Monday, April 25, 2011

Random thoughts

Here they are, in no particular order. They might not even make much sense. They're just my thoughts, which frequently lack any kind of sense.

• Three weeks until Phoenix and I have another obedience trial. Lots of good time to train.

• Looking at the forecast, I should probably forget training and start building an ark.

• I will build a training room in my ark.

• Why is there 3 weeks worth of laundry in the basement when I was only gone 4 days?

• I need to make a serious effort to help Phoenix understand the importance of making effort. When he does, he's brilliant. Our Utility run at nationals had a marked lack of effort. Six hours later, our Versatility run had a fair amount of effort. Why does it come and go?

• I will have some pics from nationals to post if I ever get them off my camera.

• I got a new camera, a Nikon D3000. It's an upgrade from my little point and shoot, which I'll still use for video.

• I don't have a clue about downloading pics from the Nikon. That is my project for tomorrow. I can justify doing it at work because I will be using this camera for work, too, so need to learn how to use it.

• We put down grub control stuff on the lawn. Now I have to keep the dogs off the treated area for 3 days or until we get a good rain. Which we are getting now. Good thing, because the Belgians took a dim view of being leash-walked in their own yard.

• Between the lawn grubs and the moles eating the grubs and the dogs trying to dig up the moles, our lawn was a trainwreck last year. I'm going to re-seed it soon. Honestly, why am I trying to grow grass that is only going to make more work? At least you don't have to mow bare dirt!

• People often say dogs don't like obedience but after working at the all-breed agility trials at nationals for two days, there are a lot of dogs who don't really like agility either. Probably from the same reasons: confusion, fear, stress, boredom.

• Getting back to "effort": I need to make obedience training more challenging and creative. (Thought I was, but maybe not so much.) If you're bored with doing something, do you put a lot of effort into it?

• Jamie is down to 2.5 mg of prednisone every other day. Fingers crossed, after two weeks I can take him off of it completely and control his IBD with a restricted diet alone. After living with the Prednisone Drama King for four months, this would be awesome.

• After having trials and/or other dog stuff the last 5 weekends in a row, I'm really looking forward to being home this weekend.

• I am going to clean out the garage this weekend. It's a filthy mess and that psycho black cat has too many places to hide in all the junk.

• Phoenix would like to help me clean the cats out of the garage.

• Not a chance buddy.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not so sure removing the pred will remove the drama king part...