Thursday, May 31, 2012

Agility Class

Last night was our last Agility class for this session so Amanda brought her camera along & snapped some pictures of Kort going through his paces, thanks Amanda!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

AAC Regionals

I am soooo excited for this weekend! Medicine Hat is hosting Alberta's AAC Agility Regionals & I'm volunteering both days . I get to be in the Jumpers ring & see all the action close up. I love volunteering, I get to watch & learn from all the amazing handlers.  It will be so awesome, a whole weekend of Agility but without the pressure , perfect!

I'm going to bring the boys & set up my tent for them , I will have lots of breaks to walk them & hang out with them, it will be just like a trial but they won't be competing:)

There will be all kinds of cool booths to shop in, as well as a couple of doggie chiropractors that I might take advantage of while I have the boys there.
Hopefully the rain will stay away but if it doesn't I have my rain suit all ready.

 Wendy  and Andy Hurly are the photographers for the event , I will be sharing a room with Wendy & will get to have sneak previews of all the cool pictures LOL!

Can't wait to cheer on my Agility group Go!Dog!Go!!!!!

Sunday, May 27, 2012


Life With My Dogs is having a competion to celebrate Dusty's 1st Birthday, I thought it would be fun to enter Kort & Tate in the competition :)
It is a fun blog to read & I enjoy visiting it :)
Here is my picture, Happy 1st Birthday Dusty!

Not Myself Lately

Diverticulitis is small, bulging sacs or pouches of the inner lining of the intestine (diverticulosis) that become inflamed or infected. Most often, these pouches are in the large intestine .
Sounds fun huh?........ya, not so much :(

I have this...again.....last time was in December.This time it came on so suddenly I was shocked.  I was working last Tues, I didn't feel so great, kinda had a stomach ache, but then suddenly about 3 in the afternoon I was doubled over in pain, Wendy had to call Amanda back to work so I could go to emergency.  I almost leaped across the counter when the nurse asked me to jump up & down & tell her how much it hurt, seriously, it is called the "pot hole" test.  I told her I couldn't even stand up straight so there was no way I was going to jump up & down :) 
After a 2 hr wait I was finally in a room where the nice nurse gave me a warm blanket, hooked me up to the intravenous machine, & gave me a nice shot of narcotic pain reliever, at that point I loved the nice nurse :) 
After the usual tests, blood, urine, then the nice nurse came back to tell me I had a bladder infection, who knew, not me!
My euphoric feelings disappeared when the jerk Dr. came in & pushed on my stomach, announcing that he felt it was diverticulitis, wrote up a script & told me I could go, seriously? I was actually hoping for at least an ultra sound to make sure it was diverticulitis, what if it is actually my gall bladder?  So I have a bladder infection as well as diverticulitis, so awesome.
Anyway, I was supposed to go home & be on bed rest, ya right, not going to happen. So I have been very sore, very sick, the pills are absolutely horrible, they taste so bad!!!!  I have been very whiny but I can't help it, I don't like not being 100% , I'm going to call my own Dr. tomorrow & have a chat with him, I do not want this ever again!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

2X4 Videos....Again!

Ok, so here are the videos of our runs, with no music, stupid You Tube kept banning the music

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Excited !

Tomorrow Kort , Tate & I are off to compete in an Agility trial in Balzac AB. Tate is not competing but is coming along for the ride.
This is the first time I have entered Kort in a whole trial!  I am excited, he had a great practice last night & I am feeling pretty good about our communication & uderstanding of each other.  It is not perfect but we are becoming more & more of a team.
He needs 1 Q in each Standard, Gamblers, & Jumpers to move into Advanced, & get his Agility Dog of Canada, & Starters Games Dog of Canada titles.

I have been much more careful warming Kort up & cooling him down after competing then I was before.  Kort had that weird pain last year, we think in his neck, that had him screaming!
One thing that I have done is to buy him a Back On Track jacket.  Most of our agility group has one for their dogs & they are awesome. Check out the link to read more.  The jacket basically helps to provide more circulation to inflammed areas as well as keeping the muscles warm before & after competeing, which helps prevent & heal injuries.
Kort fell asleep with a smile on his face last night shortly after I put it on him :)
Heres the picture to prove it!......

Sunday, May 13, 2012

So Sad

Poor Shane, he is missing me, Tate & Kort. This is him on the bed that Debra brought up for my boys to use when I was there last week.  Everytime she looks he is laying on the bed that he never used before. This is him on the bed, Debra had taken it downstairs to put away & when she turned around he was on it again :)
We miss you too Shane ♥

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Another Video if You Can Stand To Watch It :)

I love my video camera, can you tell ? LOL!!

Friday, May 11, 2012


Bet you thought I didn't bring my camcorder to Sherwood Park right?
Well I did, just so I could show you all another famous Jolene video :)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Lazy Days :)

Theres a whole lot of this going on around here & it feels great !! :)

Shane & Tate

Kort ( in the cat bed again ), Shane & Tate, Sawyer is out of the shot unfortunately.

It is so wonderful to be here with my sister ♥

Friday, May 4, 2012

4 years !

Today my little peanut turns 4 !!!!
Happy Birthday Kort ♥

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Not A Moment Too Soon

Tomorrow morning Tate, Kort & I are leaving for Sherwood Park to visit with my younger sister Debra.  I prefer not to go into details but this trip is coming at a perfect time. I can't wait to get away for a few days & have some much need sister time ♥

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Hi Diana!! my mom said you wanted to see me :)  Here I am , you like?