Monday, January 30, 2012

Canine Learning Experience

Oh!  Last weekend was Canine Learning Experience in Allentown, PA.  They offer a CERF clinic and they have various obedience and Rally matches.  I was still sick as anything but I knew Kathy and Lisa needed help for the Cardigan booth.  And since my ring time for CC in Beginner Novice was early I figured I could stay through the morning.

CC did GREAT at the match!  I knew she wasn't fully trained in everything but matches are great for learning and proofing.  For a busy show with music speakers other dogs and the general public she worked for me and worked happy.  Yay!

Tollar got CERF'd and CERF'd clear!  :)

Working Dogs

The Jersey Girl has been spoiled with winter.  We had like 2 "cold" (as in seasonable) days but this whole winter so far has been in the 40s, 50s and a couple days in the 60s!  Considering this time last winter we had 3 feet of snow on the ground and I was going absolutely insane to the point I considered WALKING to Florida or California or someplace WARM.  I guess my prayers were answered or Global Warming does exist.  

Warm winter means no snow (hooray!) and that means I actually can work the dogs on agility skillz.  

First of all I got the coolest Christmas present from my dear friend Raquel.

Ain't it the coolest thing ever!  Iggy Pop will be STYLING at trials.  It is so him.  And not just because it has his name on it.  He gets so excited for agility he loves to tug when he's working.  The fleece is so soft.  

This is him modeling it.  

I worked CC some too.  She is coming along nicely.  SO athletic and drivey.  Tugs till my arms fall off.  TOY DRIVE (hooray!).  I can't wait till agility class starts up again.  

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

On the DL

I had an uneventful trip to Reno, NV over the weekend of the 17th and came back with something that must be what the Black Plague was.  I caught a nasty upper respiratory infection and I let it sit (I was in denial) for over a week.

I found some non-expired antibiotics in my medicine cabinet and took them to start and finally went to the doctor Sunday to get more antibiotics and I got an inhaler.

The worst part is I can't sleep.  I try to sleep and I have this wretched cough to the point I throw up.  So I got a few hours last night by sleeping sitting up.  LOL

Priscilla has been perfect (of course she is) and Iggy Pop and CC think that I am home and I must entertain them.  So to have 2 sets of eyes staring at me while I lay on the couch is not fun.

I am hoping to be back on my feet by the weekend.  I missed a weekend of trialing already I hope to not miss another!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Iggy Pop weave poles

Its been awhile since I made Iggy Pop videos!  I wanted to work with the dogs and take advantage of the mild winter (unseasonably mild but I am not complaining!)  My yard is tiny I have just enough space for 12 weaves and 1 jump before we hit the bushes outside the garage.  :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Goodbye Janet

Or rather "See you later".  Janet Seltzer passed away after a long battle with cancer.  She was my first intro to agility and possibly Iggy Pop's biggest fan.  She loved my dogs but especially Iggy.  Iggy knew it too.  There were days I wanted to give up, give up Iggy, we were going nowhere fast and Iggy Pop would be eating my house, acting out the whole bit.  She told me "I believe in you and this dog will be great."  Even on her bad days she would come out and teach me simply because she loved to and she loved the dogs.  I will miss calling her on the phone for every Q (and NQ).  I will miss her smile as she would watch Iggy Pop do his thing at class.  

Rest well Janet.  You will be missed.  Thank you for everything.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

2012 is here...wishing everyone a happy and healthy new year!