Friday, January 23, 2009

We've been tagged too!

We were tagged by our friend Lian over at the Knight's Shelties to play the "fifth photo" game:


Open a document or file folder. Click on the fifth folder and then the fifth photo. Post the photo and describe it. Then tag 5 other bloggers.

So here's our fifth photo taken last summer - we're practicing weaves and dad had just gotten a new camera so he was trying out action shots. The photo just makes mom wish for nice weather even more than she already was! We would tag five more people but lots of our friends have already been tagged. But if you're reading this, and you want to play, please do!


Yesterday the temperature went above freezing for the first time in weeks and today was actually 48! A lot of snow melted but not all. And tomorrow's high is supposed to be 25. Short-lived break in the winter weather!
On Wednesday we went to agility practice and had a great time! There was an actual course to run - with numbered obstacles and everything. It gave mom practice with walking a course and remembering it. We ran it twice - the first time was good except that I stopped weaving to smell a small piece of dog fur near the third pole. The second time was awesome - mom was really happy because I ran like I loved doing agility!
Last night was our third advanced agility class - it went pretty well too - but I did some sniffing and some really slow dog walking (I was watching the instructor move out of the corner of my eye while still trying to complete the obstacle - you try it!!) Everyone thought it was hilarious that I was so worried about what the instructor was doing while mom was saying to me, "Um, hello Ricky, mom's over here!" Besides that I hit the broad jump on the way down and thumped my leg pretty hard but shook it off. I also got something in my eye and was teary-eyed for awhile. But I did some good rear crosses, fast-for-me weaves, and chutes with very minimal hesitation.
Today I ran errands with mom which included a trip to my favorite park - we take recycling there to drop it off. We walked around in the snow for about 30 minutes - me on my longline! It was exhilarating to be out there again! We met a shnoodle puppy - cute but too boisterous for me - and two goldendoodles. Is every dog an "oodle" nowadays? Will there someday be a Sheltiedoodle?
Gotta zoom!
Ricky
PS. I tried really hard to make paragraphs in the above post but for some unexplained reason, blogger refuses to do it!

11 comments:

Bree/Reilly said...

There are Sheltiedoodles too!!!!! I saw some just the other day on Puppyfind.com !!! It sounds like you are really doing well with your agility....and you just have to remember, you are a BIG dog at heart and you can wow them all !!!!! I am so happy you got to have a good run on your long line......it is so nice just to get outside....for more then just a quick 'duty' call.

Josh and Jess said...

Sheltiedodles???? We've gotta go and check them out!!!

Sara said...

Blogger can be so annoying about doing paragraphs sometimes!!!!!

Sounds like you had a good time at your class this week. Yea!

I have never heard of a sheltiedoodle, can anyone say that word with a straight face?

Ricky the Sheltie said...

There really are sheltiedoodles? Crazy, crazy world!

SGR said...

Woof! I have not idea about "photo" tagging. That is something I need to learn. Woof! Sugar

Dawn said...

Hey Ricky, I was going to ask you if you were doing chute OK now..Today was Katie's 5th agility class, and she still won't do the chute without it being held open. Of course she had 3 weeks then a 4 week rest with no class, and now we are in the second week, so we haven't tried to learn it very much. Glad you had a good run and a good class! Lucky you didn't fall OFF the dogwalk while trying to watch your instructor!

Dawn said...

Thanks Ricky, for the good advice about the chute! I was going to buy her one, but you're idea about the laundry hamper sounds good too!

Ludo van puppy said...

Sounds like everything was trying to distract you! It would be soo silly to have a sheltieoodle. Poor poodles only liked for their coats.
~lickies, Ludo

Ludo van puppy said...

I found sheltiedoodles.
http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/sheltidoodle.htm

I think some of them looks quite like the lagotto romagnolo breed, not at all like shelties.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Gosh, Ludo, I just looked at the sheltidoodle link you gave me - too weird! The photos of the bi-black ones look like shelties with poodle coats - ruins the beauty of the sheltie coat, if you ask me. Guess everybody likes poodles because they don't shed much but mixing them with everything? I just don't know....

Dawn - you're welcome for the chute advice - I think they can be kind of expensive to buy so that's why we try to make everything if we can....

Diana said...

Blogger can be irritating at time with paragraphs. Im glad class is going so well. Diana