Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Today I took her to the banks of the Oconee River, for a little change of scenery. The big change will come in a few weeks when we will go camping on Georgia's coast.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The beast has crashed!
We had a full day today. Our morning consisted of a trip to the park: a lap around the fields, a walk along the dam, flushing out some birds, an obedience session/play session in the fenced baseball field, followed by some scent work: I attached two quail wings to her dummy, dragged it through a field and hid it in the woods. In the process, one of the wings fell off and was lost. Tessa did a great track, staying very focused on the scent I laid (usually she goes by air scent), locating the lost wing, and in the end, the dummy. Whereupon we lost the other wing, which she found as well.
In the p.m. we went back to the park with a friend, and mostly walked through the woods and played fetch on the field. When we returned to the car, she threw a hissy fit, very much resenting the fact that the outing was coming to an end. Once in the car though, she fell into a content slumber and at home, she recharged herself under the covers.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Except for a brief, grunty growl at the Gordon Setter, Tessa was pretty indifferent to the whole thing.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Sandy Creek Park, GA
McDonough, GA (Henry County)
This land is going to be "new homes from the $170's". Across the street is Lakemont Chattels, a new strip mall offering restaurant and retail space which is in the process of being leased out. Henry County is one of the fastest growing counties in the NATION. Within a 5-mile radius of this location, the population has grown 155% from 1990-2000 and in 2000 ranked No.4 among the nation's counties for its growth rate.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Above is Caroline showing Tink, who is holding still so nicely while the judge goes over her. With Tessa, this would be absolutely impossible. She is getting better, but this is just the type of attention that would make her dance her dance that would certainly not gain her any points in this venue.