Our big day is almost here. Fudge and I will be at the fairgrounds bright and early on Friday to try for our third leg in Rally. We've been having short practices several times a day in the garage, the driveway and the library. He's listening to me and following directions well. He knows the moves, the question is will he listen and do what I ask of him or will he decide to improvise? Only Fudge knows.
I have a lot to do before the trial so I may not get to all the Dogs On Thursday posts until after the trial, but I will read and comment as soon as I get a chance.
This post is an update on our activities this week. I finished two 'cookie sheet blankets' and will be mailing them out on Monday.
I had never given it any thought before, but my cookie sheets are four different sizes. It doesn't really matter for baking cookies, but it's interesting that there doesn't seem to be a standard size cookie sheet. My blankets are two different sizes. I guessed at the number of stitches and just did patterns that I like. These work up really fast and are for a good cause. Watch for them next week, Kathy.
What started out as a decision to replace two warped floorboards on the deck has turned into a major project, replacing all the railings, the steps and redoing the gates. Rob has been working from early in the morning till long after dark every day.
The deck looks like new now and I won't trip on the boards sticking up, or worry about a dog falling off between the railing spokes.
Sky went to the dentist early this morning. He had his broken tooth fixed. Dr B put new composite on the tooth and coated it well to protect it. Then he cleaned his other teeth. He only had some mild tartar on a few teeth. He came home this afternoon feeling a little groggy and has been napping most of the evening. He does have a little cough from the tube that was down his throat during the procedure.
A couple days ago Tsar was in the yard while Rob worked on the deck. Tsar started barking and Rob asked me to check on him. There was a squirrel in the oak tree near the house. Tsar was sitting directly under the tree barking and the squirrel was throwing acorns at him. I chased the squirrel away and brought Tsar inside.
This afternoon Tsar was outside again and the squirrel decided to torment him again. The squirrel came into the tree and started throwing acorns again. Tsar stood directly under him, barking. The squirrel wasn't paying attention and moved onto another branch to get better aim, but the branch was dead and broke off, dropping the squirrel on the ground right in front of Tsar.
Tsar chased him to the tree and just missed catching him by inches. Tsar spent the next two hours sitting under the tree waiting for the squirrel to come back. He could practically taste that juicy squirrel meat. It should be interesting to see if the squirrel continues to tease the dog. Next time he may not be so lucky.
I'll let you know how Fudge and I do this weekend. Rob has promised to take pictures and we'll probably have some funny stories and who knows maybe a ribbon and a new title.