‘Weather’ Category

  1. Chase Kids On The Road

    November 1, 2012 by myeye

    Cheryl Kienast is at the Tennessee Valley KC shows this weekend.  Today our Baby Dinah was Winners Bitch and Best of Winners for her second point.  Big sister Lowri was Select Bitch — wouldn’t you know it — Sherri and Libby showed up to take Best of Breed.  It’s four days of shows so I’ll have reports all weekend.

    Chase’s next Agility trial begins tomorrow afternoon.  We have class tonight to remind him of how much fun it is to run.  I plan to run him myself tomorrow.  The knee is much better and I’ll wear a brace just to be on the safe side.  He has two Novice Standard legs and one Novice Jumpers leg.  We have three trial days to earn another Novice and two Jumpers legs to complete his first Agility titles.  Such fun for the happy guy.

    I was scheduled to begin a trial on Tuesday, but last minute plea negotiations were successful — so the case is resolved.  I am so happy that we worked things out (and that I’ll have my weekend).  When it’s 70 degrees and sunny, you do not want to be handcuffed to a keyboard.

  2. Not Much Rain, But . . .

    September 27, 2012 by myeye

    Yesterday afternoon I went to the jail to visit a client, then drove to Albuquerque.  I hit Sams Club, then enjoyed a volleyball game.  My 10 (almost 11) year old granddaughter was the Captain yesterday.  The JV Angels won the match in two Games.  They play so hard — and are pretty talented.  Then I streaked across town to Ranchers Pro Market to grab up Wednesday meat specials for the baddogs’ dinners.  On the drive home, I saw this double rainbow.  I’m pretty sure the end was in my front yard — though it was gone when I got home.  The photo is an iPhone shot through an open window at 55 miles per hour.  However, you must take your rainbows as you find them.

    Please disregard the corner of my car window in the upper right.

  3. A week or so to report

    August 3, 2012 by myeye

    The big news is that I am finding my new office very serviceable and have lost only a couple of items (that I know of).  Clients came to the office yesterday — that was fun because it made the move real.  I am very far behind, but working on catching up.

    Last night was agility night.  The instructor said (as she does every week) Chase is awfully fast.  Yep.  That is true.  I am getting faster and doing better with my body language which seems to be the real key to agility.  Last week’s class had as a high point the moment when Chase was completing a sequence, I said “Go Tunnel!” and he paused in mid-air to look at me.  “GO TIRE!,”  I yelled and he completed the course.  Chase’s handler is a ditz.  We’re having a great time overall.  Last night we raced off the agility field trying to get to our cars before the rain and lightning hit.  Unfortunately, out here in the sticks, we received no rain — just enjoyed the light show.

    Inca has been very naughty for the past month.  She has decided to pull up the tiles in the laundry room, which is something I had planned to complete some year.  Each evening she also looks at me, squats, and pees at the spot where she has uprooted the tile.  She has the run of the house and is not doing damage anywhere but in the laundry room.  Her favorite pee spot is ten feet from her dog door.  Sunday I am going to disinfect the laundry room — maybe that will make a difference.  I think, however, she will continue to be bad until Nola gets home.  She and Nola are side-by-side best friends.  Inca thinks Chase is a big dumb guy and no substitute for her happy granddaughter.

    Speaking of Nola, she is entered in three more show weekends and then she is coming home — finished or not.  She is at the end of the show budget for the summer.

    Last weekend, Anne (Holmes’ mom) put the finishing points on her girl Dory.  It was a fast finish — I think Dory has been with Anne for about 10 weeks.  I’m so proud of them.  This week, she and Holmes earned his Canine Good Citizen award.  They begin Competitive Obedience Class next week as they work toward Holmes’ CD.  Anne also has a website up and running.  She has lots to add, but it’s fun to browse.  Visit Anne and Bella Cardis at http://BellaCardis.com

    I’m very tired because I have been staying up to watch the Olympics when I get home from wherever.  I loved the women’s gymnastics.  Little Gabby Douglas is such a cutie — and so very talented.  Since I used to swim competitively, I must cheer for the swimmers and enjoy Missy Franklin’s 500 Watt smile.

    This weekend is the Three Pines Classic (ASCA).  Amy Hill will be here from Florida and Ellen is running a couple of her dogs.  I’m going to the ranch tomorrow to cheer them on.  So, another short weekend.   I hope yours is longer.

  4. We Have Our Dogs, Our Computers, Our Golf Clubs, and Each Other

    June 27, 2012 by myeye

    My son and his wife live in Colorado Springs.  Their home is up above The Garden of the Gods and they never dreamed that the wildfire could get to them.  Because of high winds, the Waldo fire doubled in size last night.  This morning, law enforcement came into their development and gave everyone 10 minutes to evacuate their homes.  The fire had not yet reached their area, but evacuating with the fire burning around them was not what the authorities wanted to deal with.  So, when my son called me, he reported was that he and Debi were safe, they were staying with friends, the dogs were running the friends’ five acres, their cars, computers, and golf clubs were safely with them.  Debi also grabbed five years of tax returns — isn’t that a commentary on government that we would think we needed our tax returns — even more than family photos and letters?

    I am hoping for rain for the Springs and for the Gila Wilderness in New Mexico where the largest fire in our history still burns.  It has destroyed nearly 300,000 acres.  Meanwhile the most active hurricane season in history is underway, already with more named storms than we had in the year of Katrina.

    Today my mother would have been 87 years old.  Sadly she missed out on the last 48 years.  She was widowed when she was 36, when she was 39 she died of cancer.  She never met her grandchildren.  How often I wish I could send her a plane ticket to come visit with me, and to enjoy Adrienne and my sons and their wives — she’d have loved the baddogs, too.  Many things in life are just not fair!

  5. New Mexico Has Weird Weather

    June 22, 2012 by myeye

    It has been so very hot here — high 90’s — and the relative humidity has been so low — less than 5% — that it has been very uncomfortable.  Last night at about 9:30, it began to rain on my house.  It was a torrential rain with lightning and it lasted for at least a half hour.  Everything smelled so fresh, and I was so happy that the dust would be subdued.  I thought I might even pull weeds this weekend.

    I walked out this morning to go to the office and saw that our graded dirt street was completely dry.  Usually after a deluge, the street is a quagmire.  I had no puddles in the front of my house.  I went back in and looked again out the sliding glass door.  I had puddles on the patio.  I know Inca and Chase were wet at bedtime.  What was going on?  Apparently, it rained on the west side of our street on my roof and in the back, but there was not a drop for the front of my house and east.  So, I’ll pull back-40 weeds this weekend.  Doesn’t that sound like fun?