Thursday, January 30, 2014

I Told You...

...That this "PACH Porter" journey wouldn't be ending anytime soon  :)

Porter & I (and Jodi & Maya) traveled up to Springfield, OH over the weekend (with a blizzard on our heels) for the Dayton trial.

We needed 2 QQ's going into the weekend for our PACH.

We came out of the weekend needing 2 QQ's for our PACH  :)  Perfection is not something Porter & I excel at!

Although the judge on Saturday really tried to help us out, by not even calling Porter's weave pole fault  :)

Yes, it was a day of bad weaving for Porter...
And that illegitimate Q in standard did earn us our highest number of speed points yet: 35! Our previous record was a mere 31  :)
He did have some tight turns, and those tunnels helped too. Yay Porter!
We did slightly better the next day, at least earning one legitimate Q:

I am really disappointed in myself with that Standard run... My handling was so lazy! I know I was thinking that I would play it safe with some rear crosses, but I could have easily got in position for something else. Especially the rear crossing of the A-Frame, I NEVER do that...
And then, of course, there was our fault. Which was all my fault  :)  Didn't I just do something similar the other week in practice?  Oh, Merinda... I knew that was a weakness, but I was too lazy to hustle to handle it another way  :)
So I made up for the lazy handling in JWW. I did a whole bunch of blind crosses! Including a risky one coming out of the weaves! Only one was late  :)  But Porter got them all!
If you hadn't noticed, Stout stayed home with his puppy-daddy. I hadn't entered him, and it was just too cold to bring him to sit in a crate all day. Jodi also left Dezi home, so it was an "old dog weekend." It was like the (good) old days  :)  So much easier back then! One crate, no barking, no midnight potty trips, more room in the bed...

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014

Another Stout Video

Stout has been working on pivoting into Heel position!

He is finally getting it! :)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Stout in a Box

For those who may not have seen this on Facebook:

This was the first time we've tried this since he was a puppy! He remembered well  :)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Forgotten Wreath

Looks like someone forgot to take down one of their Christmas decorations...

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Ye Old Bourbon Barrel

Nice posing, Porter!

Um Stout, not so much... He still needs work in the modeling department!

"Why does Porter get to be on the barrel when I'm stuck down here?"

Monday, January 13, 2014

Christmas Chair!

John got me a new chair for Christmas!
Now I'll be like all the cool kids at the agility trials!  :)  

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Most Magnificent Tail

One of the things I love most about Stout is his tail.
It is simply magnificent. Majestic. Fluffy & full.

There is a down side though. Do you even see Porter in those photos?  :)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Weaving Practice

Just some general weaving practice, with a lot of failed blind crosses afterwards  :)

 Who knew that one jump coming out of the tunnel would be so hard to get?  :)

So when Stout got a little too wound up & wasn't thinking, I just did a little time out. What do you all think? It seemed to work...

Monday, January 6, 2014

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Vet Visit :(

The boys had their annual vet visit last week.

There is such a change in their demeanor between before they see the vet and afterwards:

Before Vet Comes Into Room  :(

After Vet Leaves the Room  :)

Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Year's Eve Festivities

New Year's Eve is a pretty relaxed event here in the Brews Brothers' house.

They started with some abnormally large bones...

They chewed until about 10:00, wearing themselves out...

"Wow, that was a lot chewing! I'm so sleepy..."


Porter stayed awake only slightly longer  :)

Best of luck to all our friends in the New Year!