Sunday, July 18, 2010

Busy Weekend

The Horde has had a very busy weekend!

Yesterday Moira had an agility class in the morning.  I am so proud of my girl - she just loves agility and continues to get better and better.  My handling still needs work.  Sam was my first agility dog and, while he was fast, he was also a Velcro dog so I missed learning a lot of fine points with handling.  Moira needs me to be much earlier on verbal cues and more specific and aware of the non-verbal ones.  Still, we had some very pretty sequences yesterday and I am getting excited for fall trials.

Bogey had a herding lesson yesterday afternoon.  It was ridiculously hot but we kept a close eye on him and, fortunately, he's smart enough to know when to stop too.  This was his first lesson after the clinic at the end of June and the first time I got to see him work.  There's loads of potential there but both he and Understanding House Mate have a long way to go.  It will be a fun journey to watch.

Today, Sunday, is a very special day.  Today is Ginny's 11th birthday!  I just can't believe she's 11.  The last year has seen her slow down some - she doesn't spend mornings lounging on the patio table anymore because , I think, it's too hard to jump up there - but she's still going strong.  We'll be having some neighbors over later in the day for a small party.  The humans will grill various beasts and gorge on summer produce while the dogs will have an entire watermelon to themselves to celebrate.  I think Gin will like celebrating her birthday that way.


  1. Maggie asks me to tell Ginny, "Welcome to the 'geriatric' club! We'll show them that we don't slow down!"

  2. Gin says thanks and, she only feels old when her mom brings home younger dogs who don't know not to bother the queen.

  3. Happy Belated Birthday Ginny!