Friday, December 07, 2007

Friday Hound Blogging

Regular readers of this blog probably don't have very well defined life mean have probably noticed that from time to time (like every Friday) we like to take a look at the wacky world of unit exploitation and make some off kilter observations about the so called people who populate this particular vermin ridden corner of what passes for popular culture these days.

Well, not today. We realize it has to suck being an overlord. Having to get people to read the MacDonald's menu to you, losing the instructions for brushing your teeth, or tooth as the case may be, and the problem of trying to find dress shoes with velcro ties because, well, let's just say life as an overlord is full of rather unique challenges.

So you would think that the fates would occasionally throw these sorry excuses for human beings a break. You know, hold off on the rain until they can duct tape that hole in the roof of the trailer, make it so they didn't have to lie and say they were used car salesmen so they could have friends, or even let them put up a lousy sign, even if it wasn't spelled correctly.

With the 50th anniversary of the Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track approaching, the business had asked the city for permission to hang commemorative signs from light poles in the city. That was a request the council denied.

Councilwoman Martha Simons said she had an issue with the proposed wording of the sign: that Bonita Springs "salootes" the track. "I don't know that I want to salute the Greyhound track," she said.


Councilman Ben Nelson also said he had "mixed" feelings on allowing such a sign. "Sort of a mixture of revulsion and being appalled that we've allow this to go on in our community for so long," he said.

Ouch and double ouch.

Hey, what about a sign that says Bonita Springs apologizes for 50 years of cruelty, exploitation and unnecessary suffering inflicted on innocent animals? Think it would fly Dinky?

Dinky is adorable and will do full body wags when she greets people. When really happy, she will run and jump into your arms. She likes to bring all the stuffies into her crate to nuzzle. She can be a little skittish with new experiences but learns quickly. Dinky would do best in a home with children over age 6, as she tends to be a bit bouncy. She would be fine as an only dog or with other large breed dogs. 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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