Thursday, October 27, 2011

Falling into Fall

It must be Fall on the West Coast.  The leaves are turning, the grass has been cut for what I hope to be the last time, and we've got only one more agility trial this year.

At the last trial, Rex missed two dogwalks (gasp!), so I thought I'd run him over it a few times, as well as work on a few other things.  Hopefully, he remembers some of this stuff at the trial this weekend.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Today I am thankful for

Happy Thanksgiving!  Before I leave for my brother's to gorge on turkey, I will take a moment to give thanks for my canine blessings.

First, to my crazy girl, Wick, who continues to blaze around like a 3 year-old.  Wick must be around 11, and shows no sign of slowing down.  Hopefully, we'll be able to finish that ATChC soon, and then we'll work to get tuned up for regionals and nationals next year.

Second, I am thankful for my good dog, Lou.  He just laid down two pretty nice runs at Paxton Valley this past weekend.  We missed too many panels to get a decent score, but his outwork was, as usual, just beautiful.  I don't think I'll ever get tired of watching him lift sheep.   It's just ... perfect.

And finally, I am thankful for Rex.  He has been the opposite of Lou for me - he's tough, head-strong, and has a temper.  I've thought about quitting herding with him more than once, but I'm glad I didn't.  This weekend was the first time I truly enjoyed running him, even though we earned letters on both runs.    Rex tries really hard, and the least I can do is try with him.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

RIP Steve Jobs

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.