Monday, May 18, 2009


The title of this blog entry might suggest that the subject is my daughter, Ellen, who recently graduated summa cum laude from Stephen F. Austin State University, in Nacogdoches, Tx. and has been accepted to the University of Western Kentucky for grad school. I am almost embarrassed to say that it is not about that great and glorious accomplishment (sorry Ellen). I am almost embarrassed, but alas, not quite! "Graduation" in this post refers to Gus's graduation from beginner agility. 

For graduation the dogs ran an agility course incorporating all of the equipment we have learned so far. Gus ran the entire course off leash (a first). He runs much faster without the leash I discovered. The course was: chute-jump-tunnel-table-tire-jump-tunnel-A frame-jump-jump-dog walk-tunnel-weaves-jump. It was fun!

beginner weave poles "weave-o-matic"

into the tunnel

through the tire

reward at the A-frame

oops! refusal at a wing jump

over the jump

over again

just chillin'

the proof of graduation

Now it is on to level 2...


  1. My baby is a graduate. I didn't know Gustard had it in him. Maybe it isn't rocks in his cute little head after all. Tell Gus I love him and am very proud of him.

  2. bahaha. this post was kind of a let down. the pictures made me laugh though. and i didn't know gus could do that either.

  3. Hi Gus, it's Star! Guess what, I am starting agility as of tonight! Your pictures were great--it looks like so much fun. I hope I can do as good as you!

    Your friend Star

  4. gus did great! i was so proud of him - even though i was standing on the fringe with fred - we were both cheering you two on! you will do really well in level 2. can't wait for gracie to start.

    terri and mr. fred

  5. Oh Congratulations Gus! Agilities look like fun!