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Monday, July 21, 2008

Summer Fun

Well things have been pretty laid back as of late.  Just hanging out, working, and playing with the dogs!  Sterling got to go on a marathon SLC session with me two weeks ago when I took my car in to get its 60,000 mile service.  We walked to the Trax station and rode it to Gateway mall, where we hung out for 5 hours just reading, playing tug, and trying to grab plastic bottles (the last one being Sterling's thing!).  He was such a great boy through it all!!!  Heeling, being good in the stores, and sleeping while I read.  Later that week I also had to get new tries on my car (way too much money being spent on car stuff this month!), and while I was sitting there reading my book, the women next to me turns and asks, "So are you legally blind, because your eyes don't look weird."  LOL, sometimes I think I just give off a vibe or something.

Two weekends ago Tom took Marley and Hugo up into the Unitas for an 3 day backpacking trip.  While the trip got cut short due to massive amounts of mosquitoes, it was a wonderful success in terms of beautiful pictures and getting the dogs used to carrying their packs with some weight in them.  We still won't put much in until next summer when they are fully developed and done growing, but for now it definitely makes for great entertainment.

This past weekend Sterling, Dante and I spent Saturday at Bark in the Park, a fundraiser for my work.  It was a great success fundraising wise, and the dogs had a fun time!  Dante competed in the Doggie Dash, and was almost as fast as my boss's toy poodle (who has longer legs!).  Sterling was stellar in the musical sit competition, coming in third behind two adult dogs.  We also meet three CCI puppies, and compared the similarities and differences between the two programs.

This week is the kid's camp at work, and I cannot wait for it to be over!  I love the kids, but this does mean 10-12 hour days for me, and Saturday marks the start of my 10 day vacation, which ends with my trip to Fun Day in California.

1 comment:

Emily and Suede said...

Sounds like you are having a fun summer! Glad to hear Sterling is doing well out in public! Is he still wearing his bandana?