Wow, no updates in over a week!
Nothing exciting going on here. Just work, work and more work.
Cisco has decided since we've gotten back from Maine, he doesn't like to be left more than once a day. He's great when we go to work. If we leave him in the evening, he finds something to tear up. It's not like he goes crazy, but just has to do something to let you know he's not happy. This has been every time we've gone out in the evening since we got back from Maine. I'm not even sure what to do about it.
Off to work...
Oh the pictures you're seeing the the Flickr stream are from our cruise last December. I finally put them up. They still need captions, titles, and I think Flickr even mixed pictures from different days when uploading. Next time I'll upload each day individually.
Cisco had a busy weekend. He ran 8 agility courses and received 6 ribbons. He could have had one more, but he was too slow. A couple of times he placed but did qualify, it was again because he was too slow, or he ran around like a wild man and wasted too much time. The good news is every time he went wild, he did come back to me when called eventually and much quicker than he used to. He's getting better. Now we just need to speed up the weave poles, and sometimes the dog walk. We may get out of Starters yet.
And hopefully fewer today.Yesterday was the longest time we've ever been at an agility trial. We probably have been away from home for 13 or more hours, but being at the actual trial this is a first. It was a LONG day. Good thing the trial site is 15-20 minutes away.
So I'm sitting here watching the news thinking I have plenty of time before I need to be there (actually I'm planning on leaving at 6:30 and I still need to pack (hopefully I'll forget less than I did yesterday), have breakfast, and take the dogs out).
Cisco did okay yesterday. He missed getting Qs in a couple of runs because he was slow. I think we had the world's slowest dog walk in an otherwise great run. And the rest of the day, we were practicing the worlds slowest weave with a stop half way through the weaves to stop and visit a worker.
In our Gambler's run I had to the most control of him I've had in that class and accumulated enough points to qualify (first time that's happened, but we missed the closing sequence). It's my fault I told him tunnel and that's what he did, I just didn't specify or support which end of the tunnel he was supposed to take.
Gotta run! Hopefully today will be shorter!
The rest of the days pretty much went like this. Wake up. Feed the dogs. Have an hour before the pestering begins. Usually put up with the pesterig until lunch. Take Cisco swimming after lunch. Go swimming with Cisco. Yell at Berkley to stop eating Maine. Bring soggy doggy up from the lake. Spend evening relaxing either reading or playing computer games.
The exception to the above was on Wednesday when we took a duck tour around portland. It was in one of those funky vehicles that works on both land and in the water. That was pretty cool.
Here are a few pics from the remainder of the trip. The last night we were in Maine the guy next door set off some fireworks. They were pretty impressive.
More of the pictures we took can be found here.
I think we might have done the same thing yesterday. Cisco begs to go swimming. We spend an hour throwing the flying squirrel. We come back. Cisco dries off. Cisco begs to go swimming. We spend an hour throwing a flying squirrel.
Only differece, we went swimming today too.
The sun came out and Cisco got to go swimming. Berkley gets very close to the end of the dock. One of these days he may end up going in. It would be so nice if he would figure out swimming isn't all that bad. Until then, one goes in and one wait on the dock for the other to bring it back.
When we arrived on Wednesday it was HOT. It was in the 90s and the no AC had us spending a lot of time in the water. Yesterday it was considerably cooler (we're talking 70) and Cisco was the only one to go swimming. Today, it's raining and Cisco is the one complaining the loudest about getting wet. Oh the irony. We may go somewhere today, maybe up to Auburn and to Freeport. We'll see when Chris gets up. It's supposed to rain all day. Hopefully this will be the last rainy day.
I posted just a few photos to flickr yesterday (they can be seen in the thumbnails to the right). And here's some video from yesterday. (At least I'm gonna try and post it.) Cisco is going, going, gone:
Oh, the video was taken with my new camera. A couple of people have asked me about it. It's the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T30. It's the first non-Canon I've had since the Apple Quicktake 150 and I'm totally loving the size. I haven't taken all that many pictures with it yet, so the verdict is still out, but so far, so good.
We arrived in Maine after two days of driving. Just under 6 hours Tuesday night after work and about 5 on Wednesday. We arrived shortly after 1 and Cisco was in the lake before the car was unpacked.
The trip wasn't that bad. I did all of the driving on Tuesday and Chris drove the last 100 miles on Wednesday. We didn't really hit much traffic. And the dogs seemed to survive the trip just fine. A little less time in the car would have been fine with them.
Yesterday was fairly warm, so we all spent the afternoon in the lake. Berkley would wade in but won't swim. Cisco, you can't keep him out of the water.
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