Monday, October 31, 2016

She Jumps

And, she jumps a lot more, but the other 6 pix for some reason remain hidden to Blogger at the moment.
 
After over 10" of rain this month, the rare non-rainy, semi-sunny days found us outside doing stuff.  Some chore type stuff, but some fun stuff too, like dog breaking the summer lambs, and teaching Rosie to jump.
 
Start with 10 dollar store baskets (total investment, $30 because who goes to the dollar store and only spends $10?), two random slats of wood and two pieces of PVC pipe.  Start with just two jumps.  Sit puppy at the first jump, walk to the last, set up camera, and call.  This was the result.
 


 
The pictures still on the phone are of Rosie doubling down.  From doing two jumps, I went straight to four.  And, if the final jump hadn't been offset so much (if the picture would upload, you'd see what I was talking about), she would have easily done all four.
 
Now, if only I could remember even a Novice course.....

Dogs of the Fall

Some very random shots of the Hellhounds as fall rushes into the Pacific Northwest
 
 Leafapalooza
 The sun came out for the first time in days, just to ruin a cute shot of Sybil and some mums
 Puttputt duty
 Rosie, Branch Manager
 The massive Storm That Wasn't and the full extent of the damage here on the ranch
 Baby, it's COLD outside!
 Maybe that diet is working TOO well for Gem.  Hoke, however, still growled at her as usual
 Yes, that is a cat skeleton in the mouth of the dog skeleton.  Nice touch, don't you think?
Sybil enjoys a rare bit of sun

Dog Breaking the Summer Lambs

It was time to dog break the new group of lambs before little Rosie got her paws on them, so the old lady went out and did just that
 
 Showing that strong eye.  The lambs certainly noticed
 Teaching them about eye
 At first they resist, not really completely understanding what Cricket is telling them
 But then they quietly surrender and do what she wants them to do

 This is where Willa's daughter Daisy learns to stick with the group and don't make the nice little red dog mad


 She got a little jiggy here, and the lambs reacted appropriately.  Bad Cricket!!  Bad Cricket!!
 And, the end result is a nice, steady, easy pace, no panic attacks, no lambs flying into the fences

Happy Halloweenie!!

Gem the BC with her frightful friend wish you all a safe and fun Halloween!!