Friday, March 17, 2006

Friday Hound Blogging

Another week another Owie for the overlords. The state of New Hampshire is about to quit giving subsidies to the racing industry. Why would the glamorous and exciting world of unit racing need to be propped up by subsidies from the state that's supposed to be raking in the tax revenues from all those two dollar bets you ask? Two words. Old People.

See, greyhound is a pari-mutuel type of gambling. That means that all the' bets go into a big pot from which the winner, the track and the state take their cuts. But if there aren't enough bets to make it worthwhile, the state sweetens the pot so the saps will keep spending.

The problem here is that the saps are dying off, and in spite of the fact that some would argue American schools are failing, the younger generation is too smart to give overlords money for work done by dogs.

After a while even people with the mental acumen of politicians can see that sending money to greyhound tracks so the overlords can finance their trailer payments while the schools and roads slowly crumble down around the voters is not what you would call a win win situation. Apparently that's what's happened in New Hampshire.

Hmmm...Common sense coming out of a legislative body. What will they think of next, huh Summer?

Summer is very easygoing, well mannered, sweet and loving. She is a Velcro dog; she likes to be with her foster family all the time. She will nuzzle for attention. She is also a couch potato and would love to sleep in the foster family’s bed if they would allow it. She is very light on her feet and sometimes approaches without a sound. She plays with toys and will pick them up by the corner of the toy and will carry them around. She especially loves squeaky toys. 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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