a March 10th, 2008

  1. WOW & Photos and All

    March 10, 2008 by MyEye

    chase-2-3-08.jpgMatt-the-computer-guru is here, looking over my shoulder to make sure I’ve learned to add photos to the words.  The three cardis are shown a bit further down this page, sitting on the bench, enjoying the sun.  You’ll see more of them — especially Chase who is growing like a weed.

    head-shot-w-dumbbell-12-4-07.jpg Kip is close to certification for his TD.  There is a test in Broken Arrow, OK on May 4th.  If we’re ready, we’ll enter, hope to make the draw and then trek to Oklahoma for a test in a mowed hayfield.  A local Club member has a hayfield we can traipse through to make sure Kip isn’t distracted by the feel of the stubble.  That’s the chore for this Saturday morning.  He’s shown here with his dumbbell — finally learning to retrieve the dumbbell certainly improved his chances of earning a CDX!

    inca-side-9-25-06.jpgInca is working on novice obedience right now, but begins intermediate agility April 1st (that really could be April Fool’s Day).  So, I’ll go run around the field with her because she loves it so much.  She likes the contacts most.  My theory is that it lets her be up above the world (that she rules anyway) with a view that she doesn’t normally have.

  2. Where we are, how we got there

    March 10, 2008 by MyEye

    I’m past sixty, laughing at myself, enjoying family, and anything else I choose to enjoy.  Moving beyond wanting, identifying needing.  Still trying to give back, still outraged at our nation’s lack of awareness . . . but I believe!

    Over the next few months, I’ll tell you all about the Elevator 9, a group of pro-peace folks who made the criminal mistake of attempting to speak to their Senator about signing the Declaration of Peace.  They were found guilty of loitering in an elevator in a manner that disrupted the conduct of business in the Federal Building in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Until I have time to lay out this entire tale — and their ultimate sentences — I’d direct you to the following site for extraordinary commentary on where we are and how we got there.  http://www.FireDogLake.com


  3. Cardis and Kids

    March 10, 2008 by MyEye


    There are the big kids, Marc and Brock and their wives, Debi and Angela.  There is the little kid — one beautiful six-year old granddaughter named Adrienne. 

    Then there are the furry kids.  They are Cardigan Welsh Corgis.  Kip is black/white with brindle points.  He turned two the end of July.  He’s sweet, energetic, has a sense of humor, and believes I’m the boss.  His companion is Inca,  a lovely, but somewhat stubborn, red/white girl.  She’s nearly six years old.  She is the goddess and rules the place.  The corgis are learning about obedience, rally, tracking, agility and, perhaps before too much longer, herding.  They are both registered with Therapy Dogs, Inc.  Our visits to hospitals and nursing homes are fulfilling to us and to the people we visit.  Kip is also a R.E.A.D. dog who works with children to improve their reading levels.  Kip’s own reading skills aren’t that great, but his listening skills are terrific.chase-adrienne-2-23-08.jpg 

    The baby is Chase — what a cute little brindle guy!  He’s taking puppy agility and possibly considering such directions as come, sit, stay, and down.  He’s so willing and sweet (usually) that I can’t be too frustrated about him blowing off my commands.  He loves Kip (who is soooo happy that I got him a puppy) and Inca (who’d just as soon he went home to Carolyn and Tom).  She occasionally plays with him — that’s after two months of curling her lip whenever he walked by.  Beautiful Adrienne loves all three dogs — even though the puppy is a little wild, and Kip drags her along when we go to the park.  Inca is her first choice as a walking companion.