Sassy is our newest addition to the pack here at Wodan. After a long ride from Mexico, she needed a few days to acclimate and destress. After that though, she started socializing with the other dogs and quickly came to love her new life.
Dory sent us a (video) post card showing us the fun of owning a pool. We're jealous!
Two years ago we adopted Dory, a small boxer, to give her a new lease on life. She was only 5 weeks old when we saw her; she had to wait at the shelter for a week to be old enough to be spayed before coming home. From the day she walked into this house she was about playing and making you laugh. She was one in a million type dog who would try anything asked by you. She never complained and always accepted the new animals that came in and out of the house. She was always willing to play any new sport even if it was by her own rules. (Like picking up the frisbee markers on lure coursing instead of chasing the lure.) She never met a person she did not like. Dory could raise any puppies, she was an excellent nanny and taught the puppies manners. She also enjoyed herding. But her best asset was being supportive to those who needed her. Although, as a puppy, she would walk like a bull in a china shop, she has learned how to settle and now lives for her person. Dory from now on will be known as Ruby because to her owner she is the perfect gem. We wish them well on their continued success.
Weekends aren't always a busy time for Rocket, Usually only a trip to the nursing home to visit friends and maybe a ride around town to pick up more dog food and treats. But this weekend was packed.
Friday was herding day. Rocket got First Place (!) on his first attempt at his Herding Ranch Dog (HRD) test. Friday night was Disc Dog training, trying out for a league starting next month.
Saturday morning was the second test for HRD, which he passed with flying colors. (Orange and blue actually, see picture) And Saturday afternoon was a visit with nursing home friends.
Sunday was Flyball practice and schmoozing with the other owners.
Rocket made it to the 500 point mark today with two FastCAT runs at the Piedmont Kennel Club in Charlotte. He is listed on the AKC website as the fastest mudi! Check it out at www.apps.akc.org//apps/fastcat_ranking/index.cfm?display
Already on the calendar for 2019 are more runs!
Rocket achieved THD status this week when he received his Therapy Dog certificate and patch from the AKC. THD level means 50 recognized visits to schools, hospitals, or (in Rocket's case) nursing homes. Many of the patients had to leave their pets at home, so they are very happy when Rocket comes by to see them.
The newest member of the Wodan team, Raisin, is following in Rockets footsteps.
Raisin stepped up to the challenge and participated in the Bronco De-Stress Fest. This was the first big outing for this little man. He had to navigate stairs, slippery flooring, deal with lots of loud noises, music playing in the background and jazzy exercise up on the screen. Even with all of these distractions he was up to the challenge and enjoyed the attention. We only see great things in the future for the boy.
Today, Rocket received his CA (Coursing Ability) Title at the Carolina Irish Setter Club Coursing event, hosted at the Piedmont Kennel Club in Charlotte. Everyone was impressed with the newcomer, and many hadn't seen a Mudi before today. Even the judges said, "Rocket lives up to his name!"
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