Monday, February 1, 2016
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Monday, January 25, 2016
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
We joked about Riley always being a bridesmaid and wondered if Day 2 would finally be Riley's wedding day.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Unfortunately, Rounds 3 and 4 were not so clean. The weave pole errors popped up again. Otherwise, she ran very well and the weave poles were her only error. Here is Round 3.
Monday, January 18, 2016
All three hounds were invited to the 2015 AKC Agility Invitational, but I decided to only take Riley and Maddie. It worked out since Seven took the month off anyway. I will post about that trip soon.
The crazy thing is that 6 greyhounds attended! Usually we are the only ones there. Very exciting!
I have been wanting to get some really nice dog beds for a while now. I finally splurged and got the girls some seriously nice beds from Orvis. They have 4 inches of memory foam, bolstered sides, and they are 50 inches long.
Seven never sleeps on her back so I think she approves of the new comfortable bed.
Recently, Maddie had a bad fall on the dogwalk. She climbed it crooked with too much speed. It was the worse fall I have ever seen. Lots of twisting and struggling to hang on and then finally landing flat on her side. Holy crap! My first thought was that she will never get back on another dogwalk. She is the most sensitive and cautious of my hounds and I figured this experience would scar her forever..... but like a good trainer, I hid that fear. Told her how freaking awesome that was. She was obviously hurt and stunned. I gave her a canned dog food jackpot because ... well... canned food makes everything better. It was cold, so I put her coat back on and walked her around. And then she started to get that look like "are we going to do some agility?" So I asked her to do one teeter and one dogwalk. She did both like nothing happened. I couldn't have been more happy or proud of her. Unfortunately, she did have some pretty significant wounds and bruising.
Of course, Maddie was entered in a trial three days later. The next day she was gimpy. The wound was especially sore especially when she was lying down and getting up. On Thursday afternoon, I asked her to do some agility. She appeared to be just fine and did not come up sore later. If there had not been a trial, I would have given her more time off. But she was bouncing around and ready to go so I decided not to scratch her........AND she earned TWO double qualifiers!
The bruise moved further down her leg each day. So thankful the fall was not more serious.
Monday, December 28, 2015
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Monday, December 21, 2015
Here are her runs. The last run was 6.13 yards per second so that tells me she is still running at an excellent pace and was not tired on Sunday afternoon.
Monday, November 30, 2015
Seven's streak of Double Qualifiers finally came to an end at #14... and totally my fault! If I had just kept my mouth shut. We, of course, ran clean in Jumpers and QQed again the next day! So amazing! Here is QQ #12 and 13.
And then here is the streak ender..... if only I had not said her name and called her off that jump.... or if she had just ignored me this one time.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Riley is settling into being an old dog......... okay, not really! I just love how funny and silly she is. She makes 9 years old look really good. I saw a couple of hounds recently that were younger than Riley, but I thought she looked younger and fitter than they did.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
We definitely need to get back into agility class which we are on October 7th. Not enough excitement on my field to challenge her like a trial does. Class on chilly evenings with an audience should help. Lately, she has been flying out of chutes and tunnels like a cannonball and running past whatever the next obstacle is. That is our most common problem. Until we are back in class, we will be practicing lots of tunnels to weave poles and chutes as the second to last obstacle. Silly hound!
09-28-2015 Update! Maddie QQed yesterday! Of course, there is no video evidence of this, but she did! Ran really well both days!
Monday, September 28, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Seven is on a roll with 7 double qualifiers in a row! Here are the three perfect days from the last trial.
The only thing though is that her right wrist appears to be causing some problems now. Several times now, she has pulled up acutely lame and then appears fine a few minutes later. Just like her left wrist. It is disheartening, but we have been dealing with the left wrist for 3 years now... nothing appears to have changed in that time. It does what it does. Hopefully she will keep trucking along.
Monday, September 21, 2015
Have a great life, Charlie!
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