Friday, June 05, 2015

Friday Hound Blogging

It has recently come to our attention that the overlords are quite upset, and this is very disconcerting to us because we are not the ones causing them to be so. Yes gentle reader(s) in spite of the effort we put into annoying the overlords; regardless of the hard work that goes into creating blog posts in such a way as to constantly point out the intellectual and emotional vacuity it takes to participate in an endeavor that results in the wholesale abuse, injury and death of innocent living creatures for (no) profit; despite the fact that we continually endeavor to remind the overlords that they are to polite society as crotch itch is to a spacewalking astronaut it seems the simple act of rescuing a greyhound from their clammy grasp has done more to send them into a weapons grade tizzy than a whole month of our humble scribbles.

Of course there is the fact that the aforementioned rescue was done by Carey Theil and Christine Dorchak, aka Mr. and Mrs. Grey2K and as we all know, that particular combination of letters and number is the detonator to mega-tonnage of overlord spittle-flecked, bug-eyed, hair pulling, foot stomping, rolling on the floor, demon possessed, ranting and raving. On their more rational days that is. As Mr. Theil  put it in what has to be the very epitome of understatement:
Last month, my family added another member when we adopted Gina the greyhound. Predictably, greyhound breeders responded to this happy event with bitterness and hostility.
Bitterness and hostility? Come on C man. Saying their response was bitter and hostile is like saying setting off a thermonuclear device in the living room will result in stains on the carpet. Take overlord Bruce Walters for example who opined:
"30 days before Ginger decides she wants to jump in front of a moving vehicle."
 Now, set aside for a moment the fact that overlord Walters doesn't have the mental acuity necessary to differentiate between the words Gina and Ginger which may simply be a function of his inability to read the word Grey2K without soiling himself and we can see a fairly good example of overlord logic. In their world, greyhounds trapped in cages up to 22 hours a day, placed in harm's way on a regular basis, fed meat from diseased cows and abandoned at the first sign of slowing down are happy and content, but take them away from all that, place them in a loving home with caring people, feed them well and provide for their comfort and safety and they become suicidal. It makes perfect sense. If the area in your skull where your brain should be is instead occupied by algae.

The overlords are not just complainers though, some, like overlord Beverly Stahlgren Schrecongost are women of action:
"Then grab her and run like hell!!!" That message was followed by a joke about a "get away car." Meanwhile, Daytona Kennel Club worker Connie Winkler suggested that Gina's former racing owner should try to remove her from our family by falsely claiming she was stolen.
First of all, why do so many of the overlords have three names? Is it so that if they forget one they've still got a 50/50 chance of remembering one of the other two?  As you can see though, we have a pretty good example of overlord respect for the law. If they are willing to engage in theft and fraud in matters that do not affect them in any way, what extent are they willing to go to in matters that do impact them, like treatment for an injured dog, or mandatory vaccinations, or seeking help for greyhounds they can no longer afford?

Well, no matter because overlord Craig Randle's comment really gets to the heart of the overlords' concerns, and as you may have guessed if you are literate beyond the second grade, it has nothing to do with the greyhound in question:
As usual, the most disturbing comment was made by former National Greyhound Association official Craig Randle, who again referred to the near fatal accident GREY2K USA President Christine Dorchak suffered in 1992: "Is that dog trolley TRAINed?"
 Now, some of you may see the same tastelessness, lack of empathy and general assholery in overlord Randle's comment as we recently saw in Ted Cruz's joke about Joe Biden right after Beau Biden died, but you would be mistaken in assuming some sort of equivalency. You see, Ted Cruz is just an idiot and sometimes idiots don't self censor as well as they should, but overlord Randle is operating true to form and his comment is typical of the vile, classless and misogynist effluvia that comes out of the mouths of people bereft of human compassion.

We are reminded of a quote from St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. He said:
If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
We don't think the good Saint would disagree if we flipped that statement to make it a little more relevant to the current topic:
If you have men who will exclude their fellow men from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with  any of God's creatures.

Now ask yourself Condor, if you were one of the greyhounds trapped in the "care" of overlord Randle and he could make a "joke" about what happened to Ms. Dorchak like that, wouldn't you feel a bit of unease every time you saw him walk into the kennel?


I am very playful for my age and love to run and play in the yard. I especially love to fetch the ball. I have a very sweet personality. I get along with dogs of all sizes but no kitties please. I just had my teeth cleaned. I am housebroken. I absolutely love everyone I meet. Could I be the right guy for you? 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 and here.

9 comments:

Robert Gross said...

Near fatal "accident"?

http://greyhoundwatchusa.blogspot.com/2014/02/leading-grey2k-charge.html

Ironicus Maximus said...

Boy, you are a piece of work, aren't you Bobby boy? Thanks for making St. Francis' point.

Robert Gross said...

What, Fred? You don't find it the least bit disgusting that someone would use a failed suicide attempt as a fund raising tool?

Ironicus Maximus said...

OK let us get this straight. You're saying she tried to commit suicide, failed and while she was lying in the hospital hooked up to all those machines was thinking "How can I make money off of this? Oh, I know, greyhound racing!" Is that the line of reasoning you're following here Bobby, because if it is you lost us two or three psychotic episodes back.

Robert Gross said...

I don't know, Fred. Read the article at GreyhoundWatch and decide for yourself. You don't get "run down by a speeding train", when it's an MBTA Light Rail Vehicle traveling 15 MPH. The jury, for sure, decided she wasn't "run down by a speeding train". The court documents along with her sworn testimony tell a very different story.

Pat Tarditi said...

I am not an overlord, nor do I have three names, I am a person who loves RETIRED RACING GREYHOUNDS. I did take the time to read the transcripts from Ms Grey2K's deposition and the court findings AND the fictional story she chooses to to tell to get $$ for her coffers, they are of very different incidents, unless she got hit by 2 trains on 2 different occasions.

I just hope we don't see pictures of Gina in a choke hold like we did poor Zoey.

I share my home with several RETIREES and have had a RETIREE in my home for many years, they have come directly to me from the track, some from lower end tracks, all in excellent condition.

Do you realize the industry that you so willingly trash is the same industry that could take away your soap box?

Greyhounds love to race, they are born to race and chase. You want to destroy the epitome of breed of dog, which is what your intimate goal is. I can't help myself, the Italian is coming out, you are a flipping idiot, you should have 1/4 of the grey matter Bruce Walters had. Okay Italian rant is done.

And I use my true name

Pat Tarditi said...

I am not an overlord, nor do I have three names, I am a person who loves RETIRED RACING GREYHOUNDS. I did take the time to read the transcripts from Ms Grey2K's deposition and the court findings AND the fictional story she chooses to to tell to get $$ for her coffers, they are of very different incidents, unless she got hit by 2 trains on 2 different occasions.

I just hope we don't see pictures of Gina in a choke hold like we did poor Zoey.

I share my home with several RETIREES and have had a RETIREE in my home for many years, they have come directly to me from the track, some from lower end tracks, all in excellent condition.

Do you realize the industry that you so willingly trash is the same industry that could take away your soap box?

Greyhounds love to race, they are born to race and chase. You want to destroy the epitome of breed of dog, which is what your intimate goal is. I can't help myself, the Italian is coming out, you are a flipping idiot, you should have 1/4 of the grey matter Bruce Walters had. Okay Italian rant is done.

And I use my true name

Pat Tarditi said...

I am not an overlord, nor do I have three names, I am a person who loves RETIRED RACING GREYHOUNDS. I did take the time to read the transcripts from Ms Grey2K's deposition and the court findings AND the fictional story she chooses to to tell to get $$ for her coffers, they are of very different incidents, unless she got hit by 2 trains on 2 different occasions.

I just hope we don't see pictures of Gina in a choke hold like we did poor Zoey.

I share my home with several RETIREES and have had a RETIREE in my home for many years, they have come directly to me from the track, some from lower end tracks, all in excellent condition.

Do you realize the industry that you so willingly trash is the same industry that could take away your soap box?

Greyhounds love to race, they are born to race and chase. You want to destroy the epitome of breed of dog, which is what your intimate goal is. I can't help myself, the Italian is coming out, you are a flipping idiot, you should have 1/4 of the grey matter Bruce Walters had. Okay Italian rant is done.

And I use my true name

Nancy said...

'Max', I was going to post tonight but knew you would have it covered. Splendidly done!