I have been working on several new tricks and yesterday we videoed a couple of them. One is "scoot". Don't ask me why but it has taken a long time for me to figure this out. Finally I get what I am supposed to do. It's not perfect yet but here's what we have so far. Cute, huh?
Mom says she just doesn't know where the days are going. Time is flying by. Every time we get set to blog regularly, a week goes by and we haven't posted anything. Crazy. Do you realize that 2011 is almost over? Wow.
Hi everyone! Remember me? Ricky? I just realized that I only posted 4 entries in the entire month of October! Where did the month go?
Here is a little recap of things that happened in October. Mom and dad cleaned and stained their deck - big project because they had never stained anything before. It turned out great (but too orange). Mom developed tendonitis from all the physical therapy and practicing she was doing while trying to come back from her broken wrist. She ended up having to get a steroid shot and that saved the day. She was able to go back to work for the symphony. Speaking of the symphony, mom and dad played one of the hardest concerts of their lives (and had to do it three times in one weekend). I don't think I am telling any secrets when I say that lots of wine was consumed after each performance. :) We also celebrated dad's birthday - his big gift? - a Wii!! Seriously, men never grow up! (But mom admits to liking it too). My neighbor got a new foster dog and I am happy to report that he enjoys running the fence with me! But I must've gotten some tiny piece of leaf in my eye and rubbed that eye against the carpet so much it was all irritated. I had to go to the vet and then have drops put in it 3 times a day for a week. Not a fan of the drops. As far as training goes, we did a little backyard agility and worked on some tricks, but mostly we went to parks if we had the time and the weather was nice. Overall it was a good month.
I finally finished the weave challenge this week. Mom was worried about the last few positions but I showed her that I do know what I am doing. We didn't practice any of the positions before we taped them and we didn't edit out mistakes. In this lastest video, you will see that I am human after all (I am dog? after all) and I take a shortcut the first time we try the recall. But I fix it the second time! We loved doing the challenge - I improved my speed and desire a lot! Thank you Kathy for giving us the motivation to work on weaves!
My name is Ricky (Covewind Little Ricky, AX,AXJ,CGC) and I am a six year old tri-color Shetland Sheepdog. I do agility and I like to learn tricks too! This blog is about all that and some other stuff as well!