Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The sun decided to come out...

especially for Tama's birthday.

Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you... Ok, we all know the drill by now.

Happy Birthday Tama. She's 5 years old today. For some reason, they've brought the birthday party inside under my desk. Here's Tama and Timber being really annoying as I'm trying to work:


Sunday, October 21, 2007

Blue Isle Shiver Me Timbers, CGC

Yesterday Timber received his AKC Canine Good Citizen award.

There are 10 parts to the test that we took together. He had to pass all 10 in order to get his CGC award.
Test 1: Accepting a friendly stranger
Test 2: Sitting politely for petting
Test 3: Appearance and grooming
Test 4: Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)
Test 5: Walking through a crowd
Test 6: Sit and down on command and Staying in place
Test 7: Coming when called
Test 8: Reaction to another dog
Test 9: Reaction to distraction
Test 10: Supervised separation

After my last aussie being the only dog in my household without a CGC (he wouldn't let the tester touch his feet), it's awesome to finally have an aussie that has passed. Especially one that is so young.

Timber and I are working on pre-agility and rally right now.

For more information on the ACK Canine Good Citizen test, go to

Monday, October 15, 2007

It's a month full of canine birthdays...

Happy Birthday to you... Happy Birthday to you... Happy Birthday dear Jazzy.
Happy Birthday to you.

Tama's is next week.


Saturday, October 06, 2007

And another miracle milestone...


It's really hard for me to believe that my girl is 10 years old.

How is she doing?
Looking at her, I'd say better than ever. She has a gorgeous coat. There are still some small areas with blackened skin which I doubt will ever fully heal. She had an ear infection recently and I took her to the vet. The vet saw no signs of yeast, treated the ear infection topically, and I can tell she's already feeling better. Kishi is adjusting to the loss of her eyesight, and gets around pretty well. She'll follow our voices when I take her outside, and in the house she just knows the lay of the land, so to speak.

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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

6 months-6months-Where has time gone.

My squishy little puppy is now an adolescent. But look beneath the cuteness and you will see a counter-surfin', toy-destroyin', knock-em-over-with-full-body-slams dog. We're working on those, but it's part of his aussie charm.