Today was our trip down to Olympia to get Maeve and Jazz's hips and elbows xray'd . Everything started out well enough... as we were slowing down for a red light on hwy 512... WHAM... we were slammed into from behind. Barb immediately jumped out to check on the dogs in their crates riding in the back of the van. As I turned around to see what had happened I heard "interesting" language as Barb hauled with both arms to get the jammed doors open. Luckily that big ol' blue van is a tough box to crack and all that was damaged (so far as we could tell) was the bumper which was bent up a bit making it hard to open the doors. The car behind us had run squarely into the hitch receiver and bumper. After exchanging info, we continued on to our appointment and lunch out! The vet said the xrays looked good and everyone is OK. Hopefully our next vet visit won't be quite so eventful...
something we didn't expect! Ranger, as an only child, doesn't quite get
the concept of solid food ( ground up puppy chow mixed with
milk/formula)! He's willing to try it out of curiosity but when it comes
to "food" all he wants is his bottle of formula. There's no bro's and
sis's to compete with over the consumption of a pan of mush, so he just
ignores it. He gets a bottle morning and evening and has a pan of mush
available the rest of the day. By 5 weeks corgi pups are usually little
eatting machines! I doubt he'll ever know he's a dog! Sure hope he
doesn't think he's a stuffed tiger... (his constant snuggle companion in
the whelping box).
from KOMO news:
Neighborhood 'R' Crawl
Georgetown, the new Rainier 'R' traveled to different neighborhoods in
Seattle including Queen Anne, Ballard, Fremont, Belltown and Capitol
Hill. The neighborhood 'R' Crawl was a kickoff event for Restore the R
that will feature the Rainier 'R' returning to the top of the Old
Rainier Brewery on Thursday, October 24th. Learn more about the
installation party at www.restorether.com. October 22nd 2013. (Joshua
Lewis / KOMO News)
This little guy always heads for the corner of the whelping box for his naps after feeding and warming up between the paws of his big stuffed tiger friend. Momma Lola doesn't have any milk, so he's a "hand-raised" baby!
Friday, August 9 was Cascade Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club's Specialty in Olympia, WA. Barb showed pretty girl "Lyric" in the puppy classes. She won her Sweepstakes class and placed second in the regular classes.Tomorrow will be the Nisqually Kennel Club Show for Lyric. She's learning fast and really seems to enjoy showing.
Maeve and I spent the last weekend of July on Vancouver Is, BC attending a Donna Brinkworth Urban Tracking Clinic. The setting could not have been more scenic and the weather was beautiful. Urban tracking introduces the dog and handler to all that might be found in the urban environment- roads, parking lots, sidewalks, stairs, buildings and more! Training as well as tests involve lots of people, other animals and cross-tracks galore. The dogs proved again and again that it really doesn't matter! They can handle it all with ease.
Regis Park in Renton, on the Cedar River
Lots of new trees planted along the bank that came so close to washing out last winter- a nice easy, flat walking site. Maeve met a very nice corgi and valhund on our way to the river.
Spent the morning at Powell's Woods, a beautiful little garden in Federal Way on Dash Pt. It's not easy to find if the gate is open because the gate has the only sign with their name on it! All you notice as you drive by is a little A-frame that says "The garden is Open". Once located however, it's a little gem!