Monday, July 9, 2012

What You Have Missed

Seven caught without her make up.

So while Seven's movie did run our lives for a couple of months, it was not the only thing happening....

Most importantly, Riley recovered and rehabbed her injured P1/Metatarsal joint that had been punctured. Knock on wood, she is sound.  Even a little better than I was hoping.  I thought it was going to be a bit of a chronic issue to be managed, but so far it has not been. Knock on more wood.
Remember how awesome this was after recovering from the hock fracture.... NOT!

Riley has even made her third debut back into the agility ring (next post).  I still (and always will) cringe when I allow Riley to "playtime" which consists of running laps with a toy in her mouth. I will not toss the toy for her anymore (since that is how she fractured her hock), so she tosses the toy herself into the air for catching, darting, and pouncing.  I wish I could find other ways to tire her out, but the girl has to run.  If she does not, Riley gets too excited and she uses agility as an opportunity to run.... out of control.
Also, we celebrated another Brindle Birthday.  We currently have three brindle greyhounds, Stacker, Riley, and Seven who were born on June 28th from different mothers in different years.  Stacker turned 13, Riley turned 6, and Seven turned 4.  We do not normally celebrate the dogs' birthdays (there is too many of them), but with three all on the same day we just cannot let it pass us by.  Everyone (including the non-birthday hounds) got their own steak..... but they had to earn it by wearing party hats.
Seven and Riley were especially thrilled.  Can you see it on their faces?
Hand over the steak, Mom.

All in all, things have returned to normal.

11 comments:

What Remains Now said...

The June 28 birthday thing is amazing. I love the pictures of the hounds in birthday hats. I feel the indignity of a little silliness is a vital part of the retired greyhound experience (please, don't let the hounds see this comment). Thank you also for your sweet comment. Enjoy normal until the next movie deal is worked out!

Patty w/ Joey and Scout, the greyhounds said...

LOL, they do not look happy with the hats, but at least they had steak as a reward. Happy Birthday!!!

houndstooth said...

I always grin when I see the triple party pictures! I'd wear a party hat for steak!

I'm glad to hear that Riley has made such a great recovery, too. I have a feeling that girl will always keep you on your toes a bit!

gyeong said...

Happy Birthdays!!! Glad to hear Riley is doing better. I like the way that Stacker is looking at the girls' steaks instead of the camera.

andrea said...

HAHAHAHA at the birthday hats

so glad the wound has healed so well and life is returning to normal ...

2 dogs + 1 cat + 2 humans said...

Happy birthday to your lovely hounds :) We'd love to see photos of all of your hounds, good idea for a blog post in future?? :)
Bumwaggles,
Snoopy & Rocky (&Jerry - but he might scratch)

Claire Krigbaum said...

What sweet faces in that last shot, such pretty girls!
Sooooooo glad that Riley is back, I love her agility videos most of all.

Heather (jerZgirl) said...

Happy Birthdays! And glad Riley is feeling better.

Swellbelle said...

I am so impressed they are not scoffing into their steak, my hound would have that down in flash!

IHateToast said...

THos are priceless looks on their faces.

Now that Tom is single, do you think Seven will be his number four? I see Seven falling into that Hollywood Scientology thing.

Hiking Hounds said...

Happy Birthday to everyone! Very cool that Stacker is 13.