Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
never a good sign
So happy to be home safe and sound
Thursday, December 25, 2008
And Pooh Head!!!
Yes his name is really Pooh Head. He is the mellowest corgi puppy I have every met. Dad and Lisa think he is a wired crazy dog. I told them next time I would bring Risk and show them what a real 11 month old puppy is like
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
What to do when the highway is closed for hours. Walk the dog.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Started the morning like this
Yes folks that is Celsius
almost the speed of light
Cars were literally driving off the road in front of us. We made it home safe and sound 15 hours after we started our journey. The weekend didn't get any better. More cold weather and snow. On Saturday Jet came down with some mysterious illness and spent the whole day Sunday at the vets getting various amounts of tests. Came home none the wiser but lighter in our pocket books. She is living the life today.
Also have a little visitor to the shop who needs a little perking up. The dogs are very interested in.
Today I went to pick up my grandma in the city.
Tomorrow we leave for Kamloops to spend Christmas with my dad. Here's hoping for a less eventful week.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Isn't she cute.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
WOW!!! this could have been a very dangerous. You all don't really want to know what I do in my spare time. Luckily the 6th picture is actually a more Zen like picture.
In this picture is my doggin friend Corey Perry and his dog Pik taken at my friend Abe's birthday party. It was a bring your own working dog party. Really fun work dogs all day and then eat cake. Could it get any better than that. In all fairness I don't think I took this picture it was one of my two on staff photographers Penny or Lisa.
Forgot to explain the rules of the game. go to your photo archives and go to the 6th file open that file and post the 6th picture. Then tell the story that goes with this picture.
This is a fun thing to do one a cold winters day or in Sam's case a warm summers evening
Stay warm or cool
Sunday, December 14, 2008
If the pups turn out to be as sucky and willing to please as both their mother and father lookout.
Stayed tuned for months of puppy talk. The countdown begins.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I like many people am afraid of many things in life:
-Not being a good enough friend or wife
-the very long winter that is hanging over our heads
The list is long. But instead of finishing the list I am going to put this picture of Risk and Isla up.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
On Tuesday last week Risk, Isla and I drove up to visit with Lisa and picked up some new sheep. It is a five hour drive so I decided to let the dogs ride in the truck with me to keep me company. Driving with Risk is like riding with a toddler. OMG mom whats that? Can I have some of your Coffee? Hey Isla What are you doing? Look cars!! Look trucks!!! Back seat, Front Seat. All for five hours fun fun.
I spent a couple of days at Lisa's working dogs and picking up the new sheep.
our new editions. I can spot the troublemakers already
Lisa and Hope
Isla moving Lisa's range ewe on a cross drive
Got home spent a day cleaning up the mess the boys made while I was gone. Then Lisa came down and we were off to hang out with Jenny for the weekend. We had been planning to go and see the movie Australia for over a month. Not really sure what movie the New York times saw to call it an "epic". Unless "epic" refers to the length on the movie. The movie was Ok but certainly not and "epic".
Then I spent most of this week giving lessons and yesterday hurt my back. Spent last night staring at the ceiling totally at Kyle's mercy to look after me. Well we all know how that went. At least the dogs and sheep got fed.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Watch for Michael coming to a stockdog trial near you in 2009
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Some of us learn lots and one of us learned by watching and hopes one day to be out working his own dog and soon as he can master walking. Right now he will just settle for holding our cameras and stock stick.
Monday, November 17, 2008
The ASDA finals consists of two go rounds and then top three to the finals. This was my final time running in the ranch class. The first to go rounds consisted of over flaking not stopping and running so wide her hair was being rubbed off on the walls of the arena. All the while I am trying to get her to stop and listen for one second. I hated it made us look so bad. Not really sure how it happened but we did pen our sheep both times and made it to the finals.
I think by the time we ran in the finals she was totally exhausted from running crazily around the arena the first two runs. She decided to listen better and we pulled it off and won. I was pretty amazed that she actually finished each time with out gripping. Good girl.
Now if we could only do that at Calgary for the big money next year.
Then yesterday I went out to set some sheep for a lesson and she was silly Isla all over again.
A note for my friend Mr. M:
Last night we went out for supper and Dion Phaneuf sat at the table beside us. Justice was very excited and could hardly eat. For those of you that don't know who Dion is. He is the star defencemen for the Calgary Flames hockey team. All little on the cute side too.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
You can't get much more country cowboy then the CFR. So Isla and decided we better dress the part as well. I went shopping and picked up a few things. Isla now has the proper collar.
And I bought a belt for my buckle and finally took my buckle out of its case. I will be sure to get a pic of us modelling our gear. Maybe with a couple of cute 20 year old cowboys.