Saturday, February 25, 2012

Weekend Highlights

It was very difficult for me to spend last weekend indoors knowing that there was snow outside.  Elusive, elusive snow.  No "action" shots of me working in the ring but here are a few highlights of the weekend as I remember it.

We've finished working, it's early, it's sunny
and there's snow on the ground ...
I was very excited to discover that most of Friday's snow
was still there for me to enjoy on Monday.

What a weekend:  ribbons, points, rawhide and snow!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Dogpaddling 3

I have to admit that during my first few swims I was kinda fixated on getting to the stairs so I could hop out and stand on solid ground.  Yesterday, I found the "joy" in swimming.  After learning how to make turns, I was swimming around the perimeter of the pool all on my own! 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hot Off the Presses 2

I was awarded Best of Winners (over 4 others) by Judge Kim Leblanc at the Ontario Breeders' Association show in Markham on Saturday. That's 2 more points toward Conformation Champion!

A big thank you to Edgar Rojas for his expert handling and for continuing to make my ring experience positive, enjoyable and rewarding.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Dogpaddling 2

My Valentine's prezzie (along with the pyramid of yogurt) was a good long swim.  Apparently, 1 minute of swimming is equivalent to 1 mile of running (with much less stress on the joints).  So my Tuesday swim was akin to a 15 mile run!!!

making goofy faces for the camera
whenever the camera comes in for a close-up
I like to kick up a storm
I guess this is why they call it the "dogpaddle"
look at the shape of my paw underwater
working hard
playing to the camera
"Are we there, yet?"
dried off, bundled up & ready for some zzz's

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Caught in the Act 3

Looks like all the balance work is paying off.
Just not sure this is what Mom had in mind!

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Proprioception Pods

Who shrunk the balance discs?

Proof that one can successfully work a clicker
and a camera held in the same hand
(now, if only someone would create a solution to "white eye")

Monday, February 06, 2012

Super Bowl Weekend

Our weekend didn't have anything to do with the "Super Bowl" but it was SUPER FUN. We made the most of 2 beautiful winter days by driving out to the country where I ran around for hours, explored the frozen pond, enjoyed a few snow cones, played frisbee, ...  With the warm temps, the ground was really smooshy so I got all muddy and stinky!   

Saturday, February 04, 2012


I had my first indoor swim session on Friday at LuvMyK9s in Georgetown, ON.  I started out splashing up a storm then I quickly settled into a nice rhythm and even made my first ever water retrieve.

checking out the other swimsuits

That tickles!
Thanks, Trudy!
All dried off and ready for a long nap

Thursday, February 02, 2012