Now that the Olympics is over in Blogville (wasn't it the best!) - things are grinding back to normal now.
Winter is being brutal here.... well as brutal as it gets here in South Australia anyway. We had a couple of cold fronts breeze through over the last couple of days - complete with big rain - and I've resorted to a lot of this:
Today - wrapped up in blue blankie.....
Last night - with Baa Lamb and mum's snuggie.
Because of the rains...... my parks and walking areas are nice and green..... refreshing on the paws
Me snuffling in the undergrowth.....
Dad dad has been letting me do more "off-leash" walking....
It's looking a little grey..... (but there is a sea view on the horizon here)...... I like it when the weeds grow higher in little clumps amongst the grasses - it's quality snuffling indeed!
Here we are arriving at my local oval.....
Zoomin' towards mum with the camera...... I'm just a blur!
And zooming back to dad dad who is hidin' behind a tree here...... don't ya love this off leash stuff??!!
The ducks are happy with the green grass and their nice and full pond (this pond can dry up completely during the warmer months)
I love my walks in winter..... I don't get so hot and puffed.....
Mum couldn't resist showing you this picture - she loves it - she was crouching in the grasses to get this angle of the hill - see how little dad dad looks!!?
The greatest news........ I've passed Grade 3 at skool (and ..... ahem..... guess who was doggie of the month??? ....... **pause to blow on my paw nails and rub on chest furs**..... )
Our Grade three requires the following:
All heel work: sit, stand, drop and all turns on loose lead
Recall: Off lead
Finish: On lead
1 minute Sit Stay: Off lead
2 minute Drop Stay: Off lead (I get bored during this)
Stand without moving for Exam: Instructor can walk up and stroke my back without me moving my legs. This is tough but I did it!
Grade Four is pretty serious and is generally done if you wish to go onto "trialling". Mum is not keen to do that because then she says "skool gets too serious" and she wanted me to learn the basics and just have social funs. So I'm not sure if we will persist with this yet. I'll miss the interaction with my fur friends the most if I stop.
We'll have to take it week by week.
Be good and sit nicely for your treats...... bye for now!