Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Jeter, my funny little dog

Jeter will be 11 years old February 11th, my first cardigan.
My son told me she has selective hearing.
We did an experiment, first just said her name, now she was only 3 feet from me and then I said, "cookie" and she jumped up. Yes I do think she is getting a little hard of hearing but really. :)

Monday, December 28, 2009

A good year

I have to say I am very pleased with the year of 2009; Flirt obtained her MACH, one of the high points in my life. We also qualified again this year for the AKC agility nationals. William got certified in tracking this past weekend with his handler Jim Jenkins and Jeter is feeling so good since I have been giving her adequan injections. For the most part I am a happy person but I do plan on getting in better shape for the 2010 year, I really want to run agility when I'm 60 plus. Flirt is in rehab for bicep tendonitis and I think we are making a nice recovery. I am not always the best when it come to at home treatment, but I do try. Here is wishing everyone one a wonderful 2010.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Funny Thing

It's a funny thing our dogs, I tried moving the placement of where I feed them and messed them all up. Yes they are getting pretty old, one is 11, 10 and 6 and have been eating in the same spot for the number of years they have been alive, well they won the bowls are staying in the general area of where they were.
While I'm at it I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Best Agility Weekend Ever

What can I say is my girl's the best, as I can now call her MACH Flirt. :)
We started our agility journey November 2005, in 2007 she had her MX and MXJ and now in 2009 I can call her MACH Flirt. It was so great being there with friends at Agility Club of Evansville where it all started. The folks are great, you just got a love em. I think this feeling will be here for quite a while.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Really Good Agility Weekend

Flirt is really an awesome teammate in agility as we usually place in the ribbons with the top dogs. When you place in the ribbons behind Polly (Cardigan), Ferdy (Pap) and Grace (Jack), it's not a bad weekend. Flirt came home with her 16th and 17th QQ, 3 4th's and a Q (5th) and 56 MACH points. We double Q'd on Saturday and Monday and Sundays runs were also very nice. My girl is just awesome, I love her. :)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Buzz Man

As promised here is a picture of Buzz the English Springer Spaniel I run.
Don't you just LOVE those ears. :) I do.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Fun at Bernheim Forest

I tried my hand at geocaching, Thanks to Alex (Buzz's owner), she gave me a wonderful gift for running Buzz. A seeing eye chihuahua (GPS) I think I'll call her Rosita Chiquita. :) So off we went to the forest and it was only right that Alex accompany me in our first quest. Alex told me the Dr. put her on new meds that made her stupid, she wasn't kidding. Like a dummy I asked her which way do you want to go? She said let follow the creek bed. So we did. It was dry at first but then we ran into some water and William tried his best to avoid the water, in the end he ended up wet. :) Flirt had a gay time and so did Jeter, (they like water). Then we had to climb an incline of lets say, super steep, the short legged dogs (mine) had a hell of a time but Alex's Boston Terrier Astro fared quite well. The national forest closed at 7:30 so we did not want to get locked up all night so we called it quits and no luck with the first geocache. :(

Friday, June 26, 2009

Another Good Agility Weekend

This past weekend we went up to Carmel, IN.
4 Q's, 80 MACH points and a QQ, I'm quite proud of my girl (Flirt).
Also the English Springer Spaniel (Buzz) I run came home with his NA and NAJ.
It's a real learning curve to run a 20" dog. I am hoping I will become a better instructor to by big dog students. I will post a picture of Buzz soon.
Happy Days to All.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Good Agility Weekend

We had a good agility weekend, Flirt Q'd 3 of the 5 runs, I'm not counting her fast class as I walked in the building after taking William to the vet and ran, not very pretty.
Now for my other runs we had a very competitive class, folks from OH, TN, IN and then our own competitive teams here in KY. Out of a class of 29 8" dogs Flirt was 3rd in std and Q'd (5th) in JWW for our 14th QQ and on sunday she placed 4th in std. I was quite pleased with our performance, she is an awesome little dog.
William was out for the weekend as he pulled a muscle. I am also learning to train, handle a big dog. His name is Buzz and he is a English Springer Spaniel. Out of 4 novice b runs we got 3 Q's with all 1st places.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Flirt's Dental Surgery

Well we just got home a little bit ago and Flirt is feeling fine.
I thought we would have been done w/ dental treatment but oh no.
Since her root canal a while ago she broke off the whole facial cusp.
I asked her dentist, Dr. Clark he is also our zoo's dentist,
he is a real dentist not a vet if we should extract the tooth and that was NOT an option. So we went to the vet and Dr. Loster did a flap and root burial. The ridge will continue to be strong w/ the roots there. So I sure hope there is no more dental surgery in her future.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy 2nd Birthday Puppies

It's hard to believe that Flirt's puppies are 2 years old today.
Margaret has started her new life w/ Brian up in Columbus and she also has begun agility class. :).
Hawkeye is here in Louisville w/ Andrea, he is the four legged love of her life.
Radar is up in Cincinnati w/ Allison and Curtis her fiance and Cheetha.
Frank lives in Dayton where he goes to ice cream socials and pool parties. :)
Max live in Mt Washington w/ his best buddy Bear and his dad Pat.