By the end of the day Saturday we were all pretty tired but excited about what was to come.
The coursing club are a group of fine people. The atmosphere was relaxed and reminded me a bit of our own grey play group. They were well equipped though, with a full lure coursing rig and tent shelters etc. The field was an expansive 20 acres and the ground was not hard.
Greys weren't the only dogs their either, Whippets were also in attendance and they had a ball.
They greys had a pretty good time too.
Visitors to the group had the opportunity to do a fun run. It was a straight line run with no turns across the field. Ricky was raring to go and just as I was supposed to release him he slipped his collar and went all on his own. Ricky was all over this run and I think did really well.
Kassa staged a little protest at the beginning by sitting facing away from the field. Truthfully he just puts his back to the wind when it's cold, but it looked pretty funny none the less. He wasn't much interested in the lure when it was laying on the ground but when it started moving he was after it. Over all I think I was a less overwhelmed at the straight line runs then some, because I have seen my boys boogie before under different circumstances. All in all though we had a great time, and I can definitely see my boys trying out a full course sometime in the future. We didn't stay till the very end of the event as I needed to get back to a few things in Tennessee while there was a little daylight left. As such, we got to enjoy the trip back through Chattanooga in much better than the zero visibility that we had on the way down.
Many thanks to John Parker and the other folks at the Southeastern Greyhound Club for holding a great event.