Thursday, April 30, 2009

Jolly Ball time

Mom stayed home from work today! She's been sick! But today she was feeling good enough to get in her car and take me to the park! To the park to play with my Jolly Ball!! Woo Hoo! I had a great time! I raced all over the park herding my Jolly Ball! It was such a nice day to be outside! I hope everyone has had a great thursday!!

-Velcro
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wordless wednesday

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tuesday at the park

I had a nice time at the park today and I had a "guest"-my doggie neighbor Zoey. Mom isn't too happy with Zoey's situation! She doesn't get hooman or doggie socialization, she had been living in a small enclosure in her backyard and occasionally tied up in the small enclosure until mommy told the family it was illegal to tie her up. Then Zoey kinda disappeared....but she reappeared today while I was heading to the park:

As Velcro and I were leaving for the park, a young teenage girl had let Zoey out of the house and was watching her from the front door. The wrought iron gates were closed, but when Zoey saw Velcro, she squeezed thru the bars to get to her. I tried grabbing her collar but she was too quick and took off. I was able to catch her at the corner of Leland and 11th. She clearly has no street smarts!When I brought Zoey back, I tried questioning the girl about Zoey's care. The girl was very shy and mumbled so much that it was difficult to understand her. She said the dog belonged to her sister. I asked where Zoey slept. She said she "stayed" with her sister and something about it being illegal to tie her up out back. I said yes it is illegal and Zoey should be kept indoors with the family. I also told her I thought Zoey was too thin and asked if she was fed regularly. She said her sister feeds her all the time. I told her that it is apparent that Zoey needs to be walked and taken to parks to be socialized with other people and dogs. I then offered to take her to the park with Velcro--if it was OK with her sister. I had hoped to speak with the sister but she was not at home. The girl tried reaching her by phone, got no response but thought it would be OK to take Zoey.Zoey was so happy to be at the park and Velcro was so patient. Zoey did not know how to get into my vehicle or how to walk on leash/harness. It was incredible! She would leap up in the air, her body twisting and pulling until I was finally able to gain a small measure of control.When I brought Zoey back, a young boy came to the door to take Zoey. After thanking me, I asked him to let his sister know that I would like to talk to her about Zoey. He just smiled and closed the door

Well...hopefully I'll see Zoey again! Zoey needs to learn the doggie ropes from me!
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Monday, April 27, 2009

Monday at the park...

I'm at the park!! It's cool and beautiful and I have one of my numerous tennis balls with me! I love playing at the park. I wish mom were here-but at least she gets to see me play!!! I hope everyone is having a fun-filled monday! I can't wait for mom to get home from work!!

Woof!

-Velcro


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Sunday, April 26, 2009

My 6 mile trail run with Mom...





Mom and I went on a long trail run today in a new place! It's called Portuguese Bend and guess what, there are alot of bunnies in this nature reserve as well!! We started off later than mom likes to, around 8am. Mom couldn't seem to find the entrance to the trailhead-silly Mom! The first half of our run was all downhill, with lots of bunnies, then when we started back to the car it became all uphill, with not as many bunnies. It was getting warmer and the bunnies were hiding!

But mom and I had fun and I got water throughout our run (I drink out of mom's running water bottle). When we got home I got my yummy breakfast and then napped!! What a nice day with mom!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

A lazy Saturday with Mom




Mom got home around 2:45 am this morning and didn't get to bed until around 4am. So when the alarm went off at 10am-she wasn't happy! She called my sheep herding trainer and cancelled our training session for today. I guess sitting in the car for an hour and a half wasn't something mom wanted to do today! But I have had her all to myself-well, the kitties have been getting some loving too. As a matter of fact, my silly sister kitty, Blossom, Actually came outside with mom and I. She was on a silly lead acting silly! She doesn't like the lead and Mom thinks she's kinda scared-that's why they are only inside kitties! But it was funny!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday Night Lights....

At the courts!
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Park on a friday!

Mom went to work at noon today! She took me for a short run and then she had to leave-then a couple of hours later I was taken to the park by my petsitter!

Tomorrow is the weekend and I'll have mom all to myself for 2 days!!!! I can't wait!!

-Velcro
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Thursday, April 23, 2009

My thursday....

My petsitter and I just got back from the park! One of my kitties had to go to the vet for kitty accupuncture, so my park visit was delayed while my grey cat was at the vet! One day, I may need accupuncture, so mom is really happy that my vet embraces and is certified in accupuncture!

It's such a pretty day! I love the park!!
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Nightime at the tennis courts

Mom is still working! But she still takes good care of me because my petsitter comes to visit me twice a day!! I'm at the tennis courts right now playing with my tennis ball!!


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An overcast day at the park!

Mom and I woke up to a cool overcast day!! She took me on a 3 mile run before she left for work! She always takes me on a morning run so that we have mommy/doggie bonding time-especialluy since she works long hours!

Once mom goes to work, I get a yummy kong and about 5 or 6 hours later I get taken to the park by my petsitter!! Today the park is so much nicer than yesterday because it's about 20 degrees cooler than yesterday!! Mom is sure I'll be chasing squirrels today!

She just loves getting the daily pictures of me!!

I hope evrery doggie has a wonderful wednesday!

Woof

-Velcro


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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A hot tuesday at the park!

Mom is working outside in the heat and I got to go play at the park!!! It's kinda hot so I'm really liking the shade! I wish mom was here!! I hope everyone is having a nice tuesday!!

-Velcro


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Monday, April 20, 2009

Squirrel watch monday!

I'm at the park while mom is working! My petsitter emails mom my pictures everyday! And today, I'm on squirrel alert!! Unfortunately it's too hot here today to chase the squirrels alot-it's about 95 degrees-so the shade and cold water are so nice!!! I hope evryone is having a nice monday!

Woof!
-Velcro

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

ACDCGLA sheep herding trial in Escondido, Ca

It was HOT! Mom and I got up at 430am this morning so we could be in Escondido by 7am. They were starting with All Breed Advanced and then we'd be in the Intermediate runs. We watched the advanced-some were real good, some retired...then it was time for Intermediate-we had our handlers meeting and then lucky us-we were first up in our first ever Intermediate run. Mom set me down at the advanced cone and then she walked to the intermediate handlers cone and sent me on my outrun. It wasn't bad-wasn't good but wasn't bad. I brought the sheep up to mom who was walking to the advancesd handlers cone (1hich is where she would stop and I would have to drive the sheep)..mom and I turned the sheep around the cone towards the "Y" chute and bam the sheep ran back to the gate....mom sent me to go get them but I was a little confused on what she wanted and there were awesome smells! I left peemail! Mom wasn't happy about that because we get points deducted for "fouling"...mom called our run because We couldn't bring the sheep back up!

Oh well-no qualifying run for our first time out!

Run #2 was the ACD only run. We were running against my trainer and once again we were first out again! This time my outrun was bad!! I busted thru the sheep and they wouldn't leave the fence line. I finally brought the sheep to mom and we made it around the cone and mom stayed there! I got the stupid sheep to the "Y" chute and they were halfway thru it when they turned around and made a mad dash to the gate-and I couldn't bring them back because mom had to stay at that silly cone!! So mom called the run again! But I put the sheep away and then we left the arena!

We had fun though!! Mom realized we need to work on driving a lot more and relding my confidence away from mom!!! Mom says it will just take time and she doesn't mind taking the time so we can work on it!! I think my mom likes me!!

Mom said she'll post pictures tomorrow since she's in bed already posting from her Blackberry!! It's not like it was hot today or anything!! It was only about 94 degrees out!! Mom shouldn't be exhausted from that!!

Good night! Woof!

-Velcro

Saturday, April 18, 2009

weekend with Mom
















A lazy saturday with mom! She got in from work at 3am-so we didn't go to my sheep herding trial today-we're going early tomorrow morning! So I spent all day with mom! We're heading to bed now-early morning wake up tomorrow so we can drive to Escondido!

Monday, April 13, 2009

SHEEP!



Mom and I spent 3 hours herding on saturday-mom wasn't too happy with our training-she said I forgot everything I learned and reverted to barking at the sheep. We have a trial this weekend, I don't think mom is looking forward to it...but she said to me we're going to go and hav FUN no matter what! FUN...that's what it's all about! Have a great week friends. My mom is off to her silly job that takes her away from me and blogging. I'll try to visit via mom's blackberry!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Pictures from my Barkday and my busy weekend activities..

I realized I hadn't blogged since my Barkday so I'll start there!
I had a GREAT Barkday!


I wish mom had been able to spend it with me..but I had the next best thing-my petsitter who showered me with gifts! She made a card for mom and I and took lots of pictures of me with my gifts! I got a pink t-shirt, doesn't it look cute on me? I also got a squeaky toy barkday cake, which Blossom wanted to play with as well! Then yummy doggie bakery cookies and yummy freeze-dried meat treats!

I LOVE the bakery cookies! I gobble them right up! Mom got to see all my barkday gifts when she got home from work!

On friday mom went to work real late, 1:30pm, so she took me for a run and then I got to go in the car with her to work! We stopped right before she got to paramount and I got a BIG surprise-my Grandpa was there!! I was going to doggie daycare with Grandpa for the night! I stayed the night with Grandpa, he hand fed me yummy food, and then on saturday morning we drove down to mom's house! (I think mom missed me ALOT!)

Today, mom and I drove up to Phelan to herd sheep! We worked on the Intermediate Course A course....our first try was a disaster but mom and I started to get the hang of it...I was driving the sheep while mom was standing at the handlers post. It's a big difference for us-a big jump from Started but we ended on a decent note and Mom and I are feeling a little better about the Intermediate level. We've entered the Australian Cattle Dog Club of Greater Los Angeles herding trials on April 18-19 so we only have another weekend to work on everything!!!

Now we're home and I think we're going out to get some dinner for me for the week! I hope everyone had a great weekend!!

woof!

Velcro

Thursday, April 2, 2009

It's My Barkday!


Today I'm 5 years young!!! My mommy says it's been the best 4 years and 6 months she's had because of me!!! That's because I love my mommy! I just wish mom could spend my barkday with me....but she has to work. But I know she'll make it up to me on the weekend!!