You know, the usual stuff. So I'm only a little over a week late on this TMT brought to you by Laura over at Crooks and Crazies. This one is the Thankfulness Edition #1.
Last week's questions:
1. What are you thankful for this week?
I'm thankful for my awesome husband! He actually went along with me to an agility trial and was a great ASS (agility assistant spouse) :) He even had to bring his work with him but we got our very own horse stall to hang out in so he was able to get some work done and play with the doggies. I'm also thankful for my job, my friends and my family. Oh, and of course my super awesome doggies!
2. How do you deal with a squeaker/shrieker/noisy dog?
Well... since there is some husky in our dogs, they are talkers and I love it! So, when they start talking, I talk back. The best is Nari, you can have a whole conversation with this girl and it cracks me up. She loves telling us that she wants a walk and she wants it now! And when we go into the agility ring, she'll walk in calmly on her leash. Then the moment I take off her harness, she starts yelling and bouncing around because she wants to go. That might annoy some people, but I love it. I love seeing how excited she gets. You can see a little bit of what I'm talking about in this video:
Starbuck is usually pretty quiet. But Alpha loves to find the loudest toy and repeatedly squeak/activate it:
So - to answer the question, I just don't worry about it too much. Stop them if they get carried away but I really don't mind them expressing themselves - I love it!
3. Barbara wants to know: what would you say is ONE skill or attribute needed to be successful?
Being able to laugh at yourself and being okay with making mistakes. Also learning to love your dog no matter what happens and loving them and yourself despite all the flaws and imperfections we all have.
4. Pippin wants to know: what are your favorite games?
I have a short attention span, so I like the short little Wii party games. Also the Kinect games, those are so much fun!
5. What are some of your strategies for dealign with winter?
Lots and lots of blankets. Hot chocolate and heated car seats. Hell, I even use heated car seats in the summer when I have the AC cranked up!