Monday, January 25, 2010

Creepy Cows And A Great Half Trial

We had a trial this weekend. Just Saturday. Pinching pennies, you know.

I gotta tell you, I am a teeny bit disappointed in my fellow agility people. I thought all agility people were crazy dog people. Not so. Lots of them don't take their dogs outside when it's raining. Have you heard? Rained here a lot last week. Like, non-stop. Complete with tornado warnings and hail.

You know what that gets us? Me and Bella? Five first places, that’s what. Five Q’s nice but not a huge deal. I mean, it is a big deal, but one we have done before. Never had all firsts though. Two of them we deserved. The other three wholly due to other people keeping their agility dogs cooped up for a week. Lots of K9 Course Design on the fly going on. Lots of sillies and sniffies and general sudden onset deafness. It was fun to watch though. And finally, Finally, FINALLY done with Level 4. Got that last gamble. Whew! We were the only L4 to qualify. Some really good dogs in there.

Cabin fever. It’s worse than Kateness.

16 more Qs for our C-ATCH!

Sunday, we took the dogs for a run at a friend of my housemate’s place. Land used for grazing cattle. Apparently, our lush winter grass is not good enough. They want hay. People arriving in cars = hay. They want the damn hay so bad that follow you around!

The peanut gallery watching dogs being unloaded.

Not really caring about crazy barking brown dog.

You gots hay?

^^Do you not want to just reach through your monitor and skritch the top of that cows head?

Everywhere we went.


Walking with four herding-type dogs while being stalked by cows results in lots of yelling. Yelling and blasphemy.

Sorry if we disturbed those in the valley.


They spent most of their time like this

Heads down

‘Cause that’s where the poop is.

Twas a patty fest

They did manage a little bit of mindless running




And then Kate had to go and be Kate. She came so close to having a totally normal dog day. A day in which she does nothing weird/funny. Until she spooked herself.

See how puffed up?

Ass hair all in a tiz

Why? This why

Yes. Stump under tree. Sooooo scary!! I think she thought it was a cow. HAHA. Poor Kate.


  1. congrats on the trial!
    those cows are awesome!

  2. I, too, thought it was a cow. Poor Lynn. Poor Kate. lol

  3. Congratulations! wonderful pictures

  4. I must have been a Kate in my dog incarnation as I fully sympathize with her oddness. And, that stump made me look twice!

  5. That's a stump? Hummmm.
    Great pictures. We love your blog and your dogs!

  6. I would have been spooked too. that stump looks like Ferdinand the Bull lying under the tree, smelling flowers.

  7. My husband would have died. Yes, he's a big, manly man who is scared of cows. Because "they are fast."

  8. Beautiful pups and great photos...Just stumbled upon your site, really nice...

  9. "Heads down, Cause that's where the poop is" Nice one.