Next came a bench that I had ordered on-line. The quality of the piece was evident; however, the instructions assumed a bit of know-how! It has a hinged lid to provide access to storage. The directions simply said, "Attach hinges to lid." Duh? How!? We tried numerous configurations, and finally discovered how to attach a hinge. Now I feel like I'm on an episode of DIY for Dummies. Here's the bench with Cosi posing in the picture:
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
On the bright side, I enjoyed watching Cosi running in the snow we got. Here's the latest Sheltie In The Snow picture:
Look closely, and you'll see all four feet are off the ground!
Saturday, January 22, 2011
I've had the superb help of our designer, Margie. What a gem she is! She came up with a plan to arrange the living room furniture, ideas for color schemes, and suggestions of pieces to purchase or consider. When I would go off on a tangent saying I like this, and this, and this, she'd bring me back in the most gentle, professional way. Focus. Focus. I couldn't have done this project without her.
Now as we wait the 6-8 weeks for the furniture to get here, there are window treatments, accessories, and linens to choose. I'll be grateful when the agility season starts for me in March. At least at a trial I don't have to decide what color leash to use! LOL
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Cosi as it gently snows. I love how his beautiful coat is decorated with the snow flakes.
And when it gets too deep (like it did last year), we shovel a speed circle under the A-frame and play tug and chase games!
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Name: RyLadd Spontaneous Combustion, AX, AXJ, XF
Nicknames: Cosworth, Cosi, Cos, Cosi-Bear, Bear-Bear
Favorites: any game, toys, agility, running in a field, poking things (Jenny's puff on her head, a guest's leg, daddy's knee)
Dislikes: swimming, grooming
Cosi came into my life and renewed my love of agility. His joy and abandon for everything he does makes me laugh and love him all the more.
Happy 5th Birthday, Cosi!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
AKC Name: MACH Bonnie's Brisco, CGC
Nicknames: Brisc, The Brisconator, The Nator, Sweet Pea
Likes: My crate, chicken, a good chase, my yard on a spring day, my Mom, agility
Dislikes: Loud places, dogs in my face, walking father than my feet will stand
Brisco did agility with his heart as he was not physically meant for the sport. He had a weak back end, bad feet, and ribs that never sprang. I am eternally grateful that we got the opportunity to play together for 6 years.
Here are some favorite pictures of my sweet Brisco.
Brisco was all packed and ready to go to work with me on National Take Your Dog To Work Day.
I love this picture. Everyone is looking at the camera, but Brisco is looking at me.
My favorite puppy picture of Brisco in his yard. Jack took this picture and captured his smile and his joy.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Our club set two mirror courses so that two dogs could "race" and the crowd could cheer on their team. And cheer they did! The noise was deafening. I was so proud of Cosi, who took the PA system, the crowd noise, and the excitement of the event all in stride. He totally rocked his run, enjoying every minute. Here's our run:
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
I was very sad to hear about Wiley, and it reminds me to savor every run, every moment, and cherish my dogs while they're here. They just don't live long enough.
Go hug your dogs, people.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
We set up two mirror-image courses and run one dog on each course at the same time. The crowd can then cheer for their favorite dog, and we "race" to the finish, which is a table. First dog on the table "wins."
Last time Jack got video from up in the stands, a real birds-eye-view. Here's the video of our run (Cosi is the dog on the right):