Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A photo, a video, and a puppy update

Summit - USDAA RM Regional 2010

Finally received the photo I ordered of Summit at the Regionals. I think this was taken during Grand Prix Finals.

We have two weeks off and have been having fun hiking in the mountains. Saturday Jen and I took the dogs hiking up the South Mesa for 3 1/2 hours and then went to visit puppies. Jen got some good video of them running around and playing. Then Sunday afternoon, Summit and I had an agility workshop (4 hours) and then Monday, I hiked a new trail (Flat Irons Vista). I really liked this trail as it started out at a large pond and wound its way up into thick trees which made it very cool for the dogs. It was a big loop and ended just North of the pond so the dogs could swim again and cool down.

Today I went to visit the puppies again. Wow! They sure changed a lot in four days. They were really running now - zipping around the back yard and investigating everything. I'm really seeing a lot of differences in their faces now. The tiny girl is STILL tiny. She will probably be small like her Mom. The big girl is fairly tall - even her bones are big. The boy and the other girl are in the middle.

Here is a video Jen took last Saturday. This is the boy tugging (and although you can't hear it very well, he was really growling while he tugged).

Two more weeks and he comes home with me. I plan to pick him up on a Wednesday and then take Thursday and Friday off from work so I can have four days to help him get used to his new home and routine.

I have also been going over the spreadsheet that I had developed for Summit's puppy and foundation training. I've made a few slight adjustments but everything else pretty much stays the same; especially the games.

This weekend I plan to hike the Vista trail again both Saturday and Sunday. And then the following weekend we have a three-day AKC trial in Castle Rock. I have been lax about keeping track of Summit's QQ's so I checked online and they show he has 11 Double Q's.


Diana said...

How exciting!!! He is very very cute. Summits picture turned out awesome. Diana

Ricky the Sheltie said...

That photo of Summit on the teeter is fantastic!

Your little boy is getting big and is still so cute (of course)! We're counting down the days until you get him with you - :)

Kathy said...

LOVE the teeter picture. Your guy is sooo adorable, my daughters are in love with him-they really want a sheltie puppy ;-), Your whole spreadsheet and plan sounds very interesting, what a great way to stay on track! Wow, only two more weeks!

Elayne said...

I love the Flatirons Vista trail, I ride my bike there all the time as part of a bigger loop. Springbrook is good too but you have to go to a different trail head if you're hiking, maybe Doudy Draw is how people get up to it, and I think dogs aren't allowed on one side of it.

Pups are getting big and feisty.

kiwichick said...

Puppy is cute! You are so organized Morganne! That pup will be trained in no time. You will have your MACH with Summit in no time the rate you are going :-)

Laura said...

Okay, that little puppy is looking pretty cute!
I've never been on the Flatirons Vista Trail--I'll have to check it out :)

Christine said...

So cute, have you a name yet?