We had never been in the company of so many hounds or hound families before! I bought some greyhound art, Truly and Maggie got new, waterproof coats (they were shivering!), we had a delicious barbecue lunch and we witnessed our first "Blur of Fur!" We had never seen anything like it. The hounds are held on one end of a straight track. At the other end, someone sounds a squawker (squirrel call) and swings a fleece toy hanging from the end of a pole. The hounds are released, one by one. As they run the track toward the squawker and toy, their speed is determined by a radar gun. We didn't think Truly or Maggie would care to run and were pretty skeptical of the whole thing.
Oh, my! We were so wrong. As soon as the squawker sounded the first time, both of them went INSANE. It was very difficult to handle them. So, they got a chance to run. Truly did a great job. He ran 31 miles an hour. Maggie was a different story. When it was her turn - she took off - in exactly the wrong direction. This helps us understand why we were lucky enough to adopt her when she was only 2 years old. She a great racer, as long as she doesn't get distracted. She gets distracted a lot.
We've never seen Truly run like this!
Look at him go!
There's little Maggie!
Now she running in the right direction.
Everybody needed a jacket.
It's Halloween - we had to have a costume contest.
Oh, he's so bad!
And the winner is . . . Wilma Flintstone!
All of this fun and fellowship supports greyhound adoption. SEGA's spring Greyfest is coming up April 17. We'll be there!