Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Dogs of Summer

Here's the first group of the summer. Coming in next Saturday the 26th are: Kiowa Talkmystic, Flirtatious, Tulip Sunshine, and Jimbo Great. It may be hot for their trip but they will be riding in air conditioned comfort. Let's welcome them to VAGA. Wish them and their human counterparts a safe and uneventful journey up the I95.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

A Round for the Hounds 2010

Each year it becomes more difficult to come up with new material for this event. Each year I am continually surprised as to the number of people who continue to support us both financially and with almost countless donations. Each year brings different challenges as well as rewards. Each year this event helps us maintain our commitment. That commitment is what drives us all. The benefactors may be in your home right now, laying on a sofa enjoying the good life. They may still be in a kennel somewhere in Florida, or as I am writing this, on there way up I95 to a home near you. Wherever they are, if they could speak, they would certainly be thanking you. However they cannot, but one just has to look into their eyes, to peer into their souls to know how much they appreciate what is done for them. So we continue to have this event. We put up with all it entails, the good, the bad, and the ugly because the need is so great. We also do it because the reward is so satisfying.

Once again I must thank everyone who helped make this event so successful. Our sponsors, the numerous business in our community whose donations fuel the raffle, our volunteers (Greyhound people just ROCK) and the golfers. These guys and gals come out every year, regardless of weather, and continue to support us. We greatly appreciate your commitment and generosity.

Now to the Golfing winners.

First Place, with a score of 57: Furtado, Gordon, Kidd, Montemayor
Second Place with a score of 59: Blue, Blue, Flemming, Foley
Third Place with a score of 63: Ford, Hardy, Hicks, Rabe

Longest Drive: Brenda Blue
Closest to the pin: Harold Ford

Congratulations to you all.

As always, there is another group of winners who would like to extend their thanks:

It is that group of greyhounds whose lives you just changed.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Father's Day Haul

Well it's still a week early, but this Saturday June 12th it's a gentleman's majority. We have four dogs coming up and three are males. I don't recall a haul where the guys have outnumbered the gals. So let's hear it for the boys: BBR Trojan, KT Brady, and Nitowalkthisway. Kebo Kupcake is our lone gal. She and Trojan will be getting off in the Richmond area while Brady and Nitro will be coming into Fredericksburg. Wish them all a safe journey to their new homes.