Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter 2013

 Happy Easter!  Here's a picture of Indy, Jazz, and Tess with their Easter basket. Unfortunately, no pretty outside pictures this year!  I should have taken a picture outside yesterday when it was nice, but I was too busy taking advantage of the good weather and riding Rocky!!

As you can see by the two pictures below, it's tough being a bunny in a house full of Dalmatians!

We're heading off to our Easter visits, first to Jim's family and then to my sister's, where the Dals will have some Easter fun with Dancer, the Golden Retriever.

Wishing you all an Easter filled with your favorite treats!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Indy Nationally Ranked

I was both surprised and thrilled when I received this certificate in the mail today indicating that Indy was the #8 puppy in the country in APDT Rally for 2012! Not bad for a little guy who only showed four times in the Puppy Level!

Indy had also been invited to the AKC Rally Nationals, but the event was held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the travel was a bit too much for us to undertake at this time of year.

Needless to say, we're very proud of Indy and all he has accomplished in his first 18 months!  He's a joy to train and equally as pleasant to live with.  The girls think he's the best toy we ever bought them!  Indy has also begun his pet therapy career, and he's made a good impression on those he met at UPMC Passavant, including at their Cancer Center.

We're looking forward to continuing Indy's training in agility, obedience, and rally and spending time with this sweet, sweet boy.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Lazy Day

Today is another in a string of cold, gray, ugly days we've had lately, and the dogs aren't mustering much enthusiasm!  We're all not-so-patiently waiting for spring and the arrival of some better weather.

Indy snoozing on the couch pillow.

Tess and Indy snuggled under their blankets.

Where's Waldo?...I mean Jazz!  She's so tucked into her blanket that she's almost camouflaged! 

When is it going to be spring so we can get out from under these blankets and go have some FUN??!!

Aside from the lazy day we're having today, the Dals have been keeping pretty busy, despite the weather.  We are attending our classes, both obedience and agility, and Indy was in his first two agility trials!  He did great and has earned his CPE Level 1 Standard and Level 1 Handler Games titles!  He's also qualified in a couple of Level 2 classes, so he's coming along nicely.  

We're looking forward to spring's arrival next week and are counting down the days to our Outer Banks beach vacation in early May!