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My Return to SparkPeople

Saturday, November 01, 2014

I haven't been on for quite sometime. A lot of things have changed. The saddest of all was my only sister died last December. She truly was my best friend. I had a hard time for several months. I'm the last one left in my childhood family. That felt strange and lonely. Thankfully, the Lord reminded me that I was never alone because of Him. Also, I was reminded I had my own family - 3 wonderful sons, great husband, grandchildren, daughter-in-law, neice, nephew, friends . . . It's funny how I could "forget" them. Grief does strange things. I am doing fine now, but I still miss her.

  
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WALKZWDOGZ 11/7/2014 9:41PM

    I'm so sorry! Grief really does do strange things, for longer than people expect. Sending prayers!

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SHARJOPAUL 11/1/2014 1:12PM

    She will never be gone as long as you her! So do so with a smile and think of the happy times together, it really helps!

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Our First Agility Trial

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Colman and I competed in our first agility trial in October 2013.

My trainer had warned me that dogs will go a little crazy in a new environment and not to be disappointed if I didn't make a qualifying score for my first time.

I entered in four events. The first thing he did was run to sniff the judge!! Then seemed distracted the whole time. When I would send him through a tunnel he would growl, then go. When I sent him on the doggie walk, he would growl and then go. He never did that before. However, we received a qualifying score plus a second place ribbon!!

We scored one more qualifying score. It was fun and nerve-wracking as well. I plan to go again in April. But I do not plan to enter so many events. (At least not on the same day.)

I was very proud of my baby.

  
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DESERTDREAMERS 2/26/2014 4:16PM

    Excellent! I used to do agility with my lab and my cocker. Haven't done it with my little furbabies.

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SHARJOPAUL 2/26/2014 10:03AM

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Our Australian Cattle Dog

Friday, July 26, 2013

Ryder is turning out to be the best dog ever. The mouthing is slightly less than in June. He knows many tricks. He is so quick to learn. My son now has him running full speed ahead chasing and catching his frisbee.

He has also started agility lessons. Yippee!

  
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PLUGINALONG 7/30/2013 1:19PM

    Would love to see a picture of him.

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AQUAJANE 7/29/2013 8:34AM

    So glad it's going well. Is the cattle dog Sir Bauxleigh? Not to be rude, but how's Colman's agility doing?

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CAROLJEAN64 7/26/2013 12:30PM

    My DSIL used to have one of these and he was the best natured dog ever. They are a great breed. Enjoy.

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MARGARITTM 7/26/2013 11:09AM

    So glad your dog is becoming such a wonderful member of your family!

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BADBRY72 7/26/2013 11:04AM

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Best dogs ever

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Wishing I had listened to my Spark People friends. . .

Thursday, June 06, 2013

We got the Australian Cattle dog. His name is Ryder. He is the sweetest, most in-tune dog we've ever had. He is smart as a tack. My son, his owner, has taught him a lot of tricks. He is usually very well behaved. Most of his antics are related to being a puppy. But, he does MOUTH!!! BIG TIME!!! We are trying to get that curbed. Then we should be able to breathe, but for now you never know when teeth will set in on you. Beware!

  
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MARY1313 6/9/2013 10:50PM

    snort! Oh the joy of puppy hood!!

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Colman Rocks at Agility

Thursday, June 06, 2013

We have been taking agility lessons for nearly a year, now. He loves his contact obstacles such as the dog walk and the A-frame. He is getting more confidant on the teeter as well. He jumps through hoops, over hurdles, panels, and broad jumps. Of course there are the tunnels and chutes. We are just beginning to do weave poles. We have bad days and great days and everything in between. Mostly, he does a very good job! (Me, too, I guess.)

  


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