Saturday, November 21, 2009


So we've passed the mid-November mark, and the above-average days continue. The moon rises and sets on a southern path, and yesterday the trumpeter swans flew overhead on their way somewhere to the east. We are all confused but there are finally flurries in the forecast. I can't complain about the nice weather, can I?

We are now on a little break from agility, with only one trial day planned until the new year. Last weekend was the perfect end to our run--Maggie finished her C-ATCH 3 last Sunday, and Winn and I enjoyed a "zone" run to complete the weekend's fun
Maggie of course made me work very hard for her big ribbon

And the Jumpers run was video-worthy:

(I have no idea how to embed the videos)

I'm blessed with good friends and good dogs, much to be thankful for, eh?

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Thinking Ahead

This weekend I started work on the Agile Canines 2010 calendar. ACTS Students send me photos and I create it, adding all the trial dates for the coming year.
Those dates shifted for 2010 in some of the organizations, so the work was doubled and the result doubly useful. At least that's what I'm telling myself.
It's a really fun project-- inserting photos on dog's birthdays, special days, and all the blank squares on a calendar. I imagine the delight on everyones' faces as they find their dogs.
I'm also taking the time to reflect on what a great year 2009 was, and looking forward to 2010. I plan to be thinner. I plan to have recovered from plantar fasciitis. I plan to work hard and play harder.