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Showing posts from January, 2013

Raging War

It's been freezing cold outside. Shallow streams are now frozen and a thin sheet of ice is inching its way across the larger bodies of water.

It's weather like this that makes it so easy to just curl up inside and read a book instead of taking the dogs to the park. It's cold out. My fingers will freeze off. It's toasty inside... stay insideeee. Today, I broke out the hoodie and winter coat and decided to rage war against such lazy thoughts.

For the record, my fingers did get pretty chilly.

But frozen fingers were nothing compared to how much I've missed our walks in the woods. The best thing about the cold, is that no one else braves the weather to go to the park. I let Mia and Knight-man off lead for a while and we had ourselves a nice little jog. No ipod; just me, the dogs, and a good old romp through the forest. Life is good.

 Looking back, I don't think I mentioned it on here... but Miss Lilly ruptured a disk in her spine. She's been steadily improving!…

Must Have Done Something Right

"We should get jerseys.... 'Cause we make a good team. But yours would look better than mine, 'cause you're out of my league." 

Now that I got around to ordering the videos, I do believe it's time to make a post about last weekend's CPE trial! I like to start the year off in CPE, it's a great confidence booster the both the dogs and myself. The courses are fast, flowy, and flat out fun.

First things first, Lilly's run down. Lilly went 7/8 Qs this weekend. Only one NQ in Standard due to me not cueing a turn correctly. Even with the off course tunnel she still was well under the time of all the other Level 4 dogs, even the big guys. This was a HUGE difference from last year. No visiting ring crew, no sniffing, no walking around the course. She was right there with me- Every. Single. Run. I could not of asked for a better weekend from her! Nailed all her weave entries and stuck with them despite the lack of practice she's had with them lately. Sh…