Monday, May 31, 2010

Pardon the interruption, but any ideas?

The hubs and I went to get laundry done today and came home to this:

a once clean bath tub filled with all sizes of paw prints. Any ideas as to what they might have been up to during the 1.5 hours we were away?

Monday, May 24, 2010

My Pit Bull did better than your Retriever

Ok, I will start this by saying I have nothing against any breed with the word Retriever in the name (or any breed at all). We started Mesa in Dock Diving. We do SplashDogs (click the link to learn more) and decided to try distance. In short, you throw a toy and the dog jumps off a dock with a two foot drop into a pool. They measure where the base of the tail hits the water.

Anyways, a couple weeks back we drove to Bass Pro Shops so Mesa could try it out. She loved it. But, there was a guy there who was so rude to me and made comments about "real dock diving dogs." He cut in front of me in line "so his real dog could go" and if he ended up behind me he didn't let me get my two runs in since he got on the dock as soon as I released the toy the first time. The others there (both fellow owners, and officials) told him to stop but it was a lost cause.

Anyways, Mesa did so well in practice that we entered a wave (a round). Mr. Bad Guy was in the wave before us and was bragging how his first timer jumped over 5 feet which is really good for a first time. In our round Mesa went and guess what? She jumped 6'10" HA! Take that! And every dog that placed lower than her (and there were more than 10) had retriever in their name.

I really wanted to rub it in his face but alas we went on our merry way, picked up a treat in the store and then started the long drive home.

Here are some pics of Mesa at practice a few weeks later.

First she forgot what she was supposed to do:

Then she remembered:

She did much better when I threw the toy far enough. When I didn't she would change direction mid air:

Friday, May 21, 2010

I have a computer again!!!

While I get things back up and running (and try to play some catch up but hey there are over 650 unread posts in my reader so don't expect miracles) here are some pictures of the pups :)

Baily and Mesa keep my spot warm in bed during the week

Mesa chills out in the bath tub (again)

Mesa is deep in thought

Big Carl did not kill the Mesa, we promise

Baily tries out Mesa's spot on the sofa

Big Carl finds a good hiding spot

All three relax, as best they can

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


I am writing this from my phone. Why? Because my brand new laptop crashed and needs the hard drive replaced. You think I'm far behind now? I'm going to have to mark all as read and start fresh. See ya'll in a couple weeks.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

We finally did it

I finally put forth the major effort and submitted the girls to Pitter Patter!

in other news, i have been a terrible blogger. not many posts. I am making my way through the backlog and once I get close to catching up i lapse and gain another hundred to read. sorry all!

Monday, May 3, 2010

An oldie but a goodie (one of my first posts) Hiking Time

Took the girls hiking for the first time since we left AK. It was very interesting as they are not at all used to hiking in this heat and the trails are not what we are used to. We were only able to go for an hour since it was so warm and after three hours at home they were ready to go out for more play. This is a huge change from when we used to be able to hike 6 hours and they didn't get out of bed for a couple of days!

On the left is a picture from one of my favorite AK hikes, Near Point

Edit- We haven't been hiking since leaving norcal for LA. The weather here is not good for hiking unless its winter and with my foot its just not been possible. Near Point is 3400ft in elevation gain and about 10 miles (we only did 8 that day).