I went home

I was waiting for Jeff at 3:00. We let all the dogs out and to my surprise I actually recognized a few. They seemed to ignore me a little. They were already used to me! We let them back in and Jeff reweighed the racers and he gave them a snack of a...

my first weigh in

I pulled up at 6 on the dot. Jeff was waiting for me. He handed me a leash and told me to go in and get Gino and put him in the truck. "Don't forget the racing muzzle. Hang it on the your side of the truck." I got Gino. "Now get Rosco." I put Rosco...

treat time

Greyhounds love treats! (who doesn't) The problem is you have to watch what you give them because all the food additives in them will give you a bad test. After every race the winner is given a pee test as well as one dog that is picked at...

My Little Red Husky

When I first was married we lived in a little 2 room apartment on the third floor. One day Bobby called me at work and said, "Guess what I just saw?" Of course I asked what it was and he told me that he was on his way into the apartment and he saw...

My Experience In 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....

Smooches

When I lived on my 100 acres among the many dogs that I had was a liver-spotted dalmation named Smooches. She was named Smooches because she ALWAYS wanted to kiss me. Unfortunately she was not nearly so affectionate with the other animals on...

Miss Cleopatra Floppyears Brennan

That was the name of our first dog. She was a beagle that our uncle Wallace gave to us. We called her Cleo for short. She received the full name because she used to ride in the boat behind our car to Summersville Lake every weekend when we went...

NOT a Warm and fuzzy Thanksgiving Story

It was always my tradition when I trained dogs to invite anyone who was without family to my home for Thanksgiving (and any holiday for that matter). In the dog business there is alot of traveling from track to track and alot of people who just can't...

Katie Was the first one I rescued from a puppy mill

Katie was a Yorkie that I rescued from a puppy mill. She was the first dog that Karen allowed me to take home and I took the dog home before I had a home for her because I was afraid she would change her mind. I was taking care of daddy at the time...

Bruno,Who?

I once had a boss named Bruno for a couple of months. He was a nice guy. He was from Switzerland. I used to enjoy listening him talk to his girlfriend on the phone in Swiss(?). It kind of had a sing song tone to it. Anyway... Bruno was leaving...

Irish Superstitions about the Dead..courtesy of Siobhan

It is believed that the souls of the dead that die abroad, wish to be buried in Ireland. The dead will not rest peaceably unless buried with their forefathers and people of their own kind. A dead hand is believed to be a cure for all diseases. Many...

I finally saw the woodpecker 3/6/11

I have been hearing the little bugger for about a year now but I never did see him. Now if I could just figure out where that owl is whooing peacefully from?

That Monkey Hated Me

When I was growing up the neighbors up the hill from my Granny Brennan's house had a monkey. We would walk to their house and visit the monkey almost every time we visited. All the kids would be there (assorted aunts and uncles, their friends and...

I Had a Bee in my Bonnet...so to speak

When I was about 14 years old a yellow jacket flew up my pants. It started stinging me and I started to hop and scream into the utility room. (fortunately I was right beside the back yard door when it happened) I couldn't pull my pants off fast...

Max the Squirrel

When I was growing up the Browning's, my next door neighbors, had a pet squirrel. Max had a huge cage out back with his own little house and they fed him daily. He ate produce and nuts and generally led a life of comfort. Every so often Wimpy, the...

tell and tell

about US   1.favorite apples – golden delicious for one mood, granny smith for the other 2.color of sheets – whimsical floral 3.book currently reading – none, sad to say 4.summer vacation or travel plans – none 5.dream vacation or...

I was a professional kennel hopper

    Once I left Liberty Kennel this started my kennel hopping days.I popped from kennel to kennel so much that the track changed the rules about helpers changing jobs. Now before starting in a new kennel a helper was required to wait twenty four...

Granny Got Her Titty Hung In the Washer

She was a squallin' and a screamin' to beat all get out!  No wonder, can you imagine how much that hurt!  It is the depression era equivalent of a mamogram! Do you have any stories like that where you're from?

Bruno, Who

Several years ago when I was working at a kennel in West Palm Beach the trainer I was working for transfered to a kennel in Miami.  I was saying good-bye to him with a friend and the last thing he did before he pulled out was to reach over and grab...

Whatever Happened to the Fruth Robbers?

These are the people who robbed our pharmacy last year.    Mark Sexton is scheduled for release 1/24/19 with a parole date of 1/24 15.  Marjorie Mullins is scheduled for release on 7/25/22 with a parole date of 1/24/20. Guilty Pleas...

I Saw One of these

...in Chief Logan State Park, Logan, West Virginia about 25 years ago!  The one I saw was about 8 to 10 inches long and was surrounded by at least 50 babies that were about an inch long.  It was big enough to be a small lobster!   ...

fishing tip I learned from an old fisherman

Once I was staying at the beach in Melbourne, Florida.  Bobby and I decided to go fishing from the beach.  We met an old fisherman one morning.  He told us that he had been fishing for years and the best place to throw out your line is exactly...