Naughty Nola and a Bulletin Report

August 5, 2012

Nola has been roaming around California with Angelia Hall and Jenn Outhet.  Today at Dixon she was Best of Winners for two more points.  She is now “Singled out”.  That means she needs just one three-point major to finish her Championship.  Since we have scheduled her to come home on August 27th, we are hoping for that last major at her last show of August.  When she returns, she will go back to herding and begin obedience classes.  When it cools off a little, she, Chase, and I will be out tracking as well.  Chase loves his agility class and now I am not quite as sore after class as I was after the first week.

I like my new office — I love the 10 to 15 minute trip to and from home, I love being 5 minutes from the District Courthouse.  I love having our Railrunner (commuter train) station a block away.  It costs $1.00 roundtrip to Albuquerque and with your ticket, there is no bus fare.  Benefits:  Waaaay cheaper than gas, I can work on the train.  Drawbacks: I can’t easily run all over Albuquerque and the trip takes longer than if I drove to town.  But, it’s all good.

Pretty cool, isn’t it?

I just finished making all the proofreading corrections to the Summer issue of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America News Bulletin.  I printed out a high resolution copy and will spend some time tomorrow looking at it one last time before it goes to the printers.  I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to send it away.

I bought a bunch of mouse traps.  We have mouse/mice and my dogs seem to be fairly useless in the mousing department.  If Nola was home I expect we’d get some results.  Chase and Inca are using the mind meld — staring where they believe the mouse/mice last were.  It’s not at all effective.  So, time to trap mice and then watch the Olympics.  GO, USA!


  1. Berna Lee Akin says:

    If you are finding signs that the mice have been in your cupboards etc. sprinkle some dried thyme in them . Mice hate the odor of thyme. Just buy a large can of thyme and sprinkle away.

  2. I love trains. There is space, there are views. I can read or write (if I get tired of taking pics through the windows!)….

  3. Kim says:

    Oh mice! We had one last year, and I swear the dogs snuck it food and kept it as a pet! I finally foiled their nonsense with a super fast and quite deadly trap!