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 was her usual perfect self in the ring, but she came up a little lame in her Saturday Jumpers run so I ended up pulling her off the course before we were done. Otherwise she Double Qualified on Friday and Sunday. She needs 5 more Double Qualifiers to be the first greyhound to earn four Master Agility Championships.
Here are her runs that were videoed. I left the one where I pulled her off:
I have decided that Seven does point out every little ache and pain. The only thing I can liken it to is I will often twist or pop my ankle and it hurts for a minute, but I just keep running and it goes away. I think the same sort of thing happens with Seven's left wrist, but unlike me she will immediately yelp and limp.... and then a minute later it is as if nothing happened. You rarely see a problem in the next run.
However, I was starting to see some issues on her right front which was new (usually it is the left). I took her to the ortho vet and he diagnosed a lattisimus dorsi strain near the insertion point. So she is taking the month of December off and will be rechecked in early January. In some ways it is probably good that she points out all of her issues early so we can address them before they become huge issues.