I'm Jennifer living near Atlanta, Georgia. This blog is about my greyhound adventures. Thank you for letting me brag about my wonderful greyhounds and share our ups and downs as we train and compete in agility and obedience. We have also done a little dock jumping, tracking, swimming, and lots of hiking. No couch potatoes on this blog! My hounds still work and play for a living and they love every minute of it!
"Riley" (age 8 years) MACH2 Never A Doubt CD Cute As A Button Trail Blazer Ex-Racer #2 Agility Greyhound 40 QQs ~2900 MACH Pts
"Seven" (Age 6) MACH2 Never Satisfied Drama Queen "Pain & Gain" Movie Star Ex-Racer #1 Agility Greyhound 47QQ ~3000 MACH Pts
"Maddie" (age 2) Kells Never Drink Mad Dog 20/20 My First Puppy Coursing Bloodlines Future Star 2/3 NA, 2/3 NAJ
BEHIND THE SCENES
Reagan (age 7 years) "Never Swing Left OA NAJ" Stefanie & Tom's
Katie "MACH Never Had Braces UD" 05/17/1998 - 10/21/2010 1st MACH Greyhound 14th Utility Dog Greyhound #5 Greyhound in AKC Agility Retired Oct. 2007 1 Squirrel Catch Kong Excavator Extraordinaire Ex-Racer Heart Dog
Travis MACH2 Never Expected CDX 06/08/1998 - 07/26/2008 #1 Greyhound in AKC Agility 1st GH to earn 2 MACHs Junior Jumper Dock Dogs title A Stunning, Sexy Dog Ex-Racer Heart Dog
Jessie Never Make It FCh CD NA NAJ 08/03/92 - 05/12/04 2 Coursing Best of Breeds #19 ASFA GH out of 300+ in '97 Greatest Teacher My Screw Up Dog
"Teresa CD AX AXJ" 1994? - 11/17/06 #6 Greyhound in AKC Agility Most Humbling Excellent Hiking Companion Coursing Field "Chump" Safe, Slow, and Sweet
Just a post of photos I took of Maddie during week 26.
Of course, we have to have run shots.
It has become more difficult to get good pictures. We have had so much rain lately that the sun seems to always be hidden away by the clouds. And even if it was a sunny day, the sun is going down and is behind the trees when I get out to train after work. So my photography is often limited to the weekends.
All in all, Maddie is doing great. We changed her crate in the dog room to a 48 inch long. I like for all of our dogs to have giant crates especially if they sleep in them at night and stay in them during the day while we are at work.
Maddie still goes to daycare twice a week. I thought I would pull her from daycare around 6 or 7 months, but it is still such a great way to really tire her out... especially during bad weather, we are traveling to a dog show after work, or when I have other priorities that day. I am told she is wonderful, does great with the little dogs, and is very active. She does not come home exhausted, but she definitely welcomes a good rest that night and the next day.
We lucked out with some superb weather this week. It even got up to 70 degrees for a couple of days (of course, it is freezing cold as I type this).
Maddie finished the week weighing in at 46 pounds.
Sometimes Maddie will lose track of me when we train at my agility field. When that happens, I go hide. Oh, she found me....