Chou Chou Briard had a busy day today. It started with a run around the park with her dog walker. Chou ran in her fairy wings, and found a fairy door in a tree.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Day Two of the Grass Valley Dog Show -- 1168 dogs and only one Briard. Just walking around the show was fun; Chou Chou got a lot of attention.
("Will somebody tell me why they took away my hair clip? I can't see anything!")
Sunday, September 11, 2016
This was Chou Chou's first show in more than a year. I am not trying to earn her championship; I just go for fun and because it's good socialization for her.
This is the first time she has entered the Grass Valley show, although she attended once before.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
September 3, 2016, at the Grass Valley Dog Show, Chou Chou Briard tested for the Advanced Canine Good Citizen title (also known as Community Canine). She earned the CGC on her first birthday, but I haven't seen the test for Advanced CGC offered until now.
She had to pass 10 tasks; all involved being focused and obedient during distractions -- and at a dog show, there are a lot of distractions!
She took the test with 6 other dogs. She stood in line with them and waited her turn to perform each task. And she passed all 10.
So now she has a new AKC title, CGCA, added after her name, along with her Advanced Therapy Dog (THDA) title. Good work, Chou!
("I have earned 4 titles! But AKC drops the CGC and the THD from my name when I earn the advanced titles. So unfair!")
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Saturday, August 27, 2016
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Chou Chou loved this white drugstore fan. I bought it when she was a little puppy. The house is air conditioned, but she likes the breeze.
The fan broke: too much hair wrapped around the motor, and no way to open and clean it. So now she has a new fan. ("Very fancy!")
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Why is Chou Chou on the staircase? ("I am waiting to eat!")
She was recently diagnosed with a hiatal hernia, a weakness in her esophagus that is causing GERD (reflux), especially at night. She gets burpy.
To help her, I have adapted her eating in several ways.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Chou Chou had her annual eye exam today and her doctor gave her this bandana.
Every May, Board Certified American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists across the country volunteer their time to provide free eye exams for service and therapy dogs.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Monday, February 22, 2016
Chou Chou hasn't completely recovered from her stomach problems, although she is improving with a new diet and some herbs from the holistic veterinarian.
She's had a lot of vet bills, and I am grateful I have a pet insurance policy!
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
One night, Chou Chou couldn't sleep; she was panting, smacking her lips, and burping. She was clearly very uncomfortable. ("Oui! My tummy was ouchy!") And when Chou Chou can't sleep, I can't either!
So off to the vet we went. That was 4 weeks ago.