Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Good Dog

Seven competed in a two day agility trial again recently. This time it was local so we did not have to go out of town. We did not qualify in either class on Saturday. My fault in Standard. Seven's fault in Jumpers. But we came back on Sunday and won both classes.
I am just so grateful that Seven continues to stay sound despite the bad carpal joint. I never want to take that for granted.
Riley is doing well also! The rehab vet felt that she could go back to work as long as there is no pain or swelling afterwards. Recall that she fell off the dogwalk a few weeks ago and the tendon that runs from the stopper pad to the big pad swelled up. The tendon is still thick, but Dr. O said that she has seen something like that remain for a year. Riley has been easing back into work and seems just fine.
I pulled both hounds out of the trial that happened last weekend and entered them in a trial in December we had not planned on.  If I am going to take Friday off, I would prefer it be for both dogs if possible. In total, two more trials before the end of the year.

Maddie... I really need to do a post on Maddie. However, she tends to not cooperate when I turn on the video camera during a training session. She is a right-brained, free spirit and she does not always go for my Type A plans. I am getting humbled on a regular basis.
Recently, I was emailed a request to use Maddie in an Italian fashion line photo shoot in New York City. We turned it down. I am pretty sure that if I had "really needed" Maddie to do something... I was definitely not going to get it.... but maybe one day. For now, Pressure is not our friend. She is precious though!

11 comments:

gyeong said...

Riley and Seven blend in so well with the leaves. Maddie, not so much :)

Karat said...

I bet it was Trussardi; their logo is a greyhound and they use them a lot in fashion shows and photo shoots. I love seeing the pups, they always look so classic.

Greyhounds Aren't Grey said...

Maddie is so beautiful. We hope to see her in a fashion shoot some time.

jcp said...

Love the photos. Athletic injuries are always problematic but also just part of being active. Looks like your girls are doing great :).

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

Good to know Riley will soon be back in action and that Seven is staying sound! Maddie might have a career as a supermodel/movie star in her future? They're expected to be unpredictable aren't they :)

Pip C said...

The photos are great. Laughed when I saw the photo of Maddie- she just conveys such attitude in that photo- like she is not going to blend in thanks very much.

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Trussardi sounds familiar. I think that is right! :-)

Hazel said...

I am wondering how you have time for eating and sleeping, since you work full time and train all these champions, and blog!

Thanks for all you do!

Anonymous said...

Oh, sweet Maddie, still a baby, she will be a super star in no time under your tutelage. I can easily see her strutting the catwalk with that model figure of her's. She would be the envy of all N.Y. and a great representation for greyhounds everywhere.

Janette Ash said...

Oh, blop, Anonymous above is me Janette Ash.

Apex Agility Greyhounds said...

Maddie the Italian fashion model. Has a ring to it! Maybe one day when she is a little older and more worldly! ;)