Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Poor Mini Me,...not safe from the Cricket

Tomorrow Breeze makes her debut run in a Standard run. I was working with a trainer who did not feel we should run Breeze on the dog walk because she was a bit of a spazz-so she has not done a standard run. I went home and trained lots of rear end awareness and playing on the board, then we spent the autumn and winter with frequent injuries,...but now she is ready to go....I hope ;-). So this will be our first standard run, and Ann Croft will be judging (she wrote the articles on Four on the Floor contacts that I used to train them originally) so how cool would it be if our Four on the floor works and looks pretty? I am not counting on it though, Breeze has been doing FANTASTIC with her contacts...but she always gets really over excited and it could all fall apart once we get into a trial. My goals for tomorrow and Friday are the weave entries, we have worked a lot on Breeze being able to check her stride and hit the entries, so hopefully....the contacts-hopefully they will hold up in the excitement of a trial and the start line. The start line is the iffy one, if Breeze feels a little nervous she will break and go around the first jump, so we have been working and lots of rewards for holding the start line until released and for going over the first jump...so we will see. So my goal is not to Q but to make sure my training holds up in the ring-so wish us luck!


The fun part of having a black/white border collie after having two more unusual looking dogs is.....YOU CAN GET LITTLE TRINKETS THAT LOOK LIKE YOUR DOG, LOL. This is a Build a Bear Border Collie, I got this way before I got Cricket, I thought I would get a cute like picture with Cricket ...seriously I thought she would just sit and get her picture taken....like what was I thinking...have I met Cricket??? I should have known, no sweet little sitting pictures today.



Check out that EVIL look she is giving that stuffed dog, hummm...what shall I do to that silly thing first?


As soon as I snapped the first picture Cricket grabbed poor Mini Me and ran to the chair-


Poor Mini Me was manhandled in the space of seconds...I have a sound box that barks in the poor stuffed dog, and Cricket thought the mini me was magical and was egging her on, just daring her to tear her stuffing out...



There is no mercy for stuffed dogs when Cricket is around...





Time to rescue poor Mini Me before my Build a Bear border collie is permanently damaged ;-) .

10 comments:

Sara said...

Good luck tomorrow. I think it is great that you have personal goals in mind, rather than Q's. What a wonderful concept.

Can't wait to hear all about it! I'm sure you guys will do super!

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Good luck at the trial!! How exciting to run Breeze in standard! Hope things go well!

Cricket is cute even if she is destroying her mini me!

Sam said...

I'm excited for you and Breeze! Best of luck tomorrow. Even if it's not a clean run, I hope it's a valuable one for you both. Here's to good weave entrances and solid contacts! AND start lines!

Diana said...

Good luck tomorrow. Ill be excited to here how it goes. The mini me is very cute. Diana

Morganne said...

I have one of those! Her name is Lady and she sits on a very high shelf. Mr. Summit would love to play with her but she is a bit of a snob.

kiwichick said...

Good Luck this weekend! It will be fun no matter what. Hopefully the training will hold.

kiwichick said...

Good Luck this weekend! It will be fun no matter what. Hopefully the training will hold.

AC said...

How did Breeze do?

Love the Cricket photo series! The first expression is amazing.

Sam said...

Anxiously awaiting an update!

Hillcrest Border Collies said...

When I saw the first picture of Cricket and Mini Me, I knew what was going to come next. I just had this very strong feeling. I then scrolled down to the other pictures and YEP, I was right.