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A September Weekend

This past weekend the little red dogs and I went to the Honey Creek Classic (ASCA) in Eastern Indiana. It was a great weekend full of seriously lovely people and lovely stock in a lovely place but I was pretty stressed out and didn’t enjoy myself much. Silly me. I just didn’t feel great and […]

Mesa Working Cattle

I have some pictures of Mesa working this past weekend! These are from Started Cattle at the HWASC spring ASCA stock trial.

I believe these are a couple pictures from each day. Saturday I was wearing my big brown coat and freezing and I don't remember the sun coming out!


Sunday Double Feature

Sunday was an amazingly adventurous day for us, these days. It featured Mesa’s & my first herding trial in 3 years, and Tess’s first ever. That was the main plot, but there were some fun side stories too.

I originally entered on Saturday only. Then I needed to move it to Sunday so I could […]

Heat & Tess JHDs

Getting behind with the blog again. It’s has fallen by the wayside while I concentrate on exercising & training the dogs in this heat, kids, earning money so I can keep herding… Extreme summer weather entails a lifestyle change that is very difficult for me. I adore getting up very early in the morning, BUT […]

Joe RL3

We finally went out and got Joe’s RL3 (APDT rally obedience level 3). All weekend I was getting comments like “Joe’s not an A [untitled] dog!”. But he was. I’ve been spending far more time & effort this past year raising puppies and working sheep than thinking about rally. Joe was all ready for RL3, […]

Wing, Wool, & Hoof

The Aussies & I spent the weekend at the HWASC spring stock trial. It’s an awesome trial. Nice stock, great place, fantastic hosting…you oughta come next time. Mesa was entered on Saturday. I had my first experience as an ASCA trial secretary. Elli had her first motel trip. Joe was along for the ride. All […]

AKC Obedience Weekend

This weekend was our training club’s June AKC trial. Mesa was entered in Open A (in open the “A” means the dog has no open title yet) and Joe was entered in Novice B (in novice the “B” means it’s not my first obedience dog).

Open level exercises are: Heel Off Leash (includes a Figure […]


I can’t upload pictures here right now. Here’s a few pictures of : Mesa doing Open obedience a couple weeks ago. I love the goofy expression in the stay photo, that’s her waiting for the drop on recall.

Joe’s CD

This weekend’s adventure was going out to a trial on Saturday to collect the last leg of Joe’s ASCA CD. It was a cozy HWASC conformation/obedience trial out in eastern Indiana. Good people, good fun. And, um, lots of interesting little events.

We had a pretty bad time with Joe’s first formal obedience ring exposure […]

Rally ‘Round

for a quick weekend summary….

Mesa, Joe, and I entered our local RCCU APDT Rally trial this weekend. This is Mesa’s last blowout and the last rally trial for many months for the rest of us. Joe and Kaia will both do rally next year and maybe later this fall. But Mesa is officially retiring […]