Thursday, July 31, 2014

Birthday Boy!!

YAY!! Cricket turned 3 today!! He's growing up SO fast!! I can't believe I've had him for 3 years, though! It's mind boggling!
 In other news, I'm SO sorry that I haven't been active lately! I've been gone for 2 months. I'm back now! :D  Also I have FINALLY uploaded the video of Cricket's latest trial to Youtube! It took me so long because youtube has been acting weird on my computer. :P Click HERE to watch the video.
Now time for some sad news. I had to give Ripp to a friend. We could no longer keep him because of several reasons, but the main one is that he kept running off. One time that he ran off the neighbors said he jumped on their young toddler. He didn't do anything to the toddler but it scared the toddler and the parents. That was the kicker. So I had to give him to a friend who has a farm. My friend has horses that he can herd, too. We've been keeping in touch and he seems to be happy there. I'm sad that I had to give him away, but it was all for the best. He is MUCH happier where he is now.
Well I hope you are all doing ok! Thanks for reading! Follow me for more posts about agility and dogs! Follow me on Instagram: @westie_agility
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Love y'all!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

The Agility Trial 5/2-3/2014

We just got home from the trial! It went really well! The first day wasn't so great but the second day was fabulous! I'm SO proud of Cricket! He's in advanced levels now and he still does well! 
Here's the breakdown from the weekend:

Day 1:
T2B: NQ. Jumped off the second A-Frame contact.
Open Fast: NQ. Would hardly do anything. Super distracted so I pulled him.
Excellent Standard: NQ Refused the Seesaw once. Other than that, a GREAT run!
Excellent JWW: Q. Got our AXJ title!! Moved up to Masters!

Day 2:
T2B: Q. 5Points towards his T2B title!
Open Fast: Q. One more Q and we'll have our OF title!!
Excellent Standard: NQ. I accidentally pulled him away from the A-Frame and caused him to refuse it.
Masters JWW: Q. 10 points towards our MACH title!!

YAY!! I'm SO happy with how well he did!!

On the way home today!

All the ribbons from the weekend!

All of Cricket's ribbons!

Thanks for reading! A video of his runs will (hopefully) be uploaded to youtube soon! haha


Friday, May 2, 2014

Old Trial Video

SOOOO... I found this video on my computer and realized that I had forgotten to upload it! So here it is now! This video is one of our trials from 3/7/2014

Click HERE to see the video(opens in new tab)!

Well I guess that's it! Post again after tomorrow's trial!



So We're about to head to a trial today!! This is going to be a two day trial because it fell on a time when I could do two days. So I'm really excited because there are two possible titles to be won at this trial! He only needs one more Excellent JWW Q to get his AXJ title and move to Master!! He needs two Open Fast Q's to get his OF title and move to Excellent!! YAY!! I hope we are able to get them this weekend, but I am going to be happy with whatever Cricket gives me! I know he does his best and I do mine and we have TONS of fun and that's all that matters! Thanks so much to everyone who is following our progress through the Agility trials! Love y'all!!


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Trial Results!!

So the trial went really well! YAY!! He had his very first Excellent Standard run! He didn't qualify but he did really well! He now has 2 Qs in Excellent JWW! That means he only needs one more and then he'll have his AXJ title! :D  That's pretty awesome! I'm so excited! Here are some pictures from the trial. I'll have the video link for you later. :)

"I'm reddy tu go du 'Giwitys!!"

"Dese mai Ribbunz dat I won!"

"Dis mai 'Westie' face!"

"I is worn out aftur 'Giwitys."

"I poke mai nose outa mai crate!"

"I is snuggld up wiff mai toy dat I got at da 'Giwities!"

Thanks for reading! I made another video of Ripp so I'll make another post with links and with updates later.


Thursday, March 6, 2014


So I changed Cricket's ribbons and started hanging them in a different place. There's more room where I have them now so I won't have to box them up so soon. This is how I used to have them:

They were on bulletin boards. This isn't all of them. I was going to have to put some of these in a box to put the newest ones up.

So I moved them to hanging on string on a different wall:
This is all of them! There's plenty of room for these and for more strings to be put up!
I like the way they look like this!

This wall is going to be the official ribbon wall!

Hopefully we'll have another ribbon or 2 from tomorrow's trial!
Wish us luck!!


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Vet Visit.

So I took Ripp to our vet today because they have to give him a standard exam before they can prescribe flea/heartworm medicine for him. 
On the way there he was a gem! I've never seen another dog travel as well as he did! I was so glad that he wasn't super stressed.

Here's what he was doing on the way there:
"I'm just chillin'!"

 Then we get to the vet and he's just sniffing everywhere. He was really calm though! So the doctor did the exam and said "So his papers from the shelter say that he was born on 12/20/2011 but I highly doubt that he's that old. I think he's about 1 year younger than that!". I was amazed! So Ripp's only about 14-15 months old!! Ripp also got his first round of booster shots today (they did this because he is still so young and they figured that he hadn't had them yet.). 
So we got his flea/heartworm medicine and came home. I just couldn't believe that he's so young! I'm glad, though, because that means I'm not getting as late of a start on agility training as I thought I was. :D

So he's feeling pretty dragged down right now. Booster shots do that. I remember them doing that to Cricket. It's pretty sad though because he's just been lying around all day.

This is pretty much what he's been doing ever since we got home:
"Momma... I is not feelin' too good." :(

  Well I hope that Ripp starts feeling better soon! 

Post again later!