Wednesday, June 10, 2009

An Adventure

Well her excuse for not helping me blog more lately is that she has been preparing for an adventure with us. It has involved making lots of lists, washing dog beds, drowning stuffies, packing and other frantic activities. Barbara assured me this adventure would be lots of fun. How can it be fun if it means that I have to spend time on the dog grooming torture table and have a bath?

Ambrose had to have a bath too. He cried like a baby!

The dog crate on wheels is finally packed and tomorrow morning we are getting up very early so that we can drive to New Jersey to see my Aunt Debby and her family and my cousin Cobi. He is a cock-a-poo that they adopted from a local shelter a year and a half ago.

While we are there, Barbara and I will be attending and 'Introduction to Variable Surface Tracking workshop'! I am so excited because it is being given by Ed Presnall who is an expert!! I hope to learn many new tracking skills (and I can only hope that Barbara manages to learn something too. I am sure that we will post all about it when we get back.

On another topic, please keep your paws crossed for my boyfriend Riley. You can see us having a great time in the dog park.

Unfortunately Riley injured his hip very badly and and had to have a big operation last week. The operation was a success but he will have to undergo a long and painful rehabilitation. He is such a sweet guy and I feel so bad for him.

If you haven't signed up for Tank's Whack-a-Squirrel campaign, please do so.

Because of my tracking abilities I have been named Southeast Regional Commander. We need to make a big effort to do something about those annoying tree rats. And watch out! They are getting stronger every day!


Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

We hope you have an absolutely wonderful adventure, Niamh, and look forward to reading all about it on your return.

We will send some good vibes to your boyfriend Riley so that his hop mends well.

We had to laugh at SuperSquirrel!!!

Your Friends,
Tommy, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan

Stanislaw said...

We are so happy to hear that your boyfriend's surgery went well and that he's on the mend!

Have a safe trip and do your best to get all good and stinky again!

Fred said...

Sounds exciting! And Cobi looks like a!

Large Dog Beds said...

Have fun on your trip and baths aren't that bad!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hope you have a great time, Niamh! What an exciting course to be attending - can't wait to hear all about it!!!

Honey the Great Dane

Lorenza said...

Hi, Niamh!
Sounds like you are going to have a pawesome time! Enjoy it!
Paws crossed for Riley!
Kisses and hugs

Clive said...

Have a great time Niamh and we look forward to hearing all about it when you come back.

We wish Riley a speedy recovery. Hip problems aren't fun - the little man's mum has had two hip replacements so we know all about slow recoveries!

Loved the squirrel photo - the little man found it so funny!

lots of woofs
Clive and gang

DogLover said...

Love the story. I got a dog crate for my guy years ago and it was one of the best investments I ever made. Dog Crates are a safe way of transporting your dog in the car, as well as a way of taking him places where he may not be able to run freely. If you properly train your dog to use a dog crate, he'll think his dog crate is a safe place and will be happy to spend time in his dog crate when needed.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Have a great time in New Jersey, guys! We can't wait to hear all about it!
We're sending Riley lots of AireZen! We hope he feels better soon!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Our paws are crossed for Riley.

We hope you have/ had a good trip. It sounds like fun. :-)

Have a great weekend.

Holly & Zac...XX

Anonymous said...

Hi Niamh - hope you're enjoying your trip. Thanks for the shout-out. Super squirrel better watch it... our troops are dedicated to the mission and we won't be defeated!

Momo and Pinot said...

Hello Niamh, our paws crossed for your sweet Riley!!!

Momo & Pinot

Anonymous said...

We're so sorry to hear about Riley's hip. We hope he feels better soon. Have a great time on your trip!

See ya!
Joey and Zeke