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A GREYHOUND picnic such a great success. A special thank you to: Kristoff Hair Cutting Stepp’s Restaurant PICNIC The canine groups that provided Greyhound Manor much of the entertainment throughout Ivory Flowers of VRx Pharmaceuticals It was a day of fun, food, games andthe day. Sheila Beattie of the Pomona Valley prizes - all for the benefit of retired Alaskan Ice & Beverage Service of Humane Society racing greyhounds. If you wanted to Costa Mesa for donating all of the ice Christy Cooper of Nutro see greyhounds, this was the place to used that day. And thank you to anyone who’s name be since we counted over 190 grey- Nancy Madigan for the many hours we may have inadvertently missed for hounds attending with their proud she spent preparing for the picnic. so generously giving to help ex-racing families. Marshall Shipley who donated his greyhounds. Our 2nd Annual Picnic in the Park ontime to act as emcee for our picnic. Saturday, May 23, at Huntington Beach The many GPA volunteers that gave of Central Park had something for every- one. An agility course demonstration their time to make this picnic possible. The volunteers from the Edison Co. FIRST CHAPTER by Training with Tambourine, a flyball Thank you to the following people or MEETING demonstration by The Woof Gang and companies who so generously made the frisbee dogs of Southern Californiadonations: We invite everyone to our first Chapter K-9 Air Corp. provided entertainment PetCo Meeting on Sunday, July 27, 1997, at throughout the day. There was the Frances of Mission Viejo PetCo 1:00 p.m. at the Isaac Walton Cabin, opportunity to shop for greyhound Angela Zolezio of Citipet Dog Beds 13919 Penn, Whittier, CA. You will items such as books, jewelry, grey- Newport Landing Restaurant have the chance to find out what we’ve hound statues, t-shirts and dog beds. Get Serious been up to, give us your ideas to help in Several greyhounds were seen sporting The Horn Smythe greyhound rescue, ask questions, and Disneyland find out the many ways, big or small, new collars and leashes. Knott’s Berry Farm Dr. Wayne Kopit provided dental care that you might be able to help. There Midtown Cafe information and handed out samples of will be information on our upcoming Becky McKenzie doggie toothpaste. Pet psychic Lydia Renaissance Faire and refreshments will Kennel Club Resort & Spa Hiby gave some greyhound owners a West Coast Productions for dinner be served. little more insight into the thoughts and certificates to Bistro 201, This will be a fun and informative get- past lives of their dogs. A stop at the Diva Restaurant and Topaz Cafe together of people who love greyhounds Renaissance Faire booth gave everyone Farm Meats USA and Gary Allison and are willing to give a small part of a chance to see what to expect at our Thane Marketing International themselves to help ex-racers find Hounds of Nobility Renaissance Faire Susan Petaja homes. Due to the nature of this at the end of September. Of course Joan Dillon at Greyhound Project meeting, we ask that you not bring your there were food and beverages and a Lois Gowin dogs. bake sale so you could enjoy a cookie Paul & Kathie Matsuyama So if you want to find out what how or bagel or take a snack along home. Doggie in the Window you can help, volunteer or just find out Dogs got to enjoy Cool Paws, a refresh- Dr. & Mrs. Sal Lawrence what we’ve been doing, please join us ing doggie yogurt. June Palmer on July 27th. For more information, call The foster booth was a favorite. Judith Brody (714) 962-0789. Everyone got to say hi to many of the Fleabusters Directions from the 605 Freeway: foster greyhounds attending that day. Wendy Oglesbee (It is about 3.5 miles off the Little did some of the foster greyhounds Jamison Pruce freeway.) know they would be meeting their Brass and More Exit on Whittier Blvd. and GPA eventual owners that day. head EAST. You will cross It was a day to meet old and new Norwalk, Broadway, Hadley friends, show off your and Philadelphia. Turn left dog and admire on PENN. Drive on Penn for everyone else’s, and about 1.6 miles through a with so many grey- residential area until you see hounds behaving so Penn Park on the right. On well together, it made the left will be chain link you proud to own a MAY - JUNE gates. Turn left through greyhound. 1997 these gates, drive past the UPDATE There are so many little guard hut and park people we would by the ISAAC WALTON like to thank that cabin, a greenish helped make this building.) CALIFORNIA - ORANGE COUNTY & GREATER LOS ANGELES CHAPTER LEAD DOG’S VIEW ADOPTIONS by Sandy Roeder (a greyhound) We’re getting the word out that greyhounds make great pets. Thanks to the hard Saturday, June 7th, my family woke work of our volunteers and the wonderful support we are given by individuals and up early and drove to the Santa Barbara businesses, we have found homes for 258 greyhounds and currently have 67 Dog Parade sponsored by BIG DOG greyhounds waiting for homes. Listed below are the families and their dogs who and IAMS. I was curious to see a big came together since our last newsletter: park full of every kind of dog waiting to march and I was happy to be back Audrey Hepburn Carol Zingg of Mission Viejo together with eighteen other greys. The Bonnie Ron Stolte and Pat Lynch of San Pedro people with Scottish terriers in the Demi Moore Steve and Kathleen Bishop of Rossmoor group ahead of us had bagpipes and we Gary Cooper Bruce and Judy Bellwood of Yorba Linda got to enjoy their music once the Irene Fay and John Huff of Tujunga parade got going. The police shepherd Julia Roberts Joan Golden of Westlake Village dogs were proudly wearing their Mae West Jackie and Tony Martinez of Norwalk badges. Marilyn Monroe Roy and Colleen Rymas of Placentia Many of the workers there had t-shirts Opossom Linda Knight of Long Beach that said “Unless you’re the lead dog Quinn Karen Charpie-Elton of Lakewood the scenery never changes” so I was Turbo Bob Kathy DeLong of Long Beach excited when my Papa got to carry the Updike Nick, Paige and Tanner Dimas of Long Beach GPA banner and I got to walk out in Valient Carol and Jim Orr of Coto de Caza front of our whole group. I really enjoyed being out there, working the Vapor Joyce Bauer of Fullerton crowd, bouncing along a new main Vesper Gina and Chris Kehr of San Luis Obispo street, taking in all the sights of a new Viking Nancy Madigan and Jerry Self of Whittier town. Vixon Carol Long of Stanton It was a good day for a parade, a little Whisper Linda and Jerry Kitzis of Moreno Valley humid, but not too hot. We did not Whitney Lisa and Jeff Michlin of Irvine have too far to go and we stopped quite Windsor Tom, Terry and Marissa Marinello of Carson a bit. Along the street, block after Wolf Ray and Stacy Macaluso of Westminster block, people watched and smiled as Woodstock Jonathan Rosenthal of Santa Monica the parade moved along. Sometimes Xanadu Barbara and Carl Boyack of West Covina we could greet and sniff the people Xena Christa Schubert of Long Beach waving at us and some even had a Xplorer Nancy and Allan Anderson of Glendale chance to pet us - one of our favorite XPO Tom and Sharon Cummings of Irvine things. Auntie Joyce, as usual, was Xpress Carol Keller of Alta Loma there with her usual armful of babies. Xray David and Charee Estes of San Clemente Of course, we are all used to this, but I Xpresso Ron Martin of Sunland could hear those sighs from the crowd Xtacy Jane and Mark Pisano of Los Angeles about how mellow and well behaved Xylon Lori Jones of Culver City the big dogs are with that tiny little lady Xyzzx (Honey) Joyce and Arnold Glassman of Brea and some folks took cards to get more Yahoo Mike and Betsy Lawrence of Thousand Oaks adoption info later. Yahtzee Frank Brown and Cindy Hall-Brown of Laguna Niguel The best part of the parade though was Yang Jay and Day Schneider of Rancho Santa Margarita when so many people read our banner, pointed and then started clapping to see Yardley Tim and Michele Johnson of Irvine us enjoying our retired lives. Yin Jack, Judith and Heather Brody of Long Beach For the post-parade interview, I’d Yoga Shirley and Jack Murray of Westminster have to thank all the people for coming Yuki Linda and Robert Glenn of Seal Beach to watch the dog parade, as well as the Yukon Perry and Janice Strength of Chino Hills sponsors for making this day of fun and Zane Craig and Kimm Streit of Diamond Bar publicity possible (and for the yummy Zara Harry and Janet Muller of Fullerton biscuits at the after parade block party). Zeke Sue Thomas of San Bernardino But from my view, those of us who did Zenith Ken Leitner of Anaheim not always win at the track but found Zippy Mary Lombard and Phil Bordeaux of Dana Point wonderful adoptive homes, truly Zoe Kenneth and Karen Lynch of Cypress understand what having a “leading” life Zola Tom and Diana Jeffers of Northridge is all about. Thanks to all GPA parents Zoom Paul and Paula McGuane of Ontario and helpers. We are always surrounded Zulu Bonnie Jean Werling of Orange by the sweet music of your gentle Zuni Peter Vincent of Manhatten Beach voices and we wear our “so glad to be at home smiles” with pride. MAKE A FAST FRIEND. ADOPT AN EX-RACING GREYHOUND! BOARD OF HOUNDS OF WANT ADS DIRECTORS NOBILITY MESSAGE RENAISSANCE SEAMSTRESSES - Immediate Help Needed! If you are a seamstress and FAIRE could help sew costumes, tent covers or banners for the Renaissance Faire, At its May meeting, the Board of Don’t forget to mark your calendars to please contact Carol Vinnacombe at Directors discussed various ways of join us at our Hounds of Nobility (562) 594-5734. ensuring that members are informed of GPA activities and receive accurate Renaissance Faire on Saturday and *************************************** Sunday, September 27th and 28th, 1997. information regarding the activities of The County of Orange and PetCo will be CARPENTERS - Summer Help Needed! the Board, while at the same time sponsoring the faire which will be held at If you could help with building stages, ensuring that the Board accomplishes Irvine Park in Orange. All proceeds will site breaks or booths for the Renais- the business which it must attend to. To benefit the California-Orange County sance Faire during the upcoming this end, the Board felt the current and Greater Los Angeles Chapter of summer months, please contact Bob format of the Board meetings was not Greyhound Pets of America. Vinnacombe at (562) 594-5734. accomplishing these goals. A motion was passed “that in order to accomplish The Faire will include: *************************************** its business and to keep the member- ship informed of various activities, the Food, drink and merriment. MATERIALS NEEDED - Following is a Board establishes a quarterly Chapter list of materials needed for the Renais- The Court of Queen Elizabeth sance Faire. If you have access to these Meeting open to the attendance of the featuring the 100 member general membership for the purpose of materials, or work for someone who St. Elizabeth’s Guild. does, and would be able to assist us disseminating information and open discussion. Further the monthly Board The Royal Hounds Arena with a donation or a discount, please Meeting will be open to board mem- featuring ex-racing greyhounds. contact Bob or Carol Vinnacombe at bers only and persons asked to make (562) 594-5734. presentations to the Board, for the The Equestrian Arena 6 Large Plastic Storage Bins purpose of conducting the Board’s with jousting and swordplay by with Flip-Close Lids business. The Board further establishes Medieval Times. 20 Spools of White Thread that any person wishing to bring 10 Spools of Black Thread The Children’s Court 35 Feet of 1/4” Elastic business before the Board should make with fun and education their request to the Secretary of the 28 Feet of 1” Elastic for the wee ones. 10 Wooden Half-Barrels Board.” Games Steel Fence Posts It is the Board’s sincere hope that all to test your skill and fortune. Nylon Tie Wraps interested volunteers will be able to Paper Beer Cups attend our first Chapter Meeting which Black Plastic Trash Bags will be held on July 13, 1997, at 1:00 Plastic Dog Clean-Up Bags p.m. at 13919 Penn, Whittier, CA. WE NEED YOUR First Aid Supplies Carol Vinnacombe HELP! Rebar Napkins Secretary Rolls of Toilet Paper The time is quickly approaching for Paper Towels our Hounds of Nobility Renaissance Faire on September 27 and 28, 1997. *************************************** The Faire promises to be a lot of fun, SPACE NEEDED - We need enclosed “FAST FRIENDS” but more importantly, it enables us to raise money to rescue ex-racing storage space for all the various items greyhounds. The greater success the we use for the Renaissance Faire year If you want to check on what is to year and for the donated dog food Faire is, the more greyhounds we will happening between newsletters, be for our foster dog program. Size about be able to afford to take from the track. sure to visit our web site. You can do We need volunteers to help with the 15’ x 15’. Economy is a must! Options some greyhound shopping, find out setup and breakdown of the Faire, work sought: (1) A vacant garage that could what events we have going on, learn in the ticket, game and beverage be donated or rented for a small fee. about the history of the greyhound, booths, direct traffic, and help with (2) A storage unit at a storage facility review some of our past newsletter security, just to name some of the ways that could be donated or rented for a articles, and find out a little more about you can help. Please give Karen a call small fee. (3) Vacant land that GPA what our GPA Chapter has been up to. at (562) 496-1873 or attend our Chap- could use to erect a portable storage Visit our web site at our new address: ter Meeting on July 27th to find out shed. If you can help, please call Carol http://www.fastfriends.org how you can help! Vinnacombe at (562) 594-5734. IN THE SPOTLIGHT Jack: About 4 years ago I read this article in a magazine about a Texas Our current foster, Yin, is number fourteen, and each one is always by Karen Charpie-Elton group that rescued them, but I couldn't wonderful in its own unique way. Picture a cozy home in a quiet Long figure out how to get Judith to agree to Jack: And I think we'll be keeping this Beach neighborhood, the front yard a greyhound. Then the article got lost one. lined with swaying Cypress and shady and we forgot about it for a while... Judith: Like we adopted foster number oak trees. A blue jay perches on a Heather: Until I saw one of those two, Cagney. Jack renamed him Mungo branch and watches as you approach horrible documentaries on TV, then after the Patron Saint of Glasgow, the front door. Inside, you are greeted read an article in the Times, which of because he is "Mungo the Good". by a happy, smiling family: Jack, Judith, course gave no address or phone What other fond memories do you their daughter Heather, greyhounds number, but luckily someone wrote a have? Brynna, Mungo, and current foster, plus letter to the editor asking for informa- Heather: Ivan was one of our most the cocker spaniel Ragnell. Then you tion, so I sent away for an application. affectionate fosters and unusually shy. What were One day when he was in the kitchen, your first someone dropped a pot, and he impressions? squeezed his large body through a little Judith: Well, cat door. To this day, we've never I thought Phil figured out how he did it without was really injuring himself. cute... Judith: Monet was very gentle and Heather: The puppyish...Penny Lane was very smart greyhounds and self-possessed. We sang the Beatles were so much song to her. bigger than we Heather: Robin was so tiny and so realized. We very, very shy. I had to crawl into a watched you crate and lift her out. She yodelled walk across when she was happy. the yard with Will you stop fostering if you keep these three Yin? huge animals Jack: Not at all, and she's been and thought, renamed "Linnet". From left to right: Bill McCloud, who adopted foster dog Kahlua, "Oh my gosh! Judith: Jack does this every time. He with Jack, Judith and Heather Brody. They're so always thinks they adore him, just big!" because he cooks for them. The way to notice the life-size mannequin sitting in Judith: Then one of them licked me--a a greyhound's heart... the rocking chair, the larger than life- big greyhound kiss--and that was it--I Greyhounds have obviously found size flowers painted on the hallway was in love. Jack and Heather drove to their way into all your hearts. walls, the dozens of paintings every- Lakeside with Ragnell to pick a beauti- Judith: Into our hearts and lives. where, and you realize that this is not ful greyhound and came back with the We've made so many new friends. The your everyday, ordinary, Ozzy-and- most pathetic creature: over 5 years McClouds, when they wanted to adopt Harriet-type family: you have now old, a stump for a tail, badly scarred, Kahlua, came over several times and entered the Brody Zone. Jack is sweat- missing a toe, underweight, and a worked with us and her so the leave- ing over a hot stove, cooking up some bounce-back. How could we not love taking wouldn't be too terrible a trauma bones for the dogs. Judith is either on her? for her. They've done exceptionally well the phone with her agent or in the Is that when you decided to become with her and remained friends with us. studio working on a new painting. And a foster home? Heather: Ivan came back for a visit Heather is probably slaving over the Judith: Not right away. We heard that when his new family had to travel out computer, electronically altering a local chapter was starting up and of state and didn't want to kennel him. photographic images with the scanner needed foster homes. I was quite This was at the same time we had and printer. nervous and hesitant about getting Monet and Mom both recuperating How and when did you all come to involved... from surgery--we had two invalids and be lovers and aficionados of grey- Heather: I helped wash and dry the a very crowded home--it was delightful! hounds? first four dogs--Chip, Daphne, Zeus, Judith: We like to have the adopting Jack: Well, it goes back in the family. and Flicka--on Oct. 1, 1995. I think family meet and adopt the greyhound in My father used to raise and race that was the turning point, seeing the our home, rather than someplace else. greyhounds in England before the war, dogs just off the track, and they were It helps us so much with the parting, as in the 30's. all so wonderful! We decided to foster we become very attached to every dog Heather: And they have been my at least once, and see how it went. in our care. favorite dog ever since I was a little girl. And how did it go? Any special greyhound plans for the I've always wanted one but Mom said Judith: Our first foster dog, Aaron, future? no because they would get fat in our was such a happy experience that it Judith: I started sketching Brynna during house. encouraged us to continue fostering. the first months after we got her cont. on next page GPA Greyhound Boutique Cynthia Branigan’s “Greyhounds - Hounds of Royalty “Adopting the A Complete Pet 22-3/4” x 18” full-color print. 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Ship to: (Please Print) Name Address City State Zip Code PRICE Phone # DESCRIPTION COLOR SIZE QTY EACH TOTAL To Order: Mail completed order form and check payable to GPA to: GPA c/o Pat Lynch 1312 Paseo Del Mar San Pedro, CA 90731 Shipping: SUBTOTAL For additional information, $25.00 and Under...............$3.00 CA SALES TAX Included call Pat at (310) 547-9470 $25.01 to $50.00.................$4.00 Over $50.00.........................$5.00 SHIPPING **If donation is being made as gift for Special shipping charges for: someone, please list name and address on **GIFT/DONATION separate sheet of paper and we will send Bronze sculptures............$6.00 each them an acknowledgement of your gift. Greyhound jackets.......... $3.00 each TOTAL Thank you for your order! --she's such a perfect model. After we adopted Mungo, the sketches and die. As she had done so many times in the past, Shirley thought of Bonnie first VET'S CHOICE TO drawings became paintings--now I'm and decided that she had to give her THE RESCUE working on a book based on my up. by Bob Vinnacombe greyhounds and the fosters, plus I've She called me and after a lengthy started a line of greyhound stationary. A conversation, we decided to find a Vet's Choice has been one of our portion of the proceeds goes to our temporary place for Bonnie to stay until greatest supporters for over a year. They local GPA chapter. The dogs have given Shirley’s surgery was complete. “Let’s regularly donate kibble, which enables so much to us, we want to give some- not make a final decision right now, us to rescue and care for more grey- thing back to them. Shirley. You never know what might hounds. And so they fostered happily ever happen,” I said. I immediately called We've recently started taking a few after... Pat Lynch and Ron Stolte and they bags of kibble to the track each time volunteered to provide a home for we go. This food is used to feed the Many thanks to the Brodys and all our Bonnie until Shirley recovered. These greyhounds who are waiting for a other foster homes. Without them, we fine folks not only took care of Bonnie, couldn't rescue and successfully place but provided the information about her rescue group to pick them up. We've all these greyhounds. to Shirley on a daily basis. Shirley’s already had one instance in which the There are currently 30-40 greyhounds friends said that those moments brought track held dogs for an extra week on the farm waiting for foster homes to her the only cheer in her life. They because we had been providing food. open up, and more at the track waiting indicated that Shirley’s chief concern Our efforts and the donations of Vet's for a space on the farm. Help one of was for Bonnie’s well being and she Choice helped save those dogs until we these sweet dogs by becoming a foster was visibly relieved to know that she could send volunteers to get them. home for a few weeks. If you want to had a wonderful home. A special note of thanks goes to help, please call Karen (562-496-1873) Shirley never recovered and never Miguel Garcia and Jose Flores for going or Tom (714-962-0789) . returned to her home. She died on May out of their way last month. We were 10, 1997, knowing that Bonnie was scheduled to make a trip to the track to safe and loved. Throughout this ordeal, pick up dogs and deliver our "care" Pat and Ron always told people that package of kibble when my Suburban, they were taking care of Bonnie for SHIRLEY VAN their dear friend Shirley. Not only did which contained all of our extra kibble, was stolen. When Miguel heard that SICKLE, REST IN they accomplish this, but they provided for Shirley the comfort of their friend- we had no food to take to the track, he PEACE ship and the knowledge that, even to and Jose pulled through and found a whole pallet for us. We not only by Joyce McRorie the end, Shirley had taken care of her supplied the track with enough to feed beloved Bonnie. the dogs they were holding, we were Shirley adopted Bonnie on January 3, As you can see from the list of new able to provide our foster homes with 1996. Bonnie had just been returned to placements, Bonnie has been adopted food for their new arrivals. us because she would not stay in the yard of the It is through the support of companies family who adopted her like Vet's Choice and people like Jose first. Fence jumping, you and Miguel that greyhounds can be see, was Bonnie’s saved and brought to new homes. I specialty and she didn’t know that many of us take our grey- mind if you were stand- hounds and other pets to VCA veteri- ing right next to her when narians for care. The next time you visit she did it. With this your VCA veterinarian, let him or her knowledge in hand, we know that we appreciate what they do began our search for the for us. And let them meet your grey- perfect home for this cat hound so they know what wonderful friendly, beautiful, petite, dogs they are helping. blue brindle girl with amber eyes. Shortly after Bonnie’s Bonnie takes a moment to relax. return, she got lucky. Shirley applied for a greyhound. She by Ron and Pat. She loves sharing their As days go by, loving lived in a mobile home park, had all home with Willow Grey, Misty O’Day and happy memories the qualities of a wonderful greyhound and Binkie Marie. She doesn’t even replace the saddness. owner, AND did not have a yard. think of jumping the fence - bet those Bonnie, Shirley and the cats lived a handmade chicken dinners that Pat In loving memory of Duchess, wonderful life together until a few makes have something to do with it, a gentle nine year old greyhound months ago, when Shirley was diag- don’t you? Or could it be all the love owned by the Cummings family. nosed with brain cancer. The prognosis and attention that these fine people was poor, and Shirley was preparing to shower on all of their dogs? Thank you to everyone for their continued support. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This summer, love your pet; don’t leave him in the car. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A POEM author unknown Did you know that dogs cool down by “sweating” through their tongues -- My furs are not in storage, otherwise known as panting. Nor lying on the bed. They’re standing by the back door, ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Waiting to be fed. Did you know that Loyola College in Maryland has a retired greyhound as a mascot? He is two year old Nicholas, a Heather with Mungo, Brynna and brindle male. Penny Lane at the Renaissance Faire. GREYHOUND GOODIES FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG! GPA Logo T-Shirts and Sweatshirts Greyhound Books T- SHIRTS are 50/50 Blend Available in Ash, Forest Green, Royal Blue and Royal Purple. Sizes: M - L - XL $11.00 “Greyhounds - XXL $13.00 A Complete Pet Owner’s Manual” SWEATSHIRTS are 50/50 Blend Everything about Available in Ash only adoption, purchase, Sizes: M - L - XL $25.00 care, nutrition, GREYHOUND PETS OF AMERICA XXL $28.00 behavior and training. $7.00 Red Rubber Grooming Mitts Sturdy & inexpensive - Your greyhound will love it! $6.00 Greyhound Pens Cynthia Branigan’s “Adopting the Carry your greyhound in your pocket. $4.00 Racing Greyhound” A must for every To Order: List item, quantity, color and size. greyhound owner or Sales tax is included in above prices. prospective grey- Add Shipping: $25.00 and Under................$3.00 hound owner. $25.01 to $50.00................$4.00 $13.00 Over $50.00........................$5.00 Make check payable to GPA and mail to: GPA c/o Pat Lynch • 1312 Paseo Del Mar • San Pedro, CA 90731 LIVE! but, ignorance being bliss, we hung around with the crew, chatting and through the song, Jack Jones talked a little bit about the dogs and interviewed FROM UNIVERSAL answering questions about the dogs. some of the other guests briefly, then it STUDIOS After eating, we found a field to walk the dogs in. They all did their business was outside for Jack's new hit song, a commercial, then Karen would be on. by Nancy Madigan in privacy and we relaxed, knowing we Karen had told me that she hated to be wouldn't have to worry about any on camera because she always smirked, The call from Karen came Thursday embarrassing incidents on camera. That and she was right. During the warm-up, night, March 6th. "Hi," she said, "what taken care of, we headed up the hill to I kept seeing this smirk on her face, but are you doing Monday morning?" After the trailer marked GREEN ROOM. This during her interview she left the smirk a long hesitation (during which time I is where we entered the twilight zone. behind and did a wonderful job of was trying to think of all the things she A schedule on the wall listed all the explaining what our group does and might ask me to do and the excuses I guests for the two-hour live show, how the process of adopting a dog could make for each), I finally an- among them, the cockroach man!!! works. The cameramen got some swered, “Nothing, why?" Little did I There was another huge table full of wonderful shots of the dogs and every- know that I had just put one foot in the food, so we indulged again as we one on the set was impressed by how fast lane of television and the other foot talked to a lady who was going to clip gentle and well-mannered they were. very near the twilight zone. her standard poodle with Easter designs We were told that if time allowed, Jack Jones, a singer famous for "The (what humiliation!), another lady who Karen could come on at the end of the Love Boat" theme, had adopted a had written an anger-control book, and show with the foster dog and give the greyhound a few years back and a third woman who claimed to have 800 number one last time. We were wanted to promote GPA and greyhound done just about everything in entertain- waiting in the green room, eating again, rescue during his March 10th appear- ment. A tall, thin man walked in when the producer came by to say they ance on The Home and Family Show. carrying two suitcases. Karen asked him were running behind. We had such a The show's producer had contacted if he was the cockroach man, and he good time that we were reluctant to Karen and asked her to bring three dogs was!! The suitcases were full of dead leave. What an experience..... and appear with Mr. Jones. Karen roaches that he had dressed up to look We reached my house in time to needed a human passenger so she like celebrities. We begged for a sneak watch the show air at 1:00, and giggled could use the car pool lane on the drive preview and got to see Elvis and like little kids when we saw ourselves. to Universal Studios. She was taking her Marilyn Monroe. Elvis was a three inch What a response we got from viewers! I own greyhound girl, Steffi, the long cockroach dressed in a white had a call from my cousin in Colorado Vinnacombe's foster dog, Vesper, and jumpsuit and blue suede shoes, playing saying that he had seen my dog on needed one more. I decided that Chief, a guitar. Karen and I looked at each television. Not me--my dog! Karen got my first greyhound and the most other and wondered..... calls from all over, and our GPA number mellow, would have the best manners Next a girl took Karen to makeup, and got eight calls in the first half hour after on a television set, so I agreed to go when she came back she looked great our segment aired. It was a day I'll never after being assured that I would strictly but was afraid to move her face for fear forget, and I'm glad that Chief and I got be a behind-the-scenes-and-moral- of the makeup cracking--they put it on to have the experience. support person. a bit thick. Then we were taken to the Monday morning arrived and Karen outside set while Jack rehearsed and picked us up before sunrise; we got to Universal an hour and a half before we got the sound set the way he wanted it. The dogs were beginning to get bored YOU KNOW YOU’RE needed to, and got directions to the and hot. We were doing our best to A DOG PERSON Home Show set. I'm a terrible navigator, so poor Karen had to find her own way, keep them out of the sun, but it was almost impossible. Finally, we moved WHEN... plus I was so excited at seeing all the inside for the opening number--you buildings, lakes, and sets that I honestly guessed it, the theme from The Love ...You reach into your pockets for hadn't paid much attention to the Boat! Karen was told to bring her change and pull out liver treats, dog directions that were given to us. We "friend"--that was me! I was in a panic! kibble and pickup bags. parked on the street below the yellow I didn't get to go to makeup and I didn't ...You order a tailor-made dog jacket house where the show is filmed, want to be on TV! I wasn't ready for to keep your dog warm, but all your unloaded the dogs, and made our way this! But...being a good sport, I tagged clothing comes off the sales racks. up the hill. On the way, we passed a along. (I lie--I was thrilled!) Did I ...You sit through a really bad movie huge spread of breakfast foods under a mention that this was a live show? or don’t answer a ringing phone canopy. Someone asked if we wanted YIKES!!! because your dog was sleeping in your coffee, so we helped ourselves to No mistakes, please. They held up lap and you didn’t want to disturb him. coffee, plus muffins, donuts, fresh fruit, cards with the words to the song and ...The most common injuries in your cereal, bagels and spreads, and even we were on. Thank goodness the dogs household result from tripping over dog pop tarts (nowhere to toast them, had a bigger part than I had. I couldn't toys. though). We found out later that this see the cue cards so I was just winging ...No one wants to ride in your car was for the crew and we were supposed it. All I could think of was please keep because they know they’ll get dog hair to eat the food in the "Green Room", the camera away from me. We made it on their good clothes. SPECIAL THANKS Dr. Charles M. Mintzer General Pet Hospital The Greyhound Pets of America / California - Orange County & Greater 800 N. Diamond Bar Blvd. Los Angeles Chapter would also like to The Greyhound Pets of America / Diamond Bar, CA 92765 thank the following businesses for their California - Orange County & Greater (909) 861-4116 help in our efforts to find homes for ex- Los Angeles Chapter would like to racing greyhounds. thank the following who have donated Dr. Karla Nichols and Dr. Hewson or provided discounts for veterinary Grand Avenue Pet Hospital GRAPHIX Printing & Design services. Without their support we would 1602 Grand 7209-C Arlington Ave. not have been able to rescue as many Santa Ana, CA 92701 Riverside, CA 92503 greyhounds as we have. (714) 558-7622 (909) 351-8193 Dr. Edgar R. Folkers, Jr. Superior Mini Storage Dr. Robert Rooks Mission Viejo Animal Hospital 1600 Superior Avenue All Care Animal Referral 26852 Oso Parkway Costa Mesa, CA 92627 18440 Amistad Mission Viejo, CA 92691 (714) 631-3930 Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (714) 582-1220 (714) 963-0909 Vet’s Choice Premium Pet Food Bruce D. Whitaker, DVM (800) 966-1822 Dr. Kevin Caylor Newport Hills Animal Hospital All Pets Veterinary Hospital 2670 San Miguel Dr. 29131 S. Western Newport Beach, CA 92660 Ranchos Palos Verdes, CA 90275 (714) 759-1911 (310) 547-2784 Jeffrey F. Palmer, D.V.M. Frank Moore, DVM 2077 Harbor Blvd. Amigo Animal Hospital Costa Mesa, CA 92627 13951 Milan St. Westminster, CA 92683 (714) 646-1664 FOR THE LOVE OF (714) 894-5558 Dr. John Agostini GREYHOUNDS San Clemente Veterinary Hospital Rusty Muse, DVM 1833 S. El Camino Road Since Herb and Berlye Hintzke Animal Dermatology Clinic San Clemente, CA 92672 (714) 492-5777 adopted their first greyhound, 13132 Garden Grove Blvd. Fairbanks, their lives have changed Garden Grove, CA 92643 forever. They no long drive a big sedan. (714) 971-6211 Dr. Peter Vogel Southern California Surgical Group With the coming of their second 17672 Cowan Avenue, Suite A100 greyhound, Axel, they traded it in on a Gib Benschoter, DVM Irvine, CA 92714 van. They don’t stay home on the Brea Veterinary Hospital (714) 833-9020 weekends, they organize and attend 675 S. Brea Boulevard Brea, CA 92621 Show and Tells and other GPA related Todd Kopit, DVM (714) 529-4988 Stanton Pet Hospital events. They are coordinators of 8591 Katella Avenue security for the Renaissance Faire. Wayne Kopit, DVM Stanton, Ca 90680 One day Fairbanks and Axel over- Brook-Ellis Pet Hospital (714) 828-5891 heard that the GPA/CA-Orange County 18452 Brookhurst and Los Angeles Chapter was trying to Fountain Valley, CA 92708 Dr. L. L. Novy & Associates raise money to get a dog trailer. Using (714) 963-0440 Valley Veterinary Clinic their greyhound charm, they persuaded 845 Los Angeles Avenue the Hintzkes to purchase and donate a Dr. John Hamil Simi Valley, CA 93065 Canyon Animal Hospital beautiful new dog trailer so that the trip (805) 526-0917 20372 Laguna Canyon Rd. from track to couch is more comfort- (818) 884-1533 Laguna Beach, CA 92651 able and safer for all the dogs and (714) 494-1076????? Dr. Ronald Morein humans involved. Thank you Fairbanks VCA Lakewood Animal Hospital and Axel for choosing the Hintzkes. Dr. William Carlsen 17801 Lakewood Blvd. (Because of this generous donation by Carlsen Animal Hospital Bellflower, CA 90706 Herb and Berlye Hintzke in honor of 11163 LaGrange Ave. (562) 633-8126 their greyhounds, Fairbanks and Axel, Los Angeles, CA 90025 we have been able to purchase a top of (310) 445-4692 Drs. Casale, Burke, Glasser, Margolis, the line, fiberglass trailer which can Greenlee, Ortega, and O’Brien Central Orange County Emergency VCA Rossmoor El Dorado Animal hold up to 24 dogs. In addition to being Animal Clinic Hospital able to transport dogs for our own 3720 Campus Drive 10832 Los Alamitos Blvd. chapter, we hope to make ourselves Newport Beach, CA 92660 Los Alamitos, CA and the trailer available to other rescue (714) 261-7979 (562) 598-8621 groups in emergencies.) UPCOMING EVENTS Visit the Fast Friends home page For additional information, call Becky at (714) 997-3072 Events subject to change - Please call to verify. the web site of DATE TIME Greyhound Pets of America June 28 SHOW & TELL - PetCo 10 - 2 CA / Orange County & Greater Los Angeles 3340 W. Chapman Ave., Orange at: June 29 SHOW & TELL - PetCo 1-4 5215 Lakewood Blvd., Lakewood http://www.fastfriends.org June 29 SHOW & TELL - PetCo (Last Sun. of every month) 10 - 2 13942 Newport Ave., Tustin July 4 SHOW & TELL - Yankee Doodle Dog Show 9:30 - ? Give a helping hand Upper Parking Lot of Canyon High School, Imperial Hwy, Anaheim Hills to ex-racing July 12 SHOW & TELL - PetCo 10 - 2 greyhounds. 430 N. Euclid Ave., Anaheim July 12 SHOW & TELL - PetCo 10 - 2 475 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Specify that your United Way payroll July 13 SHOW & TELL - PetCo 10 - 2 deductions be contributed to the Orange 911 Valley View St., Cypress County & Greater Los Angeles Chapter July 19 SHOW & TELL - PetCo 10 - 2 13420 Whittier Blvd., Whittier of GPA. Our United Way number is July 20 SHOW & TELL - PetSmart 12 - 3 #52324. Thank you for your support. 2550 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill July 26 SHOW & TELL - PetCo 10 - 2 8905 W. Melrose, West Hollywood UPDATE is a bi-monthly publication of July 27 CHAPTER MEETING - See front page for location 1 p.m. Greyhound Pets of America / California July 27 SHOW & TELL - PetCo (Last Sun. of every month) 10 - 2 - Orange County & Greater Los Angeles 13942 Newport Ave., Tustin July 27 SHOW & TELL - PetCo 1-4 providing information on what is 537 Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach happening within our organization and Aug. 2 SHOW & TELL - PetCo - Grand Opening 10 - 2 of upcoming events. Corner of Rockfield & El Toro Rd., Lake Forest Aug. 2 SHOW & TELL - PetCo (Every other month) 12 - 3 GPA/CA-OC&GLA is a non-profit, all 10690 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos volunteer organization dedicated to Aug. 3 SHOW & TELL - PetCo 10 - 2 25592 El Pasio, Mission Viejo finding loving homes for former racing Aug. 9 SHOW & TELL - PetCo 10 - 2 greyhounds from dog tracks across the 430 N. Euclid Ave., Anaheim country. We attempt to raise public Aug. 16 SHOW & TELL - PetCo 10 - 2 13420 Whittier Blvd., Whittier awareness that these ex-racers make Aug. 17 SHOW & TELL - PetSmart 12 - 3 excellent pets and are available to 2550 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill qualified homes. Anyone interested in Aug. 23 SHOW & TELL - Blacksmith Corner 10 - 2 17647 Lakewood Blvd., Bellflower adopting a greyhound, making a Aug. 31 SHOW & TELL - PetCo (Last Sun. of every month) 10 - 2 donation, or offering their time or talents 13942 Newport Ave., Tustin can contact us at (714) 962-0789 or Aug. 31 SHOW & TELL - PetCo 1-4 5215 Lakewood Blvd., Lakewood (310) 669-4918 or at our mailing address Sept. 27 & 28 THE HOUNDS OF NOBILTY RENAISSANCE FAIRE 10 - 5 of 9642 Bay Meadow Drive, Huntington sponsored by PetCo - Irvine Regional Park, Orange Beach, CA 92646. Greyhound Pets of AmericaGreater Los Angeles CA - Orange Co. and 9642 Bay Meadow Drive Huntington Beach, CA 92646 ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED RAISING JULIE'S PUPPIES by Carol Simpson It has been a year since Downtown Julie Brown was rescued from the L.A. pound, along with three other grey- hounds. Julie was very pregnant and due any day. On May 13th, 1996, she delivered eight puppies by C-section, and what a beautiful group of children Rudy, Jordyn, Taylor, Farra and Devin. she had: three boys, five girls! Now I'm that's why he's around 90 pounds now. sure most of you have wondered what Farra is as graceful as the day she was happened to them, so I'll try and do my born. Her favorite things to do are best to catch you up on their activities. chew and fight for her spot on the sofa. Judith Pickle of Redondo Beach She and Rudy give new meaning to the adopted Laceie, now renamed Indy. phrase "couch potato". I almost think of She jogs with Judith every day. Indy has these two puppies as Beauty and the not lost much weight, but Judith has. Beast. Farra likes to drink out of the Indy shares her home with a cute little pool and from time to time take a dog relaxing dip in the Jacuzzi; Rudy named couldn't care less. Now if there was Gizmo. food around it would probably be a They play different story. Rudy has learned to for long open the French doors, to Susan's periods of surprise. Upon returning from a trip to time Big Bear, they couldn't find him and together. were panic-stricken. As they looked, Judith says they noticed the French doors ajar. To that Indy their surprise, in the family room was has energy Rudy sleeping in his and Farra's favorite to spare spot on the sofa like nothing ever and likes happened. Watch out, Susan! Next to remove you'll tell me that Rudy has learned to things open the refrigerator! from the Angela and Mickey Zolezio of Chino Gizmo and Indy (Laceie) coffee Hills adopted Cody and Raven. Once table with again we were able to place two her tail. Indy races from room to room siblings together. Cody has not changed looking for things to get in to. Her in color--he remains pure white with no feelings still get hurt if she is scolded other markings. Raven is black and too loudly, so Judith is very gentle with sleek. They share their home with two her corrections. Judith has stated to me cats, Woody and Runt. I have had the on several occasions how much Indy privilege of visiting Angela's home on has changed her life and how much she several occasions to witness the adores her. Each day is new with remodeling these pups have done: they adventure, according to Judith. Susan and J. Barnes, along with their three beautiful girls Jordyn, Taylor, and Devin, live in Yorba Linda and adopted Rudy and Farra, whose names have remained the same. Rudy is totally motivated by food. He and the baby, Jordyn,are best friends. Rudy learned at an early age that staying by the high chair is the ideal place to be. He comes running when he hears the click of the high chair tray and waits patiently for Jordyn to drop him some treats. Maybe Raven and Cody started out trying to redesign the didn't have the heart to separate them. When night falls and lights are out, two kitchen cupboards and have now Julie has the eyes of an angel and tired puppies, one mother Julie, moved toward the bath. Raven tries to managed to worm her way into Javae's Maggie, and finally Javae (with very sneak upstairs when Angela's not heart the first day they met. So sud- little room) snuggle down in a full bed looking, trying her hardest to steal an denly Javae went from no greyhounds for one more night of rest, waiting for untended cat toy. Cody is a big to three in one day. Besides this trio, another day to plan their attack on the momma's boy, always wanting to be on she also has a little poodle mix, next unsuspecting victim. top of Angela. At times, when they The difference between these grey- quiet down (which is rare) you'll find hound puppies and our track hounds is all of them asleep on the sofa, includ- that these will always know what it ing the cat. Angela has attended several truly is to be just that: a puppy. GPA events with the two. They are very active, but know what time out means. Johanna and Matt Dragner of Laguna Hills fell in love with and adopted Zoie. She now shares her home with Kellie, a shepherd mix, and PeeWee, the cat. Zoie was very headstrong as a puppy, and she still is. Zoie spends a lot of time with Johanna visiting outside coffee shops and on occasion the equestrian center for the disabled Javae with Bandit standing over sister where Johanna volunteers on week- Brandy (left) and Mama Julie (right). ends. I see Zoie frequently when Johanna stops by the house after Zoie's Maggie, who is Julie's best companion visits with the vet. Several times Zoie and playmate. I have been to Javae's has been able to play with her other house many times. There once was a siblings, as well as see her mother Julie. beautiful lush green yard with rows of Johanna says Zoie's like a streak of light flowers bordering the fence. The ferns running from the front to the back of were lush and green. Welcome to reality with two greyhound puppies! I made my way through the dust-laden floor, past the five foot high baby gates that hold the beasts at bay, and was greeted by two bouncing kids--Brandy and Bandit. Julie stood back and waited for her turn to be petted. I quickly found out never wear white to their house unless you're OK with a new fashion look. The backyard was a barren land of the forgotten. Not a blade of grass had survived the beasts. Zoie and Kellie The flowers were gone, too afraid to come above ground for fear of being the yard with Kellie lagging behind ripped to shreds. Even the cactus could doing her best to keep up. Some of the not survive the wrath of the beasts. things Zoie has done are: jump into the Three feet from the patio were the limp Jacuzzi, dig holes, taste the corners of remains of what was once a stuffed toy. the sofa, as well as stick her nose into Oh my! It had been beheaded some- everything she can find. One thing for time during the day, its insides tossed sure, it's never dull around the Dragner about like snow. Brandy was surely home. Zoie's cute and definitely knows born with wings. She can clear a safety it. She and Johanna have also attended fence four feet high with a foot to spare, several GPA events this past year. so now the vegetable garden is on alert Javae Ferrier of Garden Grove took on of her whereabouts. Maggie holds her the biggest task of all: she adopted not own with them, but chases tirelessly as only Brandy and Bandit, but Julie, their if she were a rabbit on the run. Julie, on mother, as well. She couldn't decide on the other hand, is always looking in just one, and after seeing Bandit several directions at one time, ready to become so attached to Brandy, she scold and correct when necessary.
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