Do you all remember I got a pup awhile back? Yeah, I'm a total fail at pupdating. Jett turned 8 months old a couple of days ago and has been here 6 months now. Holy cow! How did that fly by?
My biggest regret with Wicket was not taking more pictures of him as he grew. And the few I had of him got lost when our computer caught a virus (as well as most of Kellen's infant pics). I was determined I'd be better with Jett, but then...not. I blame my iPhone since it has no storage left and I can't even take ONE freaking picture with it. And don't even THINK of trying a video.
BUT, thanks to Kat P., who owns Jett's sister, Pepper, I have some pictures to share. There are two of Jett's siblings (sisters) who live nearby and we got the Red Girls together with daddy Beamer at the ASCA trial this weekend. It was super HOT so there are lots of long tongues! It is so cool that we can get these girls together and I like to see the similarities and differences in them. I'll share the photos at the end.
Jett and I are taking a Focused and Engaged class from Rosie right now then will start a Foundations class with Naomi at the end of June. Gah! I am SO excited to be starting classes with her!! Jett is so much fun to work with. She is scary-smart and ridiculously fast and agile! I'm also more than slightly frightened that she may kick my a$$ on the agility course! Hahaha, this girl has moves!
Wicket is doing well. I dropped my week night classes at the beginning of the year so I could afford to go up to Tacoma area once a month for a lesson. I was getting in a couple practices a week at the barn, but then...I took a job! More about that later. The consequence of that is I'm not getting to the barn EVER and find that I show up to a trial realizing I haven't practiced since my last lesson! Doh!! So I'm working on remedying that.
Oh, the JOB!! Yeah, that kind of came out of nowhere. My husband started on me this year about finding a job. He "claims" I said once my youngest started school full-time I said I'd get a job. I KNOW I didn't say that because I WOULDN'T have said that. I tried ignoring Hubby for a while hoping he'd drop it, but if anything he became more persistent. Drat. So I told him I would only take a job that allowed me to be home to get the kids off to school and be home by the time they got out of school. And WHO is going to take care of the kids when they are sick?? Hubby can't get the time off work, and if I start a new job I'm sure **I** won't have enough leave to stay at home with them. And what about time off for running the kids to activities and appointments, etc?! Then there is the whole agility/dog thing! I have my lessons, and my classes, and the Fridays I need off to help out at the ASCA trials, and OTHER days off for OTHER trials, and what about my weekly hikes?
So I thought with that criteria I would NEVER find a job ;)...
Well, whadayaknow...I found one. Actually, they kinda found me. I'm now working part-time for someone's - here on LJ - husband's business. I only have to work a few hours a day and the hours are completely flexible. Pretty much I go in and there is a certain amount of work that needs to be done for the day, I do it and can leave. The people who work there are AWESOME and are totally fine (thanks to someone's influence with the boss ;)) with me taking off a few Friday's for my dog/agility stuff. Perfecto!! How could I POSSIBLY say no?
But, man, have I had a hard time adjusting to working even a few hours a day! I don't know how people with families work full-time, My hats off to you folks! I've been working for two months and still haven't gotten a system and rhythm down for making the rest of my life run smoothly. Sheesh.
Kellen also had to give up his Jr's class with Wicket he was taking from Naomi :(. I'm really quite sad about that because those kids in that class are SO ridiculously cute! Kellen was getting close to probably being able to do a Jumpers course with Wick and I was hopeful I could get them into one of the upcoming ASCA trials. Ah, well. Kellen is really into his Karate and had been asking for a while to join the Black Belt Club. However, the BBC is a big commitment and meets several times a week including at the same day and time as his Jr's class, so I had been putting him off. But, he and the instructors finally talked me into it, so now, lots of karate and no agility.
So in a nutshell, that is what has been going on with me and the pups. I'll leave you with some pics of the Red Girls Reunion.
All photos by - and a big THANK YOU to - Kat P.
Pepper, Jett, Riley