Sunday, March 28, 2010
Afterward the video stopped, the cops tried pepper spray and tasing the "bulldog" as the local newspapers called him. Nothing slowed him down. Later he took a couple bites out of a tire.
"Winston" spent a week at the shelter, and then was released back to his owner, who assured the community that he would be more careful and use a chain to tie him up instead of a nylon rope. The judge also said that they had to go to TWO obedience classes. Don't you know every dog trainer in town is looking forward to that opportunity??
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Spencer made his Graduate Novice debut today. He had Q going right up until the last exercise - but he walked over the broad jump. It was a good learning experience for me - the rules say that the dog must be at least 8 feet from the jump, and that is where the judge draws a line for the exhibitor. I left Spencer at the line but what I should have done was put him another four feet or so back. Spence has a bum knee and he really only pushes off his good knee. If I gave him a bit more room, I hope having more running room would help him get over.
Glad I signed him up for a show in a couple of weeks!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
years ago. We used to say that if we scored more than a 75 on an exam,
all that meant was that we studied too much.
Well, if these had been CPA exams, we studied just about right - 77 on
each leg!! He thought he was starving to death (I didn't feed him
because I didn't want a repeat of yesterday) and it took all the
strength he had to drag himself from one station to the next.
He didn't wake up in Exc until I stepped on him and then he was pretty
perky. But he completely refused to sit and wait until I called him on
the "sit turn one step right and come to sit" - he refused to wait in
both Exc and Adv.
Oh well, we'll take the green ribbons and be proud. And since he was
the only Cardi entered in Rally, those lousy 77s also won him High
Scoring Cardigan and a fabulous basket of goodies!
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Friday, March 19, 2010
showing with nasty intestinal goings-on. So this year Cheryl brought
water from home for her, and I brought some also.
When Spencer and I got to the hotel Wednesday night (Scout rode up
with Cheryl) I did not take the jug up to the room - I just didn't
think about it. So, Spencer drank hotel water.
About 2 am this morning, Spencer jumped up and told me as clearly as
he could, " I GOTTA GO NOW!"
He had another bout this morning, and then, unfortunately again in the
obedience ring. Right in the middle of what was looking to be a
beautiful heeling pattern.
So now he is hopefully sleeping it off and we will try again on Sunday.