Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Hound Blogging

You know, one thing you have to say about the overlords is they never lose hope. Teeth, sure, but hope? Never. Witness one Phil Ruffin, overlord extraordinaire, and by that we mean he has tie shoes which he is able to put on and lace up himself. Truly, this man is the Warren Buffett of the greyhound racing world, because he has seen the future gone after it.
Wichita businessman Phil Ruffin has acquired an option to buy the idled Woodlands racetrack and grounds in Kansas City, Kan., with an eye toward reopening three Kansas tracks with racing and slot machines.
Well, of course he has. One glance at the paper will tell you what a wise investment this is.
Southern Arizona residents may soon have fewer chances to see live dog racing. But the owners of Tucson Greyhound Park say that will be good for business.
Now, to those of you who may not be familiar with the sophisticated elements of the overlord business plan it might seem that less business would not be a good thing for you. Well, that just shows how little you know about the economics of greyhound racing.
Ruffin already owns unused dog tracks in Wichita and Frontenac, Kansas.
 See what a genius this guy is? He's cornering the market on unused greyhound race tracks. Pretty soon if you don't want to go to a greyhound race you'll have no one to deal with but Mr. Ruffin. A total monopoly! Brilliant! I bet you wish you had been owned by this guy, right Jesse?

Jesse is very friendly, affectionate, and loves everyone. He wants to be near people. He will follow his family around the house. He loves being petted and will lean against you for attention. He likes to snuggle. He is happy; his tail wags often. He is playful and energetic. He likes to play with toys. Jesse would do well in a single family home with well-mannered children. He can jump a standard 4’fence, so he needs a home with a taller fence or with someone who would leash walk him. He would be great in an active working family home that will exercise him regularly. He would make a great jogging buddy, as he has more stamina than most greyhounds. 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 is learning tricks. She plans to open in Las Vegas this the fall.

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