Friday, March 2, 2012

The week that was...

A few snippets from our last week

Last night, I made Rocky a new collar, hubby was telling me that he NEEDED a new one (never mind the fact his previous one was perfectly fine, and still fitted him...).
That said, I do think the new camouflage collar suits his dark sable colouring very well.
This morning I tried to take a photo of Rocky modelling his new collar, which proved FAR more difficult than I thought it was. This is the best I could do:
Yes, he is biting my hand!

Rocky's become hubby's cricket team's mascot, here they are arriving at their game last Saturday, they both look very pleased to be there.

In other Rocky news, he finished his puppy preschool course this week, even came home with a certificate (woop woop!). He now knows how to sit, about half the time he knows how to lie down, same with retrieving/fetch, he's also learning to walk nicely on a lead - which is proving to be the biggest challenge for us so far! And he's learning to 'wait' - but not established yet (given the hopeless collar photo above!). He's also learned 'mat' - which means to go to the mat in the lounge, and stay on the mat. Also, he's learning that he's not allowed to rough play with Snoopy in the house, if they start up, they have to go outside - generally one will go out, the other will follow.
As of Tuesday, he is 5.5mths old, weighing in at 14kg now, and is about 4cm shorter than Snoopy (at the shoulder)

Every morning, Jerry comes and has snuggles with me after he's had his breakfast (he tends to get fed at 6am when I get up to go to the loo). This morning he didn't want to get out of bed when I did:

And we can't not have a photo of Snoopy, so here she is posing, she's such a gorgeous girl, altho I am somewhat biased!
Snoopy was great at agility training this week, me, not so much! I am so uncoordinated and kept doing rear crosses instead of front crosses and getting all confused.
Her contacts are coming along really nicely, and we've been practicing them at home on steps around the yard. Along with that, I've also taught her to 'bow' - which works in nicely with her contacts. I was impressed, I taught her to bow in about 5min at agility training on Tuesday night!
Our club has a ribbon trial agility show on Saturday, though the weather is meant to be terrible, there are severe weather warnings in place for Auckland! Should be interesting!

1 comment:

BODIE said...

Rear and front crosses, we are not up to that yet. I am practising my jumping, maybe I can just jump over the tunnel while Bodie goes through it?