Monday, August 22, 2011

Cani-cross Fun

Davie and I went to a Cani-cross Meet and Fun run yesterday. We went with Deva and her person. It was a blast. I think more people should look at trying this. It is a great way to get exercise for you and your dog and it leaves your hands free which is great if you want to use hiking poles. It would be awesome for dogs who you don't want off leash, or on trials where they are not allowed off leash. Here are some pictures, and thank you Erin for letting me "borrow" some of yours.
Everyone harnessed up and ready to go.

I even take horrible pictures when I don't know they are being taken!
 And as this event was at a lake Davie got to go play in the water after our walk. And need I say clean the mud off from the puddle rests!

It was a great day and big thanks to the organizers in Quesnel. Hopefully this type of event will catch on up in this part of the country.

We had two tired dogs on the drive home. They are wonderful dogs to travel with even when they aren't tired.

  So this week Davie and I will be getting ready for our road trip. We are leaving next week for a drive back to my parent's place in south eastern Saskatchewan with a few stops along the way. It should be fun. it will be nice to be able to take time to stop and see things I've always had to rush by before.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


The squirrels have been very busy chucking cones out of the trees. It seems awfully early for them to be doing that, could it be they know something we don't?  They are keeping Davie very busy, almost got him on the head yesterday. They are a wonderful training tool!!

Old Man Fir

There has to be a way up there!

Notice: a clean ruff!

Are you sure there isn't an elevator?

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Some of Davie's Hound Friends

Davie has met some pretty hounds. They can't figure out why his ears stand up, they keep smelling them.
This is Bella the Basset, she and Davie keep watch while we weed the rose gardens. Oh yes and supreme purse guards.

This is Penny, the Redbone Coonhound that is learning how to trail/track.

Sorry about the picture quality, I need to take a real camera instead of iPhone!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The 11th is a happy day and a sad day

Happy because it is exactly 6 months today that I met Davie for the first time and it is my son's birthday. Sad because it is 8 months today that we lost Maggie May, my beautiful Bluetick Hound. Davie has come a long way since the picture below and he has helped fill the huge hole in my heart.
My first view of Davie

Maggie May
Sorry no picture of my son, I value my life too much to post one of him because he would get even with me!!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Davie, me and the sheep.

So we went to our second herding clinic this weekend. This video is from day two. Day three was even better, Davie had gained so much confidence and I wasn't quite as scattered (good luck). He was up to the challenge of 20 sheep and took no guff from any of them.
The herding is doing soooo much for his confidence. I just need to figure out a way to train the commands with out sheep! And no I can't keep ducks or geese either, although it is a water fowl type of year up here! Any suggestions from anyone reading this would be greatly appreciated.