Friday, March 16, 2012

Friday Hound Blogging

Monday's post got us to thinking about what happens after greyhound racing ends. Not to the dogs, we're pretty sure they'll go the same way other "working" breeds have gone when their jobs were eliminated. It's pet city for the skinny dogs just like it has been for hunting dogs who no longer need to hunt, herding dogs who no longer need to herd and watch dogs that no longer need to watch. Plus because of their personalities, greyhounds make great therapy dogs and since they're already athletic they can do neat things like agility trials and such. Plus they're actually pretty laid back when not out risking their lives to earn trailer payments for the overlords so they make great dogs for kids to read to. No, the future actually looks pretty bright for greyhounds because they have, you know, skills and stuff. It's the overlords we're wondering about.

We have to believe the job market for sixth grade dropouts with anger management problems and substance abuse histories just can't be that open. We mean, how many republican candidates can there be at any one time, you know? Well, we were out slooshing through the intertoobz this morning and happened to stop by one of the overlord sites where we saw this:
Candy Beck
I love this picture. I think it was sent to me by Jim Gartland, not sure where he got it. Maybe a touch inflammatory, but awesome.


Hare coursing? OK, let's see. It's already illegal in a lot of places. You can't make any money at it, and innocent animals are maimed in killed in the process. Yep, just like greyhound racing. Looks like the overlords have found a new home too, huh Boss?

Bogus Boss is an extremely shy and gentle boy. Since being placed in a quiet foster home he has starting coming out of his shell. He is beginning to enjoy playing with toys and do puppy-like things. He is playful in yard and with other dogs. If you are missing something around the house, you will want to check his bed as he has become a collector of objects. Bogus Boss does spook easily by loud noises and is very shy of new people. Due to his shyness, he had to be moved from the busy foster home with children to a home with a single elderly person. Bogus Boss would do best in a home with either an elderly person or with a single person or couple with no children. He would do fine in a home with other dogs of any size or as a single dog. He will need to be placed in a home with a person of great patience to understand and work on his shyness. 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.

2 comments:

Michelle said...

Black Greyhounds go after Bunny.
I think you say " awwwww".
That's what Milne would say.

Nancy said...

Me. Speechless.