Friday, September 08, 2006

Friday Hound Blogging

Man. Sometimes being an overlord means it's not even worth getting out of bed. No wonder they're drunk most of the time. Well, when they aren't high. But can you blame them? We mean, they get up in the morning, read the paper, OK, get their neighbor from the next trailer to read the paper to them, and they hear something like this.

Seabrook track completes its shortest season ever with dogs running live before track patrons from only May 4 to Sept. 3. The shortened live racing season is no fluke, track comptroller Robert Davidson said. "We got eight people coming out on a regular basis, and two of them were so drunk they passed out before they could place a bet."

In Seabrook’s heyday back in 1986, it generated more than $6,248,000 in taxes,” Pari-mutuel Director Paul Kelley said“... Last year, Seabrook’s tax revenue was about $112,000. Stupidity just doesn't seem to be as popular now as it was back then."

Well, not among customers anyway. So the poor overlord looks though the torn screen of the window at the highway across the parking lot and thinks things can't get any worse than this.

Oh yes they can.

"We have no business, we are struggling financially and we have had no joy yet as far as getting our race dates back," Cessnock is fighting to regain its 44 TAB greyhound meetings for 2006-07 after the sport's controlling authority, Greyhound Racing NSW, made a decision to dump the Hunter town as a TAB venue.

Now that's got to hurt. Even the racing industry doesn't want to be involved in racing. Looks like Mr. Overlord better start practice saying "Welcome to Walmart," huh John?

John is real sweet, quiet and easygoing. He enjoys affection, but does not actively seek it out at this time. When he wants to go outside he roos. John would do well in a working family home with well-mannered children. He is good with cats and other average to large size dogs (no small dogs) and would probably be fine as an only dog. 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.


Anonymous said...

Hey, Ironicus!
Stumbled across your blog while doing some greyhound research for a potential story submission at either Trees And Things, or Plastic (currently off-line) and found that we apparently share similar outlooks on a number of subjects. Found your Friday Hound Blogging posts to be such a great idea that I'm inspired to do something similar. I'm a lazy blogger, posting too infrequently to keep much momentum going, but the hound blogging idea is appealing to me (and my greyhound!), so I'm gonna have a go at it. I'll add you to my links, if that's a-ok with you.
Don't know if you're aware of its existence, but Flickr has a greyhound group (several actually) that has a good array of pics.

Ironicus Maximus said...

Ahh, J.P.
"Stumbled." What a pefectly appropriate word to use with regards, not only to the blog, but the proprietors as well.
We always enjoy hearing from others lucky enough to be owned by a greyhound. Go ahead and link away. Good luck with your story.