Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
2. my favourite colour is red, or black.
3. i am a vegetarian.
4. i don't wear leather.
5. i've been told by a psychic that i am a little odd, she assured me that was a good thing.
6. my dogs have middle names: Jane "Monty" (after my childhood pet rabbit - he died on the day Jane was born), Kaleb "Ramone" (his mom is Ramona, we considered calling him Ramone, and I like the band), Gyp "Neena" (the name I wanted to call her, but she came with the name Gyp, after 2 months of pondering names, it stayed Gyp:) )
7. At one time I had 10 piercings.
8. I am a mix of British, Polish, Czech, Cree, Sioux, French and a dash of Scottish for good measure, I suppose you could call me a mutt.
9. I still have my wisdom teeth.
10. I am working on my top 10 Greatest Movie list, don't have them all yet. Yes Spaceballs, Christmas Vacation and The Color Purple rank top 10.
11. I am a Graphic Designer by day
12. My passion is all things dog. Dog training, and dog Agility, and various other sports - involving dogs, it is beyond a hobby for me.
13. My favourite saying is "nothing changes, if nothing changes"
14. I am not "married", but have been with my guy for over 12 years.
15. I have big feet. So does Gyp :)
Monday, January 19, 2009
Gyp, on the road again, this time just north of Calgary.
G & K had an agility seminar this weekend - our first Outreach with Kim Collins for '09.
We got loads of information and a ton of worksheets for class that should hold us over until our next session in April.
I got some great ideas for tightening my turns with Gyp - one of my big goals for this year.We worked on this a bit on the weekend. Also I want to walk courses more confidently - with no second guessing. I need to learn to stick to my guns. Especially off the start. I adapt to "the three's" varying speeds and strengths on course pretty well, and can shift from one dog to another fairly well. I just need to run Gyp with the confidence I have with J & K. we are getting there.
I am motivated as always after her sessions!
3/52 (also part of 52 weeks for dogs) click the photo to go to FLICKR
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
He needed 4 games Qs coming into this trial, and I wasn't sure he could get them all this weekend, and I didn't stress over it, but he did it! What a good boy, I still can't believe it.
Kaleb ran great, he Q'd in 5 of his 7 classes. It was also his Veterans Debut!
Masters: Standard, Team, Jumpers, Steeplechase and Snooker.
The host Club gives out these fancy crate plaques, so Kaleb had to show it off since it is in replace of a ribbon!
I think he is the first Flat-coat in Canada with this title from what I know, so that is pretty cool too!!
The girlies ran great too!
Jane Qd in three of her 4 runs! She had a blast!
Gyp Qd in 5 of her 7 classes too, I really wanted to Q in her Standard runs, and I was so thrilled we Qd in with 1st places in all of them! I was happy that I was able to run her with full confidence except for a couple times, what did I have to lose DUH, made it worse for not trying, but overall I am super happy with how I handled her this weekend too.
Getting to the trial this weekend was another story .... read Amanda's blog ....
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Like the ever lovely and photogenic Gyp ...
... Then the moment gets ruined by the big black asshole.