Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday Hound Blogging

We're coming to you today from the Cry Me A River Department here in the marbled halls of IM Central. CMAR is a division of the World's Smallest Violin Company, a wholly owned subsidy of Your Momma Says She Loves You But She Could Be Lying Too, LLC.

It seems overlord Ricky Holloway is feeling a tad peevish and unappreciated.
Trainers and kennel hands deserve respect for the hard work and long hours we all do.
OK, we'll accept for the moment that feeding the dogs 4D meat, putting them in cages for up to 20 hours a day, giving them substandard Vet care when they're injured and taking them out behind the kennel to have an "accident" when they're no longer competitive is hard work, but look at the bright side Ricky. At the end of the day you get to go home. A lot of your charges aren't so lucky.
Certain promoters take us for granted with low prize money and drastic cutbacks at tracks with even kennel hands of local trainers meals stopped at certain tracks.
OK Ricky, we're going to assume you're too stupid to see the irony here, but welcome to the world of a racing greyhound. Feeling a little abused are you? Look at it this way, if the promoters decided to put a bullet in your head, it would probably cost them more than $10 bucks, so at least you don't have to worry about that.
This certainly cannot continue much longer with over 100 trainers not renewing licences and business crashing to an all time low. Greyhounds registered are also at an all time low with hardly any new owners joining the ranks of our industry.
Yeah, right. We're sure it's all about the fact that mean old promoters are keeping all those mounds of cash to themselves and the fact that NO ONE COMES TO THE F@%&#!* TRACK ANYMORE has nothing to do with it.
If we do not all unite and support the tariff, trainers will be better off giving up the keys to their kennels, such will be the debt that will follow. Eventually the sport will just die on its feet.

Well, that's only fitting Ricky boy. After all it's the same thing that happened to Birthday Toy and Jawa Spock. Dying on their feet we mean.

Enough is enough. We are running at Romford for £10 less runner up money than ten years ago!! Have petrol, biscuit, meat and wages decreased ? No. Well we are even running on RPTV for nothing extra. We are supplying the product for peanuts and being treated disgracefully into the bargain.
Ah, Ricky, Ricky, Ricky. Your lack of self awareness is exceeded only by your capacity for tolerating hellacious levels of cognitive dissonance.
We must stop this attitude and bad treatment of out trainers otherwise we will have nothing.
Dude. You're an overlord. Having nothing would be an improvement for you, right Serenade?

Sera is still in the playful puppy stage and really enjoys a good romp in the yard followed by a nap. She's shy at first in new situations and with new people, but once she warms up she'll ask for pets by poking you with her nose. Sera would do well in a home with older well mannered children as an only dog if her family is home more often to play with her, or with other dogs her own size. She doesn't mind going in her crate, but does have a lot of puppy energy so would need a yard she can run in, or someone to play with her. Sera will need an experienced family to help her overcome her 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.

TK Update: TK found a home!

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