Monday, December 19, 2011

The Blooper Reel

Nope, I really can't sit here. Drake gets bored by the whole thing.

Big dogs only. Little dog has left the photo.

Mark enters the picture. Drake is still bored by the whole thing.



Merry Christmas 2011

So, photographing dogs is difficult at the best of times - they're active and anything you do to get their attention can be construed as an invitation to lick the lens. We were particularly challenged this year by a puppy who hasn't quite mastered the art of the sit-stay...particularly since she's been locked up for days because she managed to break a toe and we're supposed to keep her quiet (ha!). We ended up with lots of lovely pictures of the grown up dogs...but none other than a few with little Ms. Crispin in them. So, with the thought of making lemonade out of lemons...we added the caption and now it's a bit funny.


Sunday, December 4, 2011

A much better day

Rowan and I were back at the Cavalier obedience trial today. Rowan had 2 High in Class passes to earn his CDX title. I was extremely pleased with the way he worked. He had lots of fun, but managed to hold it together and wasn't too much of the wild and crazy guy he was on Friday and at his last test. We still have some work to do on our fronts and finishes but considering he has very minimal ring experience, he worked like a seasoned vet.

Man, I love this dog.


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Rowan at Obedience

Rowan and I went to the Cavalier club's obedience trial today. We had lots of fun and I was very happy to hang out with some old friends and make some new ones. We went to the correction match last night and had a disasterous run through. Rowan was a GIANT goof ball. I don't think he completed one exercise. So, what did we learn? Rowan needs a much longer warm up. So, today we went to the trial early, got Rowan into the building and settled, had him warm up in the hall and in the parking lot. HUGE difference. He did such a great job. One thing we didn't warm up was drop on recall because, frankly, he's never had an issue. Well, today he did. In both trials we did a "sit" on recall. Not quite what the exercise is, so two NQ scores. Oh well. I was thrilled with how nicely he worked, particularly after last night's icky experience.

So, tomorrow is another day and we're aiming for 2 Qs. Wish us luck!