Tuesday, August 30, 2011

September is going to busy

We have a busy month coming up. Both girls are entered in a local upcoming ASCA trial. It will be September 24 and 25th. Both girls entered in sheep runs Sat AM, PM, and Sunday AM.

Then the following weekend Minnie is entered in the Richland Kennel Club show in hopes of completing her Rally Advanced title. We'll see how it goes since she just came into heat and won't be able to go to class until she goes out. Hard to say how many classes we will be attend before the show, on the upside we don't have to worry about her coming in during the show.

A local kennel is offering CGC testing middle of Sept. I'm debating on having Zoe tested. She's a very well behaved dog, but we haven't worked much on obedience. Her healing is lacking and while she knows sit and down she's not reliable about it. We have a couple weeks, so between graveyard shifts this month (yuck) we will keep working on it and see where we end up at.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Minnie, Zoe, and their friend Rocket's herding practice

The dogs got some herding practice in today. We are very pleased with the progress the girls are making. Both girls have been entered into the ASCA trial being held here locally on the 24th and 25th of September. Both girls have been entered on sheep. We are excited to see how it goes.

Below are videos of the girls. I didn't take any time to edit. I will apologize in advance for poor cinematography. :) Also on Minnie's run I was fighting with focus, and losing, so it's not the best.

Here is Zoe, she was first up for the day.

Next up was Minnie, she was little distracted at first but turned on in no time.

Now we have Rocket. Rocket is Glenn's 8 year old Border Collie/McNab cross. Rocket hasn't worked stock in years and is so happy to be back at it. Here is the end of his run.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

It's official!!!

Hard to read, but Minnie is now officially Ebonwald A Minnesota Blessing RN. :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Zoe's day at the beach.

We went to Bandon this weekend for the Coos Kennel dog show. Minnie was entered in Rally, which you can read about in the previous post. Zoe went as moral support for Minnie and her former Minnesota roommate, Brewer, who was doing conformation.
On Sunday after all the events we decided to take Zoe to the beach with her new found Cardi friends. She had a blast!
Zoe and Summer running down the beach.

Zoe's standing in the surf, watching the tide come in.

Brewer and a VERY dirty Zoe checking out a hole

Zoe in the water

Hanging out by my shoes looking back up to the parking lot.

Here are videos I took of them playing. Cardis seen in the videos are Zoe, Brewer, Summer, Captian, and Malibu.

Rally Results

This weekend we attempted to complete Minnie's Rally Novice title. I'm very happy to report that we did it!!!! Minnie completed all three legs of her title in only 3 attempts. Below are pictures of our final RN run.

Healing between stations.

Fast pace

270* Left

Since she completed her RN and we had signed her up for both days we decided to move up to Rally Advanced for Sunday. We had only worked her off leash in 2 different sessions so I was nervous how it would go. I'm very happy report that her Glenn were successful in earning her first RA leg and took first place. Below is the video of their run.

So now pending confirmation from AKC Minnie is Ebonwald A Minnesota Blessing RN CGC

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Full house

We have had a full house this last weekend. Fri-Sunday I was watching my sister's dog, Kylah. Then from Sunday until this Thursday we have Minnie. So that mean for several hours on Sunday there were 5 dogs in our house. I attempted to get a photo of them all together, but with 5 dogs all thinking different things, the few I have below are the best (and then to top it off, I cut off Minnie's nose.
Left to right:Minnie, Kylah, Bandit, Girlfriend and Zoe.

*Classic group photo where someone has their eyes closed. :p

Bandit managed to keep his eyes open for this one.
Zoe is a couch queen. I took this at my parents house.

Zoe and Bandit have become snuggle buddies. It's not uncommon to find them curled up together on the couch. It's amazing how almost everyone loves Bandit, including Zoe.

Zoe and Minnie spying on the neighbors. The dogs have learned if they stand on the hot tub (which doesn't work) they can see over the 6ft wood fence.

Then they proceed to bark at neighbor. How dare he be outside cleaning his travel trailer! lol

I took pictures of the girls' offsides. I think they look similar however Minnie is heavier on the "eyeliner"

There is also a new game in my house. The cat, Mosaic, has learned she can chase Minnie. It can be quite entertaining!

This weekend we will be headed to Bandon. We will be cheering on our Corgis friends in their conformation classes. We will also be attempting to complete Minnie's Rally Novice. If we are successful on Saturday with that, then we will also try for a Rally Advanced leg. Zoe is just coming for moral support. I haven't entered her Rally as she needs work still with her healing, but I'm putting that off until she is less dependant on a handler when it comes to herding.
Wish us luck!