Tuesday, May 31, 2005

My new name?

I guess my name changed on Sunday.

I was a very good dog at the Rally trial and I finished my Rally Novice title. So now my name is "Toastin's Puddle Jumper, RN, CGC". You can still call me Splash. We took some photos while we were there. Jewel came too, and she got to see Nell, her mom. Nell told Jewel to behave.

PS: No, "RN" does not mean "Real Nuisance", it means "Rally Novice".

Here we are doing a left turn into the serpentine. Our judge, Mr. Eng (he's nice!) is in the foreground. 

Jewel likes going to the dog show too! 

Friday, May 27, 2005


Last night we went to C Bar C Park. Mom thinks it used to be someone's ranch but now it has a big grassy area, a dog park, and 4 softball fields. We practiced our rally moves a little.

I had a little more fun than on Wednesday, but I was still kind of a putz. Anyway, for the record, here's our log:

Heel, right turn, left turn, left about, right about, 270 right and left, 360 right and left (oooh I'm dizzy), call front - finish left - forward, call front - finish right - forward, moving side step right, schutzhund turn, call front - 1,2,3 steps back, moving down, heel - down - forward.

Thursday, May 26, 2005


This a poster of ME when I was a little tyke. 

Last night we worked on our Rally moves. I'm so bored by all that stuff. I didn't even want to work for a cookie. Can we just do agility instead? Or maybe flyball? Hunting? Lure coursing?


PS this all has mom kind of worried because this weekend we have some big thing.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Agility TUESDAYs

Woohoo, now we have agility on Tuesday also! We joined a newly formed beginning group class. Last night we just got to know each other a little and show our teacher what we can do obedience-wise.

There me of course, and an Aussie, a Bernese Mountain Dog named "Zipper" (she's cute!), a Border Terrier named "Chert", a Pembroke Corgie named "Bella" (Bella is a fluffy but we think that just makes her extra cute), and a little Sheltie who is a bit timid. She thought I was kinda big....I AM!

I am in a Rally trial on Saturday and Sunday so tonight we have to practice our moves.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Agility Mondays

Hurray for agility! I got to do some long sequences last night. I also had to do some plank work (two on, two off), and I got to do two totally fun restrained recalls. I just love chasing mom, she is so slow.

Here's what we did:

Monday, May 23, 2005

June is birthday month

We only did a little training this weekend, so I don't have much to report. Mostly I got petted and I got to sit on the sofa for a while, so that was nice.

I do have some major birthdays to report.

  • May 13th - Mike's 13th birthday

  • May 24th - Lucy's 12th birthday. (Lucy is Mike's sister)


  • June 15th - Jewel's 6 month birthday

Happy Birthday everyone!

PS: I have lost about 3 pounds so far on my diet. Mom says a little more, but I just don't see how that is possible. I might faint from hunger.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Summer's here!

Yeah whatever....can we go outside and play now?

It was 90 degrees today and we went outside for a while and worked in the garden. Mostly, I am supposed to help by not eating the plants.

Our back yard

This is the Peace rose, another plant that I am not allowed to eat.

Here I am chasing Jewel around the back yard, this is a very fun game!

Jewel tends to monopolize the pool.

The water is almost the same color as Jewel is!

Friday, May 06, 2005

Dogs can too dance

Today my best friend produced a video of me doing my dance routine to my theme song. It's in Windows Media (this time) so if you don't have that, you are outta luck.

Here you go!

Monday, May 02, 2005


Mom was watching this video she bought on impulse at a dog show. It's called "Dancing with your Dog". She thought it was pretty good.

She talked to our obedience instructor about one part where the lady uses sticks to help her dog learn where his rear-y is. That dog was pretty long, and I am too. I know that when you have such a long train it is hard to keep track of the caboose.

So now we have new homework -- I have to learn to move away from the stick. I have to learn that it is NOT a touch stick. (That may be tricky). Then mom will use the stick to help me think about that caboose when I am coming in to front.

Right now when I come to front I am usually a little crooked. I just don't get it, so maybe this will help.

Hey whatever --- oops gotta go the lawn sprinkler just came on WOOOHOOO gotta get WET

Sunday, May 01, 2005


Yesterday we got up early (for a weekend) and we all got in the car. We ate first though. We drove a long way. When we got out, we were at a nice place with lots of dogs jumping and weaving and going through tunnels and over dog walks.

And guess what? My grandma was there! Boy was she glad to see me. I was very happy to see her, and I saw a bunch of other people I knew as well. I had a great time. I had to do a little attention work but I did not do very well because there was so many great things to look at.

I got measured by the AKC Rep (who know what THAT means, I don't). I'm 22 inches on the dot. That means I have to jump 20 inch jumps.

Jewel got to walk around a lot too. She met a cute 3 month old Vizla puppy dog. They got to play a little. She also met three 12 week old Rottweiler puppies, but they were kinda scary because there were so many of them. So Jewel didn't want to play with them. However, Jewel also was not afraid of the building, the teeter noises or all the barking dogs. Just the Rottie pack o' pups.

Mom says my Auntie is coming to visit soon. I listen to her talk on the phone sometimes, and sometimes we web-chat. I just snuffle into the phone and she understands. She's smart! She moved a long ways away, but I still remember her, she is one of my all-time favorite people.