Monday, February 26, 2018

Runs with Dogs

Saturday I did my first 5k of the year.  We did the polar bear run which has been historically dog friendly.  I took Legend with me and we finished in about 28:30 which was good enough for 2nd in my age group, and not bad for a 12 year old dog!  We were about 3 minutes faster last year but I didn’t push either of us.

Today Epic went on a 5.5 mile run with me.  It was a bigger step up than I had planned so we took a walk break in the middle but overall he seemed to do ok.  Plus it was a little warmer today.  He gets to run his first 5K this upcoming weekend.  I think he will be a big help in my half marathon training this spring. 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Silly things he does

Epic has so much character and creativity. 

He sees absolutely nothing wrong with hanging out on the cat tree. 

He enjoys working reception at the clinic. 

Also likes to work on his core. 

He enjoys some pillows and blankets as well. 

Monday, February 19, 2018

AKC scentwork

This weekend Legend made her debut in AKC scentwork. It’s kind of similar to UKC in the titling structure except you need three legs in an element instead of two. The other big difference between this and UKC or NACSW is the use of buried hides instead of vehicles. For the lower levels they are buried in containers of sand or something similar. We have practiced a little at home and Legend has been getting used to it. 

Overall she had a great weeeknd. She passed all 8 searches and places 1st and 3rd in containers, and 3rd in buried. There were some hide placements that were atypical for what we usually see in UKC and NACSW so that was really good for us. We had fun, enjoyed the chance to spectate and look forward to next time!

In other news, Penny got adopted. This was one of the few times we’ve had a family with kids (age 8 and 11) adopt and it was so much fun to see their excitement and reactions. She’s going to be a very lucky girl!

Thursday, February 15, 2018


Paisley got adopted this weekend and is doing great. But her crate didn’t stay empty for long. This little guy was out of time at a local animal control so I picked him up yesterday. I’m not sure what he’s mixed with but he’s pretty cute. I think he will be a lot of fun. He got neutered today but once he recovers we should know more about him. 

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Whole room makeover.

A few months ago our “cat” room was a hodgepodge of older unmatched furniture, the paint dirty the woodwork a mess, and the dog ribbons in disarray. 

I got the furniture painted and it looks much better. I decided to take the plunge and finish the rest of the room. The walls got new paint in a color that complements the furniture. And all the woodwork got painted, which made a huge difference.  You can see some close up before and after here. 

Then I sorted the ribbons. Cleaned, organized and rehung the ones that were new, special, or unique and tossed the rest. I took down some of the older photos and certificates and added some new ones, as well as a few pics that were in a different room. The black frames I just cleaned. But the brown ones I repainted in gray to look more consistent with the room. I’m really happy with how everything turned out. Still have a lot more rooms to do but this is a good start. 

Sunday, February 4, 2018

A few snow pics

We’re getting a little snow today. So I got a few pics of the dogs. 

Handsome Gus

And back where it’s warm. 

Saturday, February 3, 2018

One more

This is Gus. Gus is about 15 months old. He’s goofy. He’s happy. He was surrendered because he has a heart condition. We will be taking him to a cardiologist before we decide what his adoption situation will be. On the plus side-Penny and Paisley are both adoption pending.