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Saturday, August 31, 2013

The trouble with roaching

Recently, I had fun putting together my post about roaching.  However, many of the people who commented stated that they didn't know what roaching is.  So, I am going to try to clarify ... 



Maddie (Mad Dog) photo by Never say Never Greyhounds http://neversaynevergreyhounds.blogspot.com/


photo by Never say Never greyhounds http://neversaynevergreyhounds.blogspot.com/

I want to know what boot camp these dogs attended, that they have this skill of "roaching"!  They obviously didn't get "posed" by the photographer, but really knew how to roach.

Thanks so much to the "blog sisters" who allowed me to use their photos to illustrate this subject.

I suppose by now you can tell that I am a bit jealous of the people whose dogs roach.  I really enjoy the idea.  I just can't get the babies to perform!

Update:  This morning, Fleur gave a signal to Power, they switched beds, and Fleur roached!  She stayed in that position for hours!


She moved her head to follow me when I was moving about in the motorhome, but stayed on her back!
Did one of you blogging greyhounds send her a telepathy message telling her to get on the ball about roaching?
Life is wonderful, isn't it?






14 comments:

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    1. She has been hiding her light under a bushel basket all these years!

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  2. I might have sent a telepathic message to them about roaching, but I'll never tell! I bet they both do it all the time when you're not there looking! ;)

    Bunny

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    1. Bunny, you are keeping too many secrets!

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  3. Love how Fleur has the sun on her tummy:)

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    1. I'm glad you mentioned it, because I had not noticed that!

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  4. Lol, Greyhounds like to do things in their own time!

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  5. Just wondering if when other breeds lay on their backs for a good amount of time can that be called roaching too? We have 4 dogs in our class C and the Australian Cattle Dog does this a lot of the time, either on the couch of the floor. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi does the same thing. So just wondering.

    Judy Wms.

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    1. I don't think it matters the breed, but just utilizing that position gets the term "roaching"

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  6. Well, I'm just glad they are not smoking illegal cigarettes! I still can't see Greyhounds laying comfortably on their backs. On the couch like Fleur is, that would be different, but they are so narrow and streamlined in their body structure - just doesn't look comfortable to me, but I guess it is to them. I wonder if they are also cooling their bodies when they roach?

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    1. Great question, but I don't know the answers.

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  7. Joey and Scout spend most of their time roaching. LOL I think Fleur didn't do it before because she wasn't allowed on the couch. She is comfortable now.

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  8. They probably heard that you were ratting them out to the world. Fleur showed you :) Our new girl Kelli was roaching her first day up. Guess she figured, everyone else was doing it.

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