I love Fridays. I love Fridays so much that at one time I even named my dog Friday. Even if I didn't work Monday to Friday, I'd still love Fridays. And this week in particular I am glad it's Friday. Wednesday I took Token into Fort Macleod to be spayed. Left at 7:00 in a complete blanket of fog all the way to the east side of Brocket. No scenery. Cold. Miserable. Foreboding. By the time I got home and drove to Coleman to work there was a message for me saying that Token had come out of surgery just fine. Whew.
As many of you know, Token is very high on the scale of 'Roses' here at Shadowbar so anything involving surgery is scary, scary.
Yesterday we drove to Fort Macleod to pick up Token. Happy, happy. Both of us. Drove home in terrible wind. Turned off Hwy 3 onto 22 and ........ no wind. Happy, happy. Until about 5:00 this morning. What a wind. Ridiculous. Hard to believe. And now?
Sunshine and not a breeze. The wind must be trying to circumvent the world. I hope it takes more than a couple of days to get back.
Token, of course went to school with me. No strenuous exercise for two weeks for Token so why not live under the computer desk? She's doing great right now. Same place, under the computer desk. Just a different venue. I am so glad I made the choice to have her spayed. Now, there is nothing to stop us from attending any event.
Doing loads of 'dial-a-dog' training right now. People are beginning to recognize how much freedom a dog can gain in a couple of lessons with this method and how positive it is for owner and dog. I work the response remote and the owner praises and rewards the dog.
Check the video of the golden retriever who came to the kennel dragging his owner across the grounds and went home heeling quietly at her side, waiting to get into the vehicle, NOT jumping out of the vehicle and coming when called. Two five minute lessons. One happy owner. One happy, educated dog.
We are resurrecting our canine drill, We Are One, from the Lion King. Tuesday evening at dog club we began the routine.
It was fun and the golden retriever was able to take part on a loose lead with no issues! Bonus!
News came from Portland where Tubby is competing at the Newfie Specialty with three of his dogs. Lexi qualified in High Score in the Rally Excellent Class. Simon qualified for his first leg of his US CDX with a High Score in Class. He also took High Score in Rally Advanced and finished his US RA degree. Michelle shopped!!!
Keep May 22-24th open if you aren't agilitying somewhere and plan to join us for our SAWHDA camp-out at Syncline Group Camp near West Castle. We are planning some really enjoyable events for people and for pooches, too. New members are welcome so please invite friends! We will have the area from 2:oo p.m. on Friday until 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Cost will be divided between all campers and must be prepaid, so let us know if you intend to join us. The more, the merrier.
Enjoy the weekend. See some of you Sunday at the celebration.
New matting has been ordered for SAWHDA use. Should be in soon. We are building a locked compound in which to keep them at the Hall.
Talk later. Enjoy the weekend.
Posted by Judi at Friday, January 16, 2009