Saturday, February 21, 2015

Were you talking to me?

Rainey is supposed to only climb on the main couch. That is the one I nap on after chemo. This is the couch to display the dog quilt, and other dog related items. I caught her once on it and gave her a scolding.
 
As you can tell, she took the scolding to heart. NOT. She hears something. Why it is Diane Mitchell doing tending on the front lawn and all she can do is watch!!
Look, sheep on the front lawn.

Can I go and help?
 
Oh, No, they are leaving.
 
Now, Rainey has decided the love seat is her personal viewing couch. Sigh....


Monday, February 16, 2015

WiFi Sheep

I read this article and thought it was quite interesting....I put it below but here is the link
 
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A group of university boffins are planning on turning sheep into mobile WiFi hotspots. Metro reports that Professor Gordon Blair and his team from Lancaster University plan to fit sheep with collars to track their movements, and add sensors to river banks to measure erosion.
 
They hope this will provide valuable information about the countryside, and say these electrical devices could be used as WiFi spots.
 
"The possibilities are limitless," said Professor Blair.
 
"Cities have been the focus of much of the boom in this type of technology - it has been used to keep traffic flowing on our roads, monitor air pollution and even help us find a parking spot.
 
"But the countryside faces challenges of its own, from subtle environmental changes to catastrophic events such as flooding."
 
The collars worn by the sheep will be able to transmit data up to 5km, making them perfect emergency WiFi hotspots for lost walkers

Friday, February 13, 2015

Two Years ago....

It was two years ago when Tess died in my arms. They say time heals all wounds but the pain still is there, not as raw or deep but still there. I still miss her but I see her in my dreams. Young and free and jumping for joy. She left a legacy and memories that will last me a thousand years.  She took us on adventures that we would never have been on before, journeys that brought peace to our hectic lives and grounded us. She was the love of our lives, the child we never had and one who made us laugh and see joy in the world.

But dogs are put on the earth for a short time; to teach us and then have us be the teachers when they leave. To have us learn how to open our hearts to love and have compassion. When they die, they leave a huge gaping hole in our hearts. Why? To have other dogs come and put a piece of their heart in our hearts until we are whole again.  My heart is whole again. Thank you Maid.

When we first got Tess. We fell in love with her that day.

2001 6th Place Nursery Champion with Scott Glen. 

My lapwarmer at trials.

We used to dance to country western music before our runs.

She would watch runs and if one would go bad, she would look at me as if to say, "I can't believe that they did that?"

She slept next to us on the bed and had her own pillow.


Sunday, February 8, 2015

DeltaBluez Reba and Tim

Reba got a new handler. Since I have been sick and getting chemo, I haven't worked the dogs at all. So Tim took Reba and has been working her. He ran her in Novice trials as well and did well.  So now, Tim has decided to add Reba to his trial string.
 
Welcome Tim and Reba.

 

 
 
 
 
Tim and Reba at the local brew pub. In case you were wondering, she is not drinking beer and does not have fake ID.