Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Boy, summer temps have hit us hard already! When it gets into the upper 80s in May, we are in trouble.

People in upstate NY are generally set for dealing with cold weather. We hunker down, add blankets, stay warm. But hot weather knocks us for a loop as most families do not have any air conditioning. I plan to lug some fans out of the attic tonight!

Hokey is working on his tracking with a little obedience thrown in. He has gotten better about his dumbbell again - at least a bit. I wish he would at least wade in a kiddie pool on these hot days but he rarely will even do that. The ducks love their pool & I put fresh, cold water in a couple of times a day.
Deb E

From Hokey:
Phew, it is warm! Which is why I think dogs need extra treats. That gives us more energy so we can pant harder. Makes perfect sense doesn't it?

As for water, if dogs were designed to get wet, we would have fins or flippers. I just plan to hog the space right in front of the fan!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

To Texas and back!

Whew! We had a whirlwind week last week. I left on Thursday, April 22 for Pottsboro, TX, taking my two Tervs Dani and Hokey plus picking up Kate and her Terv Queezle on the way. It was the Terv Club's 50th anniversary & quite a lot going on. We had entries in tracking, obedience, agility and conformation. I had to bag my duck herding entries due to conflicts but we did have plenty to keep us busy.
Not many successes in the the way of ring awards or titles but we had lots of fun! Tracking was the best - and I love my little armadillo draw article :)Conditions were challenging but Hokey worked well. High winds hurt us with the tracks we drew. I was so proud though that he tracked through water - in some areas over 8 inches of water!
In agility we both had mistakes and in obedience we were 2nd by one point to Kate and Queezle in Wildcard Novice. Queezle made the first cut for BOB as did her daughter, Demi.
At the banquet I got my award for 25 years of membership and Dani got a gorgeous plaque for her Champion Tracker title.
Lots of fun, but I am still recovering from the marathon drive home - arriving at 4 am on Monday!
Deb E

From Hokey:
Oh man, my tracks were TOUGH!! I had high winds and one of my articles literally blew from Texas to Oklahoma (we were close to the border, but still). I also hate water - I don't even like the kiddie wading pools they have on hot days at agility trials. And my TDX track was about 1/3 under water!! I was SO brave - I went right through it. And everyone said I had the best and the cutest article indications of all the dogs :)
Great photo of me and Elma the Longhorn, huh?