Sunday, February 1, 2009


Finally some of our snow and ice is melting today! Temperature around 40 - ice dripping off of everything. We had a good walk around the neighborhood this morning and then talked to one of our neighbors at the fence for a long time - so long that I did a lot of barking and when that didn't get me the attention I deserved, I started pruning the forsythia bush and the lilac bush! Unfortunately I don't think the "warm" weather is going to last very long. Wish the snow would all melt, though.
I won a shirt from RockStar Pooch in Johann's Giveaway and here is a not very good photo of me in it - cute, huh?

Thursday night was our fourth agility class - it was kind of unremarkable. We did longer sequences than in previous classes. More rear crosses and some front crosses. More obstacle discrimination. Mom asked the instructor to walk around a lot on purpose when I was running so that I could get used to the idea of someone walking around out there with me (ie. trial judge!). I wasn't as distracted this time. We have to miss the class next week - mom has to work - but luckily we can go to Wed. morning practice this week. So we're going to ask someone to pretend to be the judge then too. My trial is only 13 days away now! And in 14 days it'll be my birthday and I will be 2!
Just for fun here is a goofy photo of me playing with dad:

Hope everyone had a good weekend and if you had snow, we hope some of it melted for you too!

Gotta zoom!



Sara said...

Your mom had a smart idea having people pretend to be the judge! We'll have to remember that one when we get closer to our first trial.

Wow, you have a lot of important events coming up! Your first trial AND a birthday!!!

Dawn said...

Happy almost birthday Ricky! You look like you're just tolerating having your picture taken in the new shirt, but you're looking pretty snazzy in it!

Orable and Charlie said...

Happy Birthday - and enjoy the great weather (it's too hot for walkies where I am!)


Lian said...

Like your RockStar Pooch shirt, looks very cute on you. I am sure you will do very well in your trial to give yourself a birthday present!

Ludo van puppy said...

What a cute piccure of you with your Dad. Mum say it is funny when she sees shelties with a person cos we look like big dogs by ourselves until you compare then we look small. She is daft cos she see me next to peoples all the time.

Is you getting excited about your trial?
~lickies, Ludo

Josh and Jess said...

Haha, you can't beat a good wresting match with your Daddy, can you :)

Bree/Reilly said...

Now who is the smartest pup around.....look at you in your nifty shirt.......I like the color too. And wrestling is good...I do with my dad sometimes but on the couch cause I am not fond of being on my back. I think you going to do just great at your trial...and remember, this is the FIRST one and you will just keep getting better and better. Hi Paws little bud!!!

Johann The Dog said...

You look super cute in that shirt Ricky!!!!!