Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Snow Day in WI

We took the girls to WI for Christmas and they absolutely love snow! It was Alpha's first time seeing snow and she just wanted to eat it. We called her a little 'snowmower' because she would just walk with her mouth in the snow, eating snow as we went on a walk. Here is a group shot:

Here is little Alpha covered in snow:

Here is part of Nari's face. It was quite difficult to get pictures of them because they kept wanting to run and jump and eat snow. 

And here is my favorite, Starbuck with her snow beard:

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Merry Christmas

Well, I brought out the tree and decided to try and take some pictures of the girls, which is definitely not an easy task. Pretty hard to get three dogs to focus on one camera. Here are some of my favorites. 

Here is Starbuck, smiling under the Christmas tree:

I saw the little gingerbread dog house and knew the girls would love it! It's so cute. Here is Starbuck in her new favorite spot:

And this is my attempt at getting all the girls in one picture, which was quite difficult and still didn't turn out that well:

Monday, December 7, 2009

Our second trial.

We went to our second agility trial - it was a UKC trial in Dayton, OH. I entered both of the girls in AGI and AGII. The great news is that Nari finished her UAGI title with a perfect score of 200 and a second place! So she is now UAGI PR' Del Mar's Lil Apocalypse! She also got two 3rd places (she went a little over time because she was so tired on Sunday so her scores that day were 188 and 185). Starbuck ran 1 AGI and got a 4th place with a 197. The AGII runs went well except we had a little trouble with weaving so no Q's for AGII. The weave pole base was quite odd so I am wondering if that threw them (and me) off. Hopefully as we continue to work on weaving the base shouldn't matter so much in the future. But I am very proud with how well they did with all of the new obstacles that they have not really seen before - there was the crawl tunnel, sway bridge, sway plank and pause box. They still had a lot of fun! Hopefully next time will be even better! 

Here is a picture of our cheering section - Aaron and Alpha. Alpha loves to lay on Aaron's shoulders - it is so cute!