Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday Hound Blogging

Our old daddy used to say, "sometimes you're the pigeon, and sometimes you're the statue." Recently in Arizona (see item 5) the overlords were trying to open up a simulcast facility so that the rubes who weren't coming to the track would have another, closer place not to go to and lose the rent money two dollars at a time betting on which greyhounds would be lucky enough to make it around the track without breaking something, or even more inconvenient for those investing their social security in a particular unit, dying.

See, this is where the industry is now, trying to to take over abandoned storefronts, throw up a tee vee or two and call it progress because even the overlords have figured out no more tracks will be opening, and as the ones left die off, the few remaining people stupid enough to want to go to a track will have to travel farther and farther to find one.

Even someone like overlord Tom Taylor ( who, btw, has the mental acuity of spray paint. His momma had him tested.) can figure that out, so he was trying to get an OTB place opened up at a local restaurant, which seemed like a done deal until:
Subject: Re: Agenda item 5 - Off track betting in Oracle
Good Morning....
The owner of the Oracle Inn has withdrew this item from the the BOS will be removing it for good (unless sometime in the future he brings it back)...but for now he is not interested in having this at his establishment.
Sheri Cluff
Clerk of the Board
P.O. Box 827
Florence, AZ  85132
So, to paraphrase our old daddy, Greyhounds, pigeons. Taylor, statue. That's a good look for him, don't you think 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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