This has been the week from Hades. Nothing bad has happened. I’d just spent so much time on my murder case and dinking around with the contractors, that finally all my other clients caught up with me. This week I have run around with a water can putting out fires. Sometimes it happens like that. The result? No time to blog, no photos, no training the dogs. I plan to put in some hours this weekend to get rid of the paper piles on my desk. Perhaps next week will be a bit more sane.
I did take Chase to his show obedience class on Wednesday night. He wants so much to please me, but when I don’t spend any training time in between classes, it’s asking a lot of him to do the entire set of Novice exercises flawlessly. He sure tries though. Holmes — well, his Puppy Foundations I class has been a complete waste of time. The class is good, but we missed three of the eight classes and I’ve done no training. Poor little man — another dog that really wants to please, but has not a clue what I’m asking. I am a rotten dog mom!
Yesterday “Tim” was at the house finishing off some of the miscellaneous construction projects. I’ve also engaged “Poop Busters”. It’s a company that sends an employee once a week to police the yard. My person is Sherry who also does the duty at Kip’s house. She was so excited to meet another group of Cardis — and I’m happy because I will get more Kip reports. Yesterday Sherry said that she was so happy Kip was at Jim and Sarah’s because he was good for them. Of course, we knew that. My two boys were completely wound up by the company. Inca decided she needed a safe place from which to watch the chaos — I found her perched in a large flower pot. Hopefully we’ll get some photos of her in her pot.
One of my friends is a pastry chef/chocolatier. This weekend is the “Chocolate Fantasy” competition. He’s been making wonderful chocolate confections for the past week, and a while ago dropped off a sample for me. So, this is being typed while I enjoy a sugar/chocolate high. He should win the top prize. I wonder if he’ll have left overs?
Adrienne will be at the house tomorrow so we’ll take some Holmes photos to post. He’ll be 6 months old on March 19th. He is a delightful brat. I so love baddogs!
We are on pregnancy watch for the bitch in Washington State. Her puppies are due April 19th — I’ll tell you more when we are sure she’s pregnant. Chase will be bred to another delightful girl at the end of next week. I’m going to love being a dog Grandma.
I promise a better post tomorrow.