Friday, February 24, 2006

My Favorite Saying Put In Print

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Model Dog

Here Barkley is sporting an orange harness for his Search and Rescue training. Isn't he adorable. I just love the one of him on the rock with Justin. We were hiking at Upper Bidwell Park that day. It was a little cool and still muddy, but a few days later it was nice and warm and sunny.

Job Hunting

While I'm waiting for that perfect job opportunity to approach me (just kidding) I am working weekends at a training center for horses. It's great to be back out with the horses and boy do they have personality. One thinks she's a big puppy dog and practically stands on top of me when I'm cleaning. The picture of me is in the hay barn just getting off of work. Boy it's nice finishing work at 9:30 in the morning. Of course, I have to go back in 5 hours to do it all again.

Barkley's Death Toll

Who knew that cute little face could be so vicious? We have definite mass casualties. Here are the stats.

Death Toll: 7 toys and rising
Time: One month
Fastest Kill: 2 seconds
Circumstances: tore off the head of a stuffed mouse
Personal loss: 4 remote controls, his brand new collar (seen in the picture) and the clasp on a snow glove)
Favorite toy: Six sided squeaker - minus 5 squeakers (we took it from him before he shredded it that's why there's still a squeaker in it)
Favorite toy: Squeaky Man (he carried it out of the store with him)
Call for help: Heavy duty toys needed that last more than three days

The good news is, we got him this chewy tire toy that he seems to enjoy chewing and it seems pretty undestructable. We have also enrolled him in basic obedience school and he starts a week from Saturday.