Friday, February 29, 2008

A Leap Year Friday

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It's cool in southern california today-the marine layer socked us in for half the day. Mom and I went out to play with my tennis ball and hopefully she'll take me to the park to play with my Jolly ball later!! But we're kind hanging at the house today. Mom has to run 10 miles tomorrow so I think today is her rest day-rest day? Cattle Dogs don't have rest days!!!! Come on mom lets get out!!! I'll cut her some slack today because she's still fighting a sinus infection-I'm glad I don't get sinus infections!!! I gave her a big kiss this morning because we have alot planned for this weekend and I want her to feel better. We are running tomorrow in the LA Sheriff Dept Mug Run and then on sunday mom is driving me down to Escondido for my first trial run at the Course A started for the herding competition I'm in next weekend!!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

An early morning Run at White Point Nature Preserve!

Mom and I got up early and we went to the ocean for a run at one of my favorite places, White Point Nature Preserve. Actually we started off at a park and ran to the nature Preserve and then I got to run all over, sniffing flowers, smelling critters/whatever and looking for bunnies. It's fun when mom takes me here-because I get to be off leash, I meet nice dogs and the SMELLS!!! But no bunnies today! mom and I had a fun run-I think we went about 4.5 miles....mom was happy and snapped all kinds of pictures because the marine layer came in while we were running so it got foggy/misty and cool-moms favorite weather!!

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A jaunt to the Park to play with my Jolly Ball

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Mom took me to the park to play with my jolly this afternoon since we didn't go running! I love my Jolly Ball-but I think everyone knows that!!!! When we got home guess what mom did???? She made a whole chicken for me and the cats! I had some of the chicken meat-it was GOOD! I gobbled it all up!!!

Sunny Warm Wednesday in Southern California

Mom says it's going to be a warm one today! We felt the heat already and it was early this morning when we went out to play with my tennis ball. Mom and I don't really like the sun and heat-but I know she'll be taking me to the park sometime today to play with my jolly ball!!

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A few Awards!





A big thanks to Abby and Rosie of the Dog Log for giving me Your Toadally Awesome Award and the Excellent Award! Wow a big day for me!!! Thanks everyone!


Sparky, thanks so much for giving me the Funky Blog award! I feel very honored!!!

I'd like to pass these awards onto a very special doggie, Baby Love! She deserves lots of awards-as does her mommy!!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I got to go to Santa Monica with mom to get her hair done!

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I guess I'm a lucky dog-or maybe it's because we live in LA, but I got to go with my mom to the hair salon! She gets her hair done at LuxeLab Hair on Montana in Santa Monica-and they love me there! I always bring my ball and alot of the people play with me!! There was another dog there also....it was a two dog day at the salon! I didn't get pampered though!!

A run first thing in the morning

Mom set her alarm-that usually means work or a run or both~well since mom isn't working yet it meant a run. We had run 4.1 miles last night at sunset and she's at it again! It's because she's having her prolotheraphy done on her foot today and wont be able to run tomorrow. She was tired though-I could tell! But it was fun getting out there. Of course mom had her cell phone with her so she could take pictures! Is there any time when she wont take pictures??? We ran 2.75 miles this morning after our 4.1 miles last night. So I was very happy to get home and eat my breakfast! I think she might take me to the park soon!

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Oscar night with Mom

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Mom loves watching the Oscars~so we watched them with her...well I was playing with my pink bone and Winton. The other silly cats were sleeping....Mom ate yummy food-which I got to taste!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

A soggy sunday morning at home

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It rained all last night and is still raining! Mom and I went out this morning to play with my tennis ball(in between rain storms). I saw our neighborhood Tomcat. Mom says there are alot of stray cats running around our neighborhood-it makes her angry...but she can't take anymore kitties into our house! She doesn't like it when people dump their animals! It makes mom angry!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Watching the Tennessee Volunteers beat Memphis in Basketball to become #1 in the Nation!

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Yeah, mom loves the University of Tennessee-it's her alma mater...so everything seems to be orange. My harness and leash, her jackets, flags, stickers~and when her team plays we all watch! It means I get to snuggle on the couch with mom!!!

A Trip to friendship park to play with my Jolly Ball before it rains again!

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After mom ran this morning~she realized I needed playtime as well! So I was lucky and she took me to the top of Friendship Park to play with my Jolly Ball before it started raining! I love my Jolly Ball-it gets all kinds of doggie slobber on it!!! Mom thinks it's kinda nasty! But I don't! It's so much fun!! It started raining at the very end~we were leaving anyway because alot of unleashed dogs started arriving and they always seem to be attracted to me!!! They want to pick fights and all i want to do is play with my ball! So mom said it was time to go home, and we did!

Mom just came back from a long run...

Mom ran in 2 races this morning-and I couldn't go. She was running on the Joint Forces Training Base~she had to get 9 miles in today, so she ran the 5K and the 10K. I'm glad I couldn't go. She said it was all on runways and that i would have been a bored Cattle Dog....so i stayed at home with the kitties!!! And look what I grabbed when mom got home! My favorite pink bone!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Family Friday!

Here is my family, well that is my kitty family. I have 3 kitty brothers: Kodak the Russian Blue, Winton a Ginger and 3 Perf a Ginger. They are all boys! And I love to follow them around the house and sniff their butts!!! They keep me occupied 24/7!

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

My Tennis Ball!

I love tennis balls! Actually I love anything that is round and rolls, that would be any ball. But Tennis Balls and of course my Jolly Ball are my favorite. Mom says I always have a ball in my mouth-no I don't! I don't sleep with one in my mouth!!!

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Sleepy...

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Another overcast tuesday

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Mom didn't take too many pictures today-she's not feeling 100%. I don't know what that means...will we go out, will we run. I know mom wants and needs to run today!!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Jolly Ball, Jolly Ball!!

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Yeah....my jolly ball!! I was so excited when we got in the car and started driving towards the park. I knew I was going to play with my Jolly Ball. It's getting cool again and windy~but it didn't bother me! I pushed that ball all over the place!

FOOD!



Breakfast! Yummy Breakfast! I always get my breakfast right after playing with my tennis ball-which I seem to place, more times than naught, in my dry food bowl-must always keep the tennis ball close!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Up early...

Mom got up at 5am this morning-it was still dark!!! And at 5:40 we were out the door, in the dark, for mom's long run. We ended up running 8.5 miles. I'm now going to have my breakfast and nap before going out to herd sheep. At 10am we left the house to go sheep herding. This is a busy day for me. We got there at 11am and they had to separate some sheep, so mom and I were asked if we could pull the sheep out of the pen-mom said we'll try. So we went and tried to take 5 sheep out but all 11 followed and raced away-the on alert border collies had to pull them back in. We got our 5 sheep and started herding-mom was told she had to start working my flanks with only verbal commands and try not to use the stick. She did but she kept telling me to get out-so I got out and headed to the car-mom wasn't too happy! She said something about stubborn cattle dogs and Terry, our instructor, agreed. So mom and I went back out (Terry had said to mom that if I did that again she was to hook me to the fence and take a border collie out to herd while I was watching) well I ran off again-so mom hooked my leash to the fence and took a border collie named River out to herd. I didn't like that!!! How dare mom herd with another dog!!! Mom came back and got me-and I worked great for her!!! I did my awee's and go byes beautifully-Terry says I need to really sit on a dime when moms says sit-so I guess mom and I will be practicing that. I do sit, but it's a few steps after she says it. My Beauceron friend, Virgil, was there with his sister Brandy. I had never met Brandy-I know her litter mate Bindy, we've gone to the same herding trials together. It was a fun day! I was very sleepy when I got back in the car!!! I hope the rest of the day is quiet!!

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Yup!

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Jolly ball at sunset! Need I bark anything else?

I hate the vacuum cleaner!!

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I hate the vacuum cleaner! It makes a horrible noise and when moms cleans the floors, she puts the stick attachment on it and I try to bite it!! I've destroyed moms vacuum cleaner so she puts me in a room that has a cat door-and I stick my head out. mom laughs at me~I don;t think it's funny! I want the vacuum cleaner!!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Thursday....



It's windy out today!!! I'm not sure what mom and I are going to do today. I know we're not running today-it's mom's rest day-whatever that means...rest? Who wants to rest??!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

My Pink Valentines Day Bone!

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My new pink bone from my mommy!!!

Happy Woofie Valentines Day


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A Cold, Wet and Windy Valentines Day

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Brr...cold wet and windy here in southern california as mom and I celebrate Valentines Day by playing with my tennis ball and running! Another fun-filled day!! Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I'm having a busy Wednesday



Mom got up very early this morning and guess what we did?? We went running-I was shocked and I think it shocked mom too!! Normally, since she's been off work we run around 5pm, but mom is on a mission to get back to a routine so that once she starts getting work calls we can continue our early morning runs! Why mom wants to run right when she gets up I'll never understand. But it made me hungry! After our run, mom left the house-but no before she gave me a Kong....yummy!! A couple hours later mom came back and she took me to the park to play with my Jolly Ball~we were there about an hour and I played and played and played and got really tired! Sylvia my pet sitter came by to check out the Jolly Ball athlete. I was very excited to see her. I had 2 people at the park with me!!!!

We're home now-I'm growling at the UPS truck. I hear it come down the street. I'm friendly with our UPS guy, his name is Vic and he calls my name when he walks up the stairs. Mom lets me go out and say hello! I stop growling once I see Vic!

Mom has said something about running again tonight....we'll see!! Maybe mom will fall asleep on the couch like she did yesterday!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

How do you spell fun? JOLLY BALL

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I think the pictures speak for themselves! I love playing with my jolly ball-it's almost as fun as herding sheep!!!! But mom loves to take pictures while I'm the Jolly Ball athlete.....silly mom! But as long as she keeps taking me to the park I'll be happy!!

Oh I got to see my pet sitter today! It's the first time I've seen her since December. Mom hasn't been working so she hasn't needed to have a petsitter. I was SO EXCITED to see Sylvia!!! I rolled all over her feet and gave her kisses!!!!

An early morning play time with my tennis ball and Reggie

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Mom got up super early today which means I got to see my friend Reggie and Kimo before their mommy went to work. I was out playing with my Tennis Ball and I heard reggie come out of his door-I was so excited!!! I've been whining at his gate wishing him to come out and play-and today he did!!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

It's Monday and Mom says the WGA strike is over so she might be back at work by March




Well mom says the WGA strike is over which means she'll probably get work by the beginning of March. I'll have to enjoy my time with my mom while she's still unemployed!! So lets hope she takes me all kinds of places...to the park to play with my Jolly ball, on runs, to play with grace. Speaking of runs, Mom and I ran 7 miles last night. I was very helpful to mom! I grabbed the leash and played with her to take her mind off the 7 miles. We were tired when we got home. Mom made a yummy dinner and gave me a special treat because I was such a good running partner. It's fun running with mom because she gives me water in her water bottle and she always lets me stop to pee and poo. What a nice mom!!

This morning , mom was up early-the alarm clock actually woke me up! She had to leave the house early-she's helping a lady out with her cats that's having open heart surgery tomorrow. But mom didn't forget to throw me the tennis ball!!

We just got back from a walk-it's getting hot here already. It's supposed to get up to 80 degrees today. Mom and I will have to run at sunset today!!


Sunday, February 10, 2008

Sheep make me Sleepy!






I got to see my sheep today!! Mom was supposed to run in a race but instead she took me, her beloved Velcro, to herd sheep! I love sheep! I was so excited when we were driving and I smelled the sheep!! I knew where we were!! I usually bark at the sheep as soon as I start working with them~just so they know who's boss!! Then I practice my flanks and my outruns....Mom seemed to be very happy as was mom's instructor, Terry. We have a prep trial on march 2nd. I'm going to be entering an AKC herding trial for my Course A Started! It's very exciting!!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Good Morning!



It's another saturday in southern california. Mom says it's going to getta kinda warm today! It's 9:30am and it's already 65 degrees here at the beach. I'm not a huge fan of super hot weather-neither is mom. So we usually try to get all our outdoor activities done before it gets too hot or around sunset-mom seems to like that sunset stuff-I don't know why...I don't know what we have planned for today. i'm sure mom will either take me to play Jolly Ball or maybe go to the beach or a hike...maybe even a short run today-we're supposed to run today.

Friday, February 8, 2008

A Two Jolly Ball Day




I'm the luckiest cattle dog EVER! I got to go play with my jolly ball twice today! The first time was when mom got home from her 2 Pilates classes...then she took me out to the park again right around sunset! I was playing with my Jolly Ball in the dark. I could see just fine but I think mom was having a hard time of it! No matter-it was a fun day! I'm tired and ready to go to bed!! Good night all!!

it's Friday. it's Friday!

Throw the ball mom...throw it! C'mon mom throw the ball-put the flashy box away and throw the BALL!!! Ball...Ball....throw it!



Thursday, February 7, 2008

Mom's at it again.....

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Mom decided she was going to get all artsy fartsy while I was napping on the couch today....when will she be going back to work. Enough of this WGA strike already!!!

Mom and I ran 3 miles tonight!!!

another day in the life of ME



Mom wanted to take different pictures of me today~don't worry I still got to play with my ball before I ate breakfast! It's the first thing I pick up when mom gets up. Before we went out, mom sat on the balcony with her kitties and saw me looking at her~I love my mom.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

A 5 Mile Hike thru Ocean Trails to the Beach

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I'm such a super lucky dog.Mom took me to Ocean trails for a 5 mile hike with Grace, the greyhound. Grace had on a sweater!!On our hike we walked toward Trump National Golf Course and then took a path down to the beach. Grace and I played and played! Grace went into the water alot. I only went into the water after chasing my ball so much that I had to
cool off in the ocean.

It was so much fun! It was a really nice day today. But I didn't see any bunnies!! But we ran alot and now I'm sleepy!


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Mom is a slacker!



Mom was up early this morning-she actually set her alarm! Wow! When her alarm goes off, we (all the animals) know that it's time to get up, get fed and go out to play with a tennis ball! I played for a bit this morning~then mom was off to an early pilates class! Why can't she take me??? I had to stay at home with the silly cats-and all they do is sleep!!! I did get to get into Winton's face when mom got back~he was growling at me! I don't think he was happy that I was trying to heel him! Oh well!I am in charge of them-it's my job!!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Jolly Ball Time at the Park!!!






We drove all the way up to Santa Monica to go to moms foot doctor appointment so I felt the least she could do was take me to the park for Jolly Ball Time!!! And she did as I requested!! Notice the action shots-mom was a bit slow on the trigger today-or maybe I was TOO FAST for her! But I had fun! Two other dogs showed up at the park-but i paid no attention to them-I was way too busy! Afterwards we went White Point Park so mom could take my picture. She said something about it being super clear because of the rain....

A team called the Giants won....





Mom and I are pleased that the Giants won the Super Bowl. We watched it and mom even got up at the end of the game screaming-I didn't really understand that but heh!! Some of moms human family live in NYC and are diehard Giant fans so we were cheering for them even though our team, The Colts, didn't make it.... It was a fun night-mom made a burger and fries and I got to taste both!!! Yummy! I didn't do much yesterday because of the weather-it rained all day!! And then at night the wind was so strong! It was moving the trees and bushes and howling-I got kinda spooked but mom said it was ok!

To celebrate the exciting Super Bowl last night and the really cool commercials I got to play with my ball today!!!

Which was your favorite commercial last night? My mom and I liked Hank the horse and the Dalmatian training!! That was our favorite.

  • AMP -- Mechanic jolts stranded motorist
  • Audi -- 'The Godfather' spoof
  • Bridgestone -- Critters scream
  • Bud Light -- Will Ferrell
  • Budweiser -- Hank the Horse trains to make the cut
  • Cars.com -- 'Circle of Death' at dealership
  • Coke -- Dueling parade balloons
  • ETrade -- Trading baby
  • FedEx -- Carrier pigeons
  • Pepsi -- Justin Timberlake pummelled
  • Tide -- Screaming stain
  • Victoria's Secret -- Adriana Lima

Sunday, February 3, 2008

A Lazt, Sleepy Super Bowl Sunday

Mom caught me-I snuggled next to Perfy and she had her camera and captured it. Yes I like my cats!! They are fun to chase and occasionally I can be found sleeping next to them!!!

Almost time for the Super Bowl. Mom and I are going to snuggle on the couch and cheer for the GIANTS! Go GIANTS!!!

Mom is back! And boy is she WET!!!






Mom walked in the door and she looked and smelled like a wet dog! ha ha! So glad I didn't go run in the race. The warm house was much nicer. But mom did say she missed me lots!!! Now I wished I had gone!!! Maybe next year or another race!! These are pics mom took before she left-look the raindrops look like snow and then when she came back...it's still raining here! I think it's going to be a lazy day!! Because when I get wet I have to rub myself on carpets and furniture to get dry.