Monday, February 22, 2010

More training

Yesterday the girls and I went to splash and dash agility to work with Donna. Everyone had so much fun, and did pretty well, other than the usual issues...Kittie dropping bars and Abby's inability to complete a set of weave poles (unless I'm behind her).

Indy's really getting into the game lately. Poor girl could barely stay on her feet on the slick floor, but stayed in the weave poles, good job Indy!! She also did her first full height A frames.

I'm having trouble imbedding the video in this post, but here's a link.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Snow day

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This may be just a little too much snow!! Tried taking the dogs to Boyce park, only to find snow almost waist deep, with no tracks of any kind. Frick park did have a small path packed down from previous crazy people trying to hike in the snow.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I love my car

I don't want to sound like some cheesy commercial, but I really, really love my car.

I have two Subaru Foresters, one has seen better days. It's been my dog-mobile for work ever since I bought it several years back. It's now 12 yrs old, with around 160, 000 miles on it. It's beat up and pretty stinky from hauling dogs all over town, but it keeps going. I have a newer one, that looks better and smells a whole lot better.

We're still dealing with the snow from last weekend (officially 21") and it's coming down again. Pittsburgh public works has been particularly terrible dealing with this storm. Our streets (just outside of the official city limits) are cleared & salted, really better than I would expect them to be, you drive into the city and it's like a bizarre end of the world movie, the national guard is driving around, the majority of streets haven't been touched, streets are blocked by abandoned vehicles, every corner you turn, someone's car is stuck. People are commuting by cross country skis!

Luckily, I've had a fairly light work week. Anyone with sense has cancelled, but there's always a few who still have to work, and just can't bear their dogs being alone even one day, so out I go (I don't have much sense). It takes forever to get anywhere, you have to drive blocks in the wrong direction sometimes just to get around all the cars stuck in the snow, but I'm getting there!! My car is just amazing, it's like having my own personal snow cat!

Was planning to get a newer car soon and was thinking of a Honda Odyssey this time, but I'm not so sure if this is what our winters may be like.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Do we really need this much snow?

It started snowing Friday afternoon, but wasn't really even covering the ground until the evening. We woke up to about 17" inches! I don't know where all of it is going to go, the city is still a complete mess. All we did yesterday was dig out the driveway and the cars, and run around the yard making little paths for the dogs.
Throw the snowball!!

The pugs are not impressed, they're fine with small amounts of snow, but this is just crazy. Indy on the other hand loves it. As soon as she dries off, she wants to go right back outside. She's become a tad o.c.d. about throwing snowballs.

It's going to be a very muddy spring........

Monday, February 1, 2010


Here's a quick video of Indy this past Saturday. Overall she's looking pretty good, but she seems to be going through a bit of timid stage. Some dogs were barking at her every time she went over the A frame a few weeks ago, and she's lost some spunk ever since. Not too worried though, they all go through various phases. She's a lot of fun and really coming together nicely.