Sunday, March 27, 2011

Some Dogs Have A Hard Life

Some dogs live a very hard life.

She is not one of those dogs.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Blue Moon the Agility Dog, or, Selective Photography!

What follows are pictures of Blue Moon running agility. What does NOT follow are pictures of Blue Moon running around like a fool, visiting with other handlers, and generally having a very happy time. He did nearly equal parts of agility running and fool running. For him, life is all about sunshine, smiley faces, and cupcakes!

Waiting patiently for his next turn at agility/fool running.

At least one of us was concentrating on the course.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Handicap, What Handicap?

This is Gracie - today.
She jumps on the black chair, then climbs over onto the green chair.
This gives her a view into the house to remind us that it is her supper time.

This is Gracie - October 31, 2009.
There was no jumping, climbing, or even walking on that day and for many, many days after that.

This is Gracie - October 1, 2009.
On that day she was still able to jump, climb, and generally be naughty.

I wouldn't mind having this Gracie back with us.
Although she was kind of a pain in the butt.

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Muffin Tin Game

I did not come up with the idea for this game, but I thought it sounded like fun. To set up the game you put a treat in each of the muffin places and then put a tennis ball on top of the treat. The dog has to figure out how to get the treat that is under the ball. Flipping the entire muffin pan over is cheating and I did not let them do that.

I let all of my dogs play one at a time. The dachshunds and Gus moved the balls with their nose or pawed at them with their foot to get the balls out of the way. Blue Moon and Gracie used nose, paws, and mouth.

Both Blue Moon and Gracie got side tracked with trying to destroy the tennis balls before all the treats were uncovered. The other 3 were only interested in the treats, the balls were simply an annoyance.

The dogs had fun and we will do this activity again.