Friday, August 05, 2005

Friday Hound Blogging

Usually when one of the overlords gets caught reducing costs, or being creative with regulations, the rest of the overlord choir all come together and sing a few choruses of "One bad apple don't spoil the bunch." Well, this week the choir is out doing a twelve state tour with matinee on Saturday because Herb "Dutch" Koerner of Hays, Kansas, a dog breeder, owner and kennel operator who served 10 years as president of the National Greyhound Association told an Iowa investigator that he had hidden ownership for about five years in a kennel at Bluffs Run greyhound track in Council Bluffs.

Koerner also acknowledged working to have ineligible greyhounds falsely certified as Iowa-bred dogs in an effort to make additional money. What? You mean all the regular money that's available in greyhound racing wasn't enough?

Wonder if they'll take his picture out of the greyhound hall of fame. Wonder what his picture is doing there in the first place. He wasn't the one running the races so the overlords could avoid having to work for a living.

Oh, by the way, another track is closing.

Speaking of working for a living, this week's hound has had enough of it and is seeking a retirement home. Must have couch and dog biscuits. Meet Vacume:

Vacume is a typical laid back grey. A real gentleman and classic leaner. He loves his stuffies and always greets anyone coming into the house with one which he proudly drops at their feet. He is the classic "velcro" dog who attaches himself to the leg of whichever foster parent is moving about the house. He enjoys walks and playing in the yard with his greyhound brothers, but only for short times as what he really enjoys is lounging on the couch. His ears stand straight up. 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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