Wednesday, 30 November 2011

The Fun Police

Miss Veil here today...
Apparently it is not OK for me to be the "fun police".  I thought I was being pro-active, trying to keep Beckett in line.  Sometimes he can get a little rowdy with his playtime and I was only thinking about his safety ** ha ha**;  Mama said I was not the warden and if I nipped him again, the trusty pink basket muzzle may appear.  He's such a mama's boy, I hardly touched him.  But I got the memo so I will try to hold off on policing his fun.

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Finally Free!

Veil here.. 

Not that I don't enjoy a good hike, but sometimes a girl just wants to run leash free! Please ignore Mom's previous post - she said she would try to remember we were built for speed!!

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Worry Wort

I was invited to join a group on Flicker called Daily Dog Challenge.  Where you are given an "assignment" for a daily photo of your dog and I have to say it is a lot of fun.  Todays assignment was an action shot.  I've seen some beautiful photos of dogs running and having a grand time (see Bunny at Tales and Tails and Zoe at Dogs Rock! and many others) but this is where I get, shall I say, paranoid.  I don't know how it happened, but I seem to be turning into one of those over-protective "mothers" that I always made fun of.  I can come  up with any number of reasons throughout the day, why they can't go for a run in the back yard.  I know some of them are reasonable - like they just ate or they are going to eat soon - but when the list starts to grow to:
Too many leaves
Too wet
Too cold
Need their nails cut first
Have to find a bumper to put around the well cap
Maybe we should put foam around the deck supports
Have to check for twigs
and so on;

Of course, these are all things that could be taken care of in short order, until I come up with something else to worry about.  I think I need to lighten up and let them do what they love. 

I think some of it comes from Beckett having a limp every so often, but he really loves to run and here is proof that I used to be a much more fun "Mom".

A Gentleman

Beckett has such good manners -- One morning this week, as I was getting ready for work, and Beckett was in his usual spot (right beside me), he took off out of the room like a shot.  As he got to the hallway, I heard the tell-tale "pfffft, pfffft PFFFT" of the greyhound gas machine going off.  Then he came right back!  I know it was a fluke and he didn't really leave the room just to leave his odorous emmission elsewhere, but it made me smile. 

Friday, 11 November 2011

Lesson Learned

Every once and awhile, just when I think I have it all figured out, I get shot back to the reality that I really don't.  This week had one of those days in it.  One of those days when you think, "why did I do that, I know better".   Oh well, I learned my lesson and the lesson was, don't walk two high-prey drive girls together after dark past a house with a small white dog outside. To say it was embarassing is an understatement.  They squealed, they howled, they lost their minds...certainly not a good display of canine etiquette. So, now we work on the "pass-by" and the "leave-it" commands and try to do better next time.

When we got home, the conversation went like this:

Me - well, I hope you two are happy with yourselves!

Veil - I don't know what you are talking about...we didn't catch that little white thing.  You know I was trained for that.

Me - Veil, you only raced in 5 races AND you are retired!! AND it was not a fake rabbit!!

Maddy - You seem upset, maybe you should take some of my herbal calmer. 

Me - Maybe so, Maddy, maybe so.  Ok, so we all learned a lesson here right?  You don't act like hyenas in public and I won't put you in a situation you can't handle.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011