Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Wild Thing


Chou Chou broke away from me at handling class. For an hour, she was jumping, pulling, and rolling on her back and kicking when she should have been standing still... and then, with all her twisting, the leash slipped from my hand and she got away from me. 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Cal Expo, Last Day


I am glad I let Mike do the handling; it's fun to watch and take pictures, but the thought of running around with Chou in front of lots of people is too intimidating to me. I prefer to watch and say, "That's my dog out there!!"

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Chou Chou's Show



It crossed my mind last week to skip the show. As the only briard, Chou Chou could not earn any points towards a championship. But I went for the experience, and I am so glad I did. 

Friday, April 13, 2012

Rehearsing for the Show



Chou Chou met with her handler, and his son who assists, at Cal Expo, to prepare for her shows tomorrow and Sunday.


Saturday, April 7, 2012

Graduation Day



Chou Chou has been taking an advanced obedience class at PetSmart for 6 weeks. This course had a goal: to obtain her AKC Canine Good Citizen certificate. Today was the exam, and it's her first birthday!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Another Bed


Chou is out of the upstairs crate and has a new bed. Each bed has been bigger, more elaborate, and more expensive than the one before it. This is another Orvis memory foam bed, a bolster bed.