Friday, September 23, 2011

jarhead.


pb & k :: 38/52, originally uploaded by sarah ....

Thursday, September 22, 2011

O. M. D.!! O. M. D.!! O. M. D.!!

OH MY DOG!
the jar of hope and wonder is EMPTY!!!
... tongues are ready!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

If you're happy and you know it...

splashdance :: 38/52

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts,
liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.
- Andrew Carnegie

In Kaleb's case it's pretty simple to be happy, really:
I WANT MY BUMPER, AND I WANT IT NOW.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Hangover

We had an awesome time in Kimberley BC this past weekend. By far one of the most enjoyable Agility Trials. Mountains, Camping, Friends, Wine, Agility ... oooooh ya baby!

First, I have to mention how proud I am of all my friends and students. So many titles, Qs and wonderful runs. Amanda and Wicca FINALLY got the last jumpers Q for their ATCHC! Dave and Pearl earned their ATCHC, Bronze and Silver too. Check out the GDG blog for all the details and photos.

Gyp and K were entered in 6 runs. Gyp was amazing, I am so thrilled to have her running fast with no issues - I can breath when I run her now, without worrying about hurting her. She smoked all of her runs and in 6 classes Qd in all of them, with the fastest times in 5 of the 6 events she was in. K was great too - the first day we had a couple communication issues EXAMPLE: i turn, kaleb finds the line for the next 60' and keeps going ... but hey he was having fun and running fast, and that is the main thing! Sunday we pulled it together and he Qd in all 3 classes and had a great day despite the CRAZY heat.

Here are some video highlights ... I finally feel like I have my Agility mojo back and it feels great. I love this sport, I love the people in it, and most of all I love my dogs. I had so much fun this past weekend ... I like to call it an Agility hangover, I swear it was ACTUALLY from the Agility ... :)




Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I am not a tourist.

Take a hike, eh?

It was Pete's birthday this weekend, and we were going to go for a hike in the mountains, but decided to do our favourite city hike that we do usually every week or so. It is about 5km and covers lots of terrain, elevation and scenery. I don't usually take photos along the way during the hike, but it was fun and opened my eyes and made me really appreciate where we live ...

Pete will be your tour guide ....


Shit. How did you convince me to do this on my birthday?

YAY we made it to the top!!

WTF?? I thought we were done!
Only 100 more stairs to go Pete ... pick up the pace buddy.



FINALLY! The view from the top. YAY we are done!!


Sorry Pete ... but we have this to conquer now ...



3km down ... 2m k to go ...


The Galt Museum ... such a gorgeous building.
Are we done yet?


Sorry Pete 1km to go .... but atleast we're going down ...


Did I mention ... more stairs?



And the last landmark ... Fort Whoop-up ... done!
Where's the Ice Cream?


Our city is awesome ... I think there are over 200km of trails, that cover all different types of terrain ... it's fun to be a tourist in your own city and take time to really enjoy the beauty of it all.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

the fighter


the fighter :: 9/12/Jane, originally uploaded by sarah ....

“It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.” Mark Twain

it's been one year this week, that Jane was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure. It seemed to happen so fast - though from what the internal specialst said a few months before - we knew it was coming given her high grade heart murmer. We just hoped it would be later in her life ... like when she was 24 and the oldest Terrier to ever live. She is getting weaker these days, but still enjoys the simple things in life.

For the past 5 months, she has been getting Abdomencentisis every 10 days (a belly tap, where her build up of fluid is drained from her abdomen - as her right side of the heart is not functioning properly and causes the fluid build-up). She is such a trooper, and stands here for the 20 minutes it takes to drain her. Never complains, never puts up a fuss. Happily leaves the table, and takes a treat from the Vet. And every 4 weeks we fill her plethora of meds ... we have a little party.

I've said it before, but I'll say it again. I love this f'ing little dog.