A belated Happy Birthday to my big sister Terry! She turned ?? old yesterday. I am so jealous because she is getting one of these ribbon wall hangings (photo below is from her website) for her birthday. I saw this email on one of my sheltie lists from this lady. I have not personally seen her stuff or worked with her; but was impressed by the creativity so I forwarded the note to some friends. I have decided that Terry, Johanna and Sonia are three peas-in-a-pod. They are the people who, if you show them something new, they just gotta have it! Hmmm why is it I am friends with these people? hahaha Anyway Terry is getting something like this for her birthday and is using ribbons from all 5 of her dogs. It should be really special.
Once Terry gets hers and we see how reliable the lady is; I will report back with photos!
Yesterday we actually did get out for a walk. The rain and gale force winds just stopped suddenly around 3pm. So I met Lisa and we took Hex, Hob-b, Griz and Chi for a good walk around the gallops. Hob-b and Hex have been my main walking partners recently and they are a nice team to take out together.
Hex and I did some short training sequences today. Nothing big but we set up sequence 6 of the Jenny Damm DVD. It is one of the shorter sequences and I needed to get some equipment off areas of my grass so the mud could dry up. So now there is one big area in the middle that I cannot use for a little while. I also set up this sequence that I found here on AgilityNerd blog.
A special note to Johanna: I have started to "refresh" Tazz's contacts for you! ha! I figure we can't let the poor guy go to Crufts not having done any agility since August!
Here is a silly video of Hex trying to learn to "Sit pretty" (basically sit up and beg). I find it hysterical that some dogs, like poodles and terriers, can almost do this naturally yet I have never been able to teach one of my shelties to do it. So I have been working with Hex as I figure it cannnot hurt and will help her core muscle strength. And it is just cute!
The weekend plans are:
- Saturday: Course walking training day with Lesley Olden. Yeah!
- Sunday: I am judging in the morning at C-side and also get to run Hex in the afternoon. Yeah finally a good training run for Hex!