June, 2011

  1. Nola At Work

    June 30, 2011 by myeye

    Since the Chaseman is being the Sheep Dog, I have need of an Office Dog. Nola volunteered for today. She knows how to sleep just like her Daddy does.

    I think they lie this way so nothing will impede a good belly rub.

  2. Naughty Nola’s First Point

    June 29, 2011 by myeye

    Finally — a photo.  This was Nola’s June 12th WB/BOS for her first point.  The Judge was Jacque Stacy.  She was off messing around with German Shepherds so we didn’t wait for her.  Although I handled Nola to her point, I had the photo taken with Wendy because she will be showing her more often than I will.  Unfortunately, Nola is a bit posted up in front so the photo doesn’t show off her pretty front as it should.  Nola was a week short of being seven months old in this photo.  I think she’s dreadfully cute (and kind’a pretty as well).  Nola is a Chase/Leidy daughter, litter sister to the lovely Smooch.  Nola’s registered name is Elyan C-Myste The Times Picayune and The Smooch is Elyan The Evening Echo of C-Myste.

    Nola’s next shows are in Eagle Colorado, July 16-17.  Go little baddog!

    The folks at my office said to let you know that Nola cleans up really well 🙂

  3. Chase, Walk Up, Steady and The Chase Face

    June 27, 2011 by myeye

    After all the “STOP” lessons, Chase had a chance to prove that he was paying attention.  This is how a good dog moves sheep to market.

    . . . and who has the Chase face?

  4. Herding Day – Lessons in Stop and Walk

    June 27, 2011 by myeye

    The beginning of today’s lesson — Chase doesn’t believe that “STOP” means “halt and stand there until I tell you otherwise” so that was what he and Susan were working on in this first video. (Honest — it gets better.)  I’ll post a second video later — when Cheryl gets it uploaded from her trusty camera.  Be sure to check out Kearney and Lowri’s herding videos.

  5. Naughty Nola – Temporarily Pacified

    June 26, 2011 by myeye

    When we were at the Colorado Springs shows, there was a Vendor “Hang Ten K-9”.  They carried lots of natural foods and treats.  The really big hits (if you ask Holmes and Nola) were the split antlers.  They are not cheap, but — two weeks later — they are still IN THE HOUSE.  Since the Chase kids carry things away, this is a major big deal.  The original three antlers that I handed out are still in the family room.  Of course, they have been traded back and forth, but they’ve not gone out the dog door into the yard.

    Speaking of the dog door, the outer door was pushed off its moorings and I found it in the yard.  For the moment, I’m going to move the outer door from the puppy pen to the everyday door while I try to figure out where to obtain a titanium dog door.  They go out the door as if they were shot from canons.  Although the “Dog Walk” people claim the door is indestructible and the best ever made, they clearly did not test it with Cardis.