Saturday, June 26, 2010

We DID IT!!!

Woo HOOOOO! I am now the DOG OF THE WEEK!!!! I would like to thank all my friends and fans and even those who might not be friends or fans, but who voted for me!!! See

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Dog of the Week - Update

I am now in the lead for Dog of the Week! I didn't know I had so many friends! Thanks!

Anyway, I just wanted to thank Staring at Strangers for their support.

Pretty funny stuff!


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Dog of the Week

I (Jazzy) am in the running for dog of the week. Mom picked an OLD photo of me that she really likes; I think it looks sorta dorky, but I guess that if it means I can win, it is okay. So, I guess I am asking you to vote for me.

If I win, Mom gets a book and we get $65 donated to our favorite dog charity. I figure that if Peabody can raise money for poodles by getting his hair cut, I can raise money by being an online celebrity. Anyway, if you want to vote, go to a dogs purpose.

And remember -- I'm a 5 star girl!!!!!


(Mom said you can vote every day, but that with all my friends and fans, it shouldn't take too long to pull to the front of the pack!)

Zippy now has her CGC

Zippy got her CGC yesterday. That stands for "Canine Good Citizen" and tests stuff like walking thru a crowd, responding to noises, doing a recall, and stuff like that. :-) Zippy said that the CGC crew were very complementary about her. The last exercise is one where the dog has to stay with someone else while the handler goes out of sight. When mom left her, she stood for a while (on a loose lead), then finally she sat, and then she laid down. When mom came back, they said, What a GOOD dog she is! So mom gave her extra cookies.

Anyway, we were at a
show n go, and Zippy also got to do jility, rally and bedience. The judge gave lots of extra halt commands when Zippy was doing novice bedience, cause mom asked him to (Zippy was convinced that she wasn't supposed to sit in the ring, cause of all the conformation stuff), and she did start to do automatic sits when she and mom stopped, so mom was pleased.

Well, FINALLY, I got my turn to do both open obedience and utility. First I did sits and downs. Mom was very happy that I stayed sitting for the full 3 minutes that she was out of sight. But then we waited and waited out in the sun until it was our turn to go into the open obedience ring. I admit, I was hot and tired and crabby by the time I got in the ring, so I didn't do a very good job. So mom put me back in the RV, gave me water and told me to rest and cool down, and took Zippy out to let her do some more agility.

Okay, so then she decided that it was about time I try doing utility. It was my first time actually doing an entire utility run thru, and mom made some mistakes. But I guess mom decided that I might actually get my CDX one of these days and figured we should start to work on the next level. There were LOTS of distractions, and I was till sort of hot, and I wasn't exactly sure about what I was doing. But I surprised mom by doing the scent articles beautifully (had a full set of articles out, and I found both the correct metal and the leather articles). I wasn't sure about getting the glove and the go out on the directed jumping seemed to be WAYYYY far out and there were all the other dogs and people around. But the jumping part itself was cool. Mom and I still need to work some on the signal exercises so that I understand the first time what she wants me to do, but she said that my moving stand was a thing of beauty. So we are making progress.

Charlie got to visit with the ring crews in between other stuff that we did.

All in all a pretty good day!

Love, Jazz

Monday, June 7, 2010

Zippy 1 Squirrel 0

After spending countless hours chasing squirrels, Zippy finally caught and killed one. Oh, I was Soooooo jealous! I told her she needed to give it to me, but she just brought it into the house still warm, and sat on the couch lording it over us. Mom couldn't figure out why I was barking at her.

Well then Mom called us to come to work, and Zippy proudly trotted by her. Mom's first thought was that she didn't recognize that toy! lol. Silly mom. When she looked at again, her response was, and I quote, "eeeeewwww!" We told mom she should have taken a photo, but did she listen to us? Nope -- all she could think of was getting that yucky thing out of Zippy's mouth and into the trash!

Zippy let mom take it -- I think she thought mom wanted to play too, and it wasn't mangled at all -- just very dead (still warm). But no -- mom just threw it in the trash! What a waste of a perfectly good squirrel!!!