Sunday, December 4, 2011

Tree Hunting

Happy December 4th! Today has been a pretty packed, but enjoyable day so far. I thought the above picture was pretty funny after I took it. Ruthie can have the most disgusted look on her face sometimes!LOL

Our morning started off with a trip to PetUtopia with the danes for a core strengthening, i.e. on the ball stuff, demo with Bobbie. She was doing a demo and I think a certification of some people from FitPAWS. She wanted to give them a wide variety of sizes of dogs and I just happen to have two dogs on the giant end of the spectrum who get worked with these exercises on a very regular basis.:) I was very honored that she asked us to come and do this! In addition to Bobbie being a friend, she is a fabulous instructor who is very knowledgeable about a lot of dog related topics. Not only that, but she's always pushing herself to learn more and to try new things. Working with her is always a blast and I feel like she has really helped push me in the beginning to try new things with my dogs and think outside of the box.

But I digress! Each dog got about a half hour to strut their stuff and go through some of the exercises. It was a lot of fun AND I even got both dogs some exercise! While we were all talking, Bobbie brought up something that I had totally forgotten about. There was a local TV station that a bit on the classes that Bobbie was teaching at PetUtopia and we were asked to come and join. Both Heffner and Bess got to be on TV!! Here's the clip.:0)

After our portion, I stuck around a little bit to watch the next couple of dogs. From there I headed out with the danes to do a light hike, which was awesome! Then we came home, they relaxed and I started doing a whole lot of chores around the house that I haven't been able to get to during the week. Once Adam got home, he and I headed out with Ruthie to pick out our Christmas tree.

Since we generally load the tree up into the back of the truck for easy transportation, bringing the danes along doesn't work out. However, Ruthie fits quite nicely into the cab of the truck, and she did get ditched in the morning while I was playing with the big dogs. I felt it only fitting that she got an outing of her own! Here are some of the pictures from our little outing:

Taking the tractor ride back to the truck.

And now I need to finish up the food that I'm bringing to our obedience club's holiday party!! Definitely looking forward to that!:0) I hope everyone had a great weekend!


Samantha said...

You are famous! :-) Cool clip to have on the local news. Always good to see positive dog stories in the media.

Ruthie looks right at home on the tree farm in her matching jacket. I bet she was happy to get some one-on-one time too.

Laura, Lance, and Vito said...

What fun! And your dogs got quite a bit of face time on that clip!