Sunday, August 31, 2008

A sunday with mom!

Mom was home all day today!!! So she took me on a 2.6 mile walk to the park so i could look at ducks, squirrels and geese! The geese always try to nip me! What is up with them? It was hot today and we took our walk in the middle of the day, so when i got home I drank lots of water and crashed on the cool floors!!!

Mom ran some sort of Nike Human Race tonight in downtown LA....I didn't get to run it-they specifically said no dogs! So I had to saty home-but luckily my uncle is here-so I had company!!

Good night!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

oh mom! How could you!!!

Mom how could you take such a personal picture of me and put it on my blog??? I may have to ignore you this weekend!!!!

Mom has finished her tv show! But she is still working...but I'm holding out hope that she'll have a bit more time! I hardly saw her this week since she worked 75 hours in 5 days! But this weekend is a 3 day weekend so I plan on spending all day with mom!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Mom took me to work with her on Mad Men!

Today was the day mom said would be the best day to go to work with her! So off I went! She works out of a camera truck-so it became my home for the day! Lots of people came by to see me, including Jon Hamm the lead actor! He is a big dog lover!! He sometimes brings his dog to the set as well!! During lunch, mom took me to the grassy spot at LACS...I got to play with my ball and meet a few other dogs who come to work with their mommies! It was a long day at work-I was very happy to be going home when we did-for I spent all day watching the stage door where mom had gone! I hardly napped all day long so i was super tired when i got home!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

A very fun weekend!

Mom, my uncle and I went on a hike this morning at Ocean Trails. It was the first time my uncle had been, so mom and I were very excited to show him one of our favorite places! We hiked 4.7 miles-and we went to the beach and played with a tennis ball that i found on the beach!! I met alot of dogs this morning-one of them I've known since he was a puppy, Alec, the Aussie Shepherd!

Mom has one more week of work on Mad Men then it's over shooting for the season. I think I can suffer a week without mom!! Once she's finished she has promised me more blogging time and more play time!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A trip to the park while mom is sick!

Mom is sick today-she stayed in most of the day in her pj's but when it started to get dark she took me to the park to play with my Jolly Ball! I had a great time! I can't wait until mom can do this more and more once she's got more time from her silly human job!!!

Wordless Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A tuesday at the park while mom works

I don't like it when mom goes to work, but I always know I'll get to go to the park when my petsitter comes!! And I love it! I chase my tennis ball and watch squirrels!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Monday I got to go to work with mom!!!

Monday is the start of mom's work week and today it was special because she took me to work! Mom works out of a camera truck on the tv show Mad Men-it has lots of cases and a tailgate and stairs. Mom hooks me up, puts water out and I stand guard of the truck! Mom always comes to visit with me and of course alot of the other crew members do too when they find out a dog is on set!!! I got lots of visitors and rubs!! We were working very close to home, so mom had my petsitter pick me up at lunch. I tend to get bored while mom is working since I sit and wait and look for mom! People take me for walks but it's just not the same. But it was nice to be with mom for half of the day!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

A sunday Bunny Run with mom at Ocean Trails

Mom took me for a bunny run tonight-we ran 4.67 miles. We ran tot he beach-and I found a tennis ball! Imagine that!! Mom threw it to me a couple of times then we continued our run because mom knew the bunnies would be out! And she was correct! There were bunnies everywhere!! It was awesome fun! I still can't seem to catch them though-they are super fast!!!

My weekend with mom

It's been a really nice weekend with mom at home! She worked a very long week last week-14 hour days! And of course we had a busy weekend last weekend with the sheep herding trial, so mom has been a little tired this week. She's gotten some sleep and we've spent alot of time together! The tv show mom has been working on, Mad Men, will stop shooting the beginning of September, so I'll get more time with mom very soon!!! Two more weeks of mom's long hours then it will be Velcro time!!!

I'm hoping to go for a bunny run tonight. mom bought a new pair of trail shoes-so I know she wants to take me to chase bunnies!!!

I hope everyone had a good week and has had a great weekend! Mom and I have spent alot of time watching the Olympics on the couch!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The German Shepherd Fanciers Club of Northern California AKC Herding Trial Aug 9-10 2008 Vacaville, CA

Mom and I arrived in Dixon California really late on friday or early saturday-2am. We drove 7 1/2 hours from LA. Of course we stopped a few times so I could use the little girls room and so mom could get us dinner and a midnight snack! Dinner was 2 Wendy's hamburgers and snack was sausage from Denny's! When we got to the hotel, mom and I crashed in our King sized bed! mom set the alarm for 9am-knowing that we didn't have to be at the trial site until about noon for the Started runs. When we woke up on saturday, mom took me for a run around Dixon. We ran about 3.25 miles-I got to meet a few dogs on my run! Then we headed to the herding trial. Mom set up our shady area! We needed shade because it was sunny and warm! Luckily the breeze was blowing. The field where we park is LOADED with clover and bees!! Mom and I were constantly dodging the bees. The last time we were here mom got stung-and guess what? I got stung on saturday! Right before we went in for our run! I was crying, my left paw hurt! Mom couldn't find the stinger-she put ice on it and then we had to go into the arena. We started our run, I was holding my paw up a bit but I was there to herd my sheep. SIlly mom missed the Y chute-she says it was because of my bee sting! I think she had a brain fart-but mom didn't realize she missed the y chute until they were handing out the awards after all the runs! When we got to the re-pen area, I had had just about enough! My paw was hurting-I left my sheep and went right up to mom and barked at her!!! I wanted to be done. So mom and I put the sheep in the pen and once we were out we went to the trial desk and found the stinger and put benadryl gel on my paw! Mom then took me back to the car and iced my paw, again! Needless to say, we didn't qualify! Oh and I went back to the hotel, snuggled in bed, watched the olympics and ate dinner and went to bed! On sunday, mom woke up a bit earlier and we went on a 2.5 mile run before heading out to the trial site. We had to check out of the hotel so we go to the trial site earlier than the day before. Mom took extra precautions today to steer away from the BEES! Silly bees! We waited until about 2pm and we started our run! Our judge was from Arizona-and wished us luck as we went in! Mom and I completed the run-I controlled those sheep and we made it around the course! I even had the best re-pen of all the dogs! mom held the gate open and I held the sheep! After all the runs, mom went to look at the pictures that had been taken while they were handing out the awards! Mom wasn't paying attention as they worked their way from 4th place, 3rd place and then 2nd place-dog #310 Australian Cattle Dog-mom said "what?" and walked up to get my 2nd place ribbon and qualifying ribbon! Mom was SO shocked and surprised! She had no idea our run was so good! That means I titled in Started Course A Sheep! I now move onto intermediate!!! Mom and I left almost immediately after the awards-we had a 7 1/2 hour drive back to LA! Mom was SO EXCITED!!!! We had such a good time on sunday! I was 2nd out of about 11 dogs! And some of them were Border Collies and Aussie Shepherds! Pretty impressive!!! Now we start work on the intermediate course A and Started Course B! Mom and I will be busy!

Friday, August 8, 2008

We're heading North!

Mom took the day off from work today so we could drive north to Vacaville, California. I'm entered in a Sheep Herding Trial saturday and sunday! Mom is going to try to post while we are away, if her laptop works there!!! Wish me luck! I wont be back until sunday night and then mom has to work all week-so I will try to visit all of you soon!!! I hope everyone has a great weekend!! SHEEP here I come!!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

A Sunny monday

Mom went to work-again! this work stuff has to stop soon!! I want my mom back so we can go on mid week bunny runs!! But until that time I really enjoy my visits to the park with my petsitter!

Tomorrow, my petsitter will be out of town until saturday nite-so mom wont be getting any daily pictures-she might have picture withdrawls! She'll have to survive! My other petsitter will be taking care of me this week...I'm very lucky to have 2 petsitters I can call my own!!!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Sleepy Sunday

Mom was a bit tired this weekend. She slept until 9am this morning-that's super late for her! We haven't done much-my sheep herding trainer took a day off today so I didn't get to see sheep! But I got to run errands with mom. We dropped grandpa off in Long Beach to watch fast boats, then we drove to Redondo Beach so mom could buy new running shoes and then to one of my favorite places, Centinela Pet Supply! We bought mainly kitty things since I have tons of food at home-they were having a kitty adoption so i got to visit kitties. Some of the kitties didn't like me! We came home and I got to play with my kitties-the new kitty we have-she still hisses at me and swats me on the nose! I don't get it! Hopefully mom and I will be going on a short run tonight after she watches Mad Men.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

It's the weekend!

Mom didn't get home from work until 5am this morning! Luckily Grandpa spent the night with us-we ate sausages!! Grandpa left this morning at 7am so I went to sleep with my mommy! And she slept until noon! Of course I spent the morning patrolling the house-the new kitty races around alot so I have alot of patrolling to do!!! I don't know what mom and I are going to do this weekend! But she's at home! We might go to the Crawfish Festival tonight-what are crawfish? Will they bite me? And hopefully I get to see sheep this weekend-we'd have to drive to Escondido to herd sheep! No matter what we do I have 2 days with mom!!