Well no actually just San Francisco. But we got to hang out with super agility chick Natalie Kirwood and her husband David. We took them to crissy field where they were freezing in our gorgeous sf summer weather, then we all went for burgers in mill valley.
Natalie took these amazing photos of my dogs.
Roys maturing, hes turning into a handsome dog.
He jumped on this stump in case it might encourage me to throw the ball for True.
He’s a tad crazy.
Oh wow he’s actually insane
He’s insane with love for True.
True is still insane with love for tennis balls
Got it again
Go Away as in Roy’s preferred direction and Trues preference for Roy’s proximity.
& at Sea
I have never noticed this sign before. I’ve been going to Crissy since I moved here in the early 90’s. Roy wanted to perch on the very top of the sign with all 4 feet, which is cool. But there was a little box thing half way down the back and I thought it would be cool for him to stand with his back feet on that and his front on the top. I let him try out his way and rewarded him for it and then had him do this pose. Its a team effort after all.
Went running with Roy today. He’s becoming a solidly easy dog to run with.
Heres a public request to other dog guardians. I know, I know, you’re dog is friendly and he just wants to say hi. But, when someone is running on the path with their dog on leash they don’t want to have to dodge your fast incoming off leash dog and then have to stop so their dog can make sure they aren’t about to get killed. If I keep running and drag Roy along with me he has to worry about the dog who is now chasing him. I don’t want him to have to worry about why your dog is chasing him. True runs off leash with me so he can easily get away from incoming dogs, but Roy is still really interested in being social so he is on leash because i dont want him running across the path harassing other dogs and people. See how that works? You can actually take control over what your dog is allowed to do.
I had 4 dogs go after us yesterday while their beaming owners smiled at how sweet it is that their dog is slamming into my legs and then pinning my dog against the fence. Im running and I can still see way before it happens that your dog is about to dash across the path and cut me off. Its a wide path. Your dog gives really early warning signs. Just call them back or get ahold of their collar. Please.
Roy loves Crissy Field so much its epic, kind of like him.
7 years ago today I signed the rescue paperwork and picked up True. He’s the best dog and my best friend. Im so grateful for every minute with him.
We went to Crissy. Its everyones favorite.
We hung out with our friends Liz & Shiloh, theyre also everyones favorites.
True can jump on stuff too, he’s better at it then Roy. I just never took as many photos of him doing it and now hes almost 13 so I try to limit his jumping and climbing. Last year in Circus Class he jumped onto a 4 inch square 3 foot high post, and landed it, perfectly. I wasnt actually asking him to do that but dang it was impressive. He used to like to jump onto the UP end of the agility teeter.
This is what my dogs do.
This is what Woody does.
This is what Roy does.
This is what True does.
He stares at me
In the end its really just he & I. The love of my life.