Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Hound Blogging

Frequent reader(s) of this blog know that good times are just a tease to get you to let your guard mean know that one of the most plaintive arguments the overlords make when faced with the prospect of having to go out and get real jobs is, well, that they will lose their jobs if people with souls force them to quit sucking their meager existence off the backs of innocent animals.

Close the track, the overlords say, and the land will become haunted by zombies picking over the remains of the two dollar rubes who missed the last bus home. Don't believe it? Just look what the good people of Massachusetts have done to themselves by putting the kibosh on animal exploitation.
Attorney Michael Morizio, representing park owner George Carney, said the $200 million renovation project includes removing the entire right side of the main building, where simulcast betting now takes place, and enlarging the building to accommodate slot machines, if they are approved by the state.
Well, it's not like you weren't warned people of Massachusetts. We mean Mr.  Carney told you again and again if you threw his low wage no benefit workers out of a job you would devastate the economy of the entire east coast, so you have no one to blame for his $200 million renovation but yourselves.
And five acres of the 100-acre property could be the site for a train station if the South Coast Rail line from Stoughton to Fall River and New Bedford is built.
Ouch. Mass transit bringing people right into the community to shop, visit and gamble. Bet you're rethinking that yes on Prop 3 vote now, huh?

Morizio said new jobs created by that project would more than top the number of jobs lost at the track as a result of the statewide ban on dog racing. “We’ll be working with unions and labor. And it should create about 1,500 permanent jobs and 500 construction jobs,” he said. “The new building is also being designed to be very elegant and functional.”
Well, there you have it. More jobs than before the track closed. Hope all you animal rights do gooders are happy now. Wonder if they have trouble sleeping at night. What do you think Senna?

Senna is approachable, gentle, and calm. He is loving and affectionate. He gives nuzzles and little kisses. He is more animated than a typical greyhound. He will run and do “wind sprints” in the hallway when he is playing with his foster dad. He will sometimes bark at the “other dog” in the mirror. He is curious and likes to put his nose on everything. Senna would do well in a working family home with well-mannered children, 5 and up. He is good with other dogs of all sizes and is also fine as an only dog. He would probably do better in a single family home, since he will whine a bit when he is in the crate. 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.

Lazlo Update: Lazlo sleeps on the floor in the master bedroom. He likes to sleep near the family grey. The second night in the foster home, she stepped on him and he snapped at her – no injuries. He is not generally protective of his sleeping space.

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