Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Raleigh, NC

We traveled to Raleigh, NC this past weekend to compete in 3 very competetive shows. We didn't win any points but did place 2nd in our class out of 4 Saturday. This placement was a big accomplishment for Mia and me since we were up against some top dogs and handlers. Our next big show is the futurity in April. We are starting a conformation class next week to help us get ready!
Erin and Remi traveled with us and made their Rally debut! They qualified all 3 days and earned their Rally Novice title! Not bad for a new dog handler and 8 month old vizsla!

Debbie and Sky were also there. Sky earned the first 2 legs or her Rally Novice title (and will compete for her last leg at the Nationals in May).

Debbie and Sky also went Best Bitch in Sweepstakes on Saturday! Great job you two!

Mia and me in the ring Sunday

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Mia!

Mia celebrated her 1st birthday today! After our rally class, Mia had a few bites of pumpkin flavored cake with some of her DogTrain friends. She is a wonderful puppy and I am having such a blast training, competing, and just hanging out with her. It's been a great year and I am looking forward to what the next year is going to bring for us.

After the party...

Saturday, March 20, 2010

At the barn

Since our good friend Erin (Remi's owner) teaches horse riding lessons at a nearby barn, we get to go out occassionally and let the girls run free. Mia has been great with the horses - very curious and just a little bit wary (which is good). She and Remi have a blast running in the pastures and playing keep away with the sticks. And of course, they leave exhausted which makes for very happy owners.
"Here I come!"

Checking out the horses
Still checking out the horses

Mia and Cody (Remi's dad)


"Mom, this is so much fun!"

"And off we go again"

Land sharkin'

Back to check out the horses

Whatcha lookin' at, Remi?

"You can't catch me!"



Thursday, March 18, 2010

Chillin' in the new digs

Not much has been going on in the last week - just getting settled in our new house. We did a rally show-n-go last Saturday and did pretty well - we still need to work on distractions before we compete in advanced. I am hoping Mia will be ready in June when we go to Waynesville.

Pretty girl!

"Would you please quit taking pictures and let me out?"

"So tired, mamma....can't keep my eyes open"


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Moving Day!

We moved this weekend to our new house! It will take a while but eventually, we will get settled. So far, Mia is having no problems adjusting.
Late Friday night still packing - poor Mia desperately wanted to go to bed!
Mia and Remi after a long day of moving (followed by a long evening of playing)
Mia has found her spot in the new house. In the afternoon, the sun shines into to the window - the perfect place to take a nap!
We still have a lot to do but we're not worried - it will all get done in time.