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
Of course, Riley hurt herself again and had to be pulled out of the last agility trial. She came up lame after a training and play session. And then still limping after a couple of days. Luckily, we already had a regular appointment scheduled with the rehab vet.
Dr. O found significant pain in Riley's elbow. I was relieved it was not her shoulder (most likely place for bone cancer), but injuries to the elbow joint can be tricky. Dr. O was worried that it could be a bone chip or arthritis that had flared up since she could not find any soft tissue pain upon palpation.
I decided not to wait and see, opting for x-rays the following week. Thankfully, everything came back clean! We even got carried away and x-rayed both elbows, shoulders, and carpal joints. Riley is just so wonderful and my vet allows me to assist with positioning her so we just kept going.
Everything looked great! He even had an orthopedic specialist from the University of Georgia look them over and he did not see anything either. The only little thing was a little arthritis on a stopper bone, but it was nothing to be concerned about at her age (7 years).
Riley has since stopped limping and is back to work! She has no chronic problems, but she sure is accident prone...... and so precious!!! Love that face!
And if you poke around the blog at all, you will notice that photos are missing from many posts. I accidentally deleted photos from a web album that feed the blog. Stupid me. I think I will attempt to fix it, but it will take a very long time.