Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Jebbie Dork

I hope everyone has a relaxing Thanksgiving!  We will be enjoying Cracker Barrel food here at the house and playing with all the critters and watching football.  Aaaahhhh.   

 I know I have a lot to be thankful for and I remind myself of that daily.   Here are a few of those things I'm grateful for ("the family zoo"):

Rick, Suzie and Rowdy Yates

Jeb and Tiger


Rowdy Yates on Suzie's head  :)

Esmerelda (aka Pookie and Fang)

Jeb and Suzie
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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Salem, OR Obedience Trial Day One

We're in Salem, OR this weekend showing.  Today was quite a surprising day! Suzie blew my mind and tied for 1st in Utility B in a class of about 20 dogs.  She didn't win the run off, but the 2nd place was good for 7 OTCH points!  WOW WOW WOW!  She had a 195.5.  Jeb was lovely today, but he decided to blow off an article.   I told him he was wrong and asked him what he was thinking.  He did the 2nd article with great enthusiasm.  I told him trying to make up was nice, but it was too late, lol.  He did some lovely heeling after that too.  Oh well....he went about 1 and a half years or more without ever NQing on articles...he's allowed to mess up once in a while.  ;)

Suzie showed in Open B as well and earned her 15th UDX leg!  She continues to improve on her heeling.  I'm very proud of her!!  I was really happy to see video of her and see how up she was.   We're getting there!!!  Enjoy the video of her heeling in Utility B (Signal Exercise).