Saturday, January 31, 2009

Fish tale

Jam, on this Saturday night, in her favorite chair, finds watching the fish a very relaxing activity.This 150 gallon tank is built into the wall between my office and the living room. This is a freshwater tank containing African cichlids.
Jam learned early on that she can just look, not touch.
The calm, serene feeling of the fish swimming gently around the tank.A nice place for the girls to nap...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


One of Jam's favorite pasttimes is watching the wild turkeys hang out on the front lawn.
This afternoon, there were only a few but the neighborhood flock is about two dozen!Maybe I can catch one, hmmm

Now, if only someone could hold one outside the show ring...

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Tired Obedience Puppy

Jam went to her first obedience run-through today and worked her little paws off. The run-throughs are like practice shows and you are allowed to use food, toys, and any other training aids as well as give corrections in the ring.
We used this as a wonderful opportunity for socialization and working with lots of distractions. Jam really surprised me and everyone else with her focus and attention, unusual in a pup her age. The chicken strips certainly helped to keep her on task.

She did amazingly well for her first time in the ring at a new place with lots of good distractions. Of course, I didn't do any off-lead heeling but her recall was off lead and quite enthusiastic! Her groups stays were solid and I was very proud of her especially as we were right next to the Open ring and dumbbells were flying by and dogs running around.

A number of people commented how calm Jam seems, hehehe, they don't live with her :)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Growth spurt

Jam at 7 weeks
Jam at 8 weeks...

Jam at 7 1/2 months and still growing.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Lazy Sunday

Jam took a nice little nap, curled up on one of her favorite beds, after we finished a quick two-mile walk on this chilly day.
Ahh this is better, a nice place to rest my head... A re-energized pup says it's time to play!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year's Eve Hangover

Jam, celebrating the New Year! What could be more fun, lots of toys and her family. And what lovely white teeth you have!
Someone is getting very sleepy and stayed up way too late...
Going, going....
Gone....sleep tight little doggy.