Monday, July 30, 2012

Carmel Dogs - Beach & Brunch

First a run on the beach
Me & My Shadow


Happiest dog in the world!

SeaDogs - Jordan, Izze, Royce & Greysen
Greysen kept stealing the ball

Beach is making me hungry for Brunch!

At the Lodge!




Oh No!  Lily has very bad manners
Hey Izze...I think they need me to bring back their balls!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Horse Parade

 My favorite thing about growing up in Salinas was the Horse Parade.  As a horse crazy girl...this was always looked forward too!  It's been a few years since I've been to one...so Thing 2 and I headed out to watch the parade.
Marine Color Guard
Miss California Rodeo 2012
Monterey County Sheriff's Posse
Caisson was pulled by a six horse hitch 
Her dress was gorgeous!
Vaquero!  It is Fiesta day at the Rodeo
Never have a horse parade without the street sweepers!



We had a great time and saw some beautiful horses and some great groups.  Sunday  is Fiesta Day at the Rodeo...so lots of Vaqueros.  Now on a sad note...I did notice at least one maybe two Andalusian who had raw looking hocks that seem to point to weighted chains used to create the exaggerated motion in their movement.  Wish the Rodeo committee would have a vet inspection & excuse anyone whose horse showed evidence of this type of abuse.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Del Monte Kennel Club Day 2 - We came, we saw, we kicked its' a$$

Team Naughty Little Dog - Second Place  Score 373++


Team Terrier - Third Place Score 373+

Eight teams were entered in Team Rally Novice and there was a three way tie for 2cd place!!!  Time tie breaker and we came home with 2cd & 3rd place ribbons.  Individually both dogs scored in the 90's ... but Greysen actually did better than Izze today.  Both terrierists were model citizens & great ambassadors for the breed.

Very fun weekend...but glad it is over...very tired.    

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Del Monte Kennel Club Obedience Trial




Brillo, the Airedale.  Love this dog!

Stewarded at Del Monte Kennel Club Obedience Trial today.  Back tomorrow for more Stewarding & the Cairns running in Team Rally.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Busy Weekend...No Photographic Evidence.......

video
Kinda.....There is this crappy cell phone video.....

Saturday:

Breakfast @ T&A cafe.....Okay...very cheap...it is a truck stop.  I want to go back for lunch as they supposedly have GREAT burgers & on Fridays gourmet pizza.  Then to Spreckles park for dog training...or so I thought.  The Cairns stayed in the van the entire time & I ended up "judging" Beginner Novice run throughs for about 18 dogs at an impromptu workshop organized by a friend I train with .  Too busy to take pictures....

Then off to the beach.....No pictures here either...as I allowed Izze to go.  Izze is a GREAT dog and is very good...but high prey drive and her brain falls out.  It has been about 9 months since I had taken her out as the last two times she has made "suicide" attempts chasing birds too far out into the surf.  Today she was a VERY GOOD dog and no brushes with death.  Although she now wants to take up surfing :+)   Greysen acted like a real dog and found a kelp bulb to carry and retrieve.  Good boy as always.  After beach bath & then home.  Fun day but no pictures...too busy keeping an eye on Izze.

Sunday:

Met up with my friend and her Irish Setter and spent the day at the 45th Annual Monterey Highland Games & Scottish Festival.  Only Greyesen came...as Izze loves the pipes too much and barksherfoolheadoff!  These games are always nice and it was great to be back at the fairgrounds...I felt it was a bit larger then last year..but some normal vendors were not there (new weekend) although not as large as back in the 80's & 90's.   Greysen was a good boy and was extra charming.  He was enjoying the all attention he was getting. He is a cute dog. We got called a Scottie Dog alot & of course the every popular Toto dog.  But being a games many folks knew he was a Cairn.  Met some Glenn of Imaals...very charming...I knew they were big dogs..but these guys were HUGE.  Ended the day watch drum major competition & after that the tiny mass band.  No pictures today as ran out of house and forgot the camera.  Fail!!! So many lost photo ops this weekend.


Friday, July 6, 2012