Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

We hope every person and every dog (and cat) has a wonderful Easter!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Just a quick collie post...

I decided to post on the collie blog today.   Mom’s at work, and Ryder and the other collies are sleeping, so the computer is all mine!  Everyone who has read our blog know me, but for those who are new, I am Kori.  I am 19 months old, and I am a smooth collie.  Abby is my collie mom, Ryder is my brother and littermate, and Scarlett is my little sister. 

 I went to one dog show, and to the Collie National last year, and then mom decided to wait until I grew up a little bit, before I was entered in any more shows.  Well she must have thought I was all grown up, because this past Sunday we went to a dog show!  It was a lot of fun, and I loved being chosen to go to the show.  (Scarlett came too) The dog show was really interesting, it was only for collies.  So there were many rough and smooth collies there.  I liked running around the ring, with everyone watching me and cheering for me! 


photo by Ron Sherr

And I just heard Mom say that I am entered at another show in a couple weeks!   I can't wait!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

First Day of Spring = fun!

Yesterday was the first day of Spring.  So Mom announced we were all going to take a trip to the dog park!  We had fun running and playing.  Even Abby joined in our collie games!


We had the park to ourselves, but then right before we left the park, a family arrived.  They had a little four month old pit bull named Ruby and an older beagle mix.  Ruby was nervous at first, because we overwhelmed her.  We were so excited to meet her, we ran right up to her and surrounded her.  The funny thing is, she ran to our Mom for protection.  Mom cuddled her and told her we were nice collies.  She must have believed our Mom, because she started running and playing with us too.  And even though Ryder is the biggest collie, Ruby followed him everywhere.  We think it's because he looks like a big teddy bear.  (or maybe she is just a Lassie fan!)


Mom said we are going to go back tonight when she gets home from work.  Now that the sun is staying out longer, we can do more fun things!

Friday, March 15, 2013

For the love of Dog!

Ryder here, I decided that since Mom is “too busy to update the collie blog,” that something had to be done.  So I am putting my paw down, I refuse to listen to any more of her excuses.  Is it my fault that she is so busy with Kori and Scarlett?   And the two of them are constantly bragging about how they get to go to handling class on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings to get ready for the show.  They think that being chosen to go to a dog show next week is some sort of big deal!

 And Scarlett keeps barking on and on about her upcoming trip to the Collie National dog show!  She thinks that it’s all going to be some great adventure!  And Kori got to go the National last year, when she was only six months old!  It's all the two of them bark about!   I secretly wish I was going Like I care about going for a long car ride to the middle of the country!  I will get to go to doggie camp while they are away, and that is lots more fun! 
And if all of this wasn't enough, Mom is working on Saturdays now!  She said it's to earn overtime, for the trip!  But I am barking mad, because I am not getting enough "mom and me" time! 

This is what I think of all this dog show preparation!

So this weekend I am putting on my leash, attaching the handle to my mom, and dragging her out on a hike!  My trails are calling my name!  It had better not rain on Sunday! 

PS - Mom did tell me that I can go to the National next year.  She said next year will be my year!  I guess she is partially forgiven.  Do you think if I sleep in their suitcase they will get the hint?


Monday, March 4, 2013

Back at the dog shows...and Holly update!

We had a fun weekend at the show!  I enjoyed spending my birthday surrounded by collies and friends up in Maine.  Holly was back to her old, happy self.  She was really excited to be back at a dog show!

Only Scarlett and Holly came with us, Ryder wants to make sure he isn't left behind next time!

Scarlett  didn't win any points this weekend, but she did a great job considering it was only her second dog show!

And watching Holly, so happy she was bouncing in the ring, brought a smile to everyone's face. It was hard to believe she was so sick last week, or that she is now old to be in the veteran's class!