Monday, August 31, 2009

If Dogs Could Talk.....

Tonight I gave each of the dogs a frozen raw soup bone......I got the idea from Amanda & thought I'd give it a go. I received two totally different reactions from the boys.......if dogs could talk, this is what I envisioned each of them saying....., excuse me mom, what exactly is this? and what should I do with it? oh dear, what is that I smell??, ewwwww, is that, oh dear, is that, BLOOD?????, ewwww, oh, well, ok, I'll give it a try, here let me lick it a bit...well, that wasn't too bad....ok, maybe just a bit more.....maybe if I chew on it a little bit it will get better (insert vision of Tate chewing with his front teeth like a beaver).....ok, that is not bad at all....but you know, maybe I will just wait patiently over here & watch Kort......oh dear, mom, is this cartilage on my chest???? oh dear me......
Kort......what is that you have??? is that a, dare I hope?, a bone???, a real bone!!!! Gimmee, Gimmee, Gimmee!!!! Got it, oh gosh, finally, a bone, a real bone...I'm in heaven, I'm in heaven!!!.....what should I do first, run away as fast as I can before mom changes her mind & realizes her error.....a real bone...gosh darn golly gee, a real bone!!!!!!
In the end Kort chewed all the "meat" from the bones & Tate got to lick and gnaw on the "clean" remains! so, both boys were happy!
The End!......

Sunday, August 30, 2009


These are pictures that Amanda took last night while I was visting.....
Tate, handsome as ever!......My baby boy is growing up!......Kort is a little sleepy!!......What a great friend, reading & drinking while I'm supposed to be visiting!, but Amanda's dog Wicca still made herself comfortable!......

Saturday, August 29, 2009

24 Weave Pole Challenge

Kim put this together of the weave pole challenge, Tate didn't win but he sure had fun!

Agility Demo

Go Dog Go! was asked to put on an agility demo today in conjunction with the Lethbridge Humane Society's dog walk.
It was super fun & Tate had a blast. Here are a few pictures from today. Thanks to Amanda & Sarah's mom for the pictures!
Tate competing in the relay, the green team rules!!!!......
Weaving Begins!......
Still Weaving!......Tate couldn't believe there was 24 weave poles!......

Friday, August 28, 2009


While I was away last weekend in Sherwood Park, Amanda looked after Kort so he got to come to daycare everyday. Amanda just sent me this picture of him with one of his friends, Lindsay the Basset Hound, looks like they were both trying to get out of the dog door at the same time!, I love it!!......

Thursday, August 27, 2009

And The Winner Is.....

Tate by a shoulder!!!!
I let the boys run together this am. I usually will run them separate as Kort likes to body slam Tate, & that is how Tate got hurt last time, but I know that they do like to run together so today I gave it a try. I am amazed that Tate can still out run Kort, there is a 6 yr. age difference between them but Tate still rules! However, Kort rules in the listening department hands down! When they run too far from me I'll call them back, it is Kort that turns everytime to return , not Tate. Tate gets his "I can't heeeaaarrr yooouuuu" look!
I also have to say that watching the two of them running in the sunshine this morning, with their coats flowing & glistening in the sun, made my heart happy!
Gosh I love these dogs!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Just By Chance

I received an e-mail the other day from a lady who was surfing collie blogs with her daughter & came upon mine. Turns out she owns Tate's littersister! who I have never seen, how cool is that!!!??
Here is a picture that she sent me, a girl version of Tate, isn't she gorgeous!......

Home Sweet Home!

Tate & I are home from our trip to Sherwood Park, it was too short , but we got alot accomplished in the short time frame. There is so much to do when you buy a new house, like hang up blinds & curtains! Kort stayed with Amanda & must of had a blast, I picked him up at 6 last night & I have barely seen him!! He has been sleeping!
Here is a picture that Amanda took of him while I was gone, I'd say he looks pretty happy!......

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Weekend Getaway

Tomorrow morning Tate & I will be leaving for Sherwood Park to visit my sister Debra. She has just bought a new house & I'm going to go see it. Kort will be staying home with Amanda & her crew pictured below last Dec. with Kort.....have fun news is good news, right! .....
Kort, Wicca, Boone, Vito & Pixel......with Coulee & Lacey in the background!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Ta Da !!!

Both the boys have had their baths......I think they look wonderful!! It is really neat to see the changes in Kort, he's growing up & I love his coat.....he just needs more of it! It is also cool that although he is at least an inch shorter then Tate at the shoulder, he towers over him in these pictures as he has such a long neck!......

Saturday, August 15, 2009

What Boys Do Best!

Just walked by our bedroom to find this!.....every male in the house, human & canine, fast asleep! Too funny!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Perkins is Coming, Perkins is Coming!!

For the weekend!!...........

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Who's Dumb Idea Was This Anyway?

That was the question we kept asking ourselves today....turns out it was Amanda's!!!
I was still in bed this morning when the phone rang, it was Amanda saying that she & Wendy were heading out to Writing On Stone for the day, & would I like to join them?, after I hesitated a little, I had just gotten up, I agreed to go. I had been there with Wendy in Nov. & it was magical. I had never seen the hoodoos before & I was in awe. Today, not so much! was wicked hot as we started out at the hottest time of the day 2 pm. I asked the question, "will the dogs get heat exhaustion?" which Amanda replies "they'll be fine!! She quickly ate her words after about half an hr. We found a game trail to the river & let all the dogs jump in to cool off. We carried on for a bit but then decided we should head back before we died! , seriously! I'm not sure what we were thinking, we brought water, but we gave it all to the dogs, except for a quick sip for us! We got back, alive!, & found a picnic table in the shade, & had a delicious lunch. Amanda made me a yummy sandwich & Wendy brought juices, then she bought us ice cream!! yum yum! It really was a fun day, all kidding aside, however it did take me over an hour to brush all the little green burrs out of my dogs coats!!!!! Ugh!, I need a smooth!
Here is Kort on one of our rest breaks, he all of a sudden scaled up the side of the rocks, just like a billy goat! Then he stood there posing for his picture..he was quite high up, above my head, Amanda took this pic for me...thanks!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Saturday In The Park

Thank goodness for Amanda.....she is able to rally us all together to do training. Today a bunch of us went to Henderson Lake to do some casual obedience work. The afternoon was perfect, the temperature was just right, & we had a super spot on the lawn away from most of the crowds, in the shade of some big trees!
I wasn't able to do much in the way of obedience however, it became very apparent that Kort needs alot more work in the focus department! Even Amanda & Kim gave it a try, not so easy huh guys! At least I know that I have to go out & do this more often in order to get Kort's focus back on me, instead of everything around him.
Wendy came out just to take pictures! We are so lucky to have her!
Even if he doesn't have focus, he's still my handsome baby boy! & I love him!......Here I am pleading my case with Kort..."if you just look at mommy, there will be a big reward!"These 3 pictures show how well I convinced Kort to focus on me!.....I had Perkins overnight so he came too, just to hang & visit!......This is Esmae, a young Aussie trying her best to distract Kort !......

Dogs are the best, aren't they!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Blog Book

I have just finished putting the year 2008 of my blog into book looks fantastic! I couldn't get a picture of it for here but if you want to view the first 15 pages you can go to
Just click on the cover of the book, then "preview book", & you can see for yourself!! I can hardly wait to get it!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Perkins Shines !

Wendy also got a bunch of pictures of Perkins enjoying his walk in the park......

Monday, August 3, 2009

More Popson Park

Here are more pictures from Popson Wendy calls it..P.S. or " Pre Snake" !!......


When I first moved here 2 years ago I took this picture at the entrance to one of the off leash dog parks here in Lethbridge. I have gone back to the park many times since then, & have never encountered a snake........that is until last night.
Wendy, Sandy & I took the dogs out walking & we were on our way back when Sadie, Sandy's fox terrier, jumped off the path into the tall grass. She was followed by Kort, Lacey & then Pixel who Wendy is doggy sitting. The next thing I remember is Sandy screaming for Sadie to come...thinking she had encountered a skunk, I started to call Kort. Then, I heard the rattling! It was like nothing I have ever heard before, it was very loud & very scary. You should have heard the yelling coming from the 3 of us...instant panic, I won't lie! Pixel came back right away, Kort kept looking back & forth from me to the snake, he looked worried but didn't move, finally after what seemed like forever of my high pitched frantic yelling, he came up toward me where I snatched his collar & pulled him out of the grass.....Sandy had to go down further to get Sadie, as you know terriers, they don't give up so easily!..after we had all the dogs safe Wendy says, "let's get out of here! " We all agreed! We could still hear that snake rattling away for quite awhile as we left......way to close for me, I don't think I'll go back! Never a dull moment on our walks!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009


Picasa has some new fun things to play around with......I made another collage!
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