Cosi and I are supposed to go to NJ this weekend. Keep your paws crossed for us...
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Cesar Millan's beloved dog, Daddy, died on February 19. I am saddened by this loss even though I never met the dog. But like Lassie and Rin-Tin-Tin, certain dogs on TV influence our thinking about dogs. The aspect of Cesar's show I like the most is his emphasis on positive, calm, assertive energy. And what dog can't benefit from an owner in that state of mind? Sorry for your loss, Cesar. Bless you for the good work you do.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Jenny loves her chew sticks. I don't cut them down for her. Having to manipulate this large object is part of the exercise. I took this photo of Jenny and her "cigar."
Almost every evening I get out my knitting. The dogs know that this activity means "snooze time"! When we were having the blizzard last week, I worked on my sweater and Jack caught us all snuggled on the love seat "helping" me with my knitting. There is always dog hair incorporated into everything I make. I make no attempt to pick it off as I encounter it. I just work it right into the garment.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Yesterday I finished the body of a sweater that I'm making. I got another Kitting Pure and Simple pattern. This time it's a long sleeved tunic. These patterns are so easy to follow and work up beautifully. That's the advantage of winter--I get a lot of knitting done.
Friday, February 12, 2010
The dogs have been awesome for the past four days. But four days with no walks equals cabin fever. So I decided to "make some lemonade" today. I got out the shovel and made a speed circle. Then I got out the toys and played with the dogs, using a "Go!" command with Cosi to have him drive the rest of the circle without me. The best part of this play was Mike. He was actually driving after a tug toy and then brought it to me to tug! That's HUGE. He never did that before. My big man.
Here are some photos courtesy of Jack:
Here's a birds-eye-view from the second story window. I made the circle around the A-frame. That A-frame sure is coming in handy!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
The dogs have been marvelous through it all. Have you ever gone potty in a 40 mph wind with 37" of snow on the ground?
Here is my favorite photo of the day from the Blizzard of '10. I think snow is pretty. I like how it makes the trees decorated and like someone shook the snow globe:
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I'm supposed to go to a trial in Delaware on Saturday, about 2.5 hours away. I am so looking forward to this trial. It's the first trial of the year for us, and it's a one-ring, very small trial. I love the feel of these smaller trials. Everyone pitches in, the atmosphere is friendly, and the days go quickly.
All paws are crossed here that the roads are cleared in time for us to go.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Here are some photos of the storm:
Anna's car before she cleaned it off. Somewhere under that snow is her ride to church tomorrow.
A shot of our street and house.
Cosi poses next to the A-frame. It's as close to a 2-on, 2-off contact performance as we could get today.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Enjoy your weekend! I'll be covered with flour. GO COLTS!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
In agility I think it will have implications on learning the side they favor for turning. I know that when Cosi is rushed to the right, he more often than not drops a bar.
I think the next step would be if you're right handed and your dog is right pawed, is that a better combination than his being left pawed? Hmmmm...