Baby puppies that is!! No more two footed babies around here and actually there won't be any four footed either for a while but that doesn't stop me from thinking about them :-)
My friend and trainer Cherie Fischer just announced that her border collie Wind Up just had her latest litter. Three girls and one boy. So exciting! I had been giving alot of thought to getting a Top Gun BC (that is the only way you would get me to go over to the dark side and give up my Paps) so when I heard there was another litter on the way Oh No! I want one so much, I think I could do a really great job with a BC, but the timing is terrible. I agonized for a whole week before admitting defeat,
now is not the time. Now I feel so much better about that choice! There were already 5 on the list for the litter and only 4 pups so....case closed. I can finally stop obsessing.
This doesn't stop me from looking at wonderful papillon babies! Not like I have the time to train another pap, Surf is only going to be 3 and still needs so much more work. I know he has the ability, I see it at home, I just have to figure out how to get it in the ring. Of course, there is so much more work to be done on me also.
It is rainy and gray today but very warm for this time of year (60 degrees). Supposed to be very warm again tomorrow, definately sounds like a trip to the training field will be on order. I making a plan for tightening up our turns, getting my calls out early, and my running...
My running. I don't know what it is but I think I run well and fast, then I look at the video. I look like some little old lady who can't pick up her feet, shuffling along! I can't believe it! It felt so fast when I was doing it! Looks terrible on video. It also looks like I am waiting for him, babysitting him, not trusting. It doesn't feel that way but looks like it on video, video doesn't lie...does it? Either way I need to make a change if even for my confidence in the ring. Just one more thing added to the list of "stuff to work on" can't wait. It's warm and I feel energized!! I have a winter trial next weekend and since I am not used to trialing in the winter (it is "off" season for me) I think I will approach this as a learning session. Get brave and try to really push it. See if I can't speed us both up. Really test my ability to go for the speed not the Q. You have no idea how hard that is for me, but a change I need to make if I want fast dogs.
I leave you with some cute random baby pictures....