Tuesday, December 13, 2011

If Herman Munster can, then so can I!

Good Morning Everyone! I hope ya'll are living the good life & living great days!

Welcome to caterina serra! I don't seem to see a blog on you, but I'm glad to have you along :-)

Life has been really busy lately, so I've not even had the time to blog.
I've been rather...um...dogged..lately...my friend's husband had surgery, so I've been taking care of all their dogs, the boarding dogs & my own. It's been a lot of work, but it's my part in helping out with things around here. And I took Birdie back out to Lure Coursing this weekend. She wasn't up to her greatest though, then on Sunday, judging from the way she ran, I assessed that she has not fully recovered from her coursing accident from a few weeks back, so she'll be taking a nice long break now. IF you asked her if she was hurting though, she'd lie to you just so she could run more! Salukis love to run! So why the Herman Munster title? Well I had to go get Dog Food yesterday, then go to WalMart to get a few things. They are in one of those strip mall type of parking lots, but a little too far from each other & seperated by a road that cuts through the parking lot, so I had to drive to each place. I'm still in the big boot. And of course, it's on my right foot (I'm getting better though so long as I don't over do it -- as I've unfortunately been forced to do so lately). So in order to drive, I take a shoe along for my right foot (that of course doesn't match the left foot shoe so if I get pulled over, I can look like a total idiot & lose all respect from anybody pulling me over...thus perhaps getting a nice long vacation at the funny farm), -- oops back to driving. So I have to walk to the van with the boot on, get in van, take boot off, put shoe on, drive, get there, take shoe off, put boot on, go in store, shop, come back out & do the same steenkin' process over again. So at PetSmart yesterday, I thought, oh hell, if Herman Munster could drive with those big fat platform shoes, then so can I! And I did! And it worked! But I don't think it would be a good idea if I had to drive in real traffic. I'm only 4 miles from WM, so I was able to drive back to the RV with the boot on because the drive back is back on a quiet parkway & a straight shot, so that wasn't too hard. AND ya'll should be proud of me because I didn't gets cornfused & put the shoe on my foot before I got out of the van! Yay!

Here are a couple of vids that I did of lure coursing. Lure Coursing is a test of a sight hounds ability of hunting without the use of live game. The dogs get scored on their runs towards their LC titles.

And if you don't wish to or can't watch the vids, here are a couple of photos of dogs coursing: Click on photos for larger images.

Releasing Rodesian Ridgebacks.

Ridgebacks running!

Releasing Afghan Hounds.

Afghan Hounds running!

OK, now I have to go groom 2 Afghan hounds for someone. So I hope ya'll have a nice day & thanks for stopping by!

~As always, be kind to your pets, clean up after them on your travels & respect your neighbor~


  1. What does "coursing" mean? Is it an agility thing, or something different?

    I don't mind word verification at all, I just like it like this - on the same page as the comment box. Thanks!

  2. Lure coursing is the test of a sighthounds ability to chase game, except in this case, the game is 3 plastic bags! There are a group of hounds that hunt by sight rather then scent. Afghan hounds, Borzoi, Salukis, Greyhounds, Whippets, Basenjis, etc. So coursing is them chasing the plastic bag. They are judged on their follow, intent, speed & such things as that. Dogs hunting live game like this in Texas would be illegal if they caught certain game. These breeds were bred to hunt & bring back game several years ago. They do OFC (open field coursing) in some other states that allow it, but I'm not a fan of it as to me, it's a blood sport & I'm not into that.
    They chase & get hares. Salukis in their nomadic country used to course gazelle.

  3. PS, I had a saluki once that after he did lure coursing, I could not get him to leave the garbage bags alone in garbage cans!

  4. Ha! He did not see the logic in your logic!

  5. Hiya Cyn... good to see ya! what fun!

    Roxanne... are you aware of spam comments being sent out under anonymous on GLD? Been going on for quite a bit...

    Is it just me getting em? always selling Uggs ...

  6. Great videos thanks for sharing.

  7. I know what you mean about busy of late. Me too. I keep telling myself to enjoy the moment but the list of things to do and the timeline keep dragging me forward. Merry Christmas.

  8. Thanks JoJo!

    Levonne, I swear, I'm trying to catch up, but it just seems the harder I try, the further behind I fall. At least the boarding dogs went home & I got paid well for grooming them :-)


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