The week long weather in the teens has left and the mighty winds have begun. I'm glad not to have to sling a shovel to break ice, but I'm not fond of wind, either. I'd like to see us get some RAIN. Hear that God? R-A-I-N. I don't look forward to hot fire season ahead of us. Fire scares me to death. I wanted to move after the first few years of living here just for that reason.
What's new on the mountain? Not a whole lot. I got a couple of weeks off from work in March to attend Zamora (the MONSTER hill trial) and Sonoma (the WINE trial). Yoko will be going to both for her very first time and very first time as an open dog. I'm toying with taking her mother, Kilt, but Kilt who is the most fabulous farm dog usually takes over on big courses. I'm out of the picture. I may just trial her the first week in March in a smaller field at the Citrus Classic. Though, I have to admit, Zamora and Sonoma are looong trips just to take just one dog :0) Maybe Champ can tag along and we can can get some lessons here and there.
The neat thing is that I am cara'van'ing with a friend to these trials. We both have similar vans. We both have one dog to trial, mine in open and hers in pro-novice. It's nice when you are traveling loooong distances to have a fellow buddy. Plus, Beth has family in Santa Rosa that we can stay with instead of forking out money to stay at the fairgrounds. Money saved is a good thing. That sort of mileage eats up a lot of gas.
Feeling kind of sad for the Champster. Sad, in that I miss him. The rest of the family doesn't miss him...just sayin'. It sounds like it only took him a few days to adjust to his new living situation. Reports from Suzy and others who have seen him work are the things dreams are made of :0) I will drive up to the Sacramento area the end of this month to see for myself how he is doing. He may stay through February. We'll see.
From Picassa site....my favorite photo of Kilt and Champ
Saturday our local club is having a play day. Potluck lunch, fun, and sheep games. Saturday is my birthday and Yoko's birthday...we will be 63 and 5, respectively. Too bad Champ wasn't born Jan. 19th. He was born December 19th. Lots of "19's" in my life :0) Still having FUN after all of these years. Have a great weekend.
Addendum: Birthdays on the 19th ...Me, Yoko, and Champ :0)
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