Ch. & F.Ch. Morley's Sue, CD, LCM II, VCX
1981 - 1997
Tiger was a wise and considerate dog.
She had innate good manners. Even my parents, not natural dog lovers, said
of her, "She's not like a dog, she's more like a person," and when we visited,
she would get privileges they did not extend to the other dogs.
She was a great runner, with good endurance.
I liked to run her on long courses, because she had a lot of 'bottom'. She
was a very mild dog in temperament, so the intensity and determination she
would get at lure courses was a marked change from her usual calm demeanor.
A friend of mine called her "solemn" but that wasn't true. She was a
serious dog, but she had her playful moments, though the games she
liked best involved running. (She liked to play "chicken" with people - run
straight at them and then veer off at the last minute.) She was
sincere, dependable, and she did all I ever asked of her - except for living
forever, and she came pretty damn close to that. She lived to be sixteen years old,
and that was still not long enough for me.
When she young, Tiger was the top lure coursing Greyhound
in the country. She finished her Field Championship, Companion Dog
title, and first Lure Courser of Merit title in the same calendar year. She
stayed in the top four in lure coursing for three consecutive years. Tiger
won five Best in Field awards, the Best in Field at the Grand Prix, and
the New England Cup for Greyhounds. She was pretty well retired by the time
the AKC started its lure coursing program, but two of her daughters, Rosie
and Suki were AKC Dual Champions, Companion Dogs, and had ASFA Field Championships.
Here's a photo of Tiger, Rosie, and Suki.
Golightly Greyhounds - P.O. Box 234 - Smithtown, NY 11787