Friday, May 21, 2010

Logic I Don't Get + Trial Pics

Why is it when someone is being an asshole and you point out that they're being an asshole you suddenly become the asshole?

I don't get this. I complain about it at work all the time. Since this is a dog-related blog, I am complaining about it with regard to the general dog owning public.

A friend from agility is having issues with her dog. He's not aggressive, just young, a little insecure, and intolerant of puppies and rude adults. Who isn't?

This is Koda

Koda (1)
Quite the scary beast, yeah?

So, we met at the park a few days ago so I could get an idea of how he was acting and get them on the path to recovery. Probably more than 12 steps involved.

We were sitting on a bench just outside the dog park. I see a woman coming with a great dane puppy. Probably 500 lbs already. I get Koda eating. Hard to try to remove puppy face when you are stuffing your own with pastrami.

The woman walks right up to us, proud isn't-my-new-pup-great smile plastered across her face, stops her dog about 8 inches behind Koda's head and just stands there. I don't recall getting the RSVP.

I say, "Could you back your dog up, please? We're training."

Not even mean like.

She gets the most offended look on her face, rolls her eyes a bit and walks away muttering, "I didn't know."

So, I'm rubber, you're glue thing? Now I'm the jerk for saying something? She couldn't bother to ask first? "Hi, I have this brandy new pup I'm socializing, can he say Hi?" Would that have been too hard? I would have gladly said he can greet the brown one, but leave the other 2 alone unless you want his lip pierced.

WTF, people?

Serious post, serious agility dog

Seriously doesn't like collecting
More running, less turning

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bella's Cheering Section

Now, I am not normally a put vids or photos of one's self on the interwebs person, but this one cracks me up. This is Bella's Jumpers run from last Saturday. Jumpers not not funny. Kate, of course, has to be the show stealer. You can see the row of shades on the opposite side of the ring. Kate is in the last one to the left.

Turn your sound up. Listen for the chorus of "iiiiieeeeeeeeoooo" that begins at about 13 seconds.

HAHA. Every damn vid from this weekend soundtracked with screaming.

What can I say? She likes to SING!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

You Ever Get That One Shot That Totally Sums Up Your Dog?

Yeah, me too.

I can’t even tell you how Kate that is.
Except maybe to show you that the expression is commonplace around here

Seriously, she was made for that parental expression…
Wipe that grin off your face….

She even effs up shots with a smile

Although sometimes look of concern that Sister may come take her toy

Usually because Sister comes and takes her toy

All good in the ‘hood, though. Sharesies!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Belly's C-ATCH Schwag

The goods are in! I can now fill in the hole on my office wall that used to be filled by ribbons that have since been recycled.

Are you really going to make me do this?

She wasn’t expecting there to be props

Her preferred use for props

I think it’s just peachy that The Bay Team customizes ribbons. However, I’m not sure how I feel about the second billing. :-)

And, of course, we can’t leave out Miss Always A Bridesmade, Never A Bride.

Now, I’m not holding my breath that Kate will ever get anything with a CH anywhere in it, but she is going to her first fun match next weekend! That in itself is a miracle. Cross fingers and paws that she doesn’t stress out!