Friday, August 17, 2007

Friday Hound Blogging

We're somewhat conflicted today, or maybe we're just sober enough to realize it, but when we read this request, the full meaning of FHB suddenly became clear to us. See, overlords are the yin to our yang, the night to our day, the Hannity to our Colmes, the Tinker to our Evers to our Chance. OK, we lost it. The point is, we need the overlords. Without them we'd be relegated to writing about things like the president's illegal wire tap program, or Alberto Gonzales' Alzheimer's. Where's the fun in that?

So we've decided to see if we can help out this overlord wannabe, after all, even though he put his request on a horse racing site, we have to believe he'd recognize a dog if he saw one. Let's start with Colorado. Mountains, clean air, lots of parks to sleep in after you're evicted from the trailer park. And the job opportunities?

Mile High is the only Colorado venue left offering live greyhound racing but drawing sparse crowds. Hmm..."sparse" is not a good word when one is seeking long term employment opportunities.

OK, let's try Florida, the biggest racing state. Good weather, lots of beaches to sleep on, old people with social security and dementia. Got to be some opportunities there, right?

Tampa Greyhound will end live racing of dogs at the Sulphur Springs track after Saturday, August 18. Dang! OK, let's not panic. We're pretty sure we can keep him from having to go back to school to learn a trade like shoe salesman or something equally technical. What about New Hampshire?

The Hinsdale Greyhound Park recently announced plans to cut back on live racing, switching from a year-round schedule to a summer-only calendar and perhaps just 50 days a year, the minimum required by the state to stay in business. Double Dog Dang!

Umm...You wouldn't, like have any skills or anything, would you, little overlord? You know, just something to tide you over until something opens up. Or you retire.

Didn't think so. Wait. You say you want to work with greyhounds. Why didn't we think of this before? It's about as close as you're going to get, right Sadie?

Fury Lin AKA Sadie is very affectionate and has a lot of spunk. She’s so friendly, social and lovable. She really enjoys attention, but she doesn’t actively seek it out. She’s playful and fun loving. She likes to be near her family and will stay close to your side. Her foster family needed someone else home to take picture for the website. She has a “helicopter” tail that spins in circles. Sadie would be best in a home with children ages 13 and older. She likes the company of the dog in the home; it might be best for her to have another dog in the home, as she’s very social. She would probably be fine in a working family that could let her out mid-day. 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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