First things first - today is Brody's third Gotcha Day! Happy Gotcha Day, buddy! Three years ago, I went and picked up a 12 week old puppy that would change my whole life. If it wasn't for that little ball of trouble, I would never have embarked on this crazy Malinois life and you wouldn't … Continue reading Happy Gotcha Day and Training, Training, Training
Readers! I wasn't very good about updating in the lead up to our DVG Regional Championships. To be honest, after our failure in December, I was feeling superstitious. But. It's over now so here are the deets... The 2019 WKG Championships IGP1 Podium Trial Prep We did some pretty heavy prep for this trial, thanks … Continue reading WKG Championships and Some Things That Have Been Bugging Me…
Someone this past week said to me, "You write a blog don't you?" And, I mean, yes, I do, sometimes. Today will be one of those times. But I'm not very good about blog writing these days, so... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Anyway. What a week last week was! From Wednesday through Friday, I audited a ring sport … Continue reading Ring Sport, Trial Prep, and a Whole Lot of Rain
It's finally starting to feel like Spring around here, and so we are finally starting to get some training things done! I was sad to miss the AWMA Western Regional, but since all of our tracking access was buried under 4' of snow for the three weeks leading up to it, we had to opt … Continue reading Training Update – That Springtime Feeling
Readers! It's been a month! Not a lot has happened. We got four feet of snow. Yes, you read that right. Four. Feet. In about a two day span. You read about the dipshit in the news that got stuck in his car for five days? Taco packets guy? Well, don't even get me started … Continue reading Double Trouble, Except, Not Really
Yeah. I'm the worst blogger ever. I'm coming to accept that fact, as I'm sure the rest of you already have. *sigh* Anyway. I don't suppose I could buy your forgiveness with new dog pictures? That is, pictures of my new dog? Meet Rye. She's 16 months old and I purchased her just recently from … Continue reading OMG an Update
2018 has come and gone and here we are, living in 2019. I set a number of goals for myself and Brody last year and we achieved...basically none of them. And I'm okay with that! Honestly! 2018 was a year of learning and growth for me. I learned a ton about myself and about my … Continue reading New Year, Same Goals
Dear readers. I owe you an apology. I was supposed to be blogging about Brody's IPO and Maple's TPLO recovery and covering all of the new IGP rule changes. Instead, I dropped off the face of the earth. And for that, I apologize. The last month or so has been one thing after another after … Continue reading Where the &*%$ Have You Been?
The Injury In addition to my own two dogs, I periodically foster for the west coast Malinois rescue, Woof Project Rescue. Last Saturday, I was to pick up my newest rescue, Maple, from the transport company that had brought her north from California. Maple had been living in a county animal shelter for three months, … Continue reading Maple’s TPLO Recovery – Day One
So I didn't recap last week because it all kind of went to hell in a handbasket on Saturday. Allow me to explain. If you'll remember from the previous Weekly Recap, Brody was to sit out bitework for 10 days while his gums healed up from a minor infection. So we didn't do much of … Continue reading Where are We Going and Why Am I in This Handbasket???