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 10 years) MACH3 Never A Doubt CD MXC MJC Always the Bridesmaid Precious, wonderful, content Ex-Racer #2 Agility Greyhound 67 QQs 4537 MACH Pts
"Seven" (Age 8 years) MACH4 Never Satisfied MXC MJB2 Drama Queen "Pain & Gain" Movie Star Ex-Racer #1 Agility Greyhound 80QQs 4652 MACH Pts The Best
"Maddie" (age 4) Kells Never Drink Mad Dog 20/20 MX MXJ MJB My First Puppy Coursing Bloodlines Clown Hound AMK9 Biathalon Finisher 12QQs ~950 MACH Pts
BEHIND THE SCENES
Reagan (age 9 years) "Never Swing Left OA NAJ" A Member of Wurzinger Family
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
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!