Gone To The Dogs

10 03 2008

Amazing stuff…

At a game between Blackpool Reserves and Burnley Reserves (English Soccer), a greyhound named Fool’s Mile managed to escape from her owner, and ran four laps of the pitch – halting play… and the crowd gave her a standing ovation.

The dog’s owner, Jane Holland stated that she thought that the lights, crowd and noise probably brought back a flood of memories for Fool’s Mile – who has eleven wins to her name, back in her halcyon days.

“It was as if all her old instincts came back to her,” Holland told Brit-news media, The Sunday Telegraph.

Yup, football’s gone to the dogs.




3 responses

10 03 2008

he he he he… hilarious… 🙂

11 03 2008

Don, I used to own a retired Greyhound racer named Olivia.(her racing nom de Guerre was Hoofer) We adopted her when she was 7 and she lived to be 12. She was such a nice dog-actually, Greyhounds make really, really good family pets. They are really calm-I’ve seen shirts calling them the Worlds Fastest Cough Potato. I had a chance to see Olivia’s speed for real when I was walking her in an enclosed track and field stadium by our house, she was off her leash and she just took off and on a dead run overtook a rabbit from behind. It was like watching one of those old Disney Nature Films. The only thing missing was the announcer going “Sadly, there can only be but one outcome to t his encounter”. Anyway, great story. It got me to thinking about one of our former beloved pets who was a real neat dog.

11 03 2008

Yup – neat story. And yes Steve – spot on with the ‘nature film’ reference!

I should have acknowledged that it was ‘raincoaster‘ of the blog of the same name who sent me this story…

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