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! 

Sunday, November 29, 2009

We finally love to weave! Thanks to Way to Weave!

We bought a set of the training weaves, ALL-WAYS Weaves from Way To Weave! (www.waytoweave.com) and we absolutely LOVE them. They are made in Knoxville, TN and were invented by our agility trainer, Ace. They are very high quality and really sturdy and easy to use. We just practiced with them a couple of times a week and now both Starbuck and Nari can weave! At least they can do it at home, we'll see how they do at a trial. Above is a picture of Nari weaving, I love how happy she looks whenever she is doing agility! She is such a hard worker. 

Friday, November 20, 2009

Agility practice

Here are some photos from our recent agility practice. The first couple are Nari and Starbuck running the A-frame together. They love to race each other through the equipment. 

And here are Starbuck and Nari doing the dog walk together. I love how it looks like Alpha is handling us in the first picture!

And here is Nari flying through the contact zone - yikes! She does that every once in a while, she's just so fast!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Outdoor fun

We just got a new fence in our yard and the girls love it! Here are some pictures of them enjoying the outdoors. 
Here is one of my favorite pictures of Starbuck:

And here is Nari:

And here is one of Alpha:

I love this one of Alpha giving Nari a kiss:

Starbuck is chasing Nari with a crazy face!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Guard dogs!

Our girls like to pretend they are guard dogs. They always run to the front windows and alert us when someone walks past our house. It must be pretty funny to the people walking by to hear the barking coming from our house and then see the cutest little dogs watching them through the window. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Here are some pictures from Halloween, Starbuck was Peter Pan (and she hated her hat!), Nari was Captain Hook and little Alpha was Tinker Bell. Nari looked quite serious in her Captain Hook hat! 


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

It's hard work being a little puppy!

Well, Alpha has been working hard at being cute as you can tell from her pictures! She loves to snuggle and loves to play with Starbuck and Nari (who happen to be her half-sisters).

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Alpha loves snuggling with Starbuck and Nari: 

And here are some cute pictures we took of Alpha outside:

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

And then there were three....

That's right, we now have three AKK! We picked up little Alpha in CA mid-August. As you can see, Nari wasn't too sure of Alpha at first, but they all get along so well right now!

Here is a little video of Alpha barking and biting Starbuck and Nari:

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Gem City UKC agility trial pictures

Here are even more pictures from the Gem City UKC agility trial we went to at the beginning of August. Here are the girls jumping:

And here are photos of both of the girls on the table:

I love how Nari ALWAYS has to look at the camera while still staying on course! She always amazes at how photogenic she is!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Nari and Starbuck had their first agility trial on August 1-2, 2009 and they did amazing well! Nari had 2 Q's with 2 first places and Starbuck got 3 Q's along with 1 first place and 2 second places. Pretty good for our first trial! Starbuck ended up getting her UAI title during that weekend and Nari is only 1 Q away from hers.

Here is a picture with all of their ribbons:

And here is a video of Nari's Q's (Aaron made it):

Monday, July 13, 2009

4th of July

It's such a hard life for these girls, just look at how they spent their fourth of July:

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Starbuck and Nari love agility. They haven't done any trials yet, but our first one will hopefully be August 1st-2nd. In the meantime, here are some pictures Aaron took during practice in June.
Here is Starbuck running to the A-frame:

Here is Starbuck on the table:

Here is Nari jumping through the tire (notice how she actually looks at the camera while in the air)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Nari's first show

Here are some pictures from Nari's (and mine) first UKC show in Athens, TN on April 18-19th. She did an amazing job, taking two G2 and one G3. Okay, so there were only 3 dogs in the Northern group, but it was our first show.

This is Nari before the show:

Nari in group. I love this picture, she looks so tiny next to that mal:

Nari during judging - she was so still - I was so proud of her:

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Hiking at Frozen Head State Park

We just got an amazing digital camera. Here are a couple of pictures Aaron took at Frozen Head State Park. He is still trying to figure out how to use that camera.