Monday, June 28, 2010


Since things have been going well with Reagan on BuSpar, I decided to attempt our toughest noise phobia challenge.... the train. She has not been to my favorite hiking spot since March due to the sort of nearby train that passes every 10 minutes on some days. On this occasion, I did use Xanax. Might as well use everything I can initially and consider weaning off later.

A train passed as soon as I arrived, so I turned up the van radio and did not unload the hounds until it was gone. On our hike, we hear trains several times along with lots of boat motors. Reagan did great! We then took the dogs down to the lake and Reagan was hilarious. She really enjoyed splashing around and pouncing on waves created by a passing boat.

I do not think Reagan appreciated Riley's participation... nor did I. Riley simply wants to chase everyone and would never dream of being the lure for anyone else. She will be on leash the next time Reagan has lake access.

I got the impression, I might have a problem with Reagan if she had heard the train in the parking lot. I will continue to try to avoid for now.

Happy Birthday to Riley! She turns the big 04 today.


houndstooth said...

I love that video of Reagan! What a clown! I could see Bunny doing just that sort of thing if she had the opportunity.

Happy Birthday to Riley!

We got the backpack at Petsmart, it's made by Outward Hound (Or Outward Bound) and the one we got is a size medium. Bunny weighs 50 pounds and Blueberry weighs 70 and it fits both of them with adjustment.

greytblackdog said...

That is awesome! I'm so glad that she is doing better. Isn't it fun to watch them play and splash in the water. Roxy loves to do that too! Happy Birthday Riley!

Granted Wishes Greyhounds said...

That's so wonderful! Congrats on Reagan's progress. She's definitely one of my favorite greyhounds of all time, quirks and all.

Happy Birthday pats & kisses to Riley from me!

Mad Red Hare said...

Awesome news! I hope things continue to improve.

Sam said...

This is a big step for Reagan and I'm REALLY excited to see her doing so well. Congratulations!

And, Happy Birthday Riley - it's Marge's 3rd birthday today, too!

Aragon greyhounds said...

Too cute-she really is fun to watch.

IHeartDogs said...

Reagan looks so happy! Yay! Wonderful work with her and the meds.

Happy Birthday Sweet Riley!

whygreyhounds said...

Well done Reagan & Happy Birthday to Riley!