Saturday, October 24, 2009

Halloween Party Photos

Here are some pics from last evening's Halloween party at Splash 'n Dash K9 Sports:
Tess and Jazz in the witch's lair

Tess and Jazz in their Halloween costumes

Me, Tess the spider queen, and my little pumpkin Jazz

Sammie, Tess and Jazz

Sammie's big brother Rocky, aka John Wayne

Sunday, October 18, 2009

WCOTC Doggy Fun Day

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, the folks at Westmoreland County Obedience Training Club invited "Spot a Cure" to participate in their Doggy Fun Day today. Here's Jazz and Tess in front of our table, where we sold t-shirts to benefit breast cancer research and awareness.

It was a very chilly day, even for early fall here in PA. Tess and Jazz were sporting their new purple sweatshirts, along with their pink ribbon bandanas and pink pigtails!

Part of the Fun Day included a costume contest. Since Jim was too embarassed to be seen with either Tess or Jazz in costume, Jazz got to participate with her Grammy King and won second place in the "Cutest" category. Gotta love my little pumpkin!!

Tess donned her Elvis costume and took first place in the "Creative" category, as well as best costume overall. Thank you...thank you very much! Elvis Lives!!

The Westmoreland Club put on a nice event, and we're grateful to them for allowing us to attend and raise funds through "Spot a Cure." We'd also like to thank our blog friend Kim from Florida for holding a contest on her Facebook page and making a generous donation to "Spot a Cure." Lastly, just a reminder that we do still have t-shirts available. Hop on over to and check them out. We're also hoping to have sweatshirts available soon. Support this great cause and help us Spot a Cure for breast cancer!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Jazz - RA and Tess - PDII

It was quite a weekend for Tess and Jazz, even though it was a rare instance where we divided the troops and went in two different directions!

Jazz and I went to Rally, with a third place qualifying score yesterday and another qualifying score today to earn her Rally Advanced title in three successive times in the ring. I was very proud of my little brown girl, who seems to really enjoy Rally. We've got a bit of work to do before stepping into Rally Excellent, but in the meantime, I'm going to work with Jazz and Tess together with an eye towards Rally Pairs, where I'd run both girls together on the Rally course! Talk about seeing spots!!

In the meantime, Tess and Jim went off to USDAA Agility, where Tess earned her Performance II Standard and Performance II Pairs titles with two first place qualifying runs and thus completed her Performance Dog II title. Tess also qualified with second place in Performance III Snooker and took a first and fourth placement.

Here's Tess with her whopping Performance Dog II title ribbon. There's a lot of polyester in the Bauer household this weekend!! We are very blessed to have two girls who work so well for us and have opened up new adventures and friendships through Agility and Rally.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fall Fun

A few pictures from the Oglebay Fall Festival

Tess and Jazz at two of Oglebay's fountains

Look, Ma...a horsey!

My pumpkins in the pumpkin patch