Saturday, November 3

VAGA Picnic

A couple of weekends ago, we had our VAGA annual picnic at Angela’s. It had been postponed a couple of weeks because of bad weather, and the weather was perfect for a greyhound get-together. Lauren was on hand to greet the guests.
People and dogs were spread out everywhere in the backyard.
During the fun run, some people raced their dogs.
Not really a race at all.
Some dogs just weren’t into running for our amusement.
Others, like PJ, showed off their racing form. He clocked in at 36 mph
PJ smiles for his momma as he passes by.
Flyer is cheered on as he also clocks in at 36 mph.
Stella gets a head start on Jaime and Stanley.
Stanley closes in while Jaime tries the flying position to catch up.
Neck and neck.
Stanley pulls a classic Stella move and tries to cut her off.
In the end, Stella wins by a muzzle.Kix, you’re not supposed to let your daddy win.
Louisa May got super close before she decided to veer off. I can read her ‘Therapy Dog’ tag.
Ashleigh is cheered on by her daddy. We had kept her for a bit when she was returned from her first family. Sweet girl. Sadly, she died a few days after this picture was taken of a sudden stroke.
Puddin shows why she is Queen of her backyard while Buford and her dad cheer her on.
Jaime cools down with some Frosty Paws.
Stanley liked it so much, he had seconds.
My kids hang out with Sallie and her mum and pop as the party winds down.
Blue and Abby get one last potty break before heading back home.
Flyer and Frito are sad that their mum is packing up.
But it’s never too late to smooch on your pup.


  1. That looks like greyt fun!
    I'm still working on getting shots of Those Brindle Kids with all four feet off the ground like PJ in your photo #6.

  2. OMG, I can't believe that Ashley died suddenly...that breaks my heart! I wrote about her in my picnic post too because she came up with Macy and was originally selected as a good match for us too. Love the pics of your kids racing, especially when Stan tried to cut Stella off...I guess she taught him well!

  3. How fun! The pictures of the dogs running are great, especially the flying one. That's too bad about Ashleigh. Zephyr and Astro agree, Frosty Paws are the bomb. :-)

  4. Looks like a lovely time. Love to see the hounds running.

    So sad about Ashleigh, but perhaps a kinder way to go when it is time.

  5. That definitely looks like a fun day for dogs and humans! It is very sad that Ashleigh died so suddenly. She definitely looks happy in that photo.

  6. Our group's picnic is one of my favorite days of the year. What a great day. The weather looks perfect and sure looks like the pups had a wonderful time. My deepest sympathy to Ashleigh's family. How nice that she had such a fun day.

  7. You have so many fun days out with the Greyhounds. The pics really made me smile, especially the racing competition, there is an excercise in futility, LOL.
    Are the get togethers organised by a Greyhound charity or are you just friends?
    Lynne x

  8. now that looks like a fab day, love all the photo's, so sorry about Ashleigh xxx

    love sue and the taylor pack

  9. So sad about Ashleigh..Picnics are always so much fun.

  10. That is very sad about Ashleigh but how wonderful she got to have that beautiful day with her friends and family. The picnic looks like it was perfect. Except I'm not seeing a lot of people running with the hounds...

  11. that must have been amazing to see the hounds run!