Monday, February 25, 2013

Bob's Agility Debut -- Wow!!

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Bob's First Trial Day Results in Two Blue Ribbons
Wow, what a weekend. At almost 8 years of age, Bob competed in his first Agility trial and won 4 first place ribbons in Novice Agility and Novice Jumpers with perfect 100 scores. Since both Bob and I are totally new to Agility, we did not really expect such a fantastic result, but our months of training with Irene Barrie have really paid off with a solidly prepared dog ready to compete! He now has two legs toward each of his Novice titles with only one more to go. Then we'll be on to Open -- Yikes! Our next trial is in early April. We better get back to training!

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Bob Looks Handsome in Blue!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Our Newest Barbet Puppy

Here is Claire's little singleton pup, expected to be delivered next week. So far everything looks good! Claire apparently doesn't believe in litters of puppies and instead likes them in small doses, almost like she is human. She was such a perfect mother for her litter of two; it will be interesting to see how she does with a single baby. One thing is for sure: this is going to be one spoiled little pup!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Spay Neuter Information

When your puppy nears the 6 month age, many vets routinely schedule spay and neuter surgeries. Is it necessary? Is it even healthy? Conventional wisdom is really shifting to support research that sterilization is not in the best interest of your dog. Please check out some of these online articles.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Clouseau Comes To Play

Solene, Nessa, and Clouseau


Solene and Clouseau
While Claire was at the lake with David, her half brother Clouseau came to play with Nessa and Solene. The three of them had a wonderful time together, and it was so much fun watching them!