Thursday, September 03, 2015

Thankful Thursday: My Race Girl

It's Thursday and there sure is a lot to be thankful for today...
  • September has arrived, and hopefully that means the fall temperatures aren't far behind.
  • Pumpkin everything is back, which makes me extra happy!
  • The fact that Thursdays are now my (work) Fridays once again.  During race season I have to switch to accommodate our Thursday night series... oh the things I do for the man I love!
Speaking of racing, it sure has kept us busy all summer, but now the season is beginning to wind down. When we adopted Penny, we wanted to expose her to everything we possibly could at a young age, which meant she was at the race track at 10 weeks old.  I'm happy to say, and so thankful, that Penny not only enjoys going to the races, but actually gets upset when she can't go. She especially loves the days spent at her home track, New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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That shot on the right above was during a pit stop on the way to the track. My girl has clearly mastered the "are we there yet" look, and if she could speak, she'd be uttering the words all the way there! Penny just can't wait to get there and greet all of her fans... after all she knows everyone can't wait to get there to race see her! She's even met several doggy friends this summer, including this sweet boy who just happens to be named Zeus (yes, I nearly shed tears when his Mama said his name).

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Of course, in between all the meeting and greeting, Penny loves watching her Daddy race and this one was extra special.  It was a National Qualifier race and not only did he take home his best finish thusfar, 4th overall, but he got the Masters Division win as well!

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Penny was quite proud, as was I, and kept a watch over things in the post-race tech line.

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I know some of you are wondering why Tut and Sophie don't get to go to the races.  Sophie would absolutely hate it. Strangers and unfamiliar surroundings are not her thing.  My hound girl would much prefer lounging on the couch, in the comfort of her own home. Even if it means her pesky little sister crawls up to cuddle while she's snoozing.

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Good morning IG from Sophie & Penny. #sisterlylove #dogstagram #puppygram #rescueddogsofinstagram #houndmix #seniordog #dobermanpuppy #dobiemix #instapuppy #instahound #rescuedismyfavoritebreed #ilovemydogs #sleepypuppy #sleepingdogs #adoptdontshop

Tut would probably like to come, but we haven't taken him to a race track since he was much younger.  Back then it was the go-kart track and there were less things for him to spend the day barking at.  Instead, Tut gets to be my usual errand co-pilot.  I think it's safe to say he's pretty happy with the arrangement.  He even puts up with that pesky little sister crawling up to cuddle with him too.

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As you can see, so much to be thankful for today, and everyday!  Penny has fit right into our pack and brings us all considerable joy each and every day (Tut and Sophie would probably tell you she can be considerably annoying as well).  Please keep my baby girl in your thoughts today, as she is being spayed.  Sure, it's a routine surgery, but I'm always a nervous Mama when my kids go under.

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I'll leave you today with another quick foster update, because seeing my former foster babies living such wonderful lives in their forever homes always puts a smile on my face.  This is Cotton, who has two human baby brother siblings to keep up with.  She seems to have been caught taking a break amongst the trucks and tractors... much deserved, I'm sure!

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What are you thankful for today?  Are your human kids back to school, allowing you more knitting time?  Perhaps the temperatures have become more comfortable in your area?  Or maybe you poured yourself an extra glass of wine last night? 

7 comments:

Collie222 said...

We are thankful that Fall is almost here! It's actually my favorite season, and my favorite time to photograph the collies.

That's great that you can bring your dogs along, a hobby is always more fun with canine company!

Earl Lover said...

We can't wait for autumn! It's already showing it's signs here! Yay! Cooler weather, cosy indoors and lovely scenic walks!

My hobby, I couldn't do without my dogs!!! ;))

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Lots to be thankful for :-) Sending you lots of Love and Woofs

Chasing Dog Tales said...

It sounds like Penny will be off the race circuit for a few days while she recovers. Hopefully she's ready to come home soon from her big day at the vet's office. I know she'll be getting plenty of TLC tonight. :)

2browndawgs said...

You do have a lot to be thankful for. I hope the spay surgery went well and Penny is doing OK.

View From My Pram said...

PepiSmartDog: wow! What an exciting time!
Didn't know you were into racing; that's great. It looks like a lot of fun.
And your photos are great too. :=o)
Thank you for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.
I am always so thrilled to see you each week and love reading your articles too!
Hope to see you this week too. *waves paw* :=o)

View From My Pram said...

PepiSmartDog: wow! What an exciting time!
Didn't know you were into racing; that's great. It looks like a lot of fun.
And your photos are great too. :=o)
Thank you for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.
I am always so thrilled to see you each week and love reading your articles too!
Hope to see you this week too. *waves paw* :=o)

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