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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sorry...no blog last week as I was out of town with my little pooch. That naughty boy; the last two times I took him to agility trials (expensive overnights in IL), he not only performed poorly, but was flat-out a brat. So last weekend, I wasn't expecting much from him. So I was pleasantly surprised when he took three firsts and a third place (all with legs towards his title). He actually earned his jumpers title and is now in masters (for jumpers only)! Talk about unexpected!!

I took Monday off from work to go spend with my dad for a late Father's Day visit. We bummed around my hometown, looking at the neighbor's elk, checking out the local lakes and hitting the cheese factory. We did plan on going fishing, but the weather was just not as good as we had hoped (a little -lot- too windy).

This weekend was a homebound weekend...not that that's a bad thing. I took all my baby seedlings and got them in my garden. My peppers seemed to have a slower start for some reason, so they'll stay inside for a bit longer or they will surely be eaten by some little rodent animal. But because the garden was planted, it was an automatic (extra) grooming week for the mutts. They all got a good brushing...really, just so that I could harvest their hair for the garden. Oops, we're back on dogs...sorry, this was supposed to be about my garden.

So anyway, I planted way less this year than I did last year. Cut the tomatoes, beans and peas in half and skipped the corn, cauliflower, broccoli and brussel sprouts. I did plant asparagus and cantaloupe this year and decided that all my kitchen spices should go in the garden for the summer. My kitchen looks funny without them.

As for Spark...I have my good days and bad days like everyone else. I still have no problem getting my fitness in. I even had a run cancelled because of the heat this past Wednesday and recovered by doing stuff on my own. My eating and sleeping habits are a whole different animal. I continue to struggle on and I do make slow but steady improvements. Cheese is still my weakness. Did I tell you I came home with 5 lbs of cheese on Monday...really.

Oh well, that's my story for this week. Hope you all are doin' fine!

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  • SNUZSUZ
    I'm also wondering about the dog hair in the garden? Congratulations on the jumpers for your dog! Your garden sounds wonderful! I have one cherry tomato plant. haha
    I'm glad to hear you had a good time with your Dad:)
    3239 days ago
  • SPLASHDOG1
    My stories always come back around to the dogs too! lol! Congrats on a fabulous agility weekend!! He was on fire! I envy you your gardening skills - I keep telling myself I'm going to try it one year but I haven't actually done it yet. Sounds like you had a great time with dad - you're a good daughter!
    3244 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Good job with your bubba boy dog! just like kids . . . never the expected!!

    Sounds like you're doing well, and that's what counts. I was intrigued by your use of the dog hair in your garden! I never would have thought of that!

    HUGS and hope it's a good sparking week for you.
    3246 days ago
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