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Monday, January 18, 2010

Noel and Tess 1993

In the "olden" days I used to do obedience with my dogs. I really did enjoy it and wish I had more time to do obedience here in England. I dabbled with obedience with Joy and Pax when I first came here but have not put in the training to do it with my younger dogs. Zen is trained up but we have not competed. Obedience heelwork here is so different and I really do not like the extreme heel positions needed so I will stick with agility for now!

These photos were taken at the same venue where we took the photos of the dogs with the Twin Towers in the background. It was a beautiful park in NJ (Pallisades Park) that looked over at Manhattan. I loved that show and have so many photos from there in my many boxes trickling in from New York. The obedience took place in an old railway station and was so pretty.

Now don't laugh (really stop laughing! I am warning you!) I was so proud of that outfit! I have never been a fashion expert that is for sure!

This was my lovely rescue GSP Tess. One of the best dogs EVER. I was so proud of her that day as we had a run-off for 3rd place. Unfortunately we lost the run-off but I did not care and I still had to have a photo taken.

Noel was my first sheltie. We picked her up as a puppy on the day we returned home from our honeymoon. She was a shy and ornery but we loved her anyway. She got over her fears and did quite well in obedience considering she was the first dog I had ever trained.


Anonymous said...

Greetings from Japan. Seriously, I'm not laughing,just smiling :-) Love, Dennis

Jo said...

Dennis, don't take the mickey you are naughty,really naughty. I like the short hair Bernedette and the dogs are beautiful also.

Anonymous said...

I love seeing the old pics !!!!

Keep them coming.

They make me smile !!!!!


Mary-Anne said...

I'm giggling - just a little :).

But I really can't talk - I was doing the "match your pants to your dog" thing way back then. You know what kind of ugly pants you need to buy to match an orange sable???!!!

But that combo apparently brought you luck - just tell everyone it was your "lucky obedience outfit" :)!

Ann Marie said...

I have to say I honestly don't remember that outfit. Perhaps my brain has permanently blocked it from memory. You know, like a self defense mechanism????

I DO remember that show site though. For a while after 9/11 it was unavailable. A little too close for comfort if you get my drift.

Anonymous said...

After a really sad day yesterday, your blog pics really made me laugh, sorry, Marilyn x

Lorna Goodban said...

chuckle - I love old photos - hey look at you with short hair! Lovely dogs too x

Dawn said...

You give me hope. I'm trying to train a shy and ornery sheltie as well! So it's possible, is it? :)

Serena said...

Bernadette, LOL! at least you still look so pretty in spite of the short hair. I still can't forgive my Mom for insisting I should cut my hair when I was in college. I still cringe in horror whenever I see my old college photos. I was not blessed with looks but my long hair helps hide that fact, hahaha! Fiona once laughed at me for wearing a short miniskirt while training Eluane at my club, LOL! but my fashion lack-of-common sense I can blame James for because that's what he wanted--while videotaping me with my E! hmmmm I can guess why (giggle)