Thursday, October 13, 2011
I've thought that Bingley's rescue date was October 13, because that is the date of his first inoculations. But it turns out that he probably was not inoculated until a few days after rescue. So that all important date is lost to memory.
But today is the Official Celebration of the Day That Bingley Was Rescued.
I've told the story before, but it bears repeating. A compulsive gambler thought he could make a bundle running his own string of dogs. You can buy a racing Greyhound for about $50.00 at any track. Gambling Man bought five. But dogs need food and water and dog haulers require a lot of gasoline to tow. Gambling Man didn't make a bundle. He ran out of money.
When authorities caught up with him, two of the five dogs in the hauler were dead. Bingley and two of his buddies survived.
The week after he was rescued by Greyhound Adoption Center, the rescue kennel had to be evacuated because of fires raging in San Diego County. The rescue happened in the nick of time.
Happy Rescue Day, Bingley!
And many, many thanks to the intrepid Rescuer who removed him from the death hauler.
Thank you, Zoe, for Bingley's new portrait.