Thursday, March 31, 2011

Way Over Due Pictures

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I have a dog and sometimes I'll be the littlest kid with my dog and marvel at his ears and his nose and how he looks at me. If he died, I'd bawl like a baby.
-- Aaron Eckhart

I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.
-- John Steinbeck

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
-- Rita Rudner

If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.
-- Cowboy Wisdom

If your dog doesn't like someone you probably shouldn't either.
-- Author Unknown

No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.
-- Christopher Morley

The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
-- Samuel Butler

You can say any fool thing to a dog, and the dog will give you this look that says, `My God, you're RIGHT! I NEVER would've thought of that!'
-- Dave Barry

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Full Speed Ahead...

Same story, Rain, Rain, Rain...

Nothing new, just been working, and praying for sun shine and heat. Back to work tomorrow morning, ugh.
I think Lilo's loseing it, being in the house for so long...I know I am lol. (Shes dragging herself accross the living room floor on her belly right now lol, and rolling around, growling and making some weird noises lol shes so silly)

I getting kind of conserened with her chewing on herself latley. Shes starting to bite her hair off. At first I thought it was her food allergies acting up, so we changed her food again, then it got a little better (less bitting) then when we got steve(cat) she started again, I know it's from the damn fleas he brought into the house (ugh FML) and of course Lilo is also allergict to flea. Even with her weekly flea baths, and monthly flea treatments shes still scratching and bitting. Steves not old enough for flea dips and meds yet, ugh. 

Now it's to the point where her hair is thinning out and shes breaking her hair. She's usually jet black, but now on her back legs and where her back legs meet her body, the hair is more tanish(her under coat), thin, and course. Ugh! Im kinda worried it might be something elts. But right now we can't afford to take her to the vet, shit our phones got shut off lol. and my mom baught us food. lol. blah. Life..... is soooooo Hard!!!

I dont know what to do now, just wait and keep and eye on her I guess..... Well that's it for now, i need to go to bed, work bright and early.
I'll figure something out with Lilo I'm sure...... I always do.... =)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Yes I know....

It's been awhile, my bad.

But you cant realy blame me, life always seems to get in the way. Ugh.

....Good News.... Bad News.....

Good News: I got my 20' Comp Tunnel a while ago! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!
Bad News: It's been raining and raining and raining, so can't play outside with anything yet.

Good News: Nicole and I might be getting a Ring Rental this summer. =)
Bad News: Lilo and I can't go to the fun match... For many reasons;
  1. Trainer says we're not qualified, (have to have at least 6 months of training classes)
  2. She also thinks we're not ready
  3. So we were just going to go and volenteer, but $70 in gas isn't worth it.... and at the moment I realy dont think we could afford it.
Good News: I finaly started working! yay that means $$$ which means bills will be paid off, which means money to spend on new equipment and all that means a happy less stressed out me!
Bad New: Although I JUST started working again, i may have to now take a week or so off, due to some personal medical problems im dealing with. ugh. Doc Ap. tomorrow after work. blah.
More Bad News: I don't have medical insurence lol, so today after work i spent my time at the Medi Cal place to apply for it. ugh, I swear the military should just let us keep our medical benifits. lol would make my life that much simpler right about now.

Good News: Lilo's being a totally love bug right now lol, I bet she wants something, or did something, lol. hummmm. lol.
Better News: I dont care if or what she did or wants, i love it. =P

well i think thats it for now. not much more to say... i'll have pics posted up later tonight on this post, im just to tired right now, not to mention i have a cat asleep all cute and upside down on me and Lilo being a lover on my other side lol.... Chow!

Monday, March 7, 2011

What A Day.

Today, was probably one of the best days I've had in while i think. There was a few moments that almost ruined it completely... But I think I bounced back pretty well. lol

So this morning my little sis and I when to the gym, had an amazing work out. We make a great too, she gets me to Go and I get her to Stay and do More lol. Then I wanted to get the dogs out, so we went to the baseball field we usually go to, and we were there for very long before we got yield at and told we can have the dogs inside the park. ugh. very annoying. now i have to find a New agility practicing place.

So sense the dogs were all worked up and excited about being out we went to the dog park, and of course there was a dog there that just HAD to mess with Lilo. Just would Not leave her lone, tryed jumping on her, nipping her, and then try ed to steal her frisbee... that was a no, no. Lilo snapped at the dog, the dog snapped at her and then it was on. lol. no one was hurt. But it is very frustrating, Lilo is by no means aggressive, but she is reactive, and protective, and easily annoyed. And she sure as hell ain't one to be shy to let you know when enough is enough!
I hate it tho, its so embarrassing for me, and people always look at me like I'm a bad person, or like I'm to blame..... maybe i am? i don't know.... i don't think so..... shes always been like that, it was just easier to manage and control when she was smaller.... i mean Lilo always feels like she has a Job to do, wither that job is chasing a frisbee or a ball or trying to stalk/ herd something, and if you get in between Lilo and her Job, she'll tell you off.....

She is actually VERY good at ignoring other dogs messing with her. But it always gets to that point when the other dog just wont get the hint that she don't want to play or anything to do with them, and they keep pushing her buttons. I totally understand where shes coming from tho. I would probably snap at someone annoying me too... It's kinda like when you have a little brother/sister, and they have there finger in your face saying "I'm not touching you!, I'm not touching you!..." over and over again. How long could you hold back from blowing a fuse? lol

After we dropped the dogs off at home we went for a nice, relaxing Tan at the tanning booth. I don't normally tan but my sis does, and she got a free week card for a guest, and gave it to me. It was a really nice place and so calming. Just what I needed after the park and dog park thing.

Then we went to Winco for dinner! We..... I mean. I made French Dip for dinner! OMG I make it best, trust me. You haven't had French Dip until you've had mine. =) Yeah it's That Good! lol.

Yawn....... Tired......... Good Day..........Night!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

She's Your Dog!

"She's so your dog, she doesn't even really like me."

HAHAHA, I bet your thinking, "Huh?".

Last night the hubby and I had probably one of he weirdest conversations ever. lol. Let me explain first...
So besides yesterdays excitement about the weave poles, Elle has been acting kind of depressed. Now I was still trying to figure out if its, one, because shes been in heat. Meaning she hasn't left the house, besides walks of course and playing in the drive way with us. Or, two, if she's jealous of the new kitty. Again, which means, she has to share her attention from her daddy with the cat.

Now this leads to our conversation.. My guess its not really her being in heat, but more the cat. So I have been extra lovie on my little Smelly Elle, to try and cheer her up. Nothings working. Last night it finally clicked in my head tho. It's not me she wants loving on her, but her daddy. lol.

Now it's no big secret in our house that Lilo is My dog. (we define this by thinking, If the dog was left with just one of us for a whole week alone, which one of us would they have more fun with?)(all that and the simple fact that No one in the whole world could handle Lilo lol) Lilo would no doubt want to be with me, hahahaha! But Elle has always been up for question. She would have fun with both of us, just cause that's the way she is, she loves to be doing things, but she also loves just laying on the couch with her daddy.

So Last night i came to the conclusion, that she's His dog. Sure she can have fun with the both of us, but who dose she strive to get affection from the most, who does she freak out for when they come home and who can make her butt wiggle(she don't have a tail to wag lol) with just saying "Hi"? When it was put that way, the answer was simple. Dustin, aka Daddy. 

The more I thought about it the more i realized, Elle doesn't even really like me(now that's not to say she don't Love me). She's a trooper and puts up with me, but I can tell, shes not a fan. lol. Lilo will lay with me for hours and let me love on her, cuddle, scratch and kiss on her. Elle is usually up and finding a new location within the first five minuets. lol Elle doesn't really get excited when i grab my keys to leave(shes more focus on herding Lilo, while shes the one freaking out lol), but Dustin just walks towards the keys and she already up and at the door spinning in circles.

Anyways I think you get the point. haha. I'm just bored, it's been raining all day. Flyball was canceled, and agility will probably be canceled tomorrow too. Blah.

And again no pics, sorry, its been a lazy day!


How was your day?

Well, I sure hope it was half as good as mine. =) Today, started out very depressing and boring, the sun was out, not super windy at all, just a Slight chill in the air, but over all the weather today was... nice. I Really wanted to get out of this damn house and do some agility with the dogs. I couldn't find anyone to join me (I don't have a yard, so i have to go to a baseball Field down the road. It gets lonesome by myself). So I almost gave up on the idea all together and figured id just practice some in my drive way. The hubby cheered me up and said he'd go with me YAY! but when we get there the kids baseball team was already there.... POOOO! So back to plan "B"; Drive way...

It actually wasn't bad, Elle impressed me so much today!!! I am so proud of her! She was excited to do it, and was actually doing what i asked of her (that alone made my day!).
Then I got Lilo out there and, WOW, she's improving sooo much on her weaves. I'm loving my new steel base weaves more and more every time we practice with them. The 24'' spacing has dramatically helped her out. She's Faster, has Less Pop outs and her entrance is spot on almost every time now! And I've noticed she is no longer frustrated about weaving. With the old weaves she would bark the whole time, not really be excited about going threw them(but i could tell she wanted to so badly, just to please me), i had to directer her to the entrance a few times, EVERY time before she'd go threw them. Now she's really enjoying the weaves, going threw them without me even asking lol. while i was setting them up she was warming herself up (i so love my lilo face =).) Her start line wait is also improving. I have been doing small exercises in and out of the house every day with her and its really making a difference!

So I think it would be safe to say "Best Day Ever!"..... so far.... ;)

April 16th(i think that's right) Lilo and I are going to a Fun Match in Sacramento at WAG! I'm so excited! Even better we're going to meet Nicole and her handsome pup George there. =)) 
We're only planning on entering the Novice Jumpers, Lilo will do good with just that. She still has never been on Contacts, so I'm not going to push her in any way. I think she'll do good, it' going to be an awesome experience for the both of us. I just can't freaking wait!!!! YAY!  

I think that it for now. =)

check out the video from today too!!!!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Death Certificate

My Death Certificate will read:
Cause of Death; Complete and Utter Boredom!

Again sorry no pictures today. I am just so bored out of my mind, writing will prob save me from going insaine. For a min anyways.

It has been raining All day! I mean RAINING! HARD! and A LOT of it! Luckily the dogs are taking it well, they have been sleeping all day. I wish I could do that.

On a brighter note, I don't know if i said this already, my Course Sourcebooks from Clean Run should be here tomorrow! waited all day for the mail, and they weren't here, so looked up the tracking number and they'll be here tomorrow, YAY!
AND-AND-AND..... In about three weeks my 20' Tunnel will be here too from NTIGlobal!!! All very exciting! I'm also going to be making some more jumps soon too! ahhh, I love birthdays! Especially when you get your gifts early =).

I'm hoping to start Elle on some agility training this summer. Its frustrating for me tho. She is so completely different then Lilo. I have to go in a totally different direction when training her, and she doesn't pick things up as fast and easily as Lilo. But I love a good challenge now and then, so we'll see how it goes. I am so grateful for Lilo, she has always been such an easy dog, for the most part anyways. I love her willingness for me, her loyalty mostly too. She is definitely my shining star =). Not to say Elle is any less then Lilo. lol.

Well i guess i don't have anything elts to say, I'll just get back to my boredom..... lol