Monday, March 20, 2017

Yeah! I Can Dig It!

First, play this in the background. (Sorry about the ad at the start).....



Starting your week off with an ear worm! Your welcome!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Weekend Report: Another Late One!

Once again, I had a trial weekend that I am late reporting on. I didn't get video so this will be short and sweet for my record.

This trial was the Blue Ridge Dog Training Club held in Winchester, VA. A nice indoor trial I have been to many times. I only signed up for Sunday.

Here are the maps:


We had a successful Standard run (map on left) earning second place. The little Cocker Spaniel that often beats us was running at this trial and took the blue.



In Jumpers, Jimmy knocked down the #6 jump bar. I imagine he thought he was going to the weaves and when he realized he wasn't, he dropped the bar as he turned direction toward me. I must have been late with my cue to head right. It is always the handler's fault!

So no double-Q this weekend but it was still good practice as our next trial will take place at the.....

2017 AKC NATIONAL AGILITY CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!

The big event starts on Friday the 24th of March through Sunday. It's being held in Perry, GA in the Atlanta area. It will be a exciting and fun weekend!


Tracking Jimmy's PACH 2 progress:
Very 1st Double-Q: Sunday 5/1/2016
QQ#20: 
Masters JWW legs: 55...MJP Title 01/25/15 MJPB 10/11/15 MJPS Title
Masters STD legs: 49...MXP Title!10/24/14 MXPB 10/11/15
Double Q's: 14(out of 20 needed)
PACH Points: 1569

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Chewy.com: Better than a Pot of Gold!

Jimmy O'Cardigan and Paddy O'Wilson are thinking they are having the Luck of the Irish this month with the arrival of their March Chewy.com product review. I chose Victor brand canned food in Irish Stew   Turkey and Sweet Potato Stew flavor.


Wilson thinks this stew would go well with his green beer.....goggles!

The food had large chunks of carrots and other veggies along with the turkey. It came in a creamy sauce. This is a grain-free food that is supplemented with vitamins and minerals. My guys thought it was quite tasty! I normally feed a raw diet but on the occasion when I forget to thaw something, canned food is a good substitute. I know my dogs will eat Victor brand with gusto! I also really liked the easy open pull tab on the can. Great for travel when you forget the can opener!

Jimmy's Pot of "Gold"!

My wealthy little Leprechaun!
I'll leave you with a little limerick in keeping with our Irish / St. Paddy's Day theme.....

There once were two Corgis from Ashland
Whose tastebuds leaned toward the trash can
But given some Victor....
They ate it much quicker
And wanted seconds as part of the plan




And now it is disclamer time: The opinions expressed in this post are purely my own and my dogs. Chewy.com is not in any way responsible for what I wrote! I was not compensated other than being given this food at no charge in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Chewy!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

The Fool on the Hill

I saw this picture and I immediately thought of the Beatles song, The Fool on the Hill . (Listen here )


As I have done a few times in the past, I made up my own version of the lyrics. (My apologies to John and Paul!)

Here they are:

Day after day, alone on the hill
The dog with the short legs is keeping perfectly still
But everyone wants to pet him
They can see he's not "just  a dog"
And he never gives an wag

But the dog on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the squirrels spinning round

Well on the way, nose to the wind
The dog of a thousand sounds is barking perfectly loud
But everybody hears him
and the sounds that he makes
And he never seems to notice

But the dog on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the squirrels spinning round

And everyone seems to like him
They can tell what he wants to do
And he never shows he cares

But the dog on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the squirrels spinning round

He never listens to them
He knows they want him inside
They don't like him barking

But the dog on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the squirrels spinning round




Friday, March 10, 2017

The Weekend Report: Better Late than Never!

Here it is Friday, and I I have yet to post about an agility trial we went to this past weekend. Looking at my stats, I know these are the least popular of my blog posts, but really I do them for my record keeping. As Jimmy's career winds down, I don't want to leave an incomplete story.

This one was out at the beloved farm in Reva, Va. Here on the East Coast, at least in Virginia, we have had an incredibly warm and snow-less winter. Late February and early March have been in the 60's! So what happens when I have an agility trial in an unheated barn? The coldest air of the year moves in! LOL! Both mornings started in the low 20's and made it only as far as the 40's. But it was still sunny and gorgeous. The dogs all loved it and the humans just had to wear long underwear.

I'm not going to do a blow by blow description of what went on. Suffice it to say, Jimmy had a very good weekend, earning the blue ribbon in three out of four runs. In our only NQ (non-qualifying) run Jimmy knocked a bar after a tunnel. That is usually an indication that I got too far ahead and his stride was out of whack trying to catch up.

The judge this weekend was one I don't remember showing to before. His courses where pleasantly challenging and very good practice for our upcoming trip the the Championship.

Here are three of the maps, one went missing.....









And I have one video......




So I have one more trial this weekend before the NAC. I chose just one day, Sunday. And guess what?! It is supposed to snow that day! Enough to mess with the roads! LOL!


Tracking Jimmy's PACH 2 progress:
Very 1st Double-Q: Sunday 5/1/2016
QQ#20: 
Masters JWW legs: 55...MJP Title 01/25/15 MJPB 10/11/15 MJPS Title
Masters STD legs: 48...MXP Title!10/24/14 MXPB 10/11/15
Double Q's: 14(out of 20 needed)
PACH Points: 1538

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