhound Racing was and always will be for fools. We now all have documentation of the horrid conditions, lives and executions of these beautiful, victimized dogs.
2009, and freedom for all these poor dogs.