Griffy Trip

Today started out pretty awesome! I had a Skype date with Kris and we talked for 2 hours where we could see each other.  Kris was first in Scot’s truck using a wireless device thingy, which worked really well. It was pretty cool. Then when his laptop began to die, he drove to Starbucks to plug in and we finished our chat. 🙂

After that I met with Alicyn and her border collie, Jess. We tried experimenting with a game called Treibball.  We used a small, hard, plastic ball at first and then we moved to a larger exercise ball. Jess did really well and both Alicyn and I learned a lot. Neither of us had tried anything like that before, so we both were experimenting and using Jess as a guinea pig.  She did an awesome job and was very patient with us.  😀

Then I decided to take my dogs to Green Bluff out in Owen County.  However the directions were not that great, so I ended up driving about 30 minutes longer than necessary and not only that but the roads were totally crap!  I found it finally but it seemed a bit more rugged than I was really ready for today, so I decided to head to Griffy. I’m glad that I did, it was a lot of fun and I think the dogs enjoyed it too.  Following are some examples.

Kota going out after the ball.

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Swimming back with it.

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Look Ma! I gots it!

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The little guy hates to be wet. I didn’t have the heart to tell him he’d never get dry that way….

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A whole pack of dogs meeting….

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It’s the rare Tasha-shark….

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Look at those nasty feet!!! The water level was down quite a bit so the “shallows” were actually the deep revealed. So instead of mixed up mud from dogs playing in the shallows, it was deep, nasty sediment that doesn’t get stirred up much.

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Tasha come to say hello. I was petting just the top of her head because she was wet and dirty, lol.

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Again, the rare Tasha-shark, with the even more rare, Kota-belly on shore.img_0918

Another Fun Weekend

This past weekend was another fun weekend for me. It was made more relaxing by knowing I would not have to worry about getting the mowing done before Monday.

My husband is in town and I canceled classes for this week so that I could spend as much time with him as possible. This means he can get the mowing done today, Monday.

On Saturday we headed down to the Borden/Floyds Knobs area of southern cheap jerseys Indiana Audio and hung out with some of my extended family. The Renn side of things had a reunion, one they do every year, at my Aunt’s house.

Kris and I headed down there with Kota and Tasha. We took the dogs so that we would not have to worry about the length of time we were gone from the house. They spent most of the day in crates in the van (parked in the shade) but they did get to go on a walk down to the “lake” with us. We had Kota do some swimming after a tennis ball cheap nfl jerseys and Tasha did her usual shallow water Weekend wading. After that we went to visit my grandfather, my dad’s father. He is looking really good for an almost 93 year old man. He even is still moving around on his own pretty well. It was so good to see him. The dogs hung out in the car, in the shade with all doors open again. Our dogs are such good pups at times.

After that we went to the River City Winery in New Albany, IN. My cousin, Mike is the head chef there, so we tasted wines and had delicious food. The dogs, again, hung out in the car with water, windows open and in the shade. We made sure that where we parked was in the shade for their comfort and luckily the spot was almost right in front of the winery so we could keep an wholesale nba jerseys eye on the van while we ate dinner. That was my biggest cheap nfl jerseys concern for the Buddy’s day, was whether we could find a spot that was shaded for them. We lucked out and I’m thankful for that.

On Sunday Kris and I had a leisurely morning at home and then we packed the dogs up again and drove to our friend’s parent’s place. They have a pond and we spent the day outside with the dogs running free. We started out at the pond but it began to rain, so we were sitting under some pine trees hoping it would blow over. However the rain just kept coming down and we were all soaked, so we headed back to the house until it did. It was amusing and we were drenched, but having fun.

Her parents have a great front porch where we all sat around talking. The dogs wandered in and out of the rain until it stopped. Weekend Then we went for a mushroom hike looking for chantarelle mushrooms for dinner before heading back to the pond for some mars swimming.

I think that the Bonchek’s have at least 4 or 5 dogs, so adding our two made 6 or 7 dogs, I think. Oh and Rob brought his dog, Buster too. Tasha and Kota like to swim and Kota would swim out to us to hang out in our laps while we floated in the pond. Tasha wasn’t too keen on sitting in our laps, so she would just swim around us, make sure we were all accounted for, and then swim back to shore. We’d just be talking and having fun, all of a sudden Tasha would swim by and then head off to shore again. It was great to see her enjoying herself and she swims so well too.

I even got her to climb up onto the floating dock with me. I jumped off into the water and she managed to jump off as well and keep her head out of the water. I managed to dump Kota at one point, which he did not appreciate. It was not on purpose and it was his fault for shifting the way he did. Poor little guy got submerged a bit and took off swimming for shore.

The funniest part was after dinner we were sitting on the made porch again and Tasha had put herself in the open door of the van. Apprently she was ready to head home. I found Kota sleeping in the “hay dog house” at one point that evening.

It was such a wonderful weekend and so much fun to be more relaxed in my time and expectations. Way more relaxing and fun than stressing about getting things done around the house and/or Support holding classes, etc.

Relaxing Weekend

I cheap jerseys had cheap mlb jerseys a cheap jerseys very Standard relaxing Things weekend. Create First one in a while. I actually spent time working on my website which I’ve been dying to do for a long time now.

On Saturday I was in the parade with PALS. With two other people, I was part of the poop patrol. PALS is a therapeutic riding program and they brought two horses which we painted festively and had two riders. It was a long time in the saddle for those two young girls. When we were just leaving our staging area, the beginning of the parade was ending one block over. It had already come full circle and there were 25 more groups behind us!

That afternoon I took the pups to Griffy and we had a nice long hike with swimming afterwards. I think Kota and Tasha really liked the swimming part. ? I had one lesson that evening and then I talked with Jenn for an hour and a half that night. She’s in NY btw and told her to stop and say hi to mom and dad.

On Sunday the pups and I rested, I was actually sore from all that walking, how sad. I worked on my site and got ready for company that night. Steph, Brian, George and Matt came over for burgers and corn on the cob and other delectibles. Then we trudged into the agiltiy field with the dogs and watched the fireworks.

Monday I took the pups for a walk early to beat the heat. Poor Kota, he is really showing his age now. ? He walked next to me most of the way and he is usually out in front checking out everything.

Then I made some black bean and lentil soup and took half over to some friends. They recently had a preemie baby that has ongoing medical problems and a group of their friends have created a casserole brigade to go over and help out with cooking and/or cleaning until they get back on their feet. Darja, the mother, spent 11 weeks in the hospital, gave birth to two preemie babies with Ronan, the boy, passing away after a couple weeks. Petra, the girl, is at home now but it’s been rough on both of them. So I got to see Darja and Ryan, the parents, and pass along some things we had for them.

Then I went home and basically watched The Tudors all afternoon while working on my site.

Very restful and relaxing after last week. ?