Sunday, October 28, 2007
My mommy woke me up at 5am this morning-I was tired because I had qualified for my first leg of PT. Well mommy gave me breakfast and off we went on a drive. We picked up grandpa in North Hollywood and I knew we were going some place FUN! When we got to the Pearblossom Hwy I knew where we were going....I was going to herd sheep again today! The PT class was first up today-so mommy threw the ball to me...I guess she wanted me to be less amped up...but I was so excited to see the sheep. And I went in second! I sat just like mommy said and barked and barked and barked at those sheep as we went thru 4 gates and finished the PT. The judge today was Peggy and she told my mommy not to hold me back as far because I'd get all amped up racing up to the sheep-so my mommy is going to have to work on that! But I received 2 ribbons today! The green ribbon was for a qualified score and the lavender ribbon was for a new title...because that's what I have now... a PT title!
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Today we made the 2 hour trek to Llano, CA
which is out by Palmdale. The PT, which is Pre-Trial Tested is the last run of the day so my mommy was able to watch the more experienced dogs work. Then it was our turn. My number is 213 which basically means we go last out of the group on day 1...so I sat with mommy and waited to get in to the ring with the sheep! When they called 213...I think my mommy was a little nervous but that didn't bother me! I decided today I was really going to listen to mommy unlike last weekends practice! I think my mommy was very happy! I sat when I was told, I stayed back when I was told...and after mommy penned the sheep she called me a good girl and gave me a big hug! I love my mommy!I think I heard judge Judy say that it was the "best run of the day!" And I qualified for the first leg of PT! I received a beautiful green rosette ribbon and had my picture taken with mommy and judge judy! I think we go back again tomorrow!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
A website exists that is non-profit and can connect you to many different agencies where you can donate money, blankets, volunteer-whatever you feel you can do! Please check it out!
This is our local "dog" beach but don't tell anyone! It's a secret! I love it here-I always find at least one tennis ball and mommy throws it to me. I don't like the water-the waves are kinda scary but the water is nice when I get hot! I lie in the wet sand and I also dig holes in the wet sand and lie in the holes-I'm tired now and am sleeping! I like it when my mommy takes me here!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Well after a horrible practice session this past sunday...we are going to try to qualify for our PT, which is the Pre-Trial tested.....we are the last to run on saturday and the first to run on sunday! The Trial is being held in Llano, California which is off the 14 freeway-as long as the fires haven't affected the area! We'll be taking pictures while we are there-documenting qualifying or not! Wish us luck!
Monday, October 22, 2007
We live in San Pedro which is the port of Los Angeles. We are quite far away from all of the fires that are in southern california-but the smell of smoke is overwhelming here! If we are smelling it I cant imagine what it's like for the people and their animals in the fire affected areas! We know a few people who have been evacuated-our herding instructor, Terry Parrish, being one of those people. She was evacuated from the Escondido area around the San Diego Wild Animal Park around 2am. Also my mommy's friend, Lorna, who lives in Agua Dulce is safe and fine ! She loves dogs and has many and we were very worried about her! We send our prayers to everyone who has been affected by these horrible wildfires that are consuming everything in it's path! God Bless!
Sunday, October 21, 2007
This weekend my mommy dog-sat a greyhound named Grace. I was not very happy to have another dog in the house! And she stayed the nite saturday nite and slept in the bed with us! So on sunday when mommy and I went herding I decided to be stubborn and jealous and acted up! I didn't listen to mommy and her herding commands! We have a herding trial this weekend-dont think mommy is very happy nor is she looking forward to the trial-could be a disaster!
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Well we went for our half hour practice session today with terri. We're practicing for the PT which we attempt in two weeks. Terri says we have to practice and perfect the flank. Because I'm a cattle dog I want to get in as close as I can but my mommy is trying to ween me of that! I think each time we get better! Next week we don't have practice but my mommy is taking me on our own. Sheep! Yeah!
Sunday, October 7, 2007
On october 6th and 7th my mommy took me to my very first herding trial. It was held at ActionK9 Sports in Escondido. The saturday tests and trails were held by the Herding Breed Club of San Diego County and sunday was held by the German Shepherd Club of San Diego County. I entered the HT for both days-that's the Herding test, which is the very first test you take it herding trials. I qualified both days which means I'm now titled! I won two ribbons and can now attempt to qualify for my PT, which is the Pre-Trail tested. I've entered another trial which is being held at the end of October in El tejon.....I hope i get two more ribbons! It's fun to herd sheep!