Friday, March 05, 2010

Friday Hound Blogging

Hey, President Hopey is making a difference, no? We mean, it's the Wall Street Journal and all, so it has to be right. Right? You know, Rupert Murdoch and all.

Well, anyway the point is an improving economy lifts all boats, including the bits of Styrofoam and old oil barrels the overlords cling to. Yay! People have money to spend on heartless animal exploitation. It's morning again in America, right Arizona State Senators Paula Aboud and Jonathon Paton?

A new Senate bill on the table backed by two local senators could stop all dog races at Tucson Greyhound Park.
Yeah baby. Sing it with us: Happy days are here again, the skies above are clear again, so let's sing a song of...hey wait a minute, what did you say?

Aboud and Paton are now sponsoring a bill that would eliminate the mandate racing parks have to hold dog races.
Oh yeah? Well if you think you can just run roughshod over the overlords' meal ticket and force them into the labor pool, you got another think coming, Tell them  Tucson Greyhound Park. Speak truth to power!

Tucson Greyhound Park declined a request for an interview.
 That's OK, that's OK.  See they were in Iowa because if you don't want the overlords, then they don't want you and they're going someplace where they're appreciated for the talents they have, right Tom Colvin, Director of the Animal Rescue League of Iowa?

“I can't see a real good reason why we have greyhound racing. When you take into account the animal suffering, and exploitation, you know it's really hard to justify it at all,” said Colvin.
Oh, give it a rest animal rights wacko. Crap. Is there no place the overlords are welcome? Oh, we know, Florida. Most of the tracks left in the country are in Florida. They must loves them some overlords, right Joyce Etchison, left, and Shelli Halper?

Etchison and  Halper protested dog racing outside the Naples Fort Myers Greyhound Track in Bonita Springs on Feb. 6, 2010. Dozens of protesters attended with signs and slogans to signal passing motorists.
  Sweet Jebus on a pogo stick, these guys are less popular than terrorists. Good thing you got out when you did, huh Wanderer?

Wanderer is friendly and outgoing. He is playful, but calms easily when playtime is over. He is a very assertive and confident. He is affectionate and will lean against you when you scratch him. He will stand next to you until you stop petting him. He has a tuft of fur on the top of his head that stands straight up. He can be found in the “Cockroach position” on his back with his feet in the air. He is a Second Chance at Life Dog from the Coldwater Prison Program. Wanderer would do well in a working family home with well-mannered children, 4 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 at Life program is doing for the dogs, and the prisoners, go here.

Lazlo Update: He is crated for a couple of hours per day.The foster family is home is home most of the time. He is a little vocal in the beginning. He is getting used to loud noises. He will sometimes pace when he hears noises.


James said...

I love that picture. He looks so happy to not be muzzled like those pups in background.

greygarious said...

Actually, the many rescued needlenoses I've known happily present their snouts for muzzling - when they were in racing kennels, muzzling meant they were getting out of their crates. So this fellow's greymates are probably grinning inside those muzzles, too. I muzzle my 3 only when taking them in the car, since bumping in close quarters can lead to snapping. They love car rides, so the appearance of the muzzles is a very happy event.