Tuesday, October 03, 2006


It's been neat to get to go north for a couple of weekends in a row this year and see an early fall. Here in GA the temps are still getting to the 80's during the day even though it's cool in the mornings. It was quite different in WI this weekend, albeit far from unpleasant. The weather cooperated well and we had a couple of very nice days for the dogs to run. MWCC's field is quite nice, large enough to put a nice course on. I was pleased to see dogs working a bit more this weekend and putting in some nice runs. Thanks to Greg and Kevin for having me up to judge, especially after I had to cancel last year due to my torn hamstring. I got to see some of the 'Minnesota Mafia' again this weekend. They're nice folks with good, competitive dogs. Hopefully Al will come down for New Year's in GA. I'm big on getting the best dogs together and competing head to head to see who's the best of the best. Maybe I'll work on contacting as much of the top 20 and seeing what kind of entry we can get here.

Once again, flying isn't my favorite thing in the world. I'm glad that I don't travel a lot for my job and wonder how my father ever was able to travel as much as he did. When I was growing up, he would have to spend quite a bit of time away from home, travelling the world for business. I never really noticed how much he was away and just took it as a part of life. I know that I would be miserable if I had to spend so much time in airports and airplanes away from family and friends. At least on this trip I wasn't folded into a seat as I was flying Midwest and their service to and from Atlanta is all business class seating.

This coming weekend is GIT in Oklahoma. I know, Oklahoma isn't Texas... Hopefully they'll have had a little rain and the ground won't be baked hard as a rock. We're going to take the dogs with us and get them out for the first time since my trip to NY during the summer. Hopefully they won't be too 'soft' to compete!

Around here things are quite busy. Em is playing softball and that takes a lot of our time. Softball is pretty serious business around here so we spend a lot of time at the ball field either practicing or playing games. Their team is good, but very young for their age bracket. The girls have a lot of fun and that's what it's all about.

The peeps are peeping. I'm wondering if I actually saw eggs in the nest of if I was seeing things. We'll know soon enough if we hear the cheeps of baby peeps!


Raven said...

I may have talked my neighbor-roommate into coming down there for NY's. That means we'd have 3 Whippets and a lab, since he is usually my dog sitter! He has a Honda Element, so then I don't have to rent;) Otherwise, I may see if I could drive to Michelle's in IL and ride with her the rest of the way.

I avoid airplanes at all costs. That re-circulated air is nothing but a petri dish for disease.

btw, do you have chickens???

Todd said...

No chickens, but we do have Gouldian Finches. Right now we have two (an orange faced male and a red face female). There are at least 4 eggs in the nest right now. Hopefully we'll have a few baby peeps soon!

Raven said...

Oh wow, finches are cool, and rather quiet. I had a mean parakeet named Peppy in 5th grade, and my uncle had an African Grey named "Sir Mix-A-Lot" who had the most foul beak imaginable. His students got him the bird as a retirement gift and taught it every swear word in the book.

Raven said...

So, how was Oklahoma??