Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Whaddya mean ya gotta work? You should play with Teddy! - Hope

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I almost died last night

Roc, Dax, Teddy and I almost died last night.

I woke about 3 a.m. to the smell of something nasty.

I'm a restless sleeper and must have thrown my pillow onto the shelf by my bed, where a makeup mirror has been for umpteen decades. This time, it turned on. The pillow covered it. I don't know for how long. I do know that we must have been mere moments from combustion. I am so lucky to be here, healthy, with my cherished dogs.

So I'm asking everybody out there - look at what's around your bed, especially if it's been there forever, and think of the worst case scenario. I was lucky and I want you to be, too. - Hope

Friday, April 22, 2011

Non-stop Tango

Poor guy. No rest for Tango. Work on Monday, lesson on Wednesday, class on Thursday and work again on Friday with the addition of a trip to the groomer! He's pictured at the shop, in his crate with the door wide open. The snazzy pawprint thing is a disc we heat up in the microwave when it's chilly. Yes! the calendar says April 22 and it's about 45 degrees F. We still need to heat up the disc for the pups. Anyway, Tango's had a big day. After I brought him back from the groomer (where he was a very good boy!) we practiced weaves and other fun stuff. So now he's pooped. Tango's saying, "Close the door. Leave me alone. I'm sleeping."

Monday, April 18, 2011

Clean, dry Teddy

Teddy loves warmth. He seeks it out. Yesterday we were cooking up a storm, which naturally led to multiple dishwasher loads - including emptying while still warm to refill. I turned around after putting away some glasses and saw this. - Hope

Friday, April 15, 2011

Tired Tango Day

This week, Tango has been out and about and exercising his little brain! Monday was a busy work day. Tuesday Tango and Roc got their physical exam, shots and heartworm tests. (They were very good boys - kisses for the vet!) Last night was Agility class, and today Tango is not only here with me at work, but we're going to an Agility run-through at a new place (for us)! Lots of excitement for Tango!


Saturday, April 09, 2011

Friday, April 08, 2011

Spokesdog Teddy!

We're excited to launch our brand new Facebook GG Departments page featuring Hope's Teddy. We had a lot of fun taking the pictures. Three people wrangling one dog. About right, I think. Teddy is featured among items from the departments represented. He's peeking through the leashes, looking in the mirror trying to decide if that collar is right for him, and which treat to try! (Actually, Teddy has tried them all and liked all the treats!) - Fran

Friday, April 01, 2011

Spring Break!

This week was our Spring Break! Many schools in the area were off this week for the holiday, and it happened that our training schedules took a break as well! No training classes! This would have been the perfect opportunity to work on some aspect of training that was particularly hard to get, or to jump ahead and work on something new. But, no. After the tumult and excitement of last week, I did nothing! Oh, sure - Tango and I practiced our weaves, and we played tug, but by about 8:30 last night, when we would have been at class, I was sleeping in my chair. Oh well. Everyone needs a break, right? -Fran