Sunday, 28 June 2009

Rally- Oh Fun!, The V-E-T, Seeing Ditto and Pixie's Been Bad!

We went to Rally-O and oh what fun it was!
Here is Nikki.
Momma says Nikki needs lots of work especially on heeling.

Here I am with a headless Momma (LOL) doing a very nice heel.

And another.
Momma - you are not supposed to have a tight leash.
You better work on that!

Here is Buddy showing us all how to do it!
And a nice loose leash Momma!

Wow Buddy- that's awesome heeling!
How did you get your ears to do that?
Don't you usually have floppy ears?

Another thing that happened this week was that
we all went to the V-E-T for our
vax-in-a-shuns and stuff.
Nikki has been to the V-E-T an extra time too.
She has to be a conehead again because of another corneal eye ulcer.
This time it is on her right eye.
Nikki will be going to the Doggie
Opth-a-Molly-Just again too.
Once again we don't know if her name will be Molly or not.
Here is Nikki modeling her cone.

We also saw Ditto again this week.
We all love Ditto very much.
She is about to be adopted out soon from her current foster home,
and Momma wanted to be sure that we saw her before she is adopted.

We had a doggie playdate at the off-leash park with Ditto.
She was so happy to see us and Momma too.
Momma was just as thrilled to see her too.

Ditto leaped and ran and was so silly!
I (Casper) was very happy to see Ditto too.
When she was fostered at our house I hardly played with her at all.
In fact I usually ignored her.
But when I see her at the dog park I just love to play chase and wrestle with her!
We are all hoping that her new people will want to do play dates at the off-leash park too!

And then there is our current foster dog Pixie.

Pixie, Pixie, Pixie...
What is Momma going to do with you?

Didn't your previous people tell you that biting Momma is not allowed?

Momma says "Yes they did but Pixie decided not to listen.
She must have been sleeping."

This is how she sleeps.

Well that's it for now.
See ya,
Woofs from Casper

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Now I Am Truly A Hunter!

See how happy I am?

That's 'cause I became a REAL HUNTER yesterday.

*Momma says we have to give a warning about some gross pictures in this post.*

So if your people have a squeemish stomach, it's best they close their eyes while all you hunter doggies and kitties read this. For obvious reasons no hammies or their people should read this post either...

So we were at Rally-O practice at an outdoor field with our teacher from Life's Better With Sheltie Hair. and her doggies Gio and Romeo. There were lots and lots and lots of gophers. They are considered a nuisance because they ruin crops and dig holes. You can read more about gophers here.

After practice Momma let us off our leashes (except for Buddy who has his running away issues if you remember this post).

I saw a gopher in the distance and took off and someone yelled:

"Casper, Go get it".
So I did.
I ran way faster than I do in agility (where I pretend i don't know how to run fast) and I caught Mr McGopher!
I started shaking him and running back to Momma with my prize. She yelled "CASPER, YOU DROP IT- RIGHT NOW!" So I did drop it.
Well I was so pleased with myself. I came back to Momma and her friends with a big grin :))) . Everyone was killing themselves laughing. Momma laughed too but also had her hand on her head and was saying "Oh my God- I don't believe it". You see no one thinks I can run fast because I go so slow at agility.
At that point Nikki thought:

"Why abandon a good freshly killed gopher".

So she went running to it, picked it up and shook , shook, shook it. More laughter. More of Momma saying "Oh My God". Momma made her drop it too.

Then Momma got her camera and make me pose with my gopher kill but I was not allowed to touch it again.

Here I am trying to sneak in a quick sniff.

Here is Nikki with Mr. McGopher's blood on her cone.
Yes it's cone time again (more about that later).

And here is Mr. McGopher

After this Romeo followed me everywhere. I was his hero. He was so proud of me.

Here is where his Mom wrote all about it too.
And here is my new gopher song:

There was a go-fur here,
And a go-fur there,
Many, many go-furs everywhere...

Ole McGopher's in trouble now,
Casper's on his way ;)
Woof , woof!
Those who are not squeemish should see the post below this for an even grosser close up of Mr. McGopher. Be prepared!

A Closeup Picture of My First Catch and Kill... Warning It's gross!

Friday, 12 June 2009

Busy Taking Care of Momma!

Momma got sick and had to go to the hose-pee-tall for an aww-purr-a-shun. She is now back home and we are taking very good care of her. She is getting better every day, but we are not allowed to jump up on her. Bummer!

Questions we have:

1. Is a hose-pee-tall a tall hose that we can pee on? We hope so- we love to pee on everything outside!

2. Is an aww-purr-a-shun when we ignore a purring cat? We could ignore cats but we prefer to chase them. LOL

While Momma was at the hose-pee-tall she told Grandpa and Gramma to take us to the kennel. We like going to Joanne's kennel. Joanne has hundreds of thousands of MILLIONS of new toys for us to play with. Also there are lots of Boxers that live there and a JRT. And lots of other doggies that are boarding there too. It's a fun place! A vay-cat-shun without the cats (ok- there is 1 cat but she generally stays away from all the doggies).

You see as Momma says Gramma and Grampa are "not dog people". They think we shed too much, bark too much and they frequently complain about us. Can you believe that? Us?

Oh and it's not just us, they would say that about all of you doggies, kitties and hammies too. Actually we think that makes them "not animal people". Weird thing is Gramma grew up on a farm with lots of animals. However that's where she thinks all animals should stay...

Funny thing though, Gramma and Grampa INSISTED on keeping us at our home and they came over frequently to feed us and let us out. They even cleaned up after Nikki twice (with no complaints) because she had 2 accidents after being left in the crate too long. Oops.

We are thinking that maybe they like us more than they are saying... So we "helped" Grampa by guarding him from other dogs and people while he worked on outside home repairs.

We are going to be missing 2 agility trials and likely 2 weeks or more of agility classes while we help Momma recover. Bummer! But "First Things First". Taking care of Momma is our first priority!

Gotta go! Our work as therapy dogs with Momma awaits ;)

Woofs, Casper, Buddy, Nikki and foster dog Pixie