In the wide world of horse showing, there are plenty of ways to disqualify yourself. The same is true in the world of competition obedience.
After our cat Jack died, I swore I'd never get another cat. Jack was pretty much perfect - jumbo sized, slow moving, orange, easy to handle, mellow, not demanding, and FABULOUS with the dogs. How could any cat top that? But a cat-free home wasn't in the cards for us. A few weeks ago my... Continue Reading →
Last week was a hell of a week. On Sunday we had to say goodbye to my beloved Joe. It was sudden, expected, and made my heart hurt. His passing was, however, peaceful and he was surrounded by the people who love him most. The whole house grieved. Bella and Roo took his passing the... Continue Reading →
Brandy has (much to Nick's dismay) gone to her new home. We picked up our new foster who very well could be her brother. Matt is basically Brandy except a little older, male, and different colors.
Rescuing a pit from a shelter isn't really rescuing if you're going to return them in three months, six months, a year, 5 years, or even ten years because they have physical ailments or behavioral challenges.
This summer has flown by. We've spent a fair amount of time at the pool learning to swim. We spent even more time hiking and discovering new spots. Sioux has finally gotten to a point where we can start comp. obedience class. To say I'm excited is the understatement of the century. I SO hope... Continue Reading →
People always laugh when I say bringing a little, cute, outgoing dog to an event is good for business, but it's true.
I have always shared my bed with dogs. I know, I know, there's plenty of evidence out there that says sharing your bed with dogs is bad for their behavior (and quite possibly your health), but I don't care. I like snuggling my dogs and, so far, nobody has gotten sick or started behaving badly... Continue Reading →
Now that we're getting to a place with all the dogs where everyone can be productively trained at home, new challenges have arisen. For the most part, the place that we go to for class (which we affectionately refer to as "school") is somewhat sterile. I call it sterile in the sense that there's not... Continue Reading →