Age: 8 Years Sex: Female Weight: 51-100 lbs
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November 15th 2006
Sleeping on the back of the couch, barking at the neighborhood cats, stealing stuff, and riding in the van
Nelson, when nobody else wants to play outside, rain
Emily won so many toys in 2007 she can't play with them all! Good thing she shares! She picks a favorite for a few days, then finds a new one.
String cheese or cooked chicken
Up to the center of town and back
Getting in LOTS of trouble.
Emily is the pick puppy from the second litter I've bred. They've all done extremely well, and we really can't take credit for "masterminding" this, we have a great mentor. The winning these guys have done is mindboggling, at least for me.
Having a litter is an amazing experience - you essentially are tied to these dogs for life. In my case, there were 10 - and I cried when I let each one go. They were the sweetest, cuddliest babies, and they never NEVER forget their first mama. Most were sold as show dogs, some as pets and all are in the greatest homes! All the owners and I keep in frequent touch - and I get stories and photos all the time. We did just get one girl returned to us, because of some issues in the owner's life. But we are SO happy the lady followed the contract and gave her back to us just like she was supposed to. It's just a joy to have her home!
Emily is a bigshot in the Irish Setter world right now - she may be in the future, too. She has some national awards for the year 2007 - and actually went Best of Winners at the ISCA National in April 2008. We have never experienced this kind of winning before - it's very exciting and unreal!
At home, we are currently working on a barking problem, and a "potty" problem - she's apparently having a memory lapse about where you're SUPPOSED to go potty when you're a big girl. It's NOT where you went when you were a baby - in the basement! (But Mom.....it's RAINING!!!!!)
don't hate me because I"m beautiful!!!!!
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June 22nd 2008 5:48 pm
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Molly came back tonight and we're playin' and playin' and playin'!
Summer put her hackles up when she saw Molly and tried to act all tough and everything - but she's always done that so mama was watching her and smacked her on the head a few times so she knew it wasn't OK to terrorize Molly. (Summer is Molly's dog mother, and she's been treating her like this since we were puppies, can't get her to explain why! Do any of you human moms out there have kids you want to kill? I dunno.)
But once Summer growled at her and bared her teeth, and Molly peed on the floor and rolled over on her back, it was all good. Uncle Nelson sniffed Molly's butt and officially decided she was OUT of season, so that's another plus.
After all those festivities were over, Mama sat down on the couch for some cuddle time- and Molly got so excited, she threw her head up in the air and smacked mama's lip into her tooth so hard Mama's gonna have a fat lip! (Setters have really hard skulls!) Then Uncle Nelson got jealous, and he started barking, and I wanted to play so *I* started barking, and Mama just gave up and threw us all out in the yard!
Later, we ate dinner, then laid around in the kitchen so Mama would trip over us while she made white chicken chili and cucumber salad. Now we're laying around watching Law and Order, so Molly can howl at the opening music!
Life is good!
Off to play some more,
June 21st 2008 11:26 am
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Does it ever stay dry around here? It's the FIRST DAY OF SUMMER FOR CRYIN' OUT LOUD!!!!!
It was sunny this AM and Summer and I ran around the yard for hours - but just when mama was ready to come out, play with us and mow the lawn, the skies opened up!
I WANT TO PLAY BALL!!!!!
I am so disappointed, I went down into my crate in the basement with my pawtop, and I am not coming out until the sun is shining again. Or Molly comes home. Whichever happens first.
Check back later, I will post again if the sun comes out, if not, I'll be searching the web for deals on bones.
June 20th 2008 7:15 am
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What a wonderful way to be welcomed to Dogster! When I got the e-mail that my diary was going to be in the big list on the front page, I just ran happy laps around the backyard for a while! Really, it's just so cool, I can't say thank you enough.
So I just thought I'd check in to update you on a few loose ends from previous posts.
Kinda been putting off talking about last weekend's show. It didn't go so well. It poured on Sat., Mama was late to the ring and the judge was so mad at her he didn't even look at me. And on Sun., I lost to one of my cousins from Ohio. Mama actually cried - not because I didn't get my championship, but because she spent gas money again and came away without the point. Now we have to continue and spend MORE money that she doesn't have. Mama just doesn't understand how we could go to Arizona and beat HUNDREDS of dogs two days in a row and get 10 points like THAT - and now we can't get one little point when it's only me and one other dog! I will never understand dog shows, and I don't think mama will either.
Still, as much of a bummer as it was, on Sat night, we were camping at the showgrounds with all the RV people in our little conversion van. Mama put up the awning, set out some camp chairs, put out food and groomed me in the setting sun. Friends came by to visit - I got to cuddle with lots of folks - and then the man next to us pulled out a set of bagpipes - and gave a little concert! People all came around him and he played for about 45 minutes! Then it got dark, and there were fireworks over in town and we could see them really clearly from right where we were! So the weekend was not all doom and gloom - we had fun in spite of the losing part.
Uncle Nelson had his staples out 2 days ago - and he is back to being himself now. He and mama are a lot closer right now. She wants him around her more, and he's back to sitting in her lap all the time. No small thing - cause Uncle Nelson still weighs a hundred pounds! Yes, it all ended well, and the only thing permanently damaged was mama's credit card.
Molly is still at Grandmas. I really want her to come home soon, I miss having somebody my own age to play with.
And lastly, I am really in the poophouse right now. I confess, I was still kinda mad over being in my crate all those hours, and when I get mad, I just can't help it. I poop in the house. And not just on the floor, no, my MISSION when I do this is to find a pile of clean or dirty laundry lying somewhere and poop right there. Putting in on the carpet is nice and all, but on clothes? Especially CLEAN clothes? Well mama just goes nutty! And she will pay attention to me for a LONG time after that!!!!! I got her TWICE today already! I've been storing it all up - I got a dirty dog blanket waiting to be washed in the basement - and then.....tada.....probably the coup of my pooping career - I got a DRY CLEAN ONLY Jones NY dress that had fallen off its hanger in the closet!!!!! Mama couldn't find that one for HOURS but she could smell it, and when she finally located the mess........woohoo, I am definitely "No, No Bad Girl" today!
Life is good!
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