Friday, August 27, 2010

Simple Pleasures



I ask a lot of my dogs, they perform in conformation, obedience, agility, tracking or rally and many weekends we are off competing in some event. However they also have their down time where they can just do what dogs do for fun. Whisper and Echo still like to play with each other-dinosaur mouth wars or just the regular chase game.



After the games end they are tired happy dogs for alittle while and then it starts all over again. In the evenings it seems like it goes on endlessly. Mouth wars, tugging, chasing, rest then up and start again.



Lyric however doesn't enjoy playing with anyone except her daughter Echo and only briefly . She finds her own amusement elsewhere. She-and her daughter love to "trance", they both find that behavior relaxing. Lyric's dad, her brothers and now her daughter all display the same behavior. I wonder if it like "nursing" is a genetic based trait. Whenever Lyric is no where around she can generally be found "trancing" in the sunflowers plants in the far backyard. It seems like an odd behavior to stand in or under plants that have leaves touching their backs/neck. They stand for minutes in one position with a glassy fixed look to their face. If called they snap out of the daze, back out of the bushes are ready to go. Funny but harmless behavior.



One thing Lyric has learned to love is the vegetable garden. Carrots, tomatoes or anything else that comes out of the boxes to eat-she is there waiting, with Echo close behind.




8 comments:

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

Yes, aren't the simple pleasures the best thing in life:-) And we love watching them have fun, even trancing would be interesting! Beryl doesn't do anything like that. Lovely photos:-)

houndstooth said...

I love that last picture of her eating the carrot! Mine take them, chew them up and then spit the orange confetti out on the floor.

houndstooth said...

P.S. I was looking for a way to contact you. I am writing an article for Celebrating Greyhounds about blogs and I was wondering if it would be alright to include yours in a list I'm compiling of blogs for people to look at. I've seen very few AKC Greyhound blogs, in fact, you might be the only one. If you prefer I not put you on the list, that's perfectly fine! I just wanted to ask people first. I'm sorry to put the request here on your blog, but I didn't find another way to ask you!

BrittBeah said...

All she is missing is bunny ears to make the carrot photo even better. Cute pics.

whygreyhounds said...

Great to see them having some fun & some down time. The carrot eating photo is great!

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

So far Reagan is the only racing greyhound I know that trances.

Love the dinosaur mouth wars! :-) Houndstooth calls that bitey face games on her blog. :-)

Anonymous said...

Lyric and Echo seem to be health food junkies with their veggie munching. What is Whisper's favorite--a burger and fries??!! LOL!! Donna

Sandy ~~~ said...

Currently "Creel" has 4, count them, deer friends who stay safely in the pasture when he is in the backyard...a momma and last year's twins and this year's fawn.

He runs around the yard trying to get them to prong out of the pasture...doesn't work anymore, they know he can't reach them. But he has a wonderful time trying to convince them otherwise.