March 24th 2009 5:08 am
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So last night mom and me went to the barn. It was kind of windy and a little cold, but Jen came to the barn too so her and mom could ride. She is riding another horse at the barn named Class Act. Mom was excited to finally have someone to ride with. Not many people trail ride at the barn so when she can find someone to ride with, she'll ride no matter what the weather is. Anyway, we went on a really nice trail ride. Both horses were good and I kept my distance from Class because he doesn't know me and I don't know him. Once or twice mom did have to tell me to back off because I was a little too close to his back feet, but after that, I stayed back on my own. I definitely don't want to get kicked... that would hurt! We went for about 45 minutes all through the woods and around the field. It was nice:)
March 21st 2009 5:16 pm
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So yesterday we loaded up the truck and went on a road trip. I was surprised when I got out of the truck and saw Ali!! I was excited because I never get to see Ali, but after the excitement of seeing her passed, I was really in awe of my surroundings. There were no fields to run in, no animals to chase, and get this, I had to be on a leash when I was inside and out. Now what's up with that? Ali lives in a really nice apartment building so I had to stay on the leash until I was in her apartment, which is really nice by the way. We hung out inside for a while then mom took me back out. I just couldn't get over all the buildings. I'm just use to the be outdoors with lots of room to run and this was all new to me. Mom took me outside to the bathroom and I had a very small area I could go and, to make matters worse, I need to walk around a bit to find the right spot, but that is really hard to do on a leash. Mom did sneak though and take it off so I could walk by myself. I'm kind of private like that and I don't like someone right on top of me when I have to go. Hey, do you have someone standing next to you when you go? Anyway, we headed back in, but this time, instead of taking the steps, we went in some kind of box. I have no idea what it was, but it was kind of scary at first. We went in and mom pushed some kind of button, then the door closed. That's when I got worried and started dancing around. Mom told me it was okay. Then the whole box started to move and I didn't know what was going on!!!! I started to whine, but mom petted me and said be patient that we would be out in a minute and she right. The next thing I know the door opened and we got out... YEAH!! I have no idea what that thing was, but it freaked me out until I knew it wouldn't keep me locked up. After that, we took the "box" up and down all the time. The next morning I woke mom up to go to the bathroom really early, it was still dark out. The thing is, it's not like at home where mom just goes and opens the door and lets me out. She had to put on shoes, coat, get keys, go in the box and out another door before I could go to the bathroom. Needless to say, she wasn't happy when I woke her up an hour later to go again. Sorry, I can't help that I can't pee and poo at the same time. It was a real production whenever I needed to go out. Oh well, mom dealt with it. Later in the day when dad and Ali went somewhere, mom took me for a walk to a park. It was nice, but she said that dogs had to stay on leash. Again, what's up with that? Well, we all know how mom feels about that so we went to an area of the park where there were no people and she let me off leash and threw a stick for me a few times. It was fun running around playing. But it was short lived because some other people came so it was back on leash. It's just a shame that some people let their dogs go to the bathroom and not clean it up because that is what makes all these rules. Anyway, after the park we took a little walk around the complex and mom took my picture on a bench. I think she'll post that later. It was nice to visit, but I am definitely not an "urbanite" and prefer the country any day. I am glad I got to see Ali and will go visit her again when she wants me to. Now I'm going to crash on my ottoman. Have a great night everyone.
Thanks to Wesley's mom for my really cool Easter page. She's the greatest!!
March 20th 2009 4:44 am
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It's officially spring!!!! And what a beautiful day it is:) It's a little chilly, but the skies are clear and the sun is shining and what is good enough for me. Even though I like the snow, I like the warm weather better because that means more fun outside and pretty soon the pool will be open:) Happy Spring to everyone!!!
Last night mom came home from work early. She said her back was bothering her. Must have been from when the deer scared Tequilla and she spun around. Because mom didn't feel good, we didn't play:( I did get a bath though and got my nails done. Mom did both. She said we were going to see Ali this weekend and I had to look and smell good. I never went to Ali's before and I'm excited! I'll tell you all about it when I return. Have a great spring weekend everyone.
March 19th 2009 6:03 am
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Yesterday was such a beautiful day:) Mom and I went for a trail ride with Tequilla. We saw lots of deer and they actually walked along with us. They weren't afraid at all. Maybe because they scented Tequilla and I didn't chase them. Not like Pete and Polly. Mom told me that they chased down a deer and killed it the other day. That was awful!! I don't consider them my friends anymore because I don't want friends that are going to hurt other animals. Anyway, it was nice to finally get out and go on a trail ride. The only problem with spring is that the ticks are back out. Mom has me well protected with my topical and tick collar, but it didn't keep them from jumping on me. At least they didn't attach. Mom went threw me really good to be sure they didn't hitch a free ride home. I'm really glad that spring has finally sprung and I'm looking forward to many more trail rides.
March 18th 2009 4:53 am
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Last night we went back to agility class. Mom said we had a week off, but no more breaks, back to work. We did the dogwalk, which I love and had no problem with. Then we did the tire jump, but that was a different story. For some reason, when it's just me and mom in the room, I have no problem with it. I jumped through it at 16" without an issue, but when I had to do 12" in class, I went around it. Mom can't figure it out and I can't either. I finally did it though. Then I got to do my favorite... the chute!! I just love that thing:) We also did some other stuff where mom had to walk around in front of me and put me on the other side, but mom was totally messing that up. She said it wasn't me messing it up it was her because she was having a "dah" moment. It was kind of funny...LOL:D The last thing we did was walk across some board that wobbled. All the other dogs freaked out and wouldn't stand or walk across it slow, me, I just walked then stood right in the middle and teetered back and forth. I actually thought it was fun. I was tired after class though since we had a week off.
Mom worked on my video for hours last night and it's finally on my page so check it out. It's just my last jump in the finals of 11'8". She was going to put all the jumps on, but opted just for the final one.
March 17th 2009 4:58 am
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Happy St. Patrick Day to everyone!!! I hope everyone has lots of fun today, but don't drink too much of that green beer... LOL:D
Last night I had a playdate with Tanner and I was happy to see him. Of course, I told him all about my dock diving and he said he's sorry he missed it. I promised that he and I will go diving as soon as my pool is opened in a couple of months. We had lots of fun running around and believe it or not, I had all of my energy back and played for a long time:) I also went to the barn with mom. We didn't do much since it started to rain by the time we got there. Mom just brushed Tequilla and talked to some of the people there. I played with Bailey a little and just followed mom around... as usual. We didn't do anything when we got home since mom was on the computer for awhile. I did jump in bed with her when she watched TV and I had no problem sleeping. Tonight is our last night of agility and I'm looking forward to it. Mom said she already signed me up for the next session so I won't miss anything.
March 15th 2009 6:14 pm
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Well, what an exciting weekend I had at the Pawsabilities Event. I did all kind of fun stuff, but he best was the dock diving. Keep on reading to hear all about it.
First, I'll tell you a little about dock diving for those of you who don't know. They jump in Waves and each wave had around 60 dogs. Each dog gets 2 jumps and they take the better of the two jumps. The jump pool goes from 0" to over 35'. After the dog has it's longest jump, depending on how far the dog jumps, that will say what division they fall into. The top 6 dogs in each division then moves into the finals and then they place those 6 in that division. So this should help you understand what we're about to tell you.
Okay, so mom made me get up really early and since I can't tell time, I have no idea what time it was, but it was early! We got to the event and there wasn't many people or dogs yet since we were so early. Mom got set up and waited for them to say it was okay to pratice. When it was, mom took me up to the dock. I didn't know what was up since I've never seen anything like this before. It was really long and had funny carpet that looks like grass. We went to the end and mom threw my frisbee out there. I just looked at her. She told me to go get it and I knew what I was suppose to do, but this was a new place and I didn't know this pool so I really didn't want to jump. It took quite a lot of encouragement from mom and a bit of time, but finally I decided what the heck and I jumped. The water was freezing!!! I'm use to the heated pool at Coleen's and are warm pool at home after the solar cover is on. The only thing I thought about was getting out so I left the frisbee and came out. I thought I was done, but mom had other ideas. She took me back on the dock again. This went on for a few times and each time I hesitated and even one time just ran in circles barking at her, but she didn't let up with the encouragement so I just did it and you know what? Each time I started to enjoy it more and more. I was getting use to the water and it was kind of fun jumping off that dock and getting to swim. We got to practice a few more times, but then mom said we were done until it started so back to the crate I went. i didn't mind though because by now, the place was starting to fill up and there were a lot of people, dogs and noise. Oh yeah, LOTS OF NOISE!!! I just can't believe how much dogs bark. I know, I'm a dog, but I like to hear myself think and it was almost impossible to do that this weekend with all the noise.
They finally called our class and we were in line to jump. The line moved slow, but it was finally my turn. For my first jump, Mom took me to the edge of the dock and threw the frisbee and said "go, go, go!" I knew what to do, but I still hesitated. Mom kept encouraging me and finally I did it! Mom was so happy that even the announcer said that mom was happy with that jump. Mom told me that I jumped 9 feet 9 inches and she was SO PROUD OF ME!!!! I could tell she was too because she kept hugging me and kissing me and gave me all kind of treats. I felt good because I made mom happy and that makes me happy:) Shortly after I went for my second jump. This time, the frisbee went toward the ramp when mom threw it so I wasn't sure what to do. I looked at mom and she told me to go get it so I did, but it was closer to me so I didn't have to jump as far. This jump was only 8 feet 8 inches. But you know what? Mom was still happy:) She treated me just the same as the first jump and said that it wasn't my fault that I didn't jump as far, it was her's for messing up the throw. I kind of have to agree with her on that one. Because we jumped at the beginning of the wave, there was a lot of time before we would find out how we did so Megan, mom and I did some other things.
We participated in some of the "Doggie Olympics" and the first thing Mom and I did was the "Get the Pair" race where the dogs had to get pairs of socks in the pile and the one who got the most socks won. Well, there were so many people and dogs around I couldn't concentrate and mom had to play tug of war with the socks to get my attention. We ended up getting 9 pairs of socks and won! The next event was the "Kiss off". Dogs had to kiss their owners the longest to win. Well, mom said I was a shoo in for this one because I am a licker. That's what she thinks! Again, with all the distractions, I couldn't concentrate and only gave mom one quick kiss and then I continued looking all around, but I wasn't the only one. All the dogs did the same thing and because no one really kissed for a long time, we all won. Next Megan did the "Cake Walk" with me. You just walk in a circle and when the music stops, if you are by the prize person, you get a prize. I must say, I wasn't too good for Megan. I kept pulling her and whining because I just wanted mom. There were so many people and I was only comfortable with her and now that I look back at it, I shouldn't have done that to poor Megan because I know she loves me too. But I did try to make it up to her on a couple other games we played. After Megan got her prize, then Megan and I did the "Clean Plate Club". Unfortunately, I am a very finicky eater and I didn't last long. I ate the hot dog and that was it. I wouldn't even eat the dog bone. After that, me and mom did "Leave It" which was just the opposite. They put all kind of good stuff in front of you, but you weren't allowed to touch it. This wasn't really a problem for me because I know when mom says "leave it" I know not to touch it. Heck, mom even puts a hot dog on my nose and I'll hold it there until she says it's okay to take it then I'll flip it in the air and catch and eat it. Sorry, got sidetracked there. So yes, I did well in that one. The last thing was the "Dress 'Em Up" race where Megan had to put a shirt, scarf and socks on me. This was done in teams, but our team didn't win:( Megan said I was good though because I stood still for her while she dressed me. So, as you can see, we did a lot of fun things while we were waiting to find out how I did.
After we were done with the other games, we went back to the crate and mom checked the board. Finally, they put up the list for the first wave and guess what? I CAME IN FIRST IN THE NOVICE DIVISION!!!! We were both so happy we were both bouncing off the walls! Mom kept telling me over and over how proud she was of me and that I did outstanding and she never thought I would even jump my first time out, let alone take first place! She was really happy and called everyone to tell them all about it. But it wasn't over yet. We had to wait for 3 other waves of 60 dogs to see if we made the finals. A friend of mom's that we met this weekend, Terri, was going to call mom and let us know if I made the finals on Sunday. So now we sit and wait. I crashed as soon as I hit the back seat and I slept like a rock all night too. I was really tired from all the mental and physical excitement for the day.
Sunday morning and mom and I are chilling watching TV. Her phones rings and the next thing I know she calls me and says, "You did it! You made the finals!" We were both excited as we started to pack things up to go back to the event. Daddy came along this time since he missed my first time. We got there and set up and I immediately went in the crate to relax. I didn't like the crate before this weekend, but I began to see it as my place of rest and I liked it. Mom checked the board and it I was in 4th place from all the dogs that jumped in Novice over the weekend. Mom isn't sure exactly how many that is, but there was a total of 240 dogs that jumped this weekend so that should give you an idea. Anyway, we had a pretty long wait, but finally, mom took me out and to the dock we went to practice. We got two practice jumps before finals started. I knew exactly what to do. I did hesitate the first time, but not long. My second jump was a little different. Just as I was about to jump, another dog took my frisbee!! I couldn't believe it! That was MY FRISBEE, how dare he!! When mom threw the frisbee again, I was about 10 feet back from the edge and I ran and jumped in this time. There was no way that dog was getting my frisbee again!! Mom freaked out. She said it was awesome that I ran and jumped (because really that is what I am suppose to do) and that I went further because I ran first. Okay, onward. It is time for finals. I am the third dog to jump. I can't wait to get on the dock. We get about 10 feet from the edge again and mom holds me then throws in my frisbee. She releases and I run, but hestitate before I jump again. I don't know why, I just did, but guess what? I jumped 10 feet this time! Better than yesterday. Mom was happy with that because I improved from the day before. But now there is no time to waste. There's only 6 dogs so off the dock, back in line, then back up on the dock within a few minutes. This time I'm going to do it. I'm not stopping at the end. Mom holds me, throws the frisbee again, releases and yells, "go! go! go!" and I do exactly that. I run and launch off the end of the dock. Mom jumps up and down because she knows I went even further and she was right... 11 feet 7 inches!!!!!! Again, we were bouncing off the walls because I did so well and lots of hugs, kisses and treats came my way. The Novice finals were over so now I had to wait to see how I did. Mom dried me off and within a few mintues they posted the results. Mom came back with the biggest smile on her face and I knew I did good. I TOOK SECOND PLACE!!!! This was second place overall for the entire division, not just a wave! You thought we were happy before, huh, nothing compared to this! In the prize bag was my ribbon, toys, lots of treat, and some money which mom said I could go shopping with at PetSmart since I was the one who did the work and was the winner:) Daddy was happy too and gave me some kisses. He thanked me for making mommy so happy and he told me he was proud of me too. I feel like I am the queen of the world right now and I know that this is just the beginning and more dock diving fun will be coming.
Sorry this was so long, but I had to tell you all about it. Mom put up some pictures from the event and she said she will have the video from my jumps up soon. Thanks again to all my pals who sent me their support. It meant a lot and gave me the encouragement I needed. Now, needless to say that I am pooped so I'm crashing for the night and will bark at you all later. I hope everyone had a good weekend too.
March 12th 2009 9:40 am
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So, last night mom told me that me, her and Megan are going to something called "Pawsabilties" on Saturday. I have no idea what that is????? Mom said it will be fun and that I will get to do a whole lot of fun stuff with her and Megan and that there will be lots of doggies there. She told me that I also get to go swimming when I'm there!!! Mom said I'm entered in the Big Air dock dog diving competition on Saturday at 9am. We have to get there really early so mom can set up and then I can pratice. She hopes that I will jump because I only dive at home and at my training place. I am shy, but when I see water, I go crazy!! I'll try not to let mom down, but if I'm really scared and don't jump, I know my mom will still love me.:) I'll let you all know how I do and I'm sure if mom can find someone to video tape me, my jump will be on my page. Wish me luck!!!
BTW, if any of my pup pals are in the area of Harrisburg, PA, come on by the farm show Saturday and cheer me on:)
March 11th 2009 5:54 am
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Last night mom and I went to the barn. It wasn't very nice so we spent most of the time in the barn. Mom did put Tequilla in the arena again to stretch her legs and of course, she acted like a nut bucking, rearing and running. I made sure I stayed out of the arena because there is no doubt she would have run me over! After the barn mom stopped at the grocery store and I just snoozed in the car. She wasn't long so I didn't mind. What bothered me more than anything was when we got home, there were strangers in my house!! Well, at least one. There were two guys, one that was at my house before and I think he is a friend of dad's, but the other guy I never saw before and I let him know that I was uncomfortable with him there. Mom and dad both told me to be quiet that he was okay, but you know me, I have to make sure I get my point across. I kept a close eye on him and even though he tried to be friends, I wanted no part of it. After about an hour he finally left and I was able to relax. Sorry, but I just don't take kindly to strangers in the first place, let alone in my house. I know I should back off when mom and dad tell me too, but that is just something I can't do, especially when it is a guy.
March 10th 2009 5:04 am
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So last night when mom got home, we went outside and played ball for a while. We normally play frisbee because that's my favorite, but it was way too windy for that. After ball, mom set up the jumps to work on flyball, but I think I really messed up:( I went out and got the ball, but coming back, I went way to the right and totally missed all the jumps. Mom was not happy. At first she wasn't too upset and just worked with me one jump at a time to remind me again what to do. I did it right, but then when she asked me for a full run again, I did the same thing and went wide. Mom was really upset and frustrated. Don't ask me why I do that, I just do. After about five times, mom finally gave up and put everything away. I tried to get her to play again, but she wouldn't. I really messed up:( I didn't mean to and I wish I knew how to fix it. Mom was pretty quiet with me the rest of the night. She did cuddle with me later which I was relieved about. Seeing how upset she was, I was afraid she didn't love me anymore. But I should know better than that because my mom would love me no matter what!
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