Sunday, July 29, 2012

Progress on Old Tricks

We have been working on adding distance or duration to some of my tricks. Here is a video of me going down the stairs and pulling the door open for mom. I am super helpful! :)





Gotta zoom!

Ricky

Monday, July 23, 2012

Mishmash Monday

What is going on here?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

This is the life!

Ahhh.... Enjoying my new bully stick by the pond on a perfect July evening!


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

What the heck?

It is July already? How can that be possible? We are continuing with our lazy summer ways. 

A very destructive storm went through here on Friday - over 80 mile per hour winds. Lots of people are still without electricity. Probably a third of our neighborhood. There are huge trees down on top of houses in some cases. We were very lucky. We have power but a branch hit our service line and only one screw is holding it to the house. Hopefully we can get it reattached soon.

When I say we aren't doing any training or anything, I am kind of lying. Since March mom has been really working hard with me to get me to STOP barking at cars at least in our neighborhood. She started to give me a treat each time I would calmly watch the car and then look up at her. Some days I don't bark at all! And some days I still lose my head. Overall I think I am paying more attention to her. The other day we went to the park with the trail that starts out parallel to the big highway and I ignored the road completely. Mom was so happy!!

Besides my morning walk, the other thing that happens every day is mom practices. Even though it has been over a year now since she broke her wrist, it has still been giving her a lot of trouble. So since her work schedule is light, she took advantage of the time and is practicing stretches on the viola, scales and a lot of passagework to try and rehab her wrist/tendon. Just 45 minutes to an hour each day and it seems to be helping! :)

We need some new trick ideas - can anyone help??

Sorry that I don't blog much any more. Not a lot to report. But I will leave you all with a cute photo of me taken a couple days ago. The downtown skyline is in the background but you will just have to take my word for it! :)



Gotta zoom!

Ricky