Monday, July 7, 2008

4th of July weekend

It was a good weekend around the farm and house. Friday was big time housecleaning day, doing all those rotten things that get away from you like cleaning baseboards and going through closets and such, things that needed done if the house is to be shown. Late afternoon mom and i went out to lunch (yum, Pizza Hut!) and did some shopping, which was nice. I don't get to spend enough time with the mom. Saturday we had a small gathering to celebrate Kate's birthday with a delicious potluck lunch, cake to die for (made by the birthday girl herself), presents, dog working and socializing. It was great fun and very relaxing. I really enjoy the get togethers at the farm - a little dog working and lots of laughing and enjoying friends. Sunday morning a few of us got together again for some dog working. That was fun with several young dogs. I always enjoy the youngsters, comparing them to the sire and dam, and then watching how they develop over time. Afternoon was more work around the house, outside this time, filling in holes the dogs have dug in the backyard and mowing and trimming, getting things ready for showing. I don't expect a big rush or anything but i want it done so i can have it ready to show quickly after getting a call. And that was about it, a good relaxing weekend. Oh, in *big* news, it rained. A bunch. Probably somewhere between 1.5 and 2.5 inches. We needed it desperately. And it was awfully nice that it only rained during the "inside the house" hours. :-)

I'll try to get together a new training article sometime in the next week or so. If anyone has something they'd like to see an article on, just let me know and i'll see what i can do.

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