Another Thursday already so it's time to play Tell Me Thursday - brought to you by Laura over at Crooks and Crazies.
And now onto the questions for this week:
1. If you're not at the 2011 Sheepdog finals this weekend what are you planning to do?
My dogs are so not sheepdogs - I think they would act like crazy lunatics if they ever came close to sheep (probably would involve lots of barking by Nari, Alpha's always *pleasant* screaming when she gets excited and Starbuck I'm guessing would run after them). So we are going to be doing some agility this weekend. But I do think that sheepdogs are AMAZING - I am in awe of what they can do!
2. One item you never walk onto the trial field (any trial field, or training class will suffice) without?
My dog and my hair in a pony tail or two pigtail puffs. I try to keep it simple that way I don't get so OCD about needing a particular thing all of the time and freaking out if I don't have it.
3. Katy wants to know if you have a pre-run ritual that you observe?
I take my dogs on a short walk, do a couple of practice jumps with them and give them a treat right before we enter the ring. Sometimes I ask Nari if she's ready and she'll do a play bow and yell back - it's pretty cute!
4. How old were you when you had your first real kiss?
Maybe 15? But if you asked Starbuck, then not till 3 years ago. This girl is serious about her kissing. For some reason she likes to give upside down kisses. And then there are the eyeball kisses and ear kisses that she gives.
And then Starbuck taught Nari how to give up the nose kisses. And of course there are teeth kisses.
But Starbuck's specialty is jumping up on your lap and placing a paw on each of your shoulders and then totally forcing you to make out with her. There is no escape when she gets in that position. That's when she gets locked up in jail when we have a bunch of people over.
And that girl has been known to go straight for the cleavage if you have a low cut shirt. Yep, she doesn't hold back at all.
5. Bonnie wants to know what you do for yard mud control during the winter?
Winter?! I live in the south and it rarely snows down here. I think this is the most we've ever gotten:
And it shut down our whole area for about 3 days! We actually couldn't leave our house for 2 days because none of our cars could make it up the driveway. So we really don't have to worry about snow. We do get a lot of rain, when that happens no agility because the fields down here just aren't set up with any good drainage. Because we don't really get all that much snow, grass grows all year round so the field may be wet but they actually aren't all that muddy.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!