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Party Planning

In an obedience ring -- or an agility ring or a draft ring or etc.  -- a dog cannot be forced to do anything. I wish people understood that. It is an illusion to think you can "make" a dog do something.

Agility Fun & Friends

Summer agility trials can be HOT but an air conditioned RV makes all the difference! Although the trial was just 20 minutes away, Lucky came along to keep us cool and comfortable. Of course we set up our compound again -- here is Aysha with friends...

Micro(wave) Training

The microwave goes on and the tiny training sessions start -- it is amazing how much can be accomplished in 60 seconds! An example...


The Sparklers are seven months old now, and seem to be between 60 and 70 pounds. These are good sizes for dogs we want to grow slowly and carefully. Some people get all excited about their super-sized puppies -- not me! I like the slow and steady growth we are seeing in this litter. 

A Perfect Summer Day

Do you get this excited when you see your cousin?

When You Just Can't Take No for an Answer

I hope this post makes sense. It has been rattling around in my head for a bit as I have tried to sort out the thoughts and feelings and relevance. As I considered it, I was reminded of an evening on the deck of a Berkeley apartment when I said "no" more than once but was pressured and cajoled away from my position with really unfortunate results.

Summer Fun -- and Naps

As Erin recently shared, Levi (E for East Litter, age ten) had an episode of sore hips and so Erin bought him a fancy new bed to hopefully help. Here is how that went...


Alison sent along these wonderful photos of seven-month-old Kiri (Sparkler)...


Yesterday the puppies had a playdate with two new friends...


I am not sure why but this year I have really noticed how people enjoy their summer. Maybe it is living in Montana where people come to vacation, or maybe it is seeing all the bike riders on our local (amazing!) bike path as they live a dream and cycle across the US, or maybe it is all the people enjoying the lakes and rivers. Whatever it is -- I am really struck by the reality that summer is like the year's recess period, and people are definitely enjoying themselves.


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