Well, we have no new news on the "heat" front so we had a little holiday and spent the weekend in New York.
When most people thing weekend in New York, they think restaurants, shopping museums... But when we think New York, we think dog training. We were lucky enough to have use of a friend's technical pond and what a pond it is!
Just look at all the concepts you can train on - picture, after picture, after picture.
What a wonderful weekend - great weather, great company, great dog work and stunning grounds. Perfect way to celebrate the first days of summer.
This website is devoted to the dogs but we also share our home with a couple of other furballs.
This is Virgil. He's a very big boy! Viirgil isn't much of a snuggler. Instead, he sticks to a "close but not touching" policy. The exception to this position is Dice. Dice, supreme manipulator of all things human or animal, has managed to train Virgil into licking his head whenever Dice desires. Which is pretty often!
Virgil is also our escape artist. He hates to be confined and has managed to rip his way out of many of our screened windows and the crate in which he travels when he comes with us on long trips.
He is not a good traveler.
And this is little Emmie. The Emster. My golden retriever in a cat body. Emmie craves attention and likes to wrap her arms around your neck when she is picked up, purring loudly and drooling the entire time. Luckily, I don't mind a bit of drool. She's a little thing, but she makes her presence known!
So that completes the household. Well, except for the 5 pigeons but much to the dismay of the canines and felines, they stay safe and sound in the barn. At least until the puppies arrive :-)
While out field training the other morning, we came across this incredible sight - thousands and thousands of snow geese that had landed on the pond and took off as we approached. The noise was incredible!! What an exhilarating start to the day. It got the dogs pretty jazzed too :-)