Chloe' - Queen of the Farm

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Pawsabilities

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:)

 

Strangers in my house!

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.

 

I messed up:(

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!

 

I made the team!!!!

March 9th 2009 10:15 am
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Sorry I haven't had an entry in a few days, but mom and I have been really busy. First, as you can tell by my new pix, mom finally got around to taking my St. Patty's Day photo. It isn't that good though because we really didn't have much time to do it and mom didn't have time to go buy props... so you got me with a green hat:) But it gets the point across.

Okay, about my weekend. Friday night I went to flyball and our friend Nance went along. We got there early so I showed off for her on agility. They had some jumps and the tunnel set up so mom had me do a mini-run. It was fun! I love doing agility and it's even better when it's just me and mom and no other doggies. Okay, back to flyball. So, mom said I did good. Although, I had a little issue. They always put the ball on the right side of the box and I would turn right, grab it then run back. But for some reason (and don't ask me why because I can't tell you), the instructor was showing me the left side of the box. Well, being the thinker that I am, when he did that, I just stood there looking at him, trying to figure out what he wanted. I went to that side of the box, but then jumped out because I couldn't figure it out. Finally, I gave up and ran back to mom... without the ball. Needless to say, mom wasn't happy, but I was confused. I was doing great until then. Mom sent me down a few more times and each time I didn't know what the instructor wanted so I came back empty pawed. Later, I tried again and this time the ball was on my left so I figured I was suppose to grab it from there. When I did, mom was very happy with me so I figured I did it right... FINALLY!! If he wanted me to take the ball from the left side, then all he had to do was put it there. I guess I just think too much. So, at the end of class, the instructor said I was coming along really nice and he thinks that I would be a good addition to the team so he invited me to join the Jet Set Flyball team. Mom and I were so excited!!!!!! I was going head of tail with excitement:D Mom was soooooo proud of me that I got all kind of good treats when we got home. I must admit though, class was a bit stressful with all the confusion and I was glad to get home and chill... and sevor in the victory of making the team:)

Saturday I went with mom to the barn. I followed mom around while she cleaned Tequilla's stall and paddock. Mom threw the frisbee for me while Tequilla grazed. After we were finished at the barn we went to pick up Megan. After we picked up Megan, it was on to flyball practice. Now that I was invited to join the team, I had to make the practices too. There were three other dogs from my flyball class that got invited too and I was happy to see some familiar faces. We did a few runs and I did pretty good. The instructor said it will be awhile before any of us "newbies" get to go to a competition, but that we would get there soon. So, as you can see from last week's entries, I spend 4 out of 7 days at the training facility. Mom said we should take up residence there:) Okay, moving on. After flyball, we went home and mom and Megan washed the car. It was such a beautiful day out, just like spring. I really hope that spring is here because that means lots of time outdoors and I love the outdoors!! I hung out while they washed the car and Megan played with me in between helping. Then we had to take Megan back home. I love riding in the car and I get to go just about everywhere with mom which is nice. When I can't, I know it's because she doesn't want me to go with her, but that she's going somewhere I'm not allowed.

Onto Sunday. It wasn't as nice today. It was dreary and rainy so the day was spent inside. I didn't mind though since I had a busy week. It was family poker day so we did have a house full of people again. I usually am herding everyone around, but yesterday, I just laid beside mom's chair and snoozed. I knew where she was and that was all that mattered. After the game, mom and I curled up on the sofa and fell asleep. We both had a long, busy weekend and it was nice to end it so close to my momma.

 

Swimming fun!!!

March 6th 2009 4:50 am
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So last night, Tanner's mom picked up me and mom and we went swimming!!!! I was so excited when we got there and I knew we were going swimming (same building as all my classes, but in the back). Tanner had no idea what was going on and was kind of hesitant about the whole thing at first. I reassured him that all was good. Mom wouldn't let me jump in right away like usual because we had to wait for the owner to come and help Tanner. That is to be sure he knows how to use the ramp to go in and out. I had to do that my first time too. Tanner was funny because when I finally jumped in and he was told he could go in, he just stood there and barked... he didn't know what to do. He finally did go down the ramp and got in. It was so fun to swim with him, just like at home. It took him a little while to figure out how to use the ramp (it took me a few times my first time too), but once he got it, he was good to go. Actually, he didn't want to get out! We swam and played and had sooooooo much fun:D Toward the end, Tanner was getting tired and when mom would throw us a toy, Tanner would sit on the ramp and just use his paw to try and reach it. It was so funny. Tanner spent a lot of time on the ramp and one time when I wanted to get out, he was totally blocking it. Well, I wanted out and I wasn't going to let him stop me. I just pushed right on up passed him and knocked his 88 lbs. right off the side of the ramp. Don't worry, he only fell in the water, but mom and the owner were laughing so hard, I though mom was going to cry. After that, Tanner didn't block the ramp anymore. It was finally time to go so we had to dry off. Tanner and I were really tired and slept the whole way home. It was really fun having a friend to swim with (not that there's anything wrong with swimming with mom though). Mom did take video and I'm sure sooner or later she'll have it on my page to keep an eye out for it. I slept like a rock last night so I'll be all ready for my last flyball class tonight. I can't wait! I hope I do it all right this time and make mom proud:)

 

Friends... okay, maybe not

March 5th 2009 7:18 am
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So last night mom, dad and I went to the barn. Mom put Tequilla out to stretch her legs a bit (she's still on stall rest until the farrier puts shoes back on) and she was running and screaming like crazy. I wanted to go out with her and settle her down, but mom told me to stay away! Probably a good thing because when her herd mates (Tessa and Lacey) came in, they were all crazy and Tequilla ran so fast that she almost ran into the fence!!! Mom was freaking out and went to calm Tequilla down. I guess that's what happens when she's stuck in her stall for so long. She is obviously feeling better. Anyway, so after that, mom hand grazed Tequilla and threw the frisbee for me like she normally does. This time however, Pete and Polly came to play with me. I'm not sure what they were doing out of their pen, but I was happy to see that I had new friends to play with at the barn... or maybe not? When I went to run and play with them, mom yelled at me to come back. I didn't want to, I just wanted to go play with my friends, but mom yelled again so I had to listen. I was sad because it was the first time since Finn left that I had someone to play with and now mom wouldn't let me:( She told me that Pete and Polly get into trouble and that I can't be friends with them. Well, you know what? Mom was right. A little while later I heard someone yelling and he was Pete and Polly running in the neighbors yard chasing their dogs. I now understood why I couldn't play with them and was happy that I didn't go and get in trouble. I guess mom does know what she's talking about.

 

Dogwalk queen

March 4th 2009 6:48 am
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So, last night I had agility class. We started with stays then "go's" The first part of me learning how to take verbal and hand commands from mom. I did good on the go part, but not so good on the stay part. There were just too many distractions and doggies around that I just wanted to follow my mom. But I started to get the hang of it. I had no problem going to the target when mom told me too... of course not, especially with steak as my reward!! Then we moved onto the dogwalk. We had to walk across the plank then down the next one, stopping at the bottom with two feet in the contact area. I did it perfect both times! Mom was so happy and so was I because again, I got steak at the target:) After that we did a directional from the tunnel to the jump... not so good here. As usual, I tried to go around the jump instead of over it, just like in flyball. I can jump no problem, I just figure why waste the energy when I can go around it? Mom said we need to work on that. I did have fun running through the tunnel though. The last thing we did was the tire jump, and I did it good both times. We don't have class next week so mom said we will practice our stays and also the downward targets (even though I'm pretty good at them, mom said need to practice). It was nice to get out and I had fun at class. Mom said tonight we're going to the barn... YEAH!

 

Thanks!

March 3rd 2009 6:49 am
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I just want to says "Thank you!" to all my friends for sending me all those yummy Bit-O-Love treats... they are yummy:)

Didn't do much last night. Went for a car ride to drop the jeep off for service then stopped at nan and pop's for a short visit. Other than that, it was a quiet night. Today is agility and I can't wait! I'll let you all know what we did tomorrow. Have a pawsome day :D

 

BORING!!!!!

March 2nd 2009 10:23 am
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That sums up my weekend! I didn't do anything after Friday night:( Mom and Megan were gone all day and into the evening on Saturday so I just hung out with dad (he slept most of the time since he's on night shift). Mom said they went to the horse expo. I don't know what that is, but I don't like it because I couldn't go and it kept mom away from me too long! When they got home, Megan played with me a little, but she was tired. Sunday mom and Megan slept in and then left early afternoon. I know they went to the barn because mom had her barn clothes on, but she didn't take me:( She said she was sorry, but they were going to eat then to the hockey game from the barn so I couldn't come. I was NOT happy with my mom. How dare she go to the barn and not take me?????? I kind of gave mom the cold shoulder when she came home later and wouldn't lay on the sofa with her to watch TV. I kind of feel bad about that now because I know mom can't take me everywhere, but I was just lonely this weekend since she was gone so much. Hopefully that doesn't happen too often.

Today it is snowing, but I don't think it is enough that mom and I will be able to play. Like usual, just enough to make a mess. I heard some places are getting a lot of snow. If anyone out there is getting it all, have fun, but be careful too!

 

Relay

February 27th 2009 9:10 pm
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Tonight we went to the barn so mom could soak and wrap Tequilla's foot. Well, I'm here to tell you she is feeling MUCH better! Tequilla has a little paddock attached to her stall that the vet said she could go out in. Well, it rained today so it was muddy. When we got there, Tequilla was covered in mud from nose to tail... I mean completely covered!!! It took mom almost 45 minutes to get her clean. But with her being covered like that, it means she rolled a lot and T only rolls when she's feeling good. Plus, mom didn't see any limp or even tenderness to T's step tonight. I am sooooo happy that my horsie is getting back to normal. I was really scared there for a while, especially after what happened with Saint.

Megan came to the barn with her mom and then left with us to go to flyball. Mom said Megan is staying with us for the weekend... YEAH!!!

Ok, onto flyball. Tonight we were a little late because of T being so messy and when we walked in, the instructor called for me to do a run right away. Heck, I didn't even have a chance to get my nose in the air and smell who was there, but off we went. I did it perfect the first time and mom was so happy:) But then I had to do it a couple more times and once I only went over 2 jumps then came back to mom. Don't ask me why Ido that because I don't have a clue. I know I'm suppose to run down, get the ball and run back, but sometimes, I don't know, I just don't feel like going down. Anyway, I did that a few times then took a break. I stayed really close to mom and way far away from Blaze! Fortunately, she didn't even see me so I think I was pretty safe. A little later, the instructor called on three border collies and me to run a relay just like they do in competition. I couldn't believe it!!! The instructor actually picked me to be a part of the relay. Mom was happy and so was I, and I was really nervous too. Needless to say, I made a couple mistakes at first, but by the third relay, the team did great, even me:D The instructor told her that next week is the last week, but that I am welcome to join the club and they will work me with the regular team members to get ready for a competition hopefully soon. Little ole me is on my way to being on a flyball team, I can't believe it! Mom said she is so proud of me and gave me lots of hugs and kisses. I did so good that when we got home, mom let Megan play with me and give me all kind of goodies. I had two raw hides, a greenie and some doggie beef jerky... YUMMY!! So, as you can see, I had a realy good night. Now I'm tuckered out and I'm hitting the hay with Megan. Yeah, mom's a bit upset that I'm not sleeping with her tonight, but I'm sure she'll understand since Megan doesn't stay over much. Good night to all... yawn :O

 
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