Sunday, January 4, 2009

Life is Tough...

...for the dogs around my house.

Stinky rotten old work dogs that live in a barn. Yup, can't you see what a tough life they live?!

Life has been pretty boring lately for the Shoofly dogs i guess. We've had a lot of rain that has cut into time for training and even just hanging around the farm playing. Saturday they spent most of the day in the van, though i was out and about getting plenty of exercise! It was group lesson day at Julie's, with 10 dogs there for lessons. As usual, it was a great group of folks and we had a good time. Doing these lessons about once a month is a good way to monitor the dogs and their progress on a regular basis. I was really pleased with how all of the dogs did saturday and thought the lessons went very well. It makes for a long day having so many dogs to get through, but we always manage to just squeeze them in, working right up to the last bit of daylight. Having such nice dogs to work with makes it easier doing such a long day , that's for sure. Also as usual, we managed to find time for good eats, going to a local diner for lunch and then having surprise (to me anyway) birthday cake afterwards. Thanks guys!

Today was another drippy, soggy day. I got a couple of lessons in this afternoon but my own dogs are still in "laying around bored" mode. Well, except Billy that is. Being the only smooth coat, and therefore the easiest to clean up, he got to do all the sorting and chores around the farm, as well as even getting a short training session. Considering there's rain in the forecast almost every day this week, he may get called on to do a lot more of it!

5 comments:

fulltiltbcs said...

oh look at those poor dogs, so abused :) You really should treat them better :) HEHE

I hope Gael is pregnant when you get her palpated on the 15th!

Robin French said...

Yep, life's rough at my place.

I may just explode trying to be patient until the 14th (got it a day earlier). I worry i'm jinxing it by being so excited. :-)

fulltiltbcs said...

If being excited causes a dog not to be bred..then Zip wouldn't be having puppies :)

SPAZ is the word that comes to mind describing me before I knew for sure she was having puppies :)

Robin French said...

I swear, if she's not bred i'm going to buy another bitch and breed her - i WANT puppies! ;-)

Spaz doesn't do it for me - I am OBSESSED with all things puppy right now. Zip needs to pop out some babies soon so i have something else to distract me until wednesday. LOL!

fulltiltbcs said...

Oh too funny!

Yeah, I would like Zip to pop some babies out as well!

I think she is determined to drive me insane...