Dear Weather,

If I wanted to experience winter in, let’s say, Buffalo or Minnesota, I would move there. This is New Jersey.

So enough already!




I love this quote -

No matter how much you wish they were normal at the beginning, every next day and every next year, you love them more for what they are.

Silvia Trkman, talking about her dog Bu (“News” page).

Winter Weight Gain

Not me – nooo, the gastroenteritis diet (not recommended) cleared that up nicely for me, thank you very much.

Had Bryce to the vet for bloodwork yesterday only to find he’s gained almost a POUND!

Not that it’s a BAD weight for him – normally, I would be very happy with that weight. BUT here he is coming off a sore back with his first agility trial since last October (assuming his PT thinks it’s OK) coming up in less than 2 weeks and he weighs more than he has in the last TWO YEARS!


2009 FCI World Championships Results

Access to the host site is kind of hit-or-miss – I managed to get a connection so I thought I’d summarize here – will add to this post through the weekend as results come in.

Edit: 9/19/09 – The site seems to be responding much better this morning so rather than me reposting here, why not visit them yourself – http://www.agility-wm2009.at/OnlineResultate/

Congrats to the USA medium team – looks like they took the team Silver with only 5 faults total! Well done :)!

Large dog team agility final results

Looks like these are the final standings from the large team jumping + agility (assuming everything’s been posted)

  1. Russia
  2. Italy
  3. Great Britain
  4. Hungary
  5. France
  6. Germany
  7. Slovakia
  8. Slovenia
  9. Brazil
  10. Austria

Canada in 12th, USA in 17th.

After the team jumping, here are the leaders in the team medium dogs:

  1. France
  2. Switzerland
  3. Finland
  4. Denmark
  5. Italy

USA medium team is currently in 9th place, Canada in 18th and Great Britain in 20th.

Small dogs team jumping –

  1. France
  2. Switzerland
  3. Russia
  4. Austria
  5. Canada

Great Britain small team is currently in 9th, USA is 25th

Course maps are posted on the agilityvision site, which also has paid live-stream and video-on-demand coverage.

European Open Agility 2008 Results!

Congrats to Jayda’s young cousin Hex and Auntie Bernadette (Great Britain) for finishing 3rd at the European Open Individual Finals! They were beaten by another cousin, Unique (Denmark – also bred by Bernadette) who finished first! Results are posted here – I think they’re running team today.