Friday, February 04, 2011

Friday Hound Blogging

Hey, you remember the old Batman series? No, not the movies with the dark,conflicted, taekwondo, Eastern mystic poseur Batman, the other Batman, the one with the ill fitting costume and the substance abusing writers. Yeah, that one. Mmm...and Batgirl...

Where were we. Oh yeah, Batman. One of the things we really liked about that show was wait...uh...hang on...the graphics. We really liked the graphics. Whenever Batman would get in a fight there was always a big BAM! on the screen or a POW! when he decked the bad guy.

Well, we tell you this because upon perusing the intertoobz this week we have come to the conclusion that the overlords must be feeling a little like the Joker when the Caped Crusader finally cornered him in his hideout. We join this week's episode already in progress:

If state lawmakers agree to let casinos end live dog racing in Iowa, greyhound owners and kennels would be paid a "soft landing" fee and the state treasury would get an extra $10 million a year, according to a proposed bill.
 Oh, that's gonna to leave a mark.

An independent poll of 501 Iowa voters finds that a majority would support legislation to end greyhound racing in Iowa. The statewide survey, conducted between Jan. 24 and Jan. 27 by Hill Research Consultants of Auburn, Ala., found that voters by a margin of 57 percent to 28 percent would support a bill to allow the closure of Iowa’s two dog-racing tracks. Fifteen percent were unsure.
Holy Last One Leaving The Track Turn Out The Lights Batman! 57%! Every bad guy knows you can't get anywhere without your minions. Got to have the minions. But wait! Batman thinks you're knocked out and he's turning away. Now's the time to conk him with a vase!

GREYHOUND Racing New South Wales (GRNSW) has dismissed claims by the Friends of the Hound that a proposed $5.6 million greyhound racing facility at South Murwillumbah would not deliver economic or social benefit to the region. GRNSW chief executive Brent Hogan said Tweed Heads is classified as one of the fastest-growing greyhound racing regions in the state.
Oh No! Our hero is down and at the mercy of the evil overlords. Will this be the end for Batman?

On Friday last week David Montague, chief executive of the 66,000-home association, met with millionaire Bob Morton, who wants to buy the site, as well as campaigners opposed to L&Q’s plans. Local MPs Stella Creasy, Iain Duncan Smith and Waltham Forest council leader Chris Robbins also attended. Mr Morton wants to fund a scheme which would include a dog track and homes, but L&Q last year rejected his £4 million bid for the site. Following Friday’s meeting Mr Montague said Mr Morton’s plans would not work.
 Ah Ha!  Robin has freed himself from the evil clutches of the Riddler and saved the day! (We forgot to tell you Robin was in the evil clutches of the Riddler).

So it looks like justice will triumph, right

Bill is really sweet and loving. He is a quick learner, with plenty of energy. He follows his foster family around the house and LOVES to be with people. Bill likes to find people who will pet him whenever he can. Bill is confident, sweet, playful and cuddly. He wants to be around everyone all the time. Bill is comical when he burps out loud like a person and his tail wags up and down rather than side to side. Bill jumps in the air & does a 360° turn and pounces down on his toys. He is so funny and entertaining. He leaves mismatched slippers all over the house.  Bill would do well in a working family home with another dog to keep him company or with a family that is home most of the time if he is the only dog. He is good with well-mannered children, 5 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.

Silver update: Silver enjoys her foster home, but does not like snow drifts that are taller than she is.


Nancy said...

Aww. Poor Silver. I tend to agree, even if they come up to my ankles. Bill is adorable and reminds me of Berry. It's far too bad that MI REGAP is so far away.

And, as always, knockout blog!

Anonymous said...

IM...ever think of putting some ads in Oklahoma and Loiusiana for these "dogs"?

Jen Krebs said...

Uh, oh - I'm often one day late, but not three days late...

Wonderful as always, I.M.

Chalk it up to an unusually busy weekend for this 'animal rights wacko'.

Bill reminds me very much of our Taylor.

(FYI - side to side wagging is for squares.)

'Princess Tail-er' is also known as 'Helicoptor Butt'. We are positive that she will, one day, attain lift off.

She already catches plenty of air when she pounces on her toys.

I'd be tempted to submit an adoption application for Bill, if I thought my husband wouldn't file for divorce. :-)