Monday, November 23, 2015

Critter cuteness

Sundae, enjoying a blanket that was a gift from a friend for ME, but I am letting her share. 
 One of the girls at work spent the better part of an afternoon braiding and putting bows in Lyric's tail, which actually looks pretty cute.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Crushin' it

Legend and I decided to dabble in UKC nosework this weekend.  It's not so much that we needed yet another thing to get involved in, but we both love competing and this was local so we decided to go for it.  Today they had two container trials.

 Legend crushed it as usual.  In round one she hit it in 3.58 seconds earning her a first place and high in trial!  In round two she again took first place with a time of 8.4 seconds.  So yeah, that's a whole day invested for less than 12 seconds of work.  But that's kind of the way it goes for the winners.  Anyway, those two legs gave her her UKC Novice Container title.  We had a good time and will probably attend more of the local UKC trials.  But first she is entered in the NW2 trial in Columbia next month!

My super sniffer!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

NW1-a pictorial

Finally got my CD of our NW1 trial in the mail.  No pics of the interior search area, but got everything else.

First up was exteriors.

 It was on the chair.
 Celebrating success on search number one!
 Heading out of the search area.

 Interior was next, but no pics there.  It was also on a chair. Then on to containers.  Just checking out the boxes here before moving along to the odor box.

From containers we went directly to vehicles.

 She searched the van first.

But, didn't find anything.
 So on the the trailer.
 When you hear the judge say "yes" for the fourth time in the day!

 Happy NW1 dance!

Team Legend!

Sunday, November 8, 2015


Took this in the yard as I was leaving for work the other day.  Then played with it a little.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Kids at work

Tuesday, Ozark was off school.  So Nadin joined Legend, Lyric and I for a day at the office.  She got to see some surgeries and of course snuggle a few cats as they recovered from anesthesia.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Tour of the Globe

Tonight we attended Missouri State University's Tour of the Globe event.  They offered informational displays, activities and of course foods from various countries around the world.  We tried a lot of things, a few were really good, some we didn't like and most were ok to try once.  But best of all it was a free event so we all stuffed ourselves and had a good time.

Writing in their native languages.
 Making German themed Christmas ornaments.
 "Tattoos" from Pakistan.

My favorite food was the chocolate balls from Brazil.  Shocker, I know.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Foods and presentations from around the world

In preparation for International Education week all the exchange students had to put together a presentation on their home country. Yesterday we all gathered as a group to hear them.  Many of them also dressed in native costume.
Some of the students will be presenting again at their school as part of the IEW.  I'm not sure Ozark has this planned so Nadin may luck out and not need to give hers again.  But, it was very good!

The presentations were all interesting, but it was a long afternoon and evening when you combined 15 kids talking along with some technical difficulties.
The other part of the day was foods from around the world.  Nadin prepared Kushari with some help from Jerry.
Each student spoke briefly about their food and then we all got to try them!

The lighting in the room was terrible, so these are as good as I could get the pictures.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Kittie Cuteness

Twix, showing off her Tiger pride with her MU colors and blanket.
 Dapple, one of our clinic cats, doing what he does.

 Sweet Sundae, enjoying some lap time snuggles.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Pizza night at Millsap farms

Last week we had a girls night out the local Millsap farms which is a family run farm (they also have some employees, some of which I believe also live on the premises).  Every Thursday (during certain months of the year) they have live music and pizza buffets made all from farm fresh produce local meats and cheeses and cooked in clay ovens.  They ovens are so hot they only take 2 minutes to cook!  Every week there are three gourmet options plus a cheese for a very unique taste. The family kids were all running around and helping and the dogs were cleaning up any spills! We really enjoyed this and hope to attend again next year when it's a little warmer.

 Last week's menu
 Pizza oven