Thursday, January 31, 2013

12 weeks

Tempest turned 12 weeks old on Tuesday. She is a little stinker and these Kong pictures are definitely much harder to do than they were with Bokeh.

12 weeks (ears are going all crazy)

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11 weeks

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10 weeks


9 weeks


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Getting ready

Bokeh has been working hard preparing for his first trial, which we hope to get him into in April. We got him registered as an official Aussie with the AKC so we are ready to roll. Our training club had a day where the Novice dogs got to come in and do their thing with pretend workers in the ring. Bokeh of course had to run and say hi to one of the workers, oops! haha.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Agility Trial

I had another agility trial this weekend and I ROCKED it! I had a BEAUTIFUL Standard run first thing in the morning. I came in 11 seconds under course time and got a Q.

and here is my Jumpers course. I got a Q by the skin of my teeth. Course time was 43 seconds and I ran it in 42.88 seconds, phew....I had to play it close to keep momster on her toes.

So...I now have 2 more Q's needed to earn my MX title. I have 4 QQ (need 20 for my MACH) and 109 MACH points (need 750).

Tempie got to go to the trial with us and oh boy, did she have fun kissing and cuddling with LOTS of new people.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Pile up on mom

Normally momster wouldn't let me post a picture this bad of her...but she said it was too funny not to share. So, I started out laying on the love seat. Then my sister Starr came and laid next to me. Dad was on the computer doing pictures so mom sat down for a few minutes to wait on the computer. Tempest then got sleepy so mom picked her up to cuddle. I guess Bokeh felt left out because a moment later he jumped up on mom as well. BOL...isn't that funny?

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

I had to fire my mom!

You guys will not believe what mom did...she really screwed up BIG time and I think I might just have to fire her. Good help is so hard to find now a days...

So, I have been working towards my next level of agility titles the MX and MXJ titles (masters level). Mom said that I needed 2 more legs (qualifying scores) before I earned my MXJ (it takes 10 to get the title). Well I got one of those legs on December 29th. So mom thought that I needed one more and could possibly earn my MXJ this coming Saturday. Guess what we got in the mail? My certificate that I earned my MXJ title on December 29th. Momster screwed up her count and we didn't get to celebrate my title or get a picture with the judge. I have pictures with all my judges that I earned a title under. Way to go mom! Mom feels horrible and apologized time and time again and said that she promised to start a spreadsheet to make sure this never ever happens again. I guess I will have to forgive her this time.

Here I am with my MXJ certificate. I am now a master jumper. WHOO HOO! So now you can just call me Sagira, NF, AX, MXJ, TN-N.

My MACH countdown is I have 3 QQ (need 20) and I have 98 MACH points (need 750). Might get a MACH before I retire after all.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

10 and 11 weeks

Playing catch up so you get 2 weeks in a row. Tempest is actually 11 weeks old today so we are now caught up on her weekly photos. She did a lot of growing because last Saturday when we had her at the disc dog event our friend let us borrow 2 harnesses, one was WAY to big and it fit her this Saturday. That is a whole lot of growing.

11 weeks

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10 weeks - mom says she can tell Tempie is growing like a week. Her collar had to be adjusted. She is growing up way too fast.


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Monday, January 21, 2013


Dad's mom came to see Tempest the day after we picked her up. Tempie fell asleep in her arms.... AWWWW!

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Tempest and her mommy

This picture is from the night that mom and dad went to pick up my new sister. This is Tempie with her momma, Lucy.

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Saturday, January 19, 2013


Tempest went to the vet for the first time a week ago Thursday. She received her second set of puppy vaccines and got weighed. She weighed in at 8.3 pounds. But I bet she is already over 10 by now. She is growing like a little weed. She wasn't stressed out at all at the vets and actually fell asleep. She also got a microchip put in just in case she ever gets lost.

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Friday, January 18, 2013

An Award!

Our friends over at Bird Brains and Dog Tales awarded up with this pawsome Sunshine award. (thank you so much). If you don't know Cindy and Millie be sure to stop over and say hi!


So now on to the award requirements. First we have to answer 7 questions:

Favorite Number? 13....lucky 13
Favorite non-alcoholic beverage? Water...we love water, it is free and quenches the thirst especially after we get back in from running in the yard
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook (why didn't they list Blogger as an option?) that is my favorite because I get to read about all of you.
Your Passion? Momster wanted to answer this one. She said rescue...helping the dogs that are not as fortunate as we are.
Favorite Pattern? ???? not sure on this one
Favorite Day of the Week? Saturday and Sunday because my peeps are home with us and usually take us to fun places
Favorite Flower? I like to dig up all flowers, does that count? BOL

Now we are supposed to pass this award on to some of our fellow bloggers. The rules say we are supposed to pass it on to 10 other bloggers, but we haven't really kept up with who all has received it. If you would like to accept this award from us, please do!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Puppy Pics

So on January 1st we went out to Tempest breeder's house to take photos of the litter of puppies. Should have known this would be too tempting for Jeremy. He loves Lucy (Tempie's mom) and Cappy (Tempie's dad) and has always wanted a red border collie. So we went out to take pictures and then came home and thought about it and decided to make Tempie part of our family.

Here are some of the pictures of Tempie from the photo shoot. Dad is still working on the rest of the pictures of the rest of the litter and will post some of those soon.

This is Lucy (her mommy)


How can you not make me part of your family?


Looking cute


Doing the creep


Having fun playing with her brother




Ears out to the side


You can see her little white strip on her back in this picture


Learning the steps


Exploring with her sister


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

9 weeks

Tempest is 10 weeks old today but we are a week behind on editing pictures she is at 9 weeks old. We decided to do the growth pictures like we did with Bokeh.


Monday, January 14, 2013

Her name

I just realized that I never told you her name officially. Our puppies new name is: Calm Before the Storm (that is her registered name). We will be calling her Tempest or Tempie.

and yes...we have had people already ask about Tempest in the Teapot....well check back for this photo to come. :)

Sunday, January 13, 2013


Yesterday we all packed up and headed to Sharonville, Ohio for Southern Ohio Flying K9s event called JAMuary. Bokeh got to compete. Bokeh didn't win anything but he played all day and didn't poop in the ring so we are considering that a WIN in our book. Very proud of how Bokeh and Jeremy performed.

Here is Bokeh doing his 4 - 20 routine. They get 4 dics and have 20 seconds to show what they can do.

and here is Bokeh doing his toss and fetch round. They have a certain amount of time and have to catch as many as they can. They have bonus zones at the end and get extra points if they catch it with their feet in the air (Bokeh doesn't have a problem with this, he loves jumping).

Tempest got to go with us. Everyone was loving her and borrowing her to play with her. She had a busy day and was crashed by the time we were ready to leave.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Frisbee Friday

Getting Tempest started early. She is only 8.5 weeks and already starting to learn the game of playing disc. I think she is going to really enjoy it.

This is her first time seeing and playing with a disc

and this is her the next day (3rd session) doing much better already

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A lot of firsts

Sharing lots of first this week. This is Tempest first time playing off leash in the backyard. (notice Starr is MIA, she hates the cold and snow and was inside with mom)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Ice Cubes

Tempie found an ice cube on the floor and thought it was a fun toy.....until somebody ate it!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Tug for Two on Tuesday

Bokeh and Tempie playing tug with Bokeh

Monday, January 7, 2013

My 1,000th post with some HUGE news

OMD....this is my 1,000th post! How exciting and I can't think of any better way than to have a HUGE 1,000th post by introducing you to my new SISTER! OMD....can you believe it? Momster gave in and dad now has a red border collie that he has always wanted.

This is me and Starr saying hi to her for the very first time

and this is Bokeh meeting her for the first time

I can't wait to tell you more about her....

How was this for a 1,000th post? :)

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Squeaky Sunday

One of my new toys that I received for getting a Q in my last agility trial. If you can't tell, I LOVE squeaky toys. Mom says I'm sending some kind of squeaky code signals out.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

I'm bored

Anyone want to come play?


Friday, January 4, 2013

More Pressies

Mom and dad made us wait all the way until Christmas day to open our pressies that Frankie and Ernie gave to us last time we saw them. Can you believe that? Geesh! Here is video of us opening them. (Starr was being a toy hog)

Thank you Frankie and Ernie we love everything!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Some of our Christmas presents

One of my favorite people ever, Stacie, gave mom and dad some really cute ornaments that she made.


She even made the boxes, aren't they cute?


Our friends Razzle and Jura gave us a new candy cane stuffie and a bag of Bil-Jac treats (sorry the treats didn't make the photo we ate them all, BOL)


These were our pressies in our bag from the gift exchange at the agility run through.


One of the new doggies at our club brought little stockings for all the dogs. How nice was that? It has a super squeaky ball in it that I am loving.


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Weimaraner Wednesday

Several weeks ago mom and dad took Starr to a hunting trial. Our blog friends, Savi and Jam and Hot Dog Junie's mom from NJ were visiting OH and competing in the trial. Momster said it was only an hour away and wanted to go see our friends. I didn't get to go because I am sound sensitive and they were shooting guns there so mom knew it wouldn't be good for me. She made Bokeh stay home with me so I wouldn't be by myself.

Starr was so happy to go somewhere with mom and dad and was happy to see our friends from NJ. Savi was amazing out in the field and actually earned her Senior hunting title while we were there. Way to go Savi!

This is Savi giving her mom a big ol kiss after she earned her title


Savi playing with the quail


Isn't she beautiful?


This is Savi's mom, Jam. Jam is a super duper super model in NYC. She is the face of Target ads, Frontline box, and more.


Starr was checking out where Savi had the bird and eating the feathers left behind


Mom and Starr getting wet watching the hunthing


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Harness

Dad did some photos for the super nice owners of Brilliant K9. As a thank you for dad's time and photography skills they gave us a new harness for Bokeh. These are similar to the Julius K9 harness but they are made by our friends over at Brilliant K9. They have made improvements to them. These are a little thinner and easier to move around in. They also are more water resistant than the Julius K9 harness. They have added reflective all the way around the harness so us pups can be see in the dark. They also moved the strap that goes underneath a little further back so they are not rubbing our armpit area. We are loving the new style harness and hope that some of you will go check out their website. They are super nice ladies and a local small business right here in Ohio.