“When hounds fly,”, she said, so we flew! Back in June all three of us did FastCAT in Grinnell, Iowa. Olivia and I earned our DCAT Titles and Bailie earned points towards her BCAT Title. Bev Klingensmith was there to photograph FastCAT runs and she took some amazing photos of us. We purchased them for our own online use because we like them so much. Some photographers are so good, and others, well, not so good. We are lucky to have such great action shots. Today we are focusing on flying.
We all got together and agreed that I, Madison, receive the high flyer award for my runs. I’m short but I run quite fast and we now see that I really fly down the track after that lure!
Mom likes the way my front paw pads are exposed when I fly. In the above photo you can see the lure.
Sometimes I think I look funny when I’m really racing along. See the happiness in my face? I look like I just lauched off a springboard or something.
After examining the photos we determined that I get a lot more air the further I am down the track. In the beginning I fly, but at a low altitude. I gain speed to fly better.
Olivia really catches a lot of air, but she is also four inches taller than I am. Talking about when hounds fly, she really flies a lot. We love how her chompers are showing.
Sometimes she flies with her ears up like a rabbit, which is super silly, but that is Olivia. She too starts out flying at low altitude, but with speeds really gets airborne.
Check this out! The girl is so far off the ground it is crazy! It’s a wonder she doesn’t land flat on her belly!
Olivia and I both run a couple seconds faster on the course than Bailie does. We don’t know why Bailie isn’t faster, but hopefully she will get faster with more runs. Since she is larger than both of us and slower, she doesn’t fly as well, but she definitely wins in the happy hound category.
Like Olivia, Bailie sometimes puts her ears up for better reception. She is really into the chase and getting down the track to Mom.
Notice how she is no longer running straight? Bailie saw the photographer lying on the ground with her camera. Because we all know to look at a camera, she charged full speed at the camera, but then veered off right before hitting it. She did it each of her three runs, but no harm done and we got some good close ups that way. Bev knows how to capture it when hounds fly and we are thankful for such awesome photos!
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