Posts made in July, 2013

Un-Still Life With Cavaliers: On Fame

Posted by on Jul 27, 2013 in Blog, Trials and Tribulations | 6 comments

I feel it coming together, people will see me and cry, Fame!  No, this post isn’t about me being famous, although people do see me and cry.  Although it isn’t “fame” by any stretch I would like to thank everyone who has stopped me at trials to tell me that they read this blog and find it mildly amusing.  That number has to be up to three by now. Right now we are at the local AKC agility trial and it is bringing back a flood of memories.  Twice a year we have an AKC trial not only in our home state, but actually in our home county.  You could ride a cow there from our...

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Un-Still Life With Cavaliers: What’s In A Name?

Posted by on Jul 20, 2013 in Blog, General | 6 comments

How many different names can a dog have?  Reader alert:  this post is not agility-related.  In fact, I don’t think it’s particularly Cavalier-related.  I’m pretty sure it’s dog-related, but I can’t be certain because I haven’t gotten to the end yet. There are several categories of names for dogs.  First we have registered names.  We have fancy purebred dogs, so they have fancy registered names.  Like Sanflorian Daddy’s Girl.  Well maybe that’s not quite so fancy.  How about Aubinwood Madison at Sanflorian?   Or the recently passed CH Fairfield...

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Un-Still Life With Cavaliers: All the World’s A Stage

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Blog, Trials and Tribulations | 2 comments

This past weekend we loaded five agility Cavaliers in the ‘Mo Mobile and headed off to Rhode Island for the United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA) New England Regional Championships.  The puppies and the couch potatoes got to spend the weekend at home with a sitter.  I wanted to start this post before we left, and work on it during “down time” during the weekend.  There were several problems with this plan.  The first is that I had no idea what I was going to write about.  Would there be triumph, disappointment, amazement, compassion, admiration, redemption,...

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Un-Still Life With Cavaliers: A Guest Blogger

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in Blog, General | 1 comment

So, I decided I wanted to try my hand at this blogging thing.  Don’t worry it will be brief and I then I will return you to your regularly scheduled blogger, who is much funnier and looks better in a pink wig.   This weekend, as you may have heard us blather endlessly about on facebook, we attended the USDAA New England Regional.  We ran a bunch of dogs, worked hard, laughed a lot, and cried a little.  I expect you will hear a bit from your regular blogger about this event. But first my turn. There was an incident.  A display, apparently, of extremely poor sportsmanship.   I didn’t see...

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Un-Still Life With Cavaliers: On The ‘Mo-Mobile

Posted by on Jul 8, 2013 in Blog, On The Road | 10 comments

Is it a bird?  Is it a plane?  Is it the trademarked logo of the largest beer distributor in the world?  Sometimes it looks like all of these things, especially if you’re half a mile behind us on an interstate highway.  It’s actually an eight-foot tall jumping Cavalier, more specifically Elmo, who adorns the roll-up door on the back of our RV.  Hence the RV (and all engine-driven entities should have a nickname) is known as The ‘Mo-Mobile.  Elmo has many more nicknames, but we’ll do another post about that.                ...

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