The Truth About Snakes

SNAKES DON'T HIBERNATE. It is a myth. When I lived on my 100 acres, I saw snakes every month of the year. I saw snakes in the snow. I saw snakes when it was below 32 degrees. It didn't matter what time of year it was - there were snakes. I...

Cheyenne Queen

Cheyenne Queen Queenie was the first greyhound I ever owned and was the mother of all my pups. She was given to my husband by an owner as a Christmas gift. We got her before she was even 2 years old because of an injury. We took...

Between and Rock and a Hard Place

One time I was doing a home visit for my job. I pulled up to a house and it looked like no one was home even though I had an appointment to be there. I went up to the door and I knocked and waited. It was as I thought, no one was there. I turned...

My Silly Valentines

I remember the day this was taken.  I had a wonderful haircut that I loved.  I just so happened that this was the day it decided to "fall out".  The picture was a one time opportunity so I had to do it or miss out.  I loaded my babies up and took...

A Puppy Mill

I would like to write about my personal experience with a puppy mill. I responded to an ad in the local paper for parttime kennel help. I spoke with a very likeable old lady on the phone and with my experience there was no way she could turn me down....

Let's Get Mikey

Mikey was a trainer's dog. My friend Kevin took him home when he was finished racing. Kevin took a job in Florida and couldn't take Mikey so I took him home. When Bobby and I moved to Florida to work we gave Mikey to Joel. Around the time Joel...

Even I Couldn't Smoke that Much Pot

I actually quit a job for that very reason once.  Don’t get me wrong. I was no angel.  I did my share of pot smoking.  This was different.  From my very first morning in that kennel my primary job seemed to be, “load us a bowl, Pam.”       ...

My Black Stallion

When I was a girl to say I was a bookworm would be an understatement. I made it my mission in life to read a book a day. A goal that I accomplished frequently. Of all the books I read (some of them over and over) my absolute favorites were the Black...

Mr. Lucky

One time one of my bosses at the track won $123,000 on one of the slot machines.  All of a sudden the track had to hold a hearing because track employees aren't allowed to bet on the machines or the dogs.  (kennel employees are not employed by the...

I Wanna Horse

When I was a girl my dream was to have a horse. That is how I got into greyhounds, it was a matter of access. I had the chance to do the dogs and I knew I would probably never be around horses. I actually did have a horse the summer of my sixth...

It didn't make a difference in my life

For years, when I was in the dog business, the time change was almost irrelevant to me. It didn't matter because the dogs dictated my schedule.  They were used to at least 4 turnouts a day no matter what.  That didn't count the times they got...

Litter Bug

Last week was one of those times you wish you had a camera.  Actually I had my laptop but the camera wasn't turned on. I have often gone to the park and silently cursed the asses who carelessly throw litter around...especially right beside of...

I Found a Baby Bird

Yesterday I went to the park.  When I got back home I called Eddie and went over there for awhile.  When I was leaving his house I was surprised to find in the back of my truck a baby bird.  It was terrified.  It was fluttering about  the back of my...

Shit Eaters

We used to have dogs that would eat shit when I was in the greyhound business.  There would usually be one or two in every kennel.  I never could figure out why they did it although some say it is a vitamin deficiency but with all the...