|11-04-2013 02:32 PM|
What's killing us financially is the fact that our homeowners insurance rates doubled from last year (which was double what it was the year before). If you can believe it, our premium on a two bedroom house on a 1/10 acre lot in Texas is about four times what my in-laws pay for their three bedroom, two story house on a 1/4 acre lot in Anaheim, CA. It's darn near impossible to find an insurer willing to write a windstorm policy anymore. Yay, hurricanes.
Okay, I think the whining is out of my system for now.
|11-04-2013 12:03 PM|
|Merciel||I agree, it's really impressive that you still find the time and money to trial with so much else going on.|
|11-04-2013 09:54 AM|
|Kaun||I hope you'll be able to do the January trials if that's what you want Finances are a killer and I have a lot of respect for someone training two dogs and has autistic kids. I have two young kids and only one dog now and some days (or weeks) I just don't feel like training.|
|11-03-2013 07:41 PM|
Kaun, I've been "seriously" working with her since January, which was when I retired Ilka. I say "seriously" because life has a habit of getting in the way of what I want to do. We pretty much took the entire summer off, due to the heat and humidity. We started up again once school started, but I'm trying to train her in obedience and tracking, and Ilka in tracking, while dealing with some health issues and two autistic kids.
Sadly, I'm used to NQing. Ilka was an... ummm... interesting... dog to compete with.
There is a good chance I wont be able to compete in January, but we shall see. I may have to wait until May or June, simply due to finances.
|11-03-2013 07:16 PM|
How long have you been training her for obedience? (I'm sorry if it's been mentioned and I missed it)
It's inevitable to get NQ at some point. At least you've completed that and done your first trial together so that's a big step. I'm almost jealous, I can't wait to break the ice with trials because I feel while I haven't put myself and my dog out there it's just a huge thing to worry about instead of focusing on the training and enjoying this sport.
You should go for the January trials! Maybe you'll feel up to it in a few days or weeks
|11-03-2013 01:03 PM|
What a beautiful girl!! just have fun with it....she will do fine in time. I mean I think unless you have a seven year old seasoned dog...you have to expect NQs for awhile. It's the experience that matters.
We had our third NQ this weekend, but we got one whole station farther than the last time. Progress! And a fun day with other doggie friends.
|11-03-2013 12:36 PM|
|LeoRose||Thank you. Even though I can point out just about everyone of her conformation faults (and she has a lot), I think she is beautiful, also.|
|11-03-2013 12:33 PM|
|Nigel||You are both so lucky! She's beautiful!|
|11-03-2013 12:26 PM|
These are the latest I have that aren't still in the camera.
A nice headshot.
Dogs 9-5-13 126 edit by RosemaryBE, on Flickr
Dogs 9-5-13 068 edit 2 by RosemaryBE, on Flickr
|11-03-2013 12:19 PM|
|Nigel||Glad you found her and decided to keep her. Do you have any recent pictures of her? I know she was wandering the streets when you found her, but what a cute pup! curious to see her now.|
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