To the river with Janie and Maggs.
Too bright... Maggs needs sunglass.
with an evaluator. CUTE and friendly little
Dachshund's and their kids. The taller girl is
from the local humane society and is more shy of
dogs. She is SO sweet with people though...
leaned right into me when I was petting her. Really
enjoyed meeting this group of dogs and their people.
I remove faces of strangers, especially children,
respect for privacy. These kids were super
were out for a walk with their equally nice grandma.
A gazillion squirrels...
ok, maybe just 12-15 that converged in the
trees by us and came across the road to chase just
one up a tree.
any therapy work, had to get the CGC out of the way
so we did that Saturday. This evaluator tests in an
unpredictable community setting that incorporated
random strangers and their dogs instead of a
controlled classroom setting with known
participants. People passed by the area he set
up... from kids to seniors... walkers, runners, and
people on bikes, baby strollers... dogs and a herd
of probably over a dozen squirrels chasing after one
up a tree by us... a golf cart and cars because itís
at the entrance of the center. From single people,
to couples, to moms with kids, to a group of maybe
30 people walking together. He said Bucky's a real
nice dog and posted "great
job working your dog." <cool>
helped with a little dog that was afraid of other
dogs. She had dropped to her belly when
we first met her and her owner in another area of
the center... turning her head away, the lip licking
calming signals. She asked if I knew the trainer, I
told her we were heading down to see him for an
evaluation. She followed us back. A couple of
ladies asked if it was ok to watch... I put Kobuck
through a few of his commands. His left/right
paw lifts made them chuckle. :) (I had hoped
to take him out this weekend for long distance work
on a training lead but we'll have to see what else
is going on.) The evaluator took the lady's
shy girl through a 4 piece agility course and he had
Kobuck do the same for maybe 10 minutes.
After, we were standing around talking and the
lady's little dog came up to Kobuck wagging her tail
and sniffed his face. Her owner was surprised,
said she has never done that since she was with
her... she said her girl had come from a home with
14 dogs and she might have been bullied. Sweet
little dog that got a nice experience.
Putting up a picket fence to divide the yard.
need to prune the scraggly looking bushes after the
bloom. It was a hard winter, with dead
Sprinkler boy. When I tell him door, he goes
to the deck and sits there.
Watching the water guys hook up a line next door.
Bucky: "Hey, I've been in a Bobcat before!"
Kind of like a heated lambskin blanket.
No brother to play jolly ball tug with but mom's
filling my time with fun stuff.
Janie- Tubby, dried and now sleeping.
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OMgoodness, she's doing great!
Wondering if pain has made it so she wasn't listening worth
a diddle. Verbal left/right turns tonight, stop, slow,
step-up and step-down... wow. Slow walking, running. She did
the best job ever!
A ride in the car for Coot on
Saturday. Stopped by the park with Buck but just for
fun. The AKC evaluator we meet 2 weeks ago said he likes
having Kobuck there... he's helped shy/fearful dogs to
relax. Did a little long distance training afterward.
He sat at the feet of a Cocker Spaniel breeder who's
shown... she knows OESs, surprised he was a small guy, loved
how sweet he was. Everyone comments on what a great boy he
is. A couple of ol' guys walking... one said he was a nice
looking dog, the other offered me $20. ;) He's just
happy to "be". Now squirrels, that's another story...
When she shook off the first
hour or so she was home, blood would spatter. Healing
well and she's such a happy girl.
June 12th- No more meds to treat
a useless eye, no more possible side effects from them
either. Early corneal ulcers last week probably the
cause of her seeming off for a couple of weeks, pressures
slightly high so changed frequency of drops to every other
day. Bloodwork normal, thyroid normal. Wondering if
the maternal side had the autoimmune lymphocytic thyroiditis
that caused Darby & Emma's hypothyroidism and not the
paternal. Three eye drops and a gel will go to someone else
who may need them. She looks like she's gone a round with a
prize fighter, the cone causes her to over-correct when she
bumps it but she's doing really good. Came home
walking around, wiggling, barking, wanting food. 1
tramadol every 8 hours for probably 3 days along with
metacam... continue metacam for an additional 2-3 days.
Augmentin to prevent infection.
http://oesusa.com/Cootie061114.html Need to ask if
her slightly enlarged heart could be due to her having been
so athletic. Will miss seeing the pretty blue eye but
not the pain it caused at times.
Smelling the flowers
Initiating play with with Kobuck.
Dog dock diving. (Not us.)
Oh my... that can't be right. Before bath.
Outdoor tubby. I ran in to get the shampoo and came
out to find this... so I had to go back in to get the
All clean, drying off.
Emmie swim-swim in the pool that she
sometimes gets confused with a Poodle.
Bell's first time playing in the pool here. NOT a
water dog but by the time we were finished, she
climbed in and stand for a short time. We'll see...
Water is for drinking, not for playing in.