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Old 08-10-2013, 09:55 PM
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Talon did good at the Disc Competition today. There was also a car show, which meant a ton of people and he did great. He wasn't as "omg yay people" he was a bit more in his srs work mode I think, but that's ok because he got pets from people, met more dogs, and overall did great. There was one dog that, for some unknown reason, Talon HATED with a passion. The dog would walk by and Talon would freak out. Eh, I still call it a success overall though.

Artimis came with us and he did pretty good too. He mostly just relaxed and had fun putting his face in the grass and taking in deep breathes. He was so weird. But he did meet a few people, overall did well. One guy he wasn't a fan of, growled at him, but with as many people and dogs that were there, and considering he went from an extremely people reactive dog to one who is willing to get pets from people I'm happy with it. Plus, this is the first time we took him with us to an event.

Overall, very happy with them both today! ^_^
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:59 PM
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After our most recent Rally trial, which was a pretty lackluster performance despite 2Qs, I've been making more of an effort to practice heeling with attention in public with Squash. Which means more leash walks.

Even though I really only practice it for maybe a half a block at a time intermittently throughout a 30-45 minute walk, I realized today that even in between he has really become a pleasant dog to walk. He stays out at the end of the leash but doesn't really pull unless he sees a squirrel or something - and then the "yardstick" method gets him back. He's just matured so much over the summer in a lot of ways and this is just one of them.

Now I want to tell everyone who is frustrated that their 1-2 year old dog doesn't walk nicely (or whatever other young dog shenanigans they do) to just be patient and stick with it. IT IS COMING.
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:38 PM
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Bloo is seriously the best running partner, ever.

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Old 08-10-2013, 10:46 PM
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Happy ran laps around the yard with Juno today. HAPPY RAN LAPS.

It was seriously like... one of the most amazing things ever. She is soooo much healthier than she was 7 months ago when I adopted her. She was running around and play bowing and chasing Juno, they were both having a blast! Unfortunately her old body couldn't handle it for very long, but it was the most play and running I've ever seen from her! One of the greatest parts is that after all that activity, she didn't even start coughing... she hardly coughs at all these days anymore, maybe we're really beating this heartworm infection?

I wish I would have got a video but I honestly didn't think she was going to go on long enough for me to have time to open the camera.
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:46 PM
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Nico ran smack dab into a parked car today. Then he playbowed at it.
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:09 AM
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Brooks did so much better today on his second ever hiking trek. He still got a little woofy if people were coming up behind us, but in all but one instance just having him sit off to the side made all well again. (the exception was a family with a large amount of kiddos and, while he's pretty ambivalent to kids, there were a lot of them, all wearing backpacking equipment, and one parent had to turn around and take a toddler in full meltdown screaming tantrum off the trail. So I'll give him a pass for getting the heeby jeebies. I still had him sit, and he did calm, but he thought they were sketchy and kept an eye out until they'd rounded the trail corner)

We also came face to face with an elk (and, later, a second he did not see) and he totally said he could take on an elk and did his very best attempt at poofing up and sounding fierce Way to be one with nature, Brooks, lol.
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:41 AM
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I really want this foster dog. But the organization wants to keep the two siblings together. Jess sent me an article weeks ago which I gave to them that explained why keeping littermates together is bad. I even hinted that I'd take one but two was too much. She explained their situation (1 year old dogs adopted out alone at first, brought back and adopted out together) and they're apparently attached at the hip. No ****. But good luck finding a foster or better yet an adopter.

They don't listen to me... "Oh but the person who's returning them wants them together" Uh this person is GETTING RID OF THEM. Why do they get a say? Ugh...

Edit: This post has to include a picture of said dog(s).

This is the one I'm REALLY wanting to foster. So freaking cute.



I would also foster this one. They're both cute but the nose on the first one....

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Old 08-11-2013, 12:15 PM
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I believe we found one of Cali's favourite past-times today at the beach: digging. I'll have to upload the video but she loved it! I pretended to dig and then she started to do it herself. Cue sand flinging in every direction, and within a couple minutes, she had a hole nearly as big as herself.
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:54 PM
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Saw a papillon walking down the boardwalk, and got super excited.

Ironically, he belonged to a family that lives in our town, and the son is friends with my sister. It goes to show how little I know.
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Old 08-11-2013, 02:44 PM
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I think Jess and Ashley made Summer's day today. She went from lap to lap to lap to lap. Even figured out how to 'sit' in two laps at once!

I think they're both well acquainted with why Mia is known as 'the Brat'. She never fails to embarrass.
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