Sunday, September 28, 2008

Jewel at the Library

David and I spent a wonderful week in St Thomas and it's been hard to get back in the groove since we've been home! We've not done much in dog activities in the past week, but Jewel was the special guest for the Rust Library's Dawggone It! program last Thursday. We had about 20 people total for the talk and dog care tips that I did, but most of those attendees just wanted to pet Jewel and I didn't get to do my prepared program!
Since Jewel spent the work day in a crate in my tiny, shared office, she was the surprise visitor for the morning preschool storytime. She loved interacting with the little ones and they loved her! Jewel was the perfect office mate, very quiet but enjoyed the individual attention and extra treats everyone gave her.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

VA Scottish Festival

We went to the Virginia Scottish Festival today as part of the Northern Virginia Collie Club. Despite being an unbearably hot and humid day, Jewel and Sadie represented their breed well. Unfortunately, we did not get to the festival in time to enter the girls in the "terrier wanna-be" races and haven't told Sadie yet that she missed the race--she's been training all week!
The girls enjoyed meeting all the different people, especially the children, but ran out of steam shortly after the Scottish dog parade. I was able to get these pictures as they decided they had had enough! Jewel took a power nap right after I snapped her in front of the lady spinner. The third picture is a Scottish milita being a good sport in letting us pose the girls with him. Poor guy, he's wearing suede boots and leggings. He had his kilt hiked up so high, I thought we would find out what they wear (or don't!) under there!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Friday, September 5, 2008

Handsome Boys

These guys are still looking for a home!



Tuesday, September 2, 2008