Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Ruger and the Gang wish all their doggie and human friends a very Merry Christmas! These pics were taken back in November so they are out of order timeline wise with growing up puppy. But I was saving them for Christmas.

Hugs and Woofs from Kasey, Sierra, Tressa, Sabyr, Ryott, Hannah, and of course Ruger!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Swapping Outfits!! (or I am in touch with my feminine side

My mom and My Godmom Linda are out of their minds! Mom had a bright idea to take us to George's Christmas party on Thurday night with me dressed in what was supposed to be Tressa's jacket. I guess since i fit into it she thought I looked cute. It was ok I guess and it WAS cold out... so the jacket kind of kept me warm, and it was Red and white so a bit Christmassy. (Ryott on the other hand wore Kasey's Jingle Bell collar!!!) Well... once the party was well underway My mom asked if my new friend Moxie would want my jacket. I certainly won't fit into it for very long so may as well give it to a friend who can wear it. In turn Godmom Linda decided it would be very cute to see if i could fit into Moxie's sweater. Unfortunately it DID fit and then I had to pose for photos wearing IT. Well I know it is a beautiful sweater, and Miss Moxie is a beautiful little Cavalier, but I however AM a boy dog! Here are the photos. Please don't laugh it was not my idea. Doesn't Miss Moxie look great in her new red jacket!!!
"I think you are cute but I am gonna bite my mom for making me wear this sweater!"

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Snow dog!

Little Dude is getting big quick. He is almost 5 months old! I would have to say he is at least 18 pounds! Saturday was his first snow day, but I was at work so all I have are a few really dark mobile phone photos Brian sent to me. He was not fond of the cold billowy stuff between his toes. Well tonight is snow number two for the week. We had a dusting before it changed to sleet. This is Little Dude just standing for a pose in the snow.
We had another agility lesson tonight. Found out tonight our instructor may qualify for the WORLD TEAM next year! How cool is that? She has a little ruby Cavalier who I have just loved since he was a puppy who will be going to Nationals in Oklahoma and then in May hopefully for try outs. Anyway.... Ruger is loving his agility lessons. We moved on to rear crosses tonight. He loves to jump. His initial love of the teeter has slowed down a bit. But he has now seen all the obstacles. His chute is almost fully closed, and he tunnels in a U and under the A-frame too!
He is still all business. Not a big cuddle dog at all. When the collar goes on he is ready to work. Maybe another agilty video before Christmas. Saving his Christmas photo I took a few weeks ago for Christmas Day.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Ruger runs agility

This wasn't our best run of the night but go figure it was the run we decided to tape. This little puppy loves his agility. Her he is at club Fido practicing for his MACH.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

QT from KT

This photo was sent to me from Kathy. She took it while we were waiting our turn to do some obedience work last Thursday at classes. We are trying to teach Ruger early the fine art of posing! Thanks KT!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Someday's Here by Heart

I know this is Ruger's blog. But I don't think Ruger will mind sharing his story with his pack brothers and sisters. Well this post is Hannah's story (in a nut shell). Then working up to her wonderful weekend.

Meet Hannah. Ruger's BIG pack sister. This beautiful German Shepherd Dog found her way to our hearts before Christmas of 2006. A man knocked on our door.. Asked if we were missing a dog?? Of course we were not. Well he said he was taking her to the pound. Bleeding hearts that we are we said NO WAY. We'll find her owners. (YEAH RIGHT) Hannah was approximately nine months old at the time. No one came to claim her. Our neighbors originally decided to take her. But Hannah had a different plan. Several weeks went by and Hannah found herself back at our place. She settled in... Then we noticed she was tired after running. And her ears appeared to jump with every heart beat. Two cardiology appointments later and we were scheduled for open heart surgery for a patent ductus arteriosis. She did well.

Hannah before Surgery
Left side shaved after surgery
And Hannah NOW!!! Hannah had her first Agility trial this last weekend. She took first place in AKC Novice standard! Hannah we are so proud of her!! The title of the post is Hannah's AKC registered name.

I know this is Ruger's blog. But I don't think Ruger will mind sharing his story with his pack brothers and sisters. Well this post is Hannah's story (in a nut shell). Then working up to her wonderful weekend.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Dog (and CAT) agility

These two videos were supposed to show that our little guy is having a great time doing sequences in agilty. He works well beside me and being sent out over obstacles. We are up to a sequence of four now. On Friday night we worked on three off-set jumps and the tunnel (which he does completely on his own now!) He completed this sequence from my right and my left side. Too bad I did not have anyone to video. Tonight we set out to video little man doing his sequences.... What we got was a bonus! When I train Ruger at home I not only train Ruger but he gets followed on ALL the equipment by Patches our 8 year old porch cat. He is a hoot. I may have to send this to you tube! Wonder what I could pass Patches off as in the AKC? Maybe a odd shaped Pappilion?

pay no attention to the goofy looking human in her PJ's

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Guest Post

Ruger's guest post today comes from Heather... Heather has been watching our pooches when we are away for years. The dogs absolutely positively LOVE when Heather comes to see them. Yesterday was Ruger's first visit from Heather. The pooches give her many photo opportunities while she is here. Yesterday she sent me these photos after she got home. I think she tired out the pooches...... Especially the puppy!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Ok so our first herding lessons are not sheep... But Tressa (our poor chinese crested powderpuff) has unfortunately been picked as Ruger's first herding lessons. He's got some great moves!!! Poor Tressa... Don't worry we'll get Ruger on some sheep soon.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Another Day.. KIDS!

Today we had visitors. My girlfriend and her kids. Ruger thought this a great opportunity to practise hisherding skills. Kaitlyn's ankles sure do look like sheep! Kaitlyn did not like this idea too much. Brandon on the other hand did a great job as puppy sitter. This is Ruger's first group shot. Unfortunately Hannah is missng. Hannah has not been exposed to small kids often, so we took it slow. She did great. But better to have done a good job in a sort period of time then to have pushed her too far for her first lesson in kids.

Friday, October 9, 2009

More fun puppy days

Ruger is getting big fast. He already feels twice the size of when we first got him. He is starting to fit in as a member of the pack. I think his role is that of entertainer. The only one who just wishes he would disappear is Tressa. Ruger tinks it is fun to herd her. round and round circles ever closer until she growls barks snaps at him to tell him she has had enough. The funny thing is she does not run from him anymore she just stands her ground. Today puppy went to the back yard for the first time. Still not doing stairs so he got carried down. What puppy fun he can run all over without me chasing after him worrying he will escape. Then we went off to play with Theresa, Paul and Noah. Oh and Jazzy too. They had a blast playing tug. He was one tired Border Collie. But not too tired, because he came home and had the zoomies. Sprawling his toys out all over the bedroom and playing with the basket the toys are supposed to be in. Too bad he has not learned to pick up the toys yet!

Puppy and his Best friend Sabyr Honey