Sunday, October 31, 2010

Terrible Two's? Naw, Not At All!

Happy Birthday Henry!  A Halloween baby and TWO YEARS OLD today!  

You were so cute and so little!  :0)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Passion and Life Collide

Peeps since you are reading this all know I love my four paw pals.  Every one of them!  They have definitely become my hobby and passion (and I suppose some could say may "sickness.")

Kind of like the show "Hoarders" it's somewhat of a craziness that somehow a house just keeps collecting dogs. Funny how that works. :0)

Being a breeder and a dog enthusiast in performance venues, I am always evaluating the joys of dog sports, breeding, conformation and just loving my pets.  But how does one do that?  I do live in the city and have ordinances to follow.  I never want to build a kennel to house my dogs!  That's just now me...okay for some and I completely understand it, but not me.  So again, how does one continue to follow a passion with such limitations.  LOL, and not even the limitations placed on me by the city but my family FOR SURE places some limits on what is acceptable and what is just plain craziness. Hahaha...good thing there are checks and balances.

So here comes the collision....when is it appropriate to rehome a dog where they can get the utmost attention and the full fruits of life, even when I love them to death and it makes me cry every time I think of it?  Hmmm, those are the tough choices.  So it's with a happy heart and a very heavy heart that I am sometimes faced with this dilemma to consider.   Dang, this can just make me blubber away.  (insert break in writing to have a good cry.)  This breeding stuff is not easy!  But first and foremost, each and every four paw friend needs the best home possible!!

And with all that said...I just must move on to some lighter ramblings.  Maybe, more like bullies in the halloween parade!  :))  Hope you enjoy some of my favs from the St. Paul Minneapolis Bulldog Club's Halloween Parade.  You can see more on it's FACEBOOK sure to check it out.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

WOW, Where to Begin?

Hey Everyone,

It's me Henry!!!  I have so much to tell...where do I start?

Last Thursday mom packed me in the car, along with border/jack, Rally and labrador retriever, Luke.  We drove nearly 10 hours to Indianapolis for the flyball nationals and to participate in the World Record for largest flyball tournament.  And, YES, on Saturday we can claim the fame of Guinness World Recorder holder.

Here's my canine friends, Vapor and Orbit, proudly sharing the award for you

Momma Mary couldn't run me in the races so she put me in the hands of human handler, Neil...lookie another red head!  Here we are having a little discussion regarding running strategy.  :0)

But the best part....drum roll please................................   My doggie team, Fizz Team, won a trophy, Wooooo Hoooo!!!!!!!  We are first place CHAMPIONS in Multi-Breed Division 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It's kind of like a dream for a newbie like me. Woof, woof, it was the best!!

There's so many pictures to share--about 1,200 of them.  No, no don't worry I post them all, but I will show you a video clip of one of team runs. Not the finals heat, but one earlier when we ran with our other Animal Inn Team Dottie.  Sorry to crank your neck for the viewing but mom needs to learn to video horizontally.

Our flyball racing video

I am pawsitively PROUD!   ~Henry

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Indy Bound!

Soooooooooooo excited!  Tomorrow we leave for the CanAm Flyball Nationals.  Woot Woot!  Ten hour drive to Indianapolis and then three days of flyball racing and the goal of making a new Guinness World Record for largest flyball tournament!

Here's a few sites for you.  First, follow along with all the action or just check out what flyball is all about by following an online LIVE webstream of the National tournament, Fri-Sat-Sun.

I'm also working on a new website for our flyball team.  It's a work in progress, and I still need photos of the team dogs, but check it out.

And, a momma brag here, Henry ran his personal best time at last weekend flyball tournament....4.32!  Way to go Henry!

Hope it's a pawsitively wonderful day for all!