Friday started out fairly slow. I knew I had a lot to do, but I also had a bit of time to do it in. You see, I had a few former clients come over for a practice session. This is not something I do regularly, but these clients are helping me at an event next weekend, and we needed the practice. I thought it would be great practice to have dinner first and work on down-stays and then to do a formal practice. All the dogs were great, and it was wonderful seeing some of my past clients.
|Everyone's just enjoyed a great meal!|
|This was much harder than anticipated due to the small space. The dogs did great, but the people had to work on logistics.|
|Kelsey's holding a wonderful place command.|
|That's my mom and Alex. Alex is like a miniature Cody...full of spit and vinegar!|
Saturday we woke up early for a fun, annual event. Every year we travel up to the Apple Harvest Festival at Grave's Mountain Lodge. It started as a birthday celebration for my eleventh birthday, and it's just continued (with an interlude while I was in college). This year, the weather was beautiful, so we were really excited. We also went with our friends, Chip and Jean, and their dog, CJ. Boy was I looking forward to it! We stopped at a wonderful coffee shop in Louisa, which put us a little later than planned. This meant it was much more crowded than usual. We didn't spend long there (maybe an hour), but we did have a lot of fun.
|See all the cars in the background? That's only a small percentage.|
The hike was great, and the dogs were exhausted on the ride back.
|Wouldn't you love to hike through that?|
|Passed out between the seats.|
Sunday would have been pretty non-eventful if it hadn't been for one thing. We got two more foster dogs. Lucy and Sprinkles had been staying in a kennel, and they needed to be in a home. We decided to take them in a while ago, but wanted to wait until after my birthday.. They're much easier than I'd anticipated, which is wonderful. I've already started working with them and Tommy so they can hopefully find homes faster. Does anyone want a new dog?
Well, that's my weekend. I hope this next weekend is just as fun!