Wednesday, September 24, 2008

My First Lure Coursing Test

I am Zephyr and am 19 months old. I get to start our new family blog because everyone else is too shy. Anyone who has met me knows that I am not shy. This summer I got to go to my first lure coursing test. I loved it! The picture above shows me right when the Hunt Master called "Tally Ho" and mom dropped the lead. I was ready to go. The trial was in Santa Maria, California. Mom and I had gone to Lompoc, Ca for a dog show too. I like lure coursing a lot more than showing.
When I came around this corner I thought I had those little white things.

But, they kept going. I was having so much fun I didn't care. This was my first off leash run in 3 days!

Actually, even after the white things stopped I just kept running. Mom tried to "play dead" but I knew she was foolin and kept playing. People have said that I need to "work on my recall" but I don't get it because I can recall lots of things, especially mom. Lots of people said that I had a great run, I was right on the lure the whole time. In October I am going to get to finish my JC title and maybe run with the other greyhounds.

We have been doing lots of hiking lately, I'll try to post pictures of them soon. I went on my longest hike, 10 miles, a week or so ago to Doyle Saddle, which is in the San Fransisco Peaks, AZ. It was great, I loved it when we got to spots with big views. I would just look all around and take it in.

Last weekend Mom and I tried the CGC test and did pretty good. When Mom walked away for the recall at first I thought I should go too. But, she explained again and I got it. I really, really don't like the 3 minute separation though, and let everyone within earshot know this. Actually, I think it is pointless because my mom is not allowed to be away from me when we are in public. I've made this clear to her many times, but she doesn't get it and says we "need to practice". I think she is the one that needs to practice.

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