The winter trip is winding down. I'm ready. All work and no play for us in Texas and we're both dragging our behinds a little bit. All told we have 24 dogs here, and that includes the retired Miikka and puppy Willie. Lots of work looking after this crew. They are young and they are fun. Willie is as much work as the rest of our dogs put together. Kenny said I'm not allowed to raise another puppy for a little while after her. We'll see...
This picture doesn't give it justice and you'd have to click on it to enlarge it for a better look, but this is the infamous technical water at Pin Oak Kennel in Ravenna, TX. So many dipsy doodles that one loses count of the re-entries. It can actually be a bit mind blowing, especially for young dogs trying to sort water work out. Should I stay in? Should I get out?
A smattering of Texas wild flowers near the piece of water we trained on today. I thought it was time to put my four girls together for a photo. From left to right: Darbi (I will NOT smile for the camera, ever), Ahti, Libby and Miikka. Ahti still needs to grow into those ears.
Ahti had her cast removed last week and she's been given the green light to start light work...mostly water work. She is happy to be back at it. It was a 10 hour round trip to see the ortho specialist, who looked at her for 20 minutes and sent me out the door. And on the way down I happened to be driving through Dallas WHILE 12 tornados were touching down around the city during a gale force rain storm. You probably heard about it? It was a hair raising experience. The things I do for my furry friends.
And the "kids" had quite a play session today. Gordie (Arson x Miikka 2011) found a turtle shell and played keep-away with Willie (Chopper x Hoodoo 2011).
No, I don't want your stinky treasure. But thanks anyways Gordie.