TM, Mama Cheryl (MC), Mama Penni (MP) and Papa Ron (PR) love and care for me.
In memory of DC Dora, CH Angus HXAsd, DC Kearney. Lost from our lives way too soon.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Getting Ready for Nationals

Lowri - Our house is a MESS!  TM is packing everything except the kitchen sink.  PR came over yesterday to change the faucet and made sure the sink was tied down so she couldn't pack it.  Good thing, too.  TM keeps looking at stuff to see if she can make it fit.  Latest strategy she has going is if she REALLY needs it and she didn't pack it, she will go buy whatever it is.  I am hoping she decides she REALLY needs my boyfriend <snicker>

My daddy went to a herding trial in California this last weekend.  He did GREAT!  He picked up two Herding Championship points on Saturday and a MAJOR on Sunday with a 1st place!  TM saw one of the videos.  He looked great!  She says he is going to kick my butt this weekend at the Nationals.

Kevin - TM is making food for us tonight.  I can't wait to help her clean up!!!

Lowri - K e v i n...!

Kevin - Congratulations, Grandpaw, on your great herding weekend.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Last Baby Tooth is Gone

Lowri - TM is packing and repacking and then repacking again.  She gets a little glassy-eyed when she sees her list and realizes all that ISN'T packed.  I think she is about ready to repack again and remove more stuff.  She keeps muttering, "but I might need that."  Back it goes into the pile.  She keeps mentally packing the little trailer, saying "it won't all fit."

I just know that I am sticking close so TM doesn't forget ME!

TM went and got our car today.  She was really happy with the Ford guys.  They fixed it right.  Then she went to PR's to see him and Aidan.  She said Aidan still isn't 100 percent.  PR is taking him in tomorrow for more blood work.  They are hoping the vets find out what is wrong with him.

Kevin - I had to go to our vet in town today.  I had a broken baby tooth that wouldn't drop out.  The permanent teeth are all in, this ONE tooth just wouldn't let go.  They hugged and kissed me and then I took a nap.  When I woke up, my mouth hurt.  They gave me good stuff to make the hurt go away.  Then TM came back and got me.   They told TM they had shaved a big hole on my butt.  They were teasing her.  I came home with all my hair and important parts.  I was just missing that one stupid tooth.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Aidan is HOME!

Lowri - Aidan is Home, Aidan is HOME!!!  PR said he may have to take a loan out to pay for it, but Aidan is back where he belongs on PR's lap.  I am so glad he is feeling better!

MC came up to our place in town tonight so we could herd ducks.  She and TM caught the ducks and put them in the lift circle.  I let Dinah go first as she was my guest - and I was locked in my crate.  TM said she was awesome!  Dinah did outruns both directions and moved the ducks around the field.  She is still pretty green at this, but since she hasn't trialed on ducks yet, we have to cut her some slack.

I finally got to run.  I was AWESOME too!  I did a hold on the ducks that impressed TM.  She even walked behind me while I held them.  I blew it though, the pressure got to me.  I jumped at them and made them leap out of the way.  Then I gathered them up and held them again.  TM grinned as she scolded me.

Kevin - I got cookies for being a show dog.  Yum!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Aidan is Better

Lowri - My Aidan is getting better.  He is still at the vet's as PR is sure they will have some test results tomorrow.  His CBC is almost normal with his platelets climbing to 80,000.  That is a big jump from yesterday - even though it is still half what it should be.  Everyone is a bit worried that the tests aren't going to show anything.  That would be bad.  We need to know how to fix him.  I am planning on not teasing him so much.

Kevin - I plan on licking his face, instead of chewing on his ears.

Lowri - We can't wait to get him home!   On another note, the shop guys didn't get TM's car fixed.  She will pick it up on Thursday morning.

Kevin - I was good this morning.  I did NOT put any part of the loaner car in my mouth. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Still no Aidan

Lowri - I am stressing.  My Aidan is still at the vet's office.  I want him home!  TM says they don't know what is wrong with him.  PR has had an empty lap all weekend.  I have been helping to keep Aidan's spot warm.  Hopefully, he will be home tomorrow.

On top of that, TM's car is in the shop.  She doesn't get it back until tomorrow night at the earliest.  She had to get a loaner.  It doesn't have room for our crates!  TM says we have suck it up for ONE trip.  We will ride back to town on the back seat.  She has it covered with a blanket. 

Kevin - I am supposed to be on my best behavior for the car ride.  I hope I can remember that.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Life Happened

Lowri - TM was going to type my thoughts, but she has had a very busy week.  Then on Friday, Aidan, PR's Vizsla, was not a happy camper.  TM kept an eye on him, but it didn't seem too bad.  Saturday morning, they woke up and Aidan was SICK.  They rushed him to the vet and left him there for the weekend.  We have been a little stressed because Aidan isn't here.  No one knows what is wrong with him.  They are going to be doing more testing on Monday.

Today, TM sold all my baby ewe lambs.  I got to help TM bring all the lambs in and then helped her separate them.  TM was very happy with me because I stayed where she told me to be.  It was great.  The last ewe lamb escaped the pen.  TM had to get me out (MC got me out of the car) to bring all the wethers in so the single ewe lamb would go back to the pen.  I did it.  I was awesome!

Then I had to help bring in the ewes.  They are wily and didn't want to come in.  I MADE them.  It was great!  Dinah and Story got to work my ewes.  They did a pretty good job.  Dinah did a great job putting the ewes out into the field.  When TM was bringing her back to the barn, she had Dinah sit while the cow was let out.  Dinah sat there and didn't move while the cow walked by.  MC was very impressed!

Kevin - I pooped in the computer room.  No one was happy about it.  I had to go back to my pen.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Herding Ducks

Lowri - In the midst of her packing, TM remembered I still have to herd.  We went out into the yard and got the ducks out.  I was VERY good!  I am learning my job better and better.  TM says I can't get all the miles in that I need before Nationals.  I am not sure what that means, but I am certainly willing to try!  Just let me out with the ducks, I will take them miles and miles - fast too!

Kevin - I got to herd ducks too!  It was fun.  They are very, very fast.

My brother, Peyton, got to go tracking again today.  He did a LONG track.  Miss Kathy was very proud of him.  Here is the picture of his track.  He is awesome!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Still tired

Lowri - We have been back from our trip for two days now.  TM is still dragging around.  You would think she would be recovered by now.  I am.  I have slept and slept.  TM has worked and worked.  Hmmm, maybe she should still be tired.

Tonight, she started packing for the Nationals.  Whew, I had to rest just watching.  I noticed there wasn't much of MY stuff that has made it into the pile.  Hopefully, she will get with the program.  I need my food, my bowls, my water, my food, my herding stick, my collars, my food, my show leads, my shampoo, my food, my bed sheet, my massage table, my food.  I really need to watch and make sure TM gets everything in.

Kevin - Where are we going?