Sunday, November 15, 2009

There really is something special about kids and pets. We had Meg before we had Camryn but I believe that Meg was put here for Camryn. She is so incredibly patient, no matter what Camryn wants to do with her, lead her around on a leash, brush her for hours, paint her toenails even, Meg is always up for the attention.
Meg is a very special dog, always knowing when someone is hurt or not feeling well and knowing how to respond. When Camryn received her 3mth needles we came home and I layed Camryn on the floor. Within 2 minutes Meg was sniffing Camryn all over and had laid her head ever so gently across Camryn's leg where she had the needle. I have never seen anything like it ~ since that day I have watched Meg and she will always inspect you for any cuts/scrapes and try to make them feel better. I can't wait to see how her puppies turn out and if they will carry on this nurturing trait.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Yesterday was remembrance day and with 2 deceased grandparents that both served in the army it is always a day that I spend reflecting on memories and the freedoms that we have in this country. I took the opportunity to get bundled up and head out on the quad with the dogs. The dogs love to run with the quad and we go miles and miles across the fields all around our place. We live in a beautiful part of the country with gorgeous sunrises and sunsets and wildlife galore. As the dogs and I were cruisin around the country we stumbled upon a huge mule deer buck. I was able to stop and turn off the quad and just watch him pick his way through the bush trying to elude detection. He was majestic and I was so very thankfull that people before me had sacrificed everything so I could sit and watch this beutiful animal. That was until my 3 dogs caught a whiff of him and went charging through the bush. I sighed with a smile, started up the quad and carried on my way.
It was a wonderful afternoon spent alone with my 3 aussies.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

In Flanders Fields By:
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Decisions, Decisions

Back in December of last year when Hillary surprised & delighted us with 6 little bundles I was so thrilled with all of them but as always their were 2 that really snuggled in close to my heart, it was the blk tri (Rayne) and we all know how that has worked out :) but the other was the little black girl that was marked just like her daddy, this little girl was always so silly & smart and cute as a button. I nicknamed her Breeze and week after week it kept switching between her and Rayne on who I was going to keep. All the other puppies went to their new families and I still had these two girls and could not decide what to do ~ when one day I had a nice email show up in my box from Sandy.
I have to say that I truly believe EVERYTHING happens for a reason and I was hanging onto Breeze FOR Sandy. They were meant to be together. Sandy has 3 beautiful, wonderful kids and a very supportive husband and Breeze couldn't be in a better home. Sandy & her family were able to join us in Camrose and show off Breeze (who picked up her first point). I love how this little girl has grown up. She is a fantastic mover with a beautiful head. I can't wait to hear how Breeze does down the road in Sandy's hands ~ and am looking forward to a great friendship with Sandy :)
Thanks for giving my little a great home :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Had a GREAT time at the Camrose dog show a few weekends ago. Rayne competed all weekend as a special and although she was cute as a button just couldn't get past the stiff competition to make it into any breed wins BUT she came away with a very cool BPIG win (her 7th!!) It was a huge adrenaline rush to win such a prize in a tough tough puppy group and then to head back into the ring for Best puppy in Show. It was a thrill to be showing off my girl in the ring in front of so many people (including mentors in the aussie world).
One of the best parts of the Camrose weekend was hanging out with Cathy. It is very rare we get to just hang out ~ the knowledge that is gained around experienced dog people is invaluable, and I soak it up like a sponge.....or maybe that's a parasite??
Since we have been home I was struck down with the flu for a few days but other than that it's been smooth sailing. For those that don't know I have a very opinionated 2 year old that inhabits my life :) She is the love of my life and only she can make me laugh my pants off. She entertains me with her antics everyday. Yesterday, I went to pick her up from daycare and I was given a stern look as she grabbed a play cell phone and went to the corner to make an important call. Who she was calling ~ we will never know ~ but I can tell you I have never laughed so hard during a 2 minute pretend phone call by a 2 year old.
Agility trials this weekend that I am looking forward too ~ wish us luck!!