Saturday, January 21, 2012

Snow Buddies

Last night and this morning we had the most significant snowfall since Indy came to live with us.  Like Tess, Indy seems to enjoy the snow.  Jazz, on the other hand, would much rather be warm and snuggly!

Here's a picture of the three Dals out in the back yard this afternoon.  Indy had a great time charging through the snow after his big sisters, but we didn't want him to get chilled, so he didn't get to play very long.  Tomorrow we're expecting temperatures in the 40s, so I don't know how long the snow will stick around.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

When I Grow Up...

When I grow up, I want to be just like Jazz!

Lately, Indy seems to be trying hard to be just like Jazz. Since she was a pup, Jazz has loved to lie on the back of the couch like a cat and nap or watch birds out the window. Well, today I caught Indy trying his best to be like Jazz, but he can't balance himself on the back of the couch yet, so he had to do the next best thing and lay just below her on the arm of the couch! The picture is not the greatest because the sun was shining in, but I had to laugh at Indy trying to imitate Jazz.

Here's Indy lying with Jazz in the big dog bed in my office. It's funny how he's been trying to do everything she does lately. Fortunately, Jazz is quite tolerant of having a little shadow following her and imitating her. Perhaps she's flattered!

Indy turned 18 weeks old today. I still can't believe how great he's doing! He's a very good boy in the house, and his training has been coming along well. He had his first puppy agility class this past Thursday, and our instructor was impressed with how long he worked and stayed focused for his age. He also tried a bunch of new things in that class with little or no hesitation. We're starting to introduce him to the doggie fitness equipment, too, and he's done well with the balance disc and balance pod. Indy seems to love trying new things and learning, and he's a quick study, too! I think this little guy is going to be quite fun to train and compete with. He certainly has a sweet personality and gets along well with the girls, and that was the most important thing for us.

Monday, January 9, 2012

This 'n That

Just a few miscellaneous pictures of the spotted gang:

Here's everyone relaxing on the couch, a typical sight on most days.

Indy thinks Jazz makes a fine pillow...and Jazz is happy to oblige!

This is Indy with Remmy, one of his puppy school buddies, back in December.

This is Indy sleeping upside down in the dog bed in my office while I try to do some work.

We had a very nice time at CPE agility over the New Year's weekend. We stayed in a lovely suite with a fireplace with our friends Mariann and Jim and their Border Collie Sammie, and a good time was had by all. Indy behaved very well, both at the hotel and at the trial. The girls both had great weekends. Tess had another perfect weekend, with a total of 10 qualifying scores, and Jazz had 9 qualifying scores, once again coming so close to that perfect weekend. Jazz is just about finished with Level 4 Standard, which requires 8 qualifying scores, and is mostly in Level 5 (working on her C-ATCH), but she is also in Championship level in two classes now! She is really enjoying agility and has been doing so well. I'll have to get some video uploaded of some of the girls' runs. I'd post some video of Indy, but he's either sleeping or running too fast for me to capture him on tape!!