Athlete Profile: Maddie the Hunting Dog
If you have your eye on sports at this time of the year you may be wondering where the Red Sox and Yankees are in the standings. Maybe you're vaguely interested in the batter from California who is poised to beat the Home Run record. You might not be thinking about Maddie of Bedford County, Virginia, however. Maddie is a black lab who recently competed in the 2007 NAHRA/RAW Invitational Hunt Test, the “NFL of retrieving,” held in Pennsylania. You may recall we posted an entry about the event in June, Pennsylvania: Dogs Catch Some Big Air. She earned the title of Grand Master Hunting Retriever. Not sure if she gets a green collar like winners of the Master's who get the green jacket. Maddie's home town paper, the Bedford Bulletin, ran a piece about their home town hero. Maddie is unfazed by her new found celebrity status. She just looking for the next bird to retrieve.