Sunday, November 16, 2014

Black and White Sunday: On the Edge.....

Here's a couple more shots from our foggy walk this past week.....Both boys tried their paws at putting their backs to the abyss...........Ooooooh.........

Friday, November 14, 2014

For KB and Shyla

I am sure most of you who visit my page, also visit KB and Shyla. The scenery and photographs KB shares with us are simply amazing. And Shyla gives us some wonderful poses in the rocky terrain. So, the other day on our walk we passed what looked like a perfect small boulder for striking a pose. It made me think of Shyla, and I asked the boys if they would like to try their hand (paw?) at imitating her. While the background doesn't have quite the drama of the Colorado mountains, I think Jimmy and Wilson took the posing to heart. What do you think?

Have a great weekend, Everyone
Be sure to strike a pose!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Fog

The fog is an illusion—
A master of disguise, 
Which hides the tangible
Before our very eyes.

But when the fog has lifted
Everything’s still there, 
And the tangible
Only seemed to’ve disappeared.

In the early morning
Or late at night, 
The fog descends
Upon various sites.

It gives an air of mystery
That has long prevailed. 
Dangerously intriguing
Is the fog’s foggy veil.

 by Walterrean Salley

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Fall is Fading Fast!

I took these pictures last Friday in the small copse of trees behind my house. Most of those leaves are no longer attached! It won't be long before all we see is monochromatic shades of dull brown. And if the Farmer's Almanac is right, some bright white!

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Weekend Report: Jimmy is Such a Good Boy!

Yesterday, I attended an agility trial given by the Capital City Cocker Club. This was held in an indoor horse arena so no worries of a rain-out like last weekend! And of course, with no worries, you get nice weather! That's just how Murphy's Law works. LOL!

Both courses had their challenges. The Standard run was first and was definitely a small dog course. There were many off course opportunities for a dog with a long stride or merely an independent thinker. I had to make a couple of adjustments on the fly (not as I had walked it) when Jimmy was too fast for me to get where I needed to be, but we made it through cleanly and quickly. This earned us 1st place and 22 PACH points.

Very soon after came our Jumpers run. It was set up in such a way that the dogs thought they were finished but the course actually kept going. By virtue of where Jump #16 was placed and the fact that it had the electronic timing equipment on it (the dogs learn to recognize the last jump due to that equipment!), it surprised some of the dogs that they had to keep going. There was only one spot I was a bit worried about, but Jimmy read it just fine. He was even speedier than I expected, too. The dirt surface usually slows him down, but not on this run! We got 1st place again, and 20 more points!

So this gave us Double-Q #7 toward our PACH. ......YAY!

Unfortunately, I was lazy about asking anyone to run my video camera. With such great runs, I regret that now.


And finally.....I posted this on Facebook but will add it to this post as well. On the back of someone's car was this bumper sticker. It gave me a good chuckle. No offense, of course, to any of you who do the breed ring......

Tracking Jimmy's PACH progress:
Very 1st Double-Q: Saturday 06/21/2014
Masters JWW legs: 9
Masters STD legs: 11...MXP Title!10/24/14
Double Q's: 7
PACH Points: 458

Friday, November 7, 2014

Wilson's Disappearing Act

Have a great weekend, Everyone! 
We're gonna disappear for the weekend!
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