Friday, July 01, 2011

Friday Hound Blogging

We're coming to you today from the Department of Hanging On To Stuff here in the marbled halls of IM Central. The DOHOTS is a division of the Bad Penny Company in partnership with It's Like A Recurring Rash, Inc.

We are possessed of information that indicates the Flager Greyhound Exploitation Facility...erm...Greyhound Race Track is marking it's 80th anniversary. Eighty years, Wow! Can you imagine how many broken greyhound bones, how many needless greyhound deaths they've managed to rack up in 80 years? Not to mention the ongoing suffering of dogs in their cages up to 22 hours a day, or the diseases the overlords manged to spread throughout the kennels because of their negligence when it came to shots, or basic care? Why just the loss of blood from fleas and ticks alone would be enough to float a battleship over 80 years. And we haven't even mentioned...what's that? You say they're celebrating? Like this is a good thing? Oh. Well, guess we missed the spirit of that announcement, huh? OK let's let the Flagler people have their say.
Flagler Greyhound Track, Miami’s oldest racetrack and casino is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year and to mark this event it is re-launching the Hecht Marathon Championship this October. For more than 50 years the Flagler Greyhound Track was the main attraction of Magic City...
Well, we guess it's all in how you look at it, especially if you aren't a greyhound. Wait a minute, if this is their 80th anniversary and they were the main attraction for 50 years, what's going on with the other 30?
...but in recent times the track has stood empty for most part. The track has a seating capacity of 7000 but in recent times spectator numbers have fallen immensely and most of the 7000 seats lie vacant.

OK, "fallen immensely" isn't a phrase you want to hear in an article that starts with the word celebrating. Of course it's all in how you look at it, especially if you're a greyhound, right Bud?

Bud is friendly and affectionate. He will approach people for pets. He is very curious but he has an easygoing personality. He is still learning how to play. He really likes toys and will collect them. He has loving eyes that look at you longingly. Bud would do well in a working family home, with well-mannered children, 5 and up. He is good with other dogs and would probably be okay as an only dog. He needs a single family home, because he tends to bark when he is first left alone. 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:

Αnguѕ мacAlastair said...

What can I say? This doggie had to come again…