Friday, May 12, 2006

Friday Hound Blogging

Well, here we are again heading into the warm season and with their usual high regard for the safety and well being of the the overlords are shutting tracks down all over the country because "kennel cough" is running rampant. Again. "I don't know why everyone keeps blaming us for this," said one overlord. "It's the dogs who are sick."

Currently eight tracks are closed and quarantined across the country. The West Virginia Racing Commission, said no dogs are permitted to enter or exit Wheeling Island Racetrack. Wheeling Island experienced a sharp increase in cough scratches on o5/06/06 with 26 of the 29 scratches that day due to coughing. The cough is primarily affecting puppies, although there have been reports of older dogs being affected. "Puppies don't race," said a track official. "Well, not as much. Anyway why should our livelihood be affected by dogs that don't bring in any money anyway. This is just another example of government intrusion into private business."

Yeah. Pesky government. Always interfering, right Pinocchio?

Pinocchio is very mild mannered. He is very loving and affectionate. He likes to follow his foster mom around the house. He gives kisses and loves to be petted. He likes to play with toys. He likes to look at himself in the mirror. He is a curious, happy dog who prances when he walks. He also can sit. He has a pronounced overbite, which probably gave him his name. It is very endearing. 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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