Monday Round-Up on Wednesday

It isn’t Monday but I do have fun news from the weekend.

Thanks to Lisa K. for taking this amazing photo of Jordan — and for her willingness to let it be shared! LOVE.

Thanks to Lisa K. for taking this amazing photo of Jordan — and for her willingness to let it be shared! LOVE.

Congratulations to Team Jordan (Sparkler) for passing the open draft level at the Seattle test on Saturday — and for returning promptly to work after chasing a taunting squirrel up a tree on Sunday, with her cart attached! I sure wish there had been a video of that.

Team Kiri — also a Sparkler — picked up 11 points towards her Bronze Grand Championship over the weekend. She was Best of Breed twice and once Best of Opposite. That is an impressive showing — great job, Team Kiri!

In non-dog news (sort of) — one of the things I did while on Sabbatical was co-author a book chapter; that book was recently published.


I am currently working on yet another book chapter — this one about dogs and college students. There are so many interesting projects in the world!

And one of those — I hope — is raising puppies. However, we will not know if Claire is pregnant until mid-October.

Another fabulous Galen photo of Claire.

Another fabulous Galen photo of Claire.

Until then — are you wearing your Lucky Socks???

Monday Round-up and Specialty Stuff

Let’s start off by congratulating Team Kiri (Sparklers) for a great weekend — Select one day and Best of Opposite the next. Kiri will be in Best of Breed at the Specialty — she will represent the family well.



Sparkle’s potential pregnancy has changed our Specialty plans — that and Dear Husband’s aversion to ticks.

Sparkle will stay home with Dear Husband, who gallantly agreed to avoid ticks by staying with her. Since it will just be me traveling to Minnesota, Daisy will also stay at home — she was only entered in one event and I do not want her sitting in the cabin by herself while I am out and about with the other two dogs.

And so I will be bringing just Harper and Claire — but they will be busy girls. In order to maximize our remaining training and conditioning time, I made a schedule…


Note that in addition to my own dogs, I have included Sundance on the schedule — that is Suzanne’s lovely Tag son who got a Reserve Best in Show over the weekend! This is Suzanne’s first foray into tracking and Sundance drew a track at the Specialty — I am so excited for them and am committed to helping them be as ready as possible for that day.

Schedules help me stay focused and clear about what needs to be done — and I love checking boxes.

Have a great Monday! I have to get started on my day so I can check off all of the little boxes (actually, they are tiny clipboards) for today.

Monday Round-up

Congratulations to Team Kiri (Sparkler) for going Select and Best of Breed Owner-Handled, and then getting an Owner-Handled Group Three yesterday at the big show in Massachusetts!

In other news, another Sparkler (Zimmer) received an OFA rating of Good Hips and Normal Elbows — yippee!!!!