Thursday, August 16, 2012

Wonder Agility Dog

Seven continues to be the Wonder Agility Dog.  She qualified three out of her five runs.  We skipped the 6th to get home sooner since neither hound had a chance for a Double Q.... and a good day for it too.  Our camping buddy, Jerry, and his German Shepherd, Ex, qualified and won the class.  He was glad the greyhounds had gone home early on a day Ex ran very well.

Seven double qualified on Saturday so that brings her tally up to 4 towards her championship (needs 20) and  for the Agility Nationals (needs 6 before November 30th).
Another qualifying run in Standard:
I really am so glad I adopted Seven.  I honestly never would have kept her if I had not been pressured into keeping her.  I do not want to go into the details on the blog, but I never would have kept her without the "other reason".  I knew she would was a worker, but I really really hated (and still do) her anxiety about various things.  Thankfully nothing interferes with her ability to work, but she is very labor intensive to manage outside of training and competing.  She is happiest when she is working and can be very dissatisfied otherwise.  Part of that is because I am so Type A.  She is probably here to teach me to accept the things I cannot change.

My friends would like for me to admit that Seven is my favorite (it is a running joke now)... but I can't.  She might be my best, but she is not my favorite.  But I really do love her and I am glad Seven is here.


andrea said...

sounds like a great weekend
I love "She is probably here to teach me to accept the things I cannot change." Dogs find us too - and some stay that I least expect (some leave that I don't really expect or want to as well) -nice to see I'm not the only one who wonders why it happens that way sometimes ;)

Heather said...

Congrats to you and Seven! Sounds like she is sneaky - she snuck her way into your heart! Can you imagine if she went to a home where she was a couch potato? Yikes!

What Remains Now said...

There is much wisdom and honesty in your observations.

houndstooth said...

They all have lessons to teach us, and sometimes we don't know what they are until they leave us! I'm glad Seven stayed, too! :)

gyeong said...

Is Seven a Type A greyhound? It's great that you can keep her occupied with training and competing.

Andreja said...

Congratulations! She truly is a wonder greyhound :)
Ruby is like that too - wonderful, happy worker for agility, but PITA in everyday life. I'm getting a puppy on Monday (another whippet) so it will be interesting to see if I can help Ruby tolerate that I'm playing with another dog... I didn't have much success with that so far.
I was thinking about what he came to teach me as well. I think it was patience and perseverance.

Claire Krigbaum said...

Yeah, just imagine her in a home with nothing much to do! You are perfect for each other.
She is looking amazing! Those weaves in the second video!!!
I am curious to here more about what she is like when not working.