Friday, July 29, 2011

sunset kid

sunset kid :: 30/52, originally uploaded by sarah ....

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i love the long days of summer ... this was taken anout 9:15pm, just before the sun set behind the couless for the day.

We came to this spot for a nice long hike earlier in the day, and I knew I had to come back at the end of the day and capture the gorgeous light.

And could someone please tell me how my dog is 9.5? It really just hit me that he is getting closer to being 2 digits ... sunsets do that ... they make you think.

Happy long weekend everyone :)

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52 Weeks for dogs.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

living life to it's fullest.

sleeping cutie :: 7/12 Jane, originally uploaded by sarah ....

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even when she sleeps, she's cute :) jane is doing pretty good these days (a miracle really), she even got to go fishing last week and spent the day running YES running and trotting around, followed by some ice cream the next day. It was amazing to see her having so much fun. She still visits the vet weekly for her abdomencentisis (draining the fluid that builds in her belly because of her Congestive Heart Failure), it's still costs a car payment a month to keep her going - but she is more than worth it, as she still loves all the things she always has enjoyed, we're still cherishing every moment ... even the sleepy ones.

Here are a few photos from Jane on her mountain adventure ...

The photo that made the day all worth it .... Jane got to "catch" 3 fish :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

the 3 and me.

the 3 and me., originally uploaded by sarah ....

Jo from One Collie posted a photo of her and Kort today ... I thought, well isn't that a great pic!! It reminded me to post this one from our trip to Waterton last week, Jane is doing her best to balance on the log ... and notice the other 2 are soaking wet ...

I think we should start a blog trend this week - posting pics of the our dogs with us :) sometimes it's nice to see the face behind the dogs :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

little squirrel herder

Oh what do you see Gyp ... some sheep ? Maybe a deer?

Gyp you look like a hackney pony ... you are ridiculous.

hmmm what ever you are looking at must be small ...seeing as you are staring at the ground, weirdo.

She's on a mission ... let her do her thang.

She has her eyes on the prize (can you see him in the distance)

Good girl Gyp, one rounded up .. 1,000,000 to go

... that'll do Gyp ... that'll do .... sigh
little squirrel herder

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

4 days of pure awesome.

Day 1 and 2
This past weekend, we spent 2 days redoing our Agility Equipment - not just a new coat of paint ... new wood, new welds, new paint. It is still not done which means another trip back to Jan & Dave's to finish it off, but man it will be AWESOME! Dave and Pete worked their butts off and Jan, Amanda and I were all covered in paint :) We had fun hanging out in between with everyone and Amanda and her gang too who were there and had some great food and laughs too, thanks to our awesome hosts :)

Day 3
Monday, Jolayne, Aislyn and I met up with our friend Ericka and took in a day of the Stampede ... watched some awesome Stockdoggin', went on the Ferris wheel and felt nauseous (WIMP) and ate some carnival food.

Day 4
My fam arrived Sunday night from Saskatoon, and we've been enjoying having them here too! We packed up on Tuesday and headed to Waterton. It was an awesome day, one I will remember forever, we got to take Jane - she is often left out of hikes now because she wanted walk more than a little jaunt, we also have to keep her out of the heat, and can't have her panting. The weather was wicked just warm enough, some clouds and hardly any wind.

janey and me.

Bowzer bounding :)

I LOVE SUMMER. please don't end anytime soon, mmmK? thanks.

Friday, July 8, 2011


Here are a couple photos of "Miss #10" from her Scent Hurdle Debut on the weekend. I was very proud of her! She had never raced against another lane - or another team. She was a little perplexed at first, and waited for reassurance at the box from me, but she figured it out and did great!! She even got her first 10 points. We have a great Team, and I am proud to be a part of it - I can't wait to race again!! Well and by that I mean to stand there and watch my dog do all the work :)

Doesn't she look cute in her little vest :)

Thanks Wendy of Paws on the Run Photography for the great shots!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Keep Agility fun - duh.

This weekend Gyp made her CKC Agility debut - she had to run Novice courses which are super open, super short - and SUPER FUN!! We had a blast. She finished her Novice titles with all first placements and had the fastest times of all Novice dogs - she really isn't a Novice dog, and I know that ... but they all have to work their way through the ranks like anyone else. It was nice to run with no pressure at all, the courses hardly took any time to walk - just go out, enjoy my dog and have a blast with her!!!

Some highlights were her 7.5 YPS Jumpers with Weaves Course, the fact that my knee didn't hurt at all as I really didn't work that hard. Gyp also made her Scent Hurdle Debut and even came home with a few points - she is like a big dog now!!!!!!!! And the most fun was taking Amanda and Kim's challenge to run the last Novice Standard as a Gamble - what a blast!!!! Oh ya and I won the 50/50 draw at the end of the weekend - CHA CHING (well $40 ... but I'll take it!)

Kaleb also was entered. He ran 4 events and now that CKC has a Veterans Class he was able to jump 16" and finish his Excellent JWW title!! YAY!!! He also placed first in his 2 qualifying classes - with the second fastest times of all the Ex dogs if you can believe it!

It was a great weekend and our group did great, and the Kennel Club hosted a really nice friendly trial.

Here are the videos highlights ...