First of all, I want to announce that I did the dishes on Saturday. I know, I know. It is hard to believe, but my kitchen is clean. I cleaned off all the counters and washed them down with the special granite cleanser that I paid extra for. I even "FILED" the old bills and documents in my filing cabinet so the paper is put away. I took all the documents for taxes and put them in an actual folder (purple of course) that I can find easily.
And if that isn't exciting enough, I rounded up all the dust bunnies from downstairs and herded them back outside where they belong. I'm tired of Fin hunting them down and eatting them...it is just disgusting to have dust bunny parts hanging off her face all the time. She can find them outside, chase them down, play with them, and then wash all the dust bunny parts off before she comes in.
And what is my motivation? Can I just clean to clean? Isn't enough that I want my husband to relax in a peaceful uncluttered environment.
I can hear you laughing. Perhaps some of you know me better than others.
Tis true, I have some motivation. Two in fact.
1. This weekend my husband is having 10 guys over for poker night. It would be nice if they could actually see the counter tops when they are here. Also, I understand that one of the guys is allergic to dust bunnies, and another screams like a girl when he sees them. So cleaning needed to be done.
2. I am baby sitting. I have baby sat before and I will tell you, that BC's are NOT like shelties. For my own protection, I must have a clean house when this little bugger comes for her visit out of my own self preservation. If my house is not clean, she will destroy it. So I am cleaning.
I also found time to do some training. Unlike some of my friends, my yard is not under snow and ice. It is muddy, but we can work with mud. Saturday found us at a friends agility field for some drills. We work front crosses, and rear crosses. I learned alot. I'm learning that I need to be patient and let Fin do the work. I'm tending to crowd on the rear crosses and I can see a big improvement by just getting out of her way.
Today was my mom's 75th b-day so I went up to San Francisco with my sister and we did a mini slave day. Pretty easy as slave days go. Then off to lunch. Home again and worked contacts and a little jumping. Fin is now sleeping :)
I will leave you with this link:
This is rather funny. I guess a clicker, a stick, and some duck tape would suffice, but these people have "invented" a clicker treat dispenser, target...all in one. I like that is it recommened by "Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs Inc."....especially when you read the information and find out that Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs Inc. are the creators of the contraption. Not sure of it's usefulness, but I give them credit for coming up with something new that is providing a reward rather than restricting a dogs movement or punishing the dog in some way.