Tunnelers Makes It All Better

My usual levelheadedness failed me and I was feeling frustrated yesterday at an agility trial. Until tunnelers that is. Camm and Youke want to know when they can get out and play. Tunnelers is a fun and fast… Read More

Why Border Collies Are Easy

Jasmine is not normal. When me and my ex-husband adopted Jasmine from the shelter in September, 2004, I thought she seemed like a sweet, very needy, but kinda dumb young dog. I also thought she was a really… Read More

Words to Live By

According to family lore, my first three words in life were: “dog,” “shit” and “pretty.” I have always found this astounding. First, that I so smartly whipped out three words that could be used in a sentence. And… Read More

Back on Track

Ah, my Red Dog and I are back! * Two gloriously smooth and quiet runs Friday afternoon with Brady at this weekend’s CPE trial. Not a single argument about anything, not even the table. Simply perfect. Brady dislikes… Read More

Budding Agility Diva

I adore watching junior handlers at agility trials. I love seeing the nervousness and the bravery on their faces, the sudden surge of confidence when it all goes well. And sometimes my heart breaks a little for them… Read More

Tropical Beach Vacation

“Thanks mom for taking us on a tropical beach vacation!” Actually, I took JaYoBaCa with me on vacation to the Central Oregon Coast. And while some of you may question why I would need a vacation from my… Read More

Feeling Fine

As if the past 60 days haven’t been chill enough, thanks to my forced summer vacation, also known as “thanks for the past 26 years, but we no longer need your services and feel you do not fit… Read More

Following the Signs

Took Brady for some one-on-one time with me today and decided to explore the trail I meant to explore last week when I took the A+ team – Jasmine and Youke. This time I did it right. I… Read More

Tribe

JaYoBaCa gathered around the campfire. A friend of mine recently asked how my tribe was. It was a phone conversation, so he couldn’t see me do a double-take. It was the first time anyone has ever addressed JaYoBaCa… Read More

Exploring in All the Wrong Ways

Took my “A” team today to explore a new hiking trail. New to us that is. My A+ hiking team consists of Jasmine and Youke. They can usually be relied upon not to cause trouble and not to… Read More