February 1st 2009 10:42 am
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This weekend I finally did it. I completed by Open Obedience Certificate. We had our friends Carol and Jon come and judge and teach seminars for our Obedience and Agility Group. My friend Whyle and I had trained really hard since we went to Abaco in October. I kind of guessed that if I did not do it this time Lynn, my caregiver and owner was going to give up on me and just train my sister Chloe. Chloe is a very cute Aussie who really likes to train and she is already doing all the Open Exercises and just needed to complete her Novice.
I needed two legs and I finally did it - broad jump, drop on recall, retreive over the jump! Boy is Lynn every happy. My friends Whyle did really goods and got two legs in open - only one more to go. Chloe completed her novice title so she will move into Open - I couldn't let my two year old sister overtake me. Chloe also got one leg in Novice Agility.
So now I will begin to work in Utility. No long sits and down - no broad jump - should be a piece of cake. Chloe will go on to Open and may try for a leg in March. I will probably only do Rally in the show.
I am glad I made Lynn happy she loves me so much. More later Diary-
CH. Wenndale Skye CDX , Re
September 14th 2008 8:28 am
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We had a month off from training this summer. On Tuesday, it was back to class again. Diane, Amanda and Jean were there with Wiley, Sashi, Hank and Katie. We had a good class and I really did well.
I have decided to complete my open certificate so that I can move into the next class and Wiley is going with me.
We are set to go to Abaco for trials and we have to do well.
Jon and Carol will be there and I cannot wait to see them.
August 24th 2008 12:11 pm
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I really did it this time. It was early on Sunday morning and Chloe and I woke up early 5:00 am. We tried to be quiet but you know Chloe squeaking toys , panting, jumping up and down - of course she woke Lynn up. Lynn got up and let us into the back yard. Before she went in she stood outside to listen for thunder but there wasn't any at that time - so she told us to play outside and she was going back to bed.
Between 5:00 and 6:00 the thunder started, honest diary I don't know what gets into me - I run and bark and try and catch that thunder - I want to chase it away. When Andy got up at 6:00 I had broken through the back gate and the front gate and I was on a hunt for the thunder.
Lynn and Andy got up and began to look for me - they looked and called for two hours - the longest I have ever been gone. Poor Lynn at 9:00 she sort of freaked out - she began to think that she would never find me that I had been run over or worse that someone had me and might hurt me or try and keep me for ransom. She called her friends Amanda and Lynn and also Dana and Sandy and thus the Sunday Skye Search Party began.
Everyone was driving out east - along Yamacraw Beach, Elizabeth Estates all through San Souci and Winton and calling my name. As Amanda says she never knew there were so many black and white dogs in Nassau. Lynn kept coming home and checking the answering machine and she had decided to stop in the house and make some flyers with my picture on them as it was now 11:00. When she got in the house lo and behold there was a message - I was in someones yard accross from Mt. Vernon on the Eastern Road. Andy came and got me and there when I arrived were Amanda and Lynn to welcome me home - Lynn cried and hugged me and I sure was glad to be home.
No one knows how I got in the yard, but I know - I was running down the Eastern Road - the same way we go to The Trust for dog training and there is a boat ramp to the sea - I was hot and took a swim and there dogs playing in a yard - so I stopped to play. Thank goodness I had on my ID Tag and the nice lady - Mrs. Claridge called Lynn to say where I was.
I ate lots of bad things on my adventure, and had a terrible upset stomach the next day - Lynn had to take me to see Uncle Patrick and he gave me some medicine to settle my stomach.
So now I have to go in my crate if it even looks like it might thunder.
Lynn is trying to rub me down with Bounce Dryer Sheets because someone told her it helps with the static electricity which is part of what makes me so crazy - we do not know if it is working but I sure do smell good.
This is a bad problem and I want to say thanks to my friends who looked for me - it is good to know that I have so many people who care about me!
More later diary,
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