Pretty nice weather this week in Texas. It needs to rain some more to fill the ponds up fully, but apparently we have a few days coming up where that need will probably be satiated. Yuck.
This is one of the properties we train on. It's pretty nice that we have quite a variety of places to train. There is about 4 pieces of water like this on this property. It is owned by Bill Schrader of Two Step Kennels.
Manu (the GREAT FC AFC Tangata Manu) comes out of retirement every so often to make a retrieve. I sure wish I could have seen him in his prime.
He is 12 years old and his joints creak a little. The good dogs like him are so hard on their bodies when they're young.
What a cool old dog.
I love his grey face.
Miikka is doing better these days. The poor girl is a kennel dog again to try to get her mind on her work. I asked Kenny the other day whether her issues last year were from chronic hearing loss (which we are convinced she has from hunting), being too spoiled or from having her litter a year ago. He said "yes". Okay...I get it.
And we're getting closer to Tub Tub's due date!! Less than 2 weeks now. Her belly is expanding more and more and I felt some subtle puppy kicks last night. It will feel like there is a kick boxing lesson going on inside her in a week or so.
She ran one single today and that was it. I've cut back the training to almost nil now. She was enjoying the spectator role a little too much today. She only broke once though.