There is a reason the dogs are required to wear a plastic muzzle at the GAP runs – if they get a bit boisterous, as here, there is much less chance of injury. Greyhounds have very thin skin that tears easily, which can be costly in vet bills. Vulcan has had to be patched up twice since we’ve had him, just from accidents that wouldn’t affect other breeds to the same extent.
In this photo, about 3 dogs are being a bit exuberant, you can even see the spittle flying from the black and white one. Interesting that some dogs have an attitude problem, while others just go with the flow.
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Pretty good turn out for the GAP run at Upper Hutt today, well over 20 very well-behaved dogs. Cold and overcast and windy – perfect for the dogs who just laze around if it is too hot.
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One of these dogs seems slightly more intelligent than the other…
The boys on the back deck this morning. Possible cat warning in the backyard.
If there’s a cat there, they’ll grab it.
This really is highly unusual – Vulcan has never in the past tolerated anywhere near this amount of contact, he was initially even jumpy with humans reaching over him if he was asleep.
This Raro waiting for an apple core – he’s discovered that he loves apples.
Snippets of some of the dogs at the end of the GAP run last Sunday; there were 27 dogs there earlier in the day. Generally well behaved, and a lot more active in this cooler weather.