The Countdown Continues!

Guess what?? ONLY 10 more sleeps until the hubby & I and the furry gang pile into the Airstream and hit the road for the U.S. Open in Fletcher, North Carolina!! I am really looking forward to competing with both of my dogs in such a big setting, and spending some quality time with my husband.  We are taking a week or so of vacation after the trial, and doing a bit of a road trip through the Great Smokey Mountains.

This weekend has been an awesome time at home – albeit a bit snowy (Oh, Canada!). So nice to spend sometime at home, getting things accomplished and of course working the dogs! Today it warmed up enough that I was able to run barefoot outdoors with Cash…probably the last time for that this year!  We worked on short jumping sequences with extension, as well as collection – he is doing so well.

One of my goals for this fall/winter is to focus on trick training with all of the dogs as well – it is so important to keep them mentally stimulated, especially if they can’t get outside quite as much because of the weather! I will try and remember to take some video of us working on our tricks one of these days and post it.  It always amazes me how quickly they learn!

Alright! I’m going to put down the laptop & curl up with the dogs – thanks for stopping by! Until next time!

– Karen, Maya, Cash & Keys

Winter Wonderland

Today I am off from work, and so have spent my day chilling out with my two border collies Maya & Cash. Well chilling out border collie style… You see, it’s SNOWING at my house. I live in a part of Ontario that really doesn’t get a whole lot of snow, and when we do it prefers to melt almost immediately and become mud. Not only is it actively snowing outside, but there is accumulation occurring from the bast few days. It’s truly magical out there!

My BCs – Maya especially LOVE romping in the snow – so we set out in the field behind our house to do just that. I video taped them playing and made this little video of it:

My dogs bring me so much joy, and I today is a totally perfect kind of day. One day I hope that my life can just be this all the time – perfect doggie happiness. I learn so much from these two – they are always in the moment, love with every fibre of their being, and are joy incarnate.

By the way – 4km in shin deep snow is FAR harder on the human body than the canine! Enjoy your Wednesday 🙂

– Karen