Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Sitting near one of the fenced pastures.....
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Now, despite the relocation, we definitely did not lose the horse theme. Morven Park is, first and foremost, an equestrian park, hosting many international level events, as well as housing a university equine medical center. So, our distraction du jour today for all of the competing dogs was this...
Here's Jim, striking a pose with the lovely fall scenery.....
We even had a blog collision at this trial! Do you recognize this beauty from over at Life with the Horde?
But, of course, this is the report on how Jimmy did......Well, when he is good, he is VERY good! He, bless his little heart, on Saturday finally gave me a table in Open STD! And other than a botched weave entry, we were clean! Only one mistake gave us the Q! YE-HA! This is leg #2 for Open and it even earned us first place!
Unfortunately, the rest of the weekend was not as successful. John came Saturday morning to watch our Exc B JWW run. I quess the added pressure was too much for me. I cued a turn too late and that made Jimmy mad! Once he's mad, he has a hard time refocusing. The rest of the run was a disaster. I was sad and disappointed as I really wanted to make John proud. He is now forever banned from our trials!
Today, it was a bar down on a rear cross, followed by a bar down on a triple, for our JWW run. Fast, but no Q. In Open STD, Jimmy was going good til the table, hit it with his front feet and bounced off, but on second try, he did get on and stayed. We were still OK with only the dogwalk to an easy tunnel. Alas, the little bugger blew his dogwalk contact, something he never does. Crap! Run done! or should I say undone :-(
Sometimes, I really feel like we've hit a brick wall when it comes to our Standard runs...
But, by tomorrow, I'll be hot to try again! If it was too easy there would be no sense of accomplishment!
My next highly anticipated agility event is a full day seminar this friday with Daisy Peel. She is a Sixteen Time National Finalist, Five Time Regional Champion, Three Time National Champion, and Three Time USA World Team Member. It doesn't get much better than that! I am psyched to say the least!
This was shot from the car as I headed home. It's hard to sulk for too long when surrounded by this beauty!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
This would definitely bring a few laughs to those after-dogshow parties!
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
I have subscribed to The Whole Dog Journal for several years now. I have saved almost all my issues except for a few I gave away. I always thought I would re-read articles, but you know what, I never have. In an effort to reduce clutter, I am going to take them to my training center. But first I thought I would offer them up here. If anybody would like my back issues, I would be happy to drop them in the mail. Just let me know if you want all of them, or maybe just recent issues...whatever you'd like.
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
The boys will chase their balls around, explore the dunes, chase the gulls, etc., and eventually they do run out of energy. So all I need to say is: "It's time to take a break, boys" and they haul back to the small patch of shade offered by the umbrella. Jimmy blends into the shade so well he's barely visible :-)
Here's a closeup of the very sandy boys, relaxing...ahhhh!
And of course, the sun eventually sets on every vacation. I have almost run out of beach trip photos. So we bid a fond farewell to Myrtle Beach. Until next trip, here is a view out of our condo's bedroom window....
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
As you can see by these pictures, Jimmy is always giving it his all!
I love the fiendish look on his face in this next one!
Monday, October 4, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Now back to the blog collision.....They are Melissa/Bonnie ( and daughter Erika) from Darby's Daily! Just by pure coincidence, Melissa was traveling with Bonnie to return her to her daughter, and the timing just happened to work out that I was going to be in their town for the agility trial! So they stopped by the trial to say Hi! How very cool is it to meet up with a fellow Cardi-blogger all the way from the other coast?! It was so fun to meet them!