Stumptown

The Stumptown trial ended up going pretty well, I was pleased to see Haku's performance in Utility was much better on day two. Just a tad short on go-out number one, but nice and all the way on number two. Didn't then wait for me to actually cue a jump after that sit, but, hey …

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Happy Birthday Haku!

By a happy coincidence Haku's 8th birthday also happens to be a special Haku weekend at the obedience trial. Haku enjoys his one-on-one time more than the other dogs, whom he tolerates, but you can tell he's always thought they were beneath him. I think Fenwick was the only dog he ever really respected. He …

Seminar!

I'm not entirely certain, but I don't think I've been to a seminar since the Justine seminar last year. It's been a busy year. Turned out to be just a lovely weekend with perfect weather, beautiful property, fun people, and lots of fun agility. The dogs did great, Bright was on her best behavior, only …

Sweaty

Well, summer achievement number one unlocked - we survived the July trial. Keeping in mind that apparently it got up to a whopping 80 degrees today up there, it felt SO HOT. Certainly as hot as I want to be. Sunlight is my nemesis, that's for sure. It's this time of year that I really …

Last Hurrah

Any trial in July can be iffy, and Ridgefield is like an oven when it gets hot. I was thinking it was getting so hot this afternoon ... it was 77. Heh. Yeah, Summer trialing, it's not for me. I wanted to do a last hurrah with the dogs before Summer break though, and we …

Aftermath

There are still a few fireworks going off tonight, but, in general, I'm calling Hubbard not too patriotic - it's been relatively mild in the fireworks department. Navarre ended up doing surprisingly well. When we first started hearing fireworks last week he was pretty worried, would go hide in the bathroom, very concerned. I figured …

PUDX Leg #3!

Ah, 100 degrees - summer is so overrated. Though my tomato plants grew like six inches in two days, swear to god - and suddenly they've got blooms and are making up for lost time. I really didn't expect all four of the plants I had to survive, hence why I got four. Assuming they …