Sunday, August 14, 2011

Long Time, No Blog

I've been up to a lot this summer, most of it with Erie. After finishing my summer classes (that's a new post too, and an exciting one, so be sure to read it!!!), I had plenty of time to do whatever I wanted (other than the homework hanging over my head; I pretty much waited until it was due- the last week of July/first week of August to do it- still got my 4.0 though). I slept a lot and I did go to work occasionally :)

Please enjoy (some of) our summer in pictures:

Erie's got plenty of toys ...

That doesn't stop her from hogging them all though.

Erie's half sister Sooli (Mazey/Budha) was here and Erie, Sooli, and Marcus (half-brother/nephew out of Szari/Budha) did some bird work together. This is my favorite pointing shot of the trip. We also learned that Erie has a natural "honor," meaning when another dog is on point, Erie doesn't blaze in there and try to steal the bird, but honors the point from behind the other dog.

Erie is learning to lure course. Here she is waiting for her turn at a practice run. She loves coursing.

Took her for a run and a swim at the Lee Kay Dog Training Area just before I took her home for a pre-show bath.

Isn't that water color beautiful?

Erie earned the first two legs of the CA (Coursing Ability) title on her first two tries. I think we'll get to go after the last leg in Pocatello in October.

Erie's Grandma, Judy, had puppies out of Szari and a dog named Stryder. Erie was an excellent auntie and babysitter. Here she is playing with Lemon and Ruby, the last two to go home. Incidentally, Lemon is still available if anyone is in the market for a beautiful, active, and fun-loving dog ...

Playing with puppies is a lot of work. Erie takes a break on a lawn chair.

While Erie was enjoying herself at Grammy's (previous two photos), I was at a family reunion in Huntington Beach. My dad and my sister drug me to the beach a few times. I guess it wasn't that bad.

More updates/photos later today. Now it's time to get ready for Church.