About Zephyr, dogs and dogsports! Most often in images...not words!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Energizer Disc Trial


Yesterday my Mom and I went to compete in a CDDA disc trial. What a great day! All the way there my Mom was admiring the turning leaves, and geese flying in formation, saying what a beautiful fall day it was. Well since I'm not a bird dog, and I don't see the colours like she does, I will move on to the important stuff...Disc Dog!!

There were 2 trails held in one day, so lots of classes. In trial 1 we did Novice Single Disc and 2 games. In our single disc we had a poor first round, but a great second round giving us only 34 points but still a 4th out of 15 dogs. We got a second in one of the 2 games with some great prizes.

In trial 2 we again did Novice Single Disc and ended up 1st!! We had 2 great rounds and 53 points! Mom was so happy with me. I was just happy she threw the disc better this time!! Also we did an attempt at freestyle!! We have only tried it once before back in July, and have not practiced since but we entered anyway! Well Mom was glad we did, 2nd place and a Qualifying score!!! Her belly is getting big now that she is 6 1/2 months pregnant so it was a fairly low key routine!! And again we won some great prizes. Liam the toddler was happy with the big stuffed Energizer bunny, and daddy was happy with the golf balls and golf umbrella. I also won my Mom a new doggie tea cup and lots of doggie treats for myself, Chase and Kirya. Of course there were plaques and ribbons too.

All in all it was a fun day. I hung out with my niece Tink and grand niece Kessie in their canopy. Thanks so much to Shona for all the amazing photos, and to Amanda and Natasha who filmed all my runs. My Mom is having problems getting the video loaded, but she will add them if she can.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Hiking Trails


Today we went to our usual hiking spot (just 1 minute from our house) but today Mom brought the camera. Today she brought just Chase and myself (Kirya was home playing with my Grandma's dog). She thought she'd have a picture of us in need of deburring as usual but we stayed out of them!! She says the burrs (and the odd ignorant dog owner) are the only part of hiking that she doesn't like. This is such a nice time of year! Enjoy the photos!



Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Usual stuff

So I just realized it has been awhile since my last post. We have just been up to the usual stuff around here:hiking at the trails down the road, trips to the park and walks, agility and disc training in the yard as well as going to the training hall with Mom to teach. Of course I have also been doing my usual games with Liam the toddler out in the yard!
Also my Mom has been harvesting so much of the vegetable garden and of course we get our share! The carrots are Chase's favorite, but I like everything! Mom has been trying to keep Kirya from eating all the fallen apples and pears from the trees!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Fun Match

Yesterday Chase and I went to an agility fun match. Luckily it was indoors because it rained all morning! We haven't been to a fun match since I was young. My Mom hasn't signed me up for any more trials this year because she is getting bigger by the week and therefore running slower so she says it's not worth it. However she said a fun match was fine, costs less and she could choose her own course for us. She was so happy with both of us. She said I ran so well even though I was very high and fast. Chase ran well too for an older, retired dog. Fun stuff on a wet rainy day!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Goodbye-Sad News

It is with a heavy heart that I must say Goodbye to my dog mother Q. I just found out that she passed away a few days ago. She was 13 years old. Here is the link to see what her Mom had to say about her. http://www.hiqborders.com/2q.cfm
Goodbye Mom I will miss you.

More Swimming!

We have just been enjoying the last bit of summer!

Me and the gang!
Chase wants the duckie!
Poolside
Chase

Me(Smile for the camera!!)