Saturday, May 29, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

News Flash!

We're moving!
*Wait... what's moving?*
That's where we go live in a new house Epic... but don't worry. It's not far from here.
*Oh. Can I keep my bed?*
Of course! You can keep everything! But we're actually going to stay with Grandma and Grandpa for a while, so you'll have to do without for a little bit.
*WAIT! Can I keep my stick!?*
No. All you do is eat it, anyway.
*But I loves my stick! nom nom nom...*
We don't get ownership of the new house until June 11th, so that'll be a bit challenging. Good thing there is family nearby willing to take Ep and I in!
In other news... Epic starts Beginner Rally-O on Thursday! It'll be nice to have something else to do, as playing flyball once a week just isn't enough to wear Epic out. And he needs to be worn out. We've had an insane amount of rain here in the last month, which means some moisture has come into the basement. So the sump pump is running. It has been for two weeks. This went unnoticed by Epic until Tuesday night, when he decided the sump pump was a demon-cat-from-demon-cat-hell, and spent the ENTIRE NIGHT in the basement barking at it. Just thinking about it makes me want to kill him.

Friday, May 21, 2010


Our friends over at the Feisty Three nominated us for an award today. Thanks guys!
This seems to be an award/game, so there are a few steps:
1. Thank the dog/person who gave it to you - Done!
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass the award on to others you have recently discovered.
So, here are 7 things about Epic!

1. Epic likes to sleep under ALL the covers.... even when it's 30 degrees outside.
2. He REALLY hates cats.
3. He gets really mad at the teaser ball, and pushes it around screaming.
4. He's able to get onto the garage roof, and is not afraid to do so.
5. He is 13 months old, but probably won't slow down until he is 13 years.
6. He has taken classes in both flyball and obedience... and is better at obedience, although he's going to compete in flyball.
7. He LOVES marshmallows and snap peas.
I'm not really good at passing things on, as I can never think of who would be interested... but it's a fun little game. Maybe Gio would like to try it out!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tournament Update

Well, Ben did fantastic. I love that dog. I never realized how 'easy' he had gotten to run until AFTER I got Epic. He used to make me crazy at flyball, as his ball-lust often outweighed his common sense. This meant I could never quite be sure where Ben was going to go... his box? The ball box next door? Would he come back to me? Chase someone down in the runback? This is ridiculously frustrating when you're running a (half) Jack. The terrier side tells him to do bad things, and he often got himself in trouble on the lanes.
This weekend's Woof Wars tournament marks the beginning of Ben's 4th year in the sport he loves, and the boy is a gem. I now KNOW he will always go down, get HIS ball, and bring it back to ME. At 8 years old, he runs 4.7 so consistently that those who generally follow him complain that Ben has 'wrecked' them, as they can't seem to pass anyone else. He's easy. He'd run for anyone, anytime. He's a good boy.
Also a good boy? Epic! He wasn't exactly a superstar this weekend, but he did soooo much more than I was expecting that I'm still over the moon. He recalled like a pro, and completed three successful runs during warm up... bringing the ball back and everything! He ended up getting thrown into a heat (!!!), but his box turn sucked, causing him to go wide and miss the jumps on the way back. I'll take it. He's my hero.

Monday, May 3, 2010

1 Going on 8(0)

For a 1 yo Jack Russell Terrier, this guy sure gets a lot of sleep in.

He never fails to amuse me. He loves the back of the couch, but the soft pillows make for some interesting sleeping positions.
This coming weekend is my flyball teams annual tournament. Epic is going to hit the lanes for warm-ups on Sunday... and that's all I'm going to say about it. I'm not going to get into it, because I don't expect *amazing* things. I think he'll be fine on the recall, but beyond that I'm not sure.