GONE TO THE DOGS: Sal's in charge

          "Pam, hey Pam, what's happening?" "Sal, what are you doing here?" It was ten in the morning and I hadn't seen anybody yet, not that that was unusual or anything. I had been in the kennel for about three months now and Jeff had...

GONE TO THE DOGS: my first dog fight

That night Jeff and I were doing turnout.  He went in the kennel and I was standing on the sidewalk watching the dogs.  They were all lying around the pen sleeping.  All of a sudden for no reason whatsoever Vaporizer jumped up and started...

GONE TO THE DOGS: new girl screws up

I pulled up to the house and I dragged my butt inside.  Bobby was waiting for me.  He had dinner ready.  “So, how was it?  Did you like it?” “Oh God, it was the greatest day ever,” I told him as I started to pull off my nasty clothes.  “Do...

GONE TO THE DOGS: my first night at the races

Finally the races started.  I watched the first race and Jeff showed up.  “Follow me,” he instructed. “I have to show you what we do with the dogs after they run."  We walked to an area at the back of the track.  “Here’s the hose.  See how...

GONE TO THE DOGS: my first weigh-in

I didn’t realize that I would not be able to go home after work.  I lived over an hour from the track.  I was filthy after a morning in the kennel so I went to my dad’s car lot which was about 10 minutes from the track. I washed myself off in...

GONE TO THE DOGS: the end of my first morning

As we walked in the door at Shoney's, Sal was waving "Over here you guys, over here. You guys help yourselves to whatever you want," Sal said as Jeff rolled his eyes. "I'm buying of course" "Thank you, Sal", I said as the waitress walked up...

GONE TO THE DOGS: meet Sal

"Alright, it's time to bring 'em in. Come on out of there. Are you having fun?" "Oh yeah, this is great!" "Good, I want you to stand next to the gate. Don't let the dogs gather there, shew them on inside the kennel. Now when you open the...

GONE TO THE DOGS: my first morning turnout

“I can't believe I'm here at seven in the morning waiting to live my dream.  All I need is for Ray to give me a fair shot and I’ll be fine,” I thought to myself as I drove down the hill to the track compound for the first time.  I parked my...

GONE TO THE DOGS: my interview

"Why can't I do this?" "Sugar, you'll just get all dirty" "What's wrong with that?" "Honey, I can tell by lookin' at yuh that yuh just can't take what we're dishin’ out ‘round here." "Look, just give me one chance. Give me three days,...

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Winter Heart Health Tips

Edit This Post I got these from an article in Yahoo.   1,  Frigid air - just breathing cold air is enough to trigger chest pains.  I try never to go out when the temp is under freezing or over 90.  I have problems with heat as well.  A...

My Own Personal Clydesdale Commercial

One of the most popular Super Bowl commercials was the Budweiser commercial where the man raised the clydesdale foal and then when the horse was in the parade he thought it didn't see him.  But it did and the first chance it got it escaped and ran...

Ever Hear of a Fence Climber?

  I had always heard about fence climbers but had never seen one until we got Katie, my dad's Yorkie.  I built a little pen for her and another dog so they could run free a little.  I put her in it and she promptly climbed out.  I was delighted.  ...

Don't tell Daddy His Dog is Gone

When I was taking care of my dad I answered an ad to take care of a kennel part time.  What I found was the most disturbing thing I ever found in all my years in the dog business.  I also knew that if I turned the woman in who was running the kennel...

Fire in the Kennel!

It was a normal day and I was doing a normal second turnout.  I was working in the kennel while Richard was in the pens with the dogs.  I smelled smoke.  I looked around and I couldn't find anything amiss so I walked to the door.  The...