Sunday, July 31, 2011

Kid Rock / Sheryl Crow concert

July 12, 2011.  Well this is out of order because I forgot I had these pictures on my smaller camera.  It was a very hot night in July and I did consider not going to the concert because of the heat.  I was glad I went.  It was a lot of fun with good friends. 

Sheryl Crow opened the show. 

Next up, Kid Rock! 

Must be nice and convenient to have a bar on the stage.

Hello New Jersey! 

The not so innocent look, 

What's a rock show without flames?

Time for a whisky break. 

Guitar time.

Sheryl came back to join Kid Rock for a few numbers. 


Drum time. 

Nice microphone. 

He did play the piano too, before standing on it. 

The sound didn't come out that great but 'Bawitdaba'.

Thank you and good night! 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Nosework Class

Earlier this year Sawyer started in a new sport called Nosework.  This sport borrows elements form the activities of detection canines and puts them in a recreational setting.  Elements of competition include box drills (container search), interior building search, exterior area search and vehicle searches.  The targets are the odors of Birch, Anise and Clove.  Sawyer seems to really be enjoying this sport.  He is currently on the first scent of Birch.

This video shows Sawyer finding a small Q-tip with the Birch scent which is hidden in a field.

Next up is a container search, which is this case is small plastic eggs.  One has the Birch scent in it and as you can see Sawyer finds it pretty quickly.

Hot July Days

It's been a HOT July.
Poor Tiki, too hot to even enjoy his toys.

Perhaps it's cooler upside down.

Xena spends her summer days at the dog park 

Brie shows Xena how to use the agility equipment.

I think Brie is wearing her out.

Time out for a drink.

Xena, Beach Party babe!

Molly was very excited to hear we'd be at a show near her home.

Molly had a great time seeing her family at the show.  She had to stick out her tongue in honor of the Dude kids.

Coco enjoys a dip in the pool.

Ruby likes to sunbathe like her Aunt Brooke.

And Daisy just makes up her own indoor games...bad Daisy.

Twin Brooks Weekend

July 17, 2011. This would be another busy weekend. As a club member there’s lots to do to help out with the show, plus on Saturday I’d be showing 3 breeds.

Up first was Vizslas. I helped out my friend Sarah and showed her bitch Rayne in the classes. We came in second but I think Rayne showed well. Sarah got to watch and take photos.

Next up were Tibbies. Pat and Kevin took the lead this time and I would take over for the group. My photographer Scott arrived in time to take photos so Nadine and I got to watch Tibbies.

Pat showed Halle in the classes. Then Kevin took over for Best of Winners while Pat took in John Henry for Best of Breed.

Molly, from our second litter, lives close by so came by to visit with owner, Justin.

Next up Weim judging. Today Sawyer was Best in Breed and Prada was Best of Opposite Sex.

Sharon also got in the ring today as this show offered a Veteran class.

Sawyer showed nicely in the Sporting Group but did not get a placement.

I still need to get his head up more.

I did better in the Non-Sporting Group with John Henry and got a Group 3 placement!

It was a great ending to a good day!

July 18, 2011

Another early start to another long day. Here’s my man sleeping while standing up, which is not uncommon as the people in my obedience class well know.

But look how handsome when he’s awake.

Sarah arrived at the show early to help hold my dogs since the only two Weim entries were mine. So Sawyer was Best of Breed and Sharon was Best Veteran.

Sarah braved the ring today and showed Rayne herself.

In the afternoon I made my second appearance in the Non-Sporting Group with John Henry.
We were thrilled to get another group placement...4th this time!

I had to have Sawyer waiting in the wings because the Sporting Group was up next. He was quite excited to see me.

He looked good again but no placements today.

I still love my mamma’s boy!

Next up was the Veteran Group and Sharon. There are no placements given in the Veteran Group, just Best Veteran.

She still flies around the ring and it’s hard to keep up with her.

Hopefully Sharon enjoyed herself and since there was food involved, I’m guessing she did.  Way to go Mamma!