I Interrupt the Dog World for Shopping!

So… I haven’t been posting in a couple of days, instead I’ve been napping, cleaning the kitchen a little bit, doing some dog training, and kinda goofing off. Well, relaxing goofing off really. Which I need more of, and I don’t get enough of, and so I’m going to get some!

And did you know that Christmas is coming up really, really fast? Oh my gosh… I am not ready, I have to do major holiday shopping and it’s almost getting too late to do it online.

I usually pay with my credit card but I’m getting tired of paying the bill each month. So I’m looking at this new service called eBillMe. You use cash to pay… they deduct the cash amount directly out of your checking account. It’s kinda like an echeck but a little bit different. And, they are having a contest too, which would give me some cash over the holidays if I won!

So go check out the link, and you’ll be helping me win a contest! He he.. well, not sure if this blog is popular enough to get enough clicks, but I can try can’t I? 😉

Okay back to dog training… gonna go train some agility with Chase this afternoon. Should be fun. Then I’m coming home and maybe I’ll nap again!

Lovin’ Dog Sports

Even though I’m a bit burned out on my dogs sports, I still love doing them, and so do the dogs. I want to train more… trial less, and that is my plan for the next while. Through the winter i hope to get Tatum and Muffit on the flyball box, and doing jumps. Get Tatum doing agility… maybe even have Muffit do some agility too, we’ll see how that goes.

That is a video of Chase and I doing FAST in AKC agility. He is such a great distance dog, it’s fun to do agility with him though we need some work.

I find myself looking for places to put my videos online so everyone can see them. SportsVids is a great place to do so. I can upload lots of sports videos and have all my friends watch them! Online sports videos are fun, especially dog sports, of course. Watching sports clips of dog events helps me be a better handler for sure. And I do want to be a better handler. I think I have the ability inside me, I’m just not sure how to access it at this point. But it will come… maybe doing some ASCA or DOCNA agility will help me develop more of my own skills.

Virtual Sports

You know, I have said for four (or has it been five?) years now, ever since I started doing agility, that we need to have holodecks like in Star Trek where we can practice in an authentic competition environment. I would so love that. Train there, work through all the distractions… but maybe that’s one of the whole points of agility, that you never can really train for a competition environment. Not unless you have fun matches to go to, where you trial. Around here we might have one or two a year, if we are lucky. We didn’t have any last winter.

Even though I have not found a virtual agility game, I have found a virtual football game. I used to watch a lot of football when I was in High School, and the other day I was thinking I would, sometimes, like to do so again. This game is an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role playing game) which are my favorite kind! So if you want to know football superstars, or be one yourself, you can download it this fall and play.

My cousins back in Chicago played soccer when they were younger, so it’s kinda in the family, too. And if you are new to soccer, or you know all about it, this game looks like fun for both!

So until a virtual dog agility game comes out, this might be fun!

Hosting Dogs

I’m Lovin’ my dogs. 🙂 And I’m really having a great time blogging about them! In fact, of all my six blogs (yeah I think it’s up to six now) this one is my favorite one to update and keep on top of. And in order to blog when I want and have a good set of blogs, I needed to find a host that has an excellent web host rating”>web host rating.

I looked around a lot, and utilized articles and tutorials, too, especially ones about cheap web hosting. Cheap is all well and good, but reliability is even more important. So a combo of both is the best!

So if you are looking for a host, you’ll want to check host ratings to find a good one!

My Dream Job

Well, what else would my dream job be? 🙂 I love working with dogs. And I would love to do it full time. working with the people would be harder, I’m sure, than the dogs. But I hope I can develop the observational skills I know are so critical.

I made this little video.. and I wanted to video Levi doing his dumbbell work anyway! He is such a good boy.

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And dangit, ignore that he popped the last weave poll. I haven’t been weaving him because he has a pulled muscle in his right rear leg… so this was just a test!