Monday, February 28, 2011

Monday ponds

It's Monday. The weather is awesome. Took them to the ponds. Then they all took a two hour nap. I win!



More spring!


Some Polly airtime

Miss Polly has been making progress in all her various activities. She now has one leg in each of Open Standard, Open Jumpers, and Open FAST. This means she is 1/3 of the way to her goal of getting all her Open agility titles before Nick takes three independent steps. So far, Nick can crawl backwards and in a circle. I say Polly is slightly ahead. In obedience, she can do most of the exercises in Novice and Open, as long as there are lots of cookies involved. We are working on decreasing the cookies.

Here are some recent working pictures. Agility pictures are blatantly stolen from the show photographer, obedience pictures are by Dianne Panarella. Since I make no money off this blog, I assume they will both forgive me.

Agility in Santa Rosa. Polly looks like a total dork in each one of these. Next project: making the dog look cool and stylish while on the course.

Ears balance off the tail.

OMG there is a monster chasing me in the weave poles. Help!!!!!

Insane dog on dog walk. Insane!!!!!!


She even looks mostly sane here.

Weave poles teamwork!

Obedience Ring Preparation class.

Please give cookie? Please?

Heeling pretty. Give cookie?


Friday, February 25, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

All smiley faces before the game

Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! 

Nicholas and his dad watching the first few minutes of the Heritage Classic. There were tears later on. 

- guest blogger Kostadis

Friday, February 18, 2011

Help in the kitchen

We are back

We are back from Tahoe. We did not get snowed in like the Donner Party, but it was close. Here's a short synopsis of activities.

Nick did this:
This is a weird stroller, guys!

The herd in snow.

Video of the walk in the snow. The herd found it quite acceptable. Except maybe for Kostadis who had to tow the sled.

The dogs did this:
Snow! Snow! Snow!

Then the storm came in, and Nick did this:
Hai! I am in a snow bank! I find that very acceptable.

 While the dogs did this:

Uh oh. I think we are stuck now. Please send help!

 And Nick did more of this:
This cold white stuff is highly amusing.

 Since Nick had extra staff to entertain him, the parents also got to do this:
Top of Lakeview Chair at Alpine Meadows.

On Sunday Kostadis skied some more, and Natasha got to do this:
Foxhunting with Red Rock Hounds in Reno.

More pictures are on Smugmug.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


This was Nick's happy place today for some reason.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Caught with my face in the baby food jar! 

Guest post by Kostadis. 

Monday, February 7, 2011


It's been in high seventies around here lately. All your East Coast people who've got snow-apocalypse over there, don't be too jealous. We squeezed in a Park! trip before the game yesterday.

(Pictures by Kostadis)

What Nick does at the Park!



What Polly does at the Park!


Repeat 1000 times.

Tired now. You can't see me. 

What Tony does at the Park!
Aaaahhhh! That's the spot! Riiiiight there!

What Natasha does at the Park!
Dog wrangling.

Baby wrangling.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Baby toy

What do you mean "video games will rot my brain"?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Nick and Thomas on a walk

Thomas: Fight the power!
Nick: Duuuude, you gotta chill!