Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday Hound Blogging

Man. We are going to have to rethink our whole attitude towards the overlords. We mean, each Friday we poke a little good natured fun at them because they are essentially ticks on the backs of innocent animals, riding the poor dogs to their deaths in many cases just to siphon off a few measly bucks, and what can be more humorous than that, right?

This week, however we ran across a group of overlords whose track is about to be closed and they're all like, we got some nice greyhounds here. Be a shame if something happened to them.
Concerns have been raised greyhounds could be put down if plans to demolish Oxford Stadium go ahead.
"Accidents happen, that's all I'm saying," Oxford Greyhound Owners’ Association and Oxford Retired Greyhounds chairman John "Little Walnuts" Alcock told reporters. "We got 350 dogs running around here. You go tearing down the track and things could get...unruly. Now, you wouldn't want things to get unruly, would you?"

Mr Alcock, who is also treasurer of the national Greyhound Owners’ Association, and manager of the Oxford office of the Barone Sanitation Company said: “The biggest problem will be the dogs. They're like evidence, you know? Got to be careful with them or it could be...embarrassing."

But Retired Greyhound Trust (RGT) home coordinator and Transportation Director at Barone Sanitation Jenny Hebborn warned some trainers may not be able to prevent a certain level of inventory loss if the track is demolished. "Like Little Mr. Alcock says, things could happen. Be a real shame too, because those are really good dogs. It's up to you."

Trainer Dave 'Fat Davey' Lee said: “Obviously it’s devastating. Being a trainer, you never want to lose inventory. I don’t know what’s going to happen to the dogs, they should be looked after, but you tear down the track? It's outta my hands."

Sounds like they're making us a deal we can't refuse, huh Beth?

Beth is a very sweet and loving little girl who loves everyone she meets. She loves to be petted and wags her tail a lot because she is so happy. She loves other dogs and is cat safe. She knows how to go up and down the stairs and is housebroken. She does not mind being in her crate. She loves to go for walks and is great on the leash. She loves the older children she has met but has not met any young children yet.  Beth would be fine in a working home. Even though she has not met young children she would do well with well-behaved children of any age. She would be absolutely fine as an only dog in the home but loves other dogs so would also do well if there were other dogs. 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.

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