Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Sleeping Beastie Baby Blonde Boy

Every time I catch the baby sleeping, this is how he looks.
Cash appears to be very comfortable upside down with his head in the exorcist pose...

Monday, July 28, 2008

Look Ma - No feet!

Well, almost no feet!
Gotta love those big floppy ears on that little head!

The many faces of Cash

This, my friends, is my sweet and happy face...

This is my sad face...

Doesn't it make you want to give me a treat?

Or better yet - how about you give me that flip-flop that I grabbed earlier?

This is my demon face - check out those eyes - YIKES!

What's this?

Cash has discovered the existance of art. He recently found a sculpture of a golden retriever that caught his interest. I'm not sure what he thought of it - but he sure did think it was worth investigating! I loved the light in the picture so I thought I'd post his moment
cultural awakening - he, he, ha, ha!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Sophie figured it out...after 4 years!

Whoever said that Golden Retrievers were naturals in the water didn't know my Sophie. We have been trying for 4 years to overcome a severe case of hydrophobia! Previous journeys near water resulted in screaming fits and racing panic in the dog...but not anymore! Sophie has channeled her inner swimmer and found the courage to take the big plunge! She is now a retrieving fool for the dummy in the water!

An interesting side note on today's adventure...

The flock of geese that has joined our farm was also swimming today. Sophie was so focussed on me and the dummy that she barely noticed the other bathers! She never even thought about leaving our fun to go chase the birdies. This, in itself, is a huge milestone for the Sofa Dog.

And now, the joy of getting out of the water...

She looks a little insane in this picture - but I love it!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

First night of 'Rising Star Puppy' Class

July 14th was our first night of Puppy Class.
Cash was a SUPER STAR!

photos by Rob Logan

Enjoying the view

One of Jesse's favorite things to do is lay in the grass and enjoy the sites...

Yeah for Jump Grids

20" Jumps set at 10' - Sophie bounces this distance with ease...

Look at my EARS!!!

Where's my toy???

Sophie practicing her weaves

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Cash's first time schwimmin'

Here he is in the water for the first time...

and here he is flippin' out after being in the water!


Family Picture Time

Photo by Dana Panacek

Left to Right:

Jesse, Lora, Cash, Sophie

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Sophie's first two agility trials yield Blue Ribbons!

Sophie's very first weekend out in agility yielded a first place and perfect score in her Jumpers Run, June 15, 2008, at the JAG trial in Jamesburg, NJ.
Her second weekend out yielded another first place and perfect score in her Standard Run, June 21, 2008, at the PVGRC trial in Westminster, MD.
Photo by Barry Rosen
Yeah for the Sofa Dog!!!

Cash starts his 'serious' agility training :)

Cash has found his first agility obstacles and thinks VERY highly of them! The tunnel was a breeze and he is already doing 'U' shaped tunnels! The tippy board or baby teeter is another favorite to play with.

Friday, July 4, 2008

This is Jesse. She is one of the sweetest dogs you will ever meet. Her main goal in life is to be petted and loved :)

Cash has arrived!

Pine Run Kiowa I Walk the Line - aka "Cash" - joined the family on June 22nd. He is as cute as can be and full of energy!

Red Dog Runnin

Red Dog Runnin' is a dream turned reality for me. My goal is to provide dog owners with the services and skills needed to make the lives of their canine companions full and complete. From dog walking to private lessons, I will help you to make your canine companion a treasured family member!
- Lora Durr