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Old 10-06-2006, 06:40 PM
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Okay, it was a planned day of hooky, but still fun. I have to work all weekend, and today was supposed to be perfect fall weather, so I decided to take a day off. Although it wasn't intentional, it kind of turned into an experiment - will anything make Meg tired?

After sleeping in for a bit (7:30, sadly, is sleeping in), we went for a 20 minute bike ride, then stopped at the park for some serious "puppy fits". She did sleep in the car for a couple of hours around lunchtime while I rode my horse and played with him.

Then, off to the reservior to enjoy the weather! It is only a couple minutes from my house, and a wonderful place to walk dogs.

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Clearly, it's time to get Meg some orange clothes. She blends in quite nicely with the autumn woods.

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Of course, she needs to practice her agility whenever possible.

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Old 10-06-2006, 06:44 PM
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This little guy hoped right across my path as we were walking - fortunately, the great hunter was busy somewhere else. How cute is he?

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I mentioned before that I wanted to teach Meg to fetch. She had zero interest in toys when I got her, and no natural retrieve. With a couple weeks work, she's turning into a champion fetcher! So, we went to the green to play ball for a while.

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Old 10-06-2006, 06:50 PM
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Meg was still going, so we practiced our weaves a bit. They are her strongest obstacle, oddly enough.

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She finally hopped on the ottoman where she loves to sleep...but was still busy keeping watch on the neighborhood!

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Of course, as I was typing this, I heard her pushing open the door to my bedroom; I'm guessing she's already claimed the good pillow for the night!
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Old 10-06-2006, 08:06 PM
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Awwwww.. looks like you two had fun times! Meg is so beautiful! Love the shots of her doing the weaves.. and that lil mousie! Too cute
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AWW!! Such great pics! Looks like you had such a great day!
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Old 10-06-2006, 09:06 PM
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Wow, I'm tired out just from reading that!

What did you do with Meg to get her to be a champion fetcher? Sawyer has a huge problem with actually bringing the ball back to me...it's more like "Well, if you wanted it back, you shouldn't have thrown it away..it's mine now!"

The only time he did great retrieves is when he was trying to show up the Lab next door at the lake.
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Great Pics Looks like Meg had a fabulous time
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Great pics, it looks like so much fun! That little mouse is adorable!
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Old 10-07-2006, 05:16 PM
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Thanks, guys. We had such a fun day! Now I have my regular day off on Monday, and the perfect weather is going to continue. Unfortunately for Meg, I feel guilty that I spent so much of Friday with her, so Monday is all about Tristan, the horse. Poor guy was an only child and got hours of loving a day until Meg came along.

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Lots of work with the clicker and some really good treats. Her issue was that she didn't ever want to pick the ball up. She would always chase it, and maybe bat it around a bit with her front paws, but never seemed to put her mouth on it. I got her picking it up inside by clicking any time she hit it with her nose. She started putting it in her mouth pretty quickly.

Her second issue was that she would chase, pick it up...and then drop it as soon as I called her and come tearing over . I just kept pointing at the ball, telling her to get it, until she would pick it up again. Luckily with Meg, if I can get one really good response and jackpot it, she tends to "get it". I finally got her to bring it all the way, and since than, she's been wonderful. I finally got to start using my Chuck-It .
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Those are such great pictures! It sure lookes like a great time!
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