Monday, September 27, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Greyhounds are to sports cars as couches are to garages. A sports car looks pretty in the garage, all shined up under the lights.. but that is really only part of the point.
If in this world there are passengers and there are drivers, what role does the guy who throws the ball play? ... Tool?
Greyhounds are to buses what.... oh lets face it .. I really have no idea how greyhounds relate to buses.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Well it seems that a number of things have been happening around here and I'm a little behind in my blogging. First and probably most pleasing to Kassa is that we have had some fall weather. This means that the dog park group has started meeting again. We gained a new member last week named Specs . A newer dog always brings a lot of energy to the group and gets their juices going. It was really nice to see the guys all running together.
Specs is a bigger boy. He was showing the other dogs whose who by body checking them when chasing the ball. Kassa seemed to take this in stride (literally).
Not only does the nicer weather result in the group meeting again, it also means the baseball fields aren't quite so busy. Kassa and I have been sneaking in early morning visits and really enjoying them. In the other park when Kassa grabs the ball he has to stop almost immediately because of the fence line. In the baseball park he can run through and gallop around. Its really fun to watch him.
The last thing that went on was the fall greyhound picnic. The group uses this picnic to promote greyhound adoption and raise money for the "Angle Fund". The preliminary results are that they raised enough money to rescue 1.5 broken leg hounds. A really great result IMO.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
The dog park contest is decided and the dog/owner combo that I endorsed ( in my graciousness after my video did not even make the top ten.. grumble grumble) WON! I almost feel vindicated.... almost.
Seriously though, congratulations to Pat McNeely and family and KODA! You are going to have an awesome dog park built in your area and Kassa and I may just make the journey down to see it.
To view the winning entry visit Koda's Dream Dog Park!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Kassa is lucky enough to live near a tennis court. Luckier still, there is a wooded area right beside the court. This means balls. Kassa seems to have a 6th sense for tennis balls. We will walk by and suddenly he will stick his nose in the bush, where I see nothing but leaves, and pull out a tennis ball. I should never have to buy a tennis ball for him ever again. We have been doing this for a few weeks so I thought it only right that he enjoy all of his kill thus far. This was actually a pretty funny episode because Kassa tried to gather the balls up onto his bed. Then he would lay down with his conquest and knock half of them out onto the wooden floor. He would then jump up and start to herd them back to his bed. This was probably his most successful moment. I am not sure if his dignity was entirely preserved through all of this but he didn't seem to mind ;)
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Kassa NowWell my boy got his shots and a general checkup yesterday. Vet was happy with everything. He is at 65lbs which according to the vet is at the lower end of an acceptable weight for him. No changes are necessary as long as he maintains that weight. They were concerned at 63 and I was concerned at 77 so I balanced him out again. According to his docs he raced at 67 and weighted into the vet at 70 when he left racing. Personally I think he looks good. Lean and athletic. He exercises a lot so I don't want him be carrying around extra baggage which will be hard on his joints. I also think he looks comparable to the other hounds.
Kassa at his lightest
Kassa at his heaviest