Friday, September 24, 2010

Where have we been?

Mia loves her doughnut bed!

Not much has been going on in the month of September, and there are several reasons for that. After a truly wonderful summer break, I had to return to work. Mia also came into season and hasn't been able to go to any of her training classes. I also had to take a short break from showing and competing. As much as I love traveling and doing all kinds of neat things with Mia, the costs do begin to add up so it's important to slow things down every now and then, both for Mia and me.

So what is going on? Well...I started beginner agility class without Mia. She will start when she comes out of season. In the meantime, I have been working with some of the other dogs in the class to improve my handling skills. I've also been working Mia at home. I have the home version of jumps and weave poles so we can practice in between classes. Our next conformation show will be the one here in October. I'm not sure yet if any other weims will enter but I'm really looking forward to my family getting to come and watch us. Since we travel for almost all of our shows, they don't usually get to see us so it will be nice to have them there and to see what we do. I am also planning to attend some "Learn to Hunt" days with the Charleston Weimaraner Club and our own Tarheel Weimaraner Club. It's challenging to find qualified people to help you train in the field but I haven't given up on training Mia to hunt. She has the interest and instinct, we just have to teach her what to do with it. I'm also planning to enter her in novice obedience sometime this fall/winter and compete for her CD (companion dog). For right now, we're enjoying the not so hot temperatures (it doesn't quite feel like fall around here yet) and football weekends with the family.
When we went to Atlanta this summer to visit with my grandmother, Mia thoroughly enjoyed trying out all of the comfy places to sleep.
Bed number 1
The couch is nice too!
Bed number 2
Bed number 3
This is from our trip to Debbie's this past summer in the mountains of North Carolina. The girls were exhausted after our hike and enjoyed a peaceful nap on the porch while we ate a nice lunch.
Taken on the way home from out hike. Poor babies! Mia on the left, Sky on the right.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Best of Winners!

August 20, 2010
Winners Bitch and Best of Winners (2 points)
Greensboro, NC