Thursday, September 29, 2011

in which sparrow directs much energy towards not chasing squirrels

This is Sparrow's serious face for when she's using 97.8% of her willpower not to look at the squirrels dangling in the tree branches behind her. What you can't see is the chunk of facial fur she ripped off last week chasing squirrels through the bushes in the yard. Ahem.


By the way, that's officially Sparrow NA to you, as of last Sunday. And she earned a JWW leg to boot! It was a new venue for us, so it was extra nice that she was fine with doing agility in a brand new place.

Her brother, on the other hand, let's just say there was a fair bit of houndy sadness, and not much houndy fast runningness. However, he is an excellent couch-snuggler. Also, up to this past weekend he was tied with his sister in amount of AKC Q's.

best couch buddy

Here is proof that Reuben can actually do agility. The music is "Il Porno Star" by Shellac. Listen to it and tell me it's not made for agility.

Friday, September 16, 2011

in which we are spoiled

Not me.
not me

Due to the excessive number of cats who must sleep on the bed at night, Alex is generally not allowed to join in the pile-on. However, he is a thunderstorm weenie, so there is ONE exception for stormy nights.

Alex, being Alex took shameless advantage of this exception last night.
Alex, "Whinge, whinge, whinge. Moan. Oh help."
Me (in my sleep-weakened state), "Is there thunder? Oh, poor baby. Come up on the bed. Join the 35 cats already sleeping on my person."
Alex, "Sigh." (happy dance!)

There was no thunderstorm last night.

Fluff my pillow.
fluff my pillow

Thursday, September 15, 2011

in which stanley learns agility

Stanley thinks agility is awesome, especially when it involves his new favorite toy, the indestructo krypto ball. It evades even the StanleyJawsOfDeath with nary a scratch.

Stanley is some kind of agility genius. Seriously. Check it out:

Who needs foundation training? Stanley wanted sequencing. And Stanley gets what Stanley wants. Well, actually, Stanley works for what Stanley wants because otherwise, Stanley would rule the world. And that is fine with him. The boy loves to work.

The other workaholic dog in the house hasn't been slacking either. This is just to prove that she actually knows how to stop on the dogwalk. Ahem.

sparrow 9.13.11 from prudence rabbit on Vimeo.

In other news, the mature dogs are enjoying running around like feral things, pretending they are fierce hunters of wild beasts (aka squirrels). The wild beasts (aka squirrels) always escape.

Alex and Sylvia at dusk.
dogs frolicking at dusk

Sir Alex of the Cute Ears

still foxy