Sunday, September 27, 2009

We miss you, Golly

It wasn't a tummy upset. It was very sudden and complete kidney failure. We lost our beloved Golly yesterday. Thanks to everyone for their thoughts and prayers. We'll always remember and love her.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hoping for an upset stomach

Distressing day today - Golly wouldn't eat her dinner last night and was messy from both ends. It's been a running joke in our house forever - if Golly doesn't eat, go directly to the vet. Do not Pass Go. Do not collect two hundred dollars.
So Fran took her last night and after injections and medication, she's worse this morning and Fran took her back to the vet. I'm waiting to hear.
We're all very hopeful she just had waaaaaayy too many treats at our dog club picnic on Sunday. Golly, even though she doesn't see too well any more and doesn't hear too well any more, can still unerringly find the soft touch holding the hot dog or hamburger.
The mooching has never bothered her before - she's been doing the same thing at the picnic her entire life. The vet said that perhaps Golly can't do the things at almost-14 that she's done up to now. Keep your fingers crossed it's just a tummy upset.
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Friday, September 18, 2009

Before it's gone...

This is why I keep trying! (Miltonia) - Fran
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Thursday, September 17, 2009

What I Did on My Day Off

Why don't I bake bread more often? While it was baking, Ceilidh was even sniffing at the aroma! - Fran
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Our Houseguest

We had the pleasure of Luke's company for a night. He was a perfect gentleman. - Fran

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Friday, September 11, 2009

3 to a Chair

This is one reason we have little dogs - more can fit on a chair! Golly (Brussels Griffon) is lying down and Dax (French Bulldog) is trying to fit behind Roc (Brussels Griffon). It's not working.
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Monday, September 07, 2009

What we did last weekend

As much fun as Dax and I have playing agility, I do wish we were better at it! I think we're improving, but is it more or less embarassing when your dog goes off to visit the leash runner, the stewards, and the judge when the judge is also your instructor? - Hope

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Friday, September 04, 2009

Dog Esoterica

Those of us in the dog world - immersed in training, obedience, agility, and competition of any kind with our dogs - apparently have a secret language that outsiders cannot comprehend. Our practice ring is close to being ready for the public ( and we're trying to tie all the loose ends up. One of those ends was insurance. Hope and I have been talking to Shel since our mom was here and he's been handling our business insurance for eons. But when we tried to explain what a practice ring was for, Shel was out of his element. "Can't they do this at home?" Hmmm, nope, no jumps, not enough room, don't want to interact with the neighborhood kids every time. "Agility? what in the world?" You run with your dog through an obstacle course. "Teeter totter? Like kids play with?" Yeah, kinda. "Weave poles???" Um, yeah, the dog goes in between the poles. "Really? Why?" It's the rule. and it's fun. We couldn't figure out a way to explain a "go-out," so we left it at that. A teeter is coming in a couple of weeks and so is a tunnel, but we've got jumps, and we've got weave poles. Our obedience jumps are coming soon too. We're almost there. -Fran
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