Sunday, November 13, 2011

Some Ups and downs

Went to a USDAA this weekend. 
Saturday started sorta weird.  I had a feeling that Fin didn't feel well.  I couldn't put my finger on it, but just a gut feeling.  Decided to skip classes in the middle of the day when my friend said she just didn't look herself (not me seeing something that wasn't there).  Let her sleep for a couple hours and then took her for a walk.  She seemed better to me.  Ran her around and went ahead and ran her in Steeplechase.  A great run with a off course tunnel entrance. 
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And then a jumpers with of all things, an off course double. 

Today I only ran 3 runs, Jumpers, Standard, and GP.  Nice stuff in all, but going around stuff still is Fins Achilles heel.  Our Grand Prix was beautiful and she choose to go around a double off the A frame. I was then pushing the envelope trying for some distance in the weaves and just stretched it a bit too far and got a pop out of the weaves, miss cue to the 180, but I do like the ending.  I felt very brave with my front cross :)
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Overall, I was a little sad that we didn't Q more.  But I was so happy to have my girl back on Sunday and I was also very grateful for health and well being.

Most of all, I'm so very sad I didn't video tape my friends most fantastic run with SpaceMonkey.  I'm a freak and I know it!

Monday, November 7, 2011

What's a girl to do....

Work is a bit slow right now.  Hours are limited for my project.  So guess what we get to do in the middle of the day!?!  Off we went for a nice walk.


Tazz N Fin found some nice road apples of which they are sharing.  Gross in my mind, but they love it and who am I to judge what anybody wants to eat.


We had a lovely 1.5 hour walk back and forth.  Then a 10 minute romp in the creek before heading back to the car. 

The one stretch that is difficult is the part I have to share with the bikes.  Darn my dogs are not good with bikes.  I'm working on it, but hard with the two.  Fin is so good by herself...add Tazz and I have two whirling dervishes...lord what people must think.

My thoughts.  Even bad dogs need exercise.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The UKI Nationals are in my backyard and I'm not there :(

This weekend is the UKI Nationals.  I signed up, but didn't go.  Fin was so incredibly tired after powerpaws camp, I just felt she needed a weekend at home.  Nothing could make me more depressed then if she injured herself because I did too much stuff over too many weekends.

Instead I stayed home to wrangle up all the dust bunnies, take a couple hikes, visit my sisters house she has made an offer on, and hang out with my husband for a change. 
I keep hearing about the different dogs and how they are doing.  The courses look so much fun.   Hopefully it won't be too far away next year.  Totally something I'd like to do.
Tomorrow, more work on setting up the computer and if I'm really lucky, the computer will actually communicate with the printer.

Ahhh the newness of it all...

Got a new computer.  The old one seriously sucked.  But at least it had all my "stuff" on it.

Setting up a new computer should not be this hard.  I used the easy connect to transfer data and that corrupted files.  So back to the old fashioned way of just doing it all by hand.

Dogs are sitting at my feet wondering why the heck I don't leave the darn computer.  I guess it is time for a walk!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

A couple of runs

These are from a couple weeks ago.  AKC Standard and AKC Jumpers...not on the same day, but good runs and loads of fun.

In the standard I got a little behind at the end, but we pulled it out.
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For the jumpers, a really nice run.  Fin did go around the triple after the weaves, but I thought the rest was well handled and actually a better run then the one we Q'd on the next day..
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Seriously outta control!

Who knew that Shelties breed dust bunnies.  Yikes.  They are taking over my house.