Friday, July 31, 2009
Please let me know what you would do?
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I just think he is darling! Now, I need to find a place of honor where the real Magic won't find him. Maybe in the china hutch.
Monday, July 27, 2009
First, my non dog goal was to knit socks. Well, I am not done, being a very slow knitter, but I am working on them, I have started the heel on the first sock.
For the dogs, I had hoped to meet the following goals:
Magic - Goal was to earn a couple of agility titles -to date this year -AKC NJP, NA, Nadac NJC
Additionally he earned his UKC UWP, and FO titles
Grace - Goal was to finish her UKC championship and her AKC RA - to date this year - UKC Championship earned, but still need to go to an AKC rally trial
Peace - Goal was to enjoy her times in the show ring, and pick up a few wins - to date this year - Peace has 5 points toward her AKC ch and has earned her UKC CH including a Best in Show win.
Siren - Goal was to start working towards performance - to date this year - we have done some training, but not enough.
OK, not too badly done so far, considering the financial issue. We haven't been able to attend as many events or training opportunities as I had desired. So for the rest of the year I think Magic will be done trialling, except for limited events. Grace will need to go try to finish her RA- maybe in Rochester? Peace will continue to show toward her AKC Ch, Lake Elmo and maybe Rochester? Siren, well I think I will really begin to work with her, just need to put together a plan.
I am pretty proud of all Magic and I have done, its been quite a variety, and its been wonderful. For my first cardigan, I couldnt have asked for a better boy, but i need to start working with the rest of the crew.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
can't eat them all. I may research canning some, as the ones a I froze the year before we didn' t much like after freezing. Maybe I will try dehydrating some?
Friday, July 24, 2009
She is doing well, and her and Peace are spending time hanging out with Kazin, and the other 3 are spending time together. We keep rotating the groups into the main family areas.
Peace had her drain tube removed today, but the stitches are starting to itch. She woke me up last night scratching at her cone, so I am thinking she will be wearing it a while longer. I am thinking this is so cute, her girl, Brenna and her girlfriends signed Wishes cast.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Last night was quite humorous for us though. Peace was in the big kennel in the living room, and apparently decided the bedding was not in order. She scratched around for a while until she got up a big enough hump that she could get ahold of it with her mouth. Next thing, she has the blanket inside the cone, covering her face, with her nose pointed to the ceiling, banging around the crate. When she finally dropped her nose down, and the blanket fell out of the cone, she promptly laid down on it, so maybe it worked just like she wanted! But it was sure funny from the outside.
Monday, July 20, 2009
I was just starting my lunch, getting ready to do the online entries, when I get a panicked call from my son saying Peace needed to go to the vet. It seems when they were outside today, some kids came by with a large husky-like dog. Apparently Peace stuck her nose out the fence to visit and the Husky tried to remove it. He pulled on her so hard that she has fence marks indented into her face, and he ripped open a wound through her face, into her gums and teeth. The original wound was about the size of a nickle with hanging flap of skin and a tear. Fortunately, he did not get her eyes and David was right there beating him loose. So off to the vet we go, where poor pitiful Peace got stitched up. Because bite wounds need to drain, they inserted a drain tube, but did try to repair as much of the tear as possible. She has a couple of stitches and has to wear her e-collar as they are worried about her scratching it open. She will have to have the drain removed in a few days, or as soon as it stops draining. She has antibiotics and Rimadyl for the pain and hopefully to help the swelling stay down. They iced her face at the clinic so the swelling is down and the fence marks do not show so badly. She is still groggy, but she thinks she can't walk with the e collar, so she is staying pretty calm so far. Poor baby.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
We started the day with Magic earning his Family Obedience title, with a 96 which is an excellent rating. Then came Open, which stunk, seriously stunk. Oh well, next time. Open was quickly followed by Rally, as they had to wait for us to finish. Magic went first where he again earned a 91 and a Q. Then it was Graces turn, and she did OK considering she got no warm up time and came right out of the kennel to run right after Magic. She Q'd with a 85. She was so eager and happy she bounced her way around the ring so we had a few tight leashes, but otherwise I was really pleased with my girl.
Next up was Peace, who again today got 2 Group 3's and finished her UKC championship. My first bred by!
Last today was the weight pull. I know I said I wasn't going to enter, but everyone was asking us to and volunteering to loan us a harness, so we decided to go for it. The boy did super today. He again won his class, but today he PULLED. Magic ended his pulls today with a 564 pound pull which is 22 times his body weight (he only weighs 25.4 pounds). And his last pull was a successfull pull-when he pulled that weight we quit. He seemed hot and tired and I didn't want to push him to the point where he quit. By the time we got up to those weights, we had pulled a huge audience from the conformation show. Everyone was cheering for the boy. Not bad for a little guy!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Tomorrow we have Rally with Magic and Grace and family obedience for Magic and Magic might try for a leg towards his CDX, but I am pretty sure that we wont Q there. Yesterday they were predicting rain tomorrow, I hope not, another day like today would be wonderful. Pictures will come tomorrow, I hope.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Grace though was very funny, she really is a smart girl and clearly understands that baths means going to the dog show. First she ran to the tub hopped in and waited for her turn. After I took her out twice, and locked her out of the bathroom, she went and sat ON the grooming bag. Apparently someone wants to go too. Good thing she is completely naked, or I would enter her just because she guilts me into it. She is a wonderful dog, but darn she has a mind of her own!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
As for me, Michelle was trying to teach the class a blind cross. I could not do it on the course. I just could not do it. It is so much easier than a FC, and yet I could not do it. What the heck. I am so glad we went back to class, I need it so badly.