Tuesday, May 27, 2008

My new wheels

After spending seven months living in our holiday trailer a person does not wish to spend anymore time in a trailer. Anyone that spends time trialing at sheepdog trials in North America can tell you that hauling your trailer to the trial is part of the culture. Sitting around with fellow handlers talking dogs after the trial is what it is all about. So as the trial season starts to roll the last thing I wanted to do was load up my trailer. Too many bad memories.

Solution to my problem buy a new trailer.
Isn't it pretty

What goes good with a new trailer? A shiny new truck

I think they make a good couple

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Where's Dru?

So I have gotten a couple of e-mails asking where Dru had gone. Dru has gone to live with a great couple in Calgary. This was a hard choice for me to make as Dru was a special dog for me. But Dru had decided a longtime ago that she did not want to be a sheepdog. Taking her to work sheep was like pure torture for her and as time passed it got worse and worse. She has been gone for a little over a month now and is totally happy to just be a pet. They love her to death already. I agonized over this decision for a longtime but I think it was the best thing for Dru. She does get to come back for visits now and then when her new owners go on holidays.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The War I have won!!!

Well folks after weeks of trying to fight the powers that be(I mean Google) I finally got through to someone and my problems have been fixed. I can't tell you how many hours I spent on the phone and on line trying to convince someone at Google and blogger to solve my problem. This morning I thought I would just try the blogs to see if they are working and yes they are. So for any of you out there that get the dreaded Google "were sorry" error message good luck to you.
I am a self confessed blog addict and today the rain clouds have parted and I can start catching up on my favorite blogs again.
Now back to your regularly scheduled blog.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Google troubles

Hi All,

I am unable to update my blog right now because google and I are having a fight.

For some reason google has put our IP address on the hate list and thinks we are a virus.

Which means I can’t get on any google run websites.

I asked Lisa to post this for me So you all don’t think I am slacking on my duties.

So until I fix this problem I will be off line blog wise.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Busy week

Funny how days go by fast when you are running after a puppy trying to stop the constant peeing on the floor or worse. Risk is doing well. Growing like a weed. He is really interested in the cows. I have to watch him or he sneaks through the page wire to growl at them.

On Wednesday Lisa came down to work dogs and get prepared to go to her first field trial. On Friday we head out to Carlton creek stock dog trial. I was feeling a little unprepared because of all the snow we had I hadn't been able to really work my dogs since I got back from the Vernon trial.
Isla was again my little super star. She has really started to blossom. I now have to rethink the way I run her. In the past I have just tried to get her around the course. So my focus was to handle her. Now that we are more in tune I have to focus on handling the sheep. So in doing so I need to fix my timing.

Kipp is still a work in progress. He showed some improvement over the two days. His best day was Sunday when I helped out with the double lift. We were in charge of exhausting sheep, holding groups of sheep and catching loose sheep. Kipp was having a good time. He was enjoying pushing large groups of sheep. We have a large gap of time now till the nex trial. So its back to the training field.

Ok, So I stole this Picture from Lisa's blog. But I know she won't mind. I just know how much George will love this picture plastered all over the internet.

Risk loves George

Thanks to Lisa and Penny for the pictures.