Monday, September 22, 2008

Not up to much

So, I feel the need to apologize for my absence from the blogging world. We weren't on vacation, we weren't busy, nope, Mom was just being LAZY! If only I could type with these furry paws!! While Mom was busy being lazy, I didn't do too much. I had my last agility class at The Barking Lot. I'm now moving up to the next level, so I've switched to a new location, but same teacher. The new place has more equipment and space, so I can finally learn the teeter and weave poles! Wooo hooo!
Here I am at graduation day, trying to look nice, so someone will give me a treat! It was sad to say goodbye to my pals in the class, but I'm ready to make more friends and do more agility!

My teacher did notice that I'm not jumping over the jumps with my hinders correctly (never really have in the last year of agility), so before she works me really hard on the jumps, I've got to get checked out by a dog chiropractor! Can you believe it? Hopefully, everything will be OK and they'll say what Mom always says, that I'm just being lazy.
Mom's been thinking I'm getting a bit chunky, so she's increased my exercise. We go running a couple of times a week, we go for really long walks and over the weekend, I got to go swimming at dog beach! I LOVE to swim, it is so much fun, but so is socializing with every dog at the beach! He he! Dad and Mom must have tossed my orbee out deep 100 times. It never gets old!
When not chasing my orbee, I like to paddle around. No life jacket needed at this beach!
More ball time, can't get enough!
Mom, get the camera out of my face! I'm trying to play here!!
What is great about the orbee is that it not only floats, but you can make it sink and it POPS right back up at you. This is a game that I love to play!!
Finally Mom and Dad said it was time to leave, so since I am very conscious of my environment, I gave back to the lake after drinking so much water from it (yes, I still squat. I never learned to lift my leg)!
Wait, this isn't home. My evil parents took me to get a BATH before we went home! Grrrrrrr, this was not supposed to happen. When I have to be bathed, Mom and Dad take me to Soggy Paws, where they start every self bath with a doggy facial. I have to admit that I like the facial. Mom even bought the facial wash to help keep the ol' beard nice and clean.
Hey, Dad, we've had this discussion before, WATCH where you are spraying that stuff.
I hope you've all been well, I'm working on hitting all my pals blogs to say HI! If I haven't been by yet, I promise to swing by this week.
'Till next time,


Willow the Black Dale said...

Boy have we missed you and your adventures!! Were you swimming in Lake Michigan? Brrrrr if you were!

I hate the bath thing to....just hate it.....and did I mention Kirby that I HATE baths. Just wanted to inform you.

Yeah I love my yard....and the hoomans yard too. We have 2 1/2 acres.....4 1/2 if you count the neighbors, which belongs to me too. He has a pond that I really like.

Big smooches,

Niamh said...

You are such a great swimmer Kirby. I'd like to get one of those Orbee toys too. Looks like lots of fun.

I hate having a bath! Sorry that your people made you have one.

Your friend,

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Kirby,
Oh boy, you have been gone for quite a long time! You need to have a chat with your mom.. :)
Wow, you are such a fab swimmer!! Someone gotta tell Mr Phelps to watch out!

Amber-Mae said...

Enjoy looking at those pictures! Wow, you even peed in the water! How did you do that? Hehehe! I hope nobody accidentally drinks from it after that. Kekeke!!!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

happy said...

Hi Kirby, glad to know all is well with you there! Congrats on your graduation! Facial wash? Oh wow!

I have an award for you!

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Kirby.. I missed you.. You have been busy playing and going to the groomers..

~ Girl girl

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

It looks like you were having great fun, Kirby! Right up until the bath thingy! Hope you're having a great week!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Gucci said...

Wow Kirby. You could give that Hasselhoff baywatch hooman a run for his monies!


Maggie and Mitch said...

Hi Kirby! It's so nice to hear from you!
You look like you were having a blast swimming with that orbee ball! Bummer about the bath!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

erin said...

Kirby, my girl is being really lazy too and it's been over 2 weeks since she did an update. I'll have to pester her about that! Anyhoo... I love the pictures of you swimming. You're a natural! It's pretty clever how you play with your orbee too.
PS... did you get the email I sent you?

Pacco de Mongrel said...

i don't think there's anything wrong with your leggy... hope the chiro can gv u a clean bill..

Deetz said...

Thank you so much for your kind words and kiss your mumma for me. Mum says she will leak every now and then when no one is looking, but even though she leaks tears, she is at peace knowing Gizmo isn't suffering. I know it was hard on her to watch him slowly slipping away. Peace is good. We will cherish every memory and we are so glad he got to know everyone before he had to go. Thank you my dear friends for being there
Deetz and Family

Mango said...

I thought you weren't supposed to pee in the pool. Oh well. Nice job with the swimming. You look pretty relaxed in the water. Too bad about the post swim bath, though. And spraying your most personal self like that, well, I must say!


Bogart said...

A BATH????

I hear ya on the lazy human thing, you'd think with those big brains they'd be s-m-a-r-t-e-r...


Asta said...

I missed you
Thanks fow coming to wish me a happy Birfday!
Now that I had my twip, I can weally see why you love the dog beach so awe sooo lucky to be able to go.
Congwatulations on gwaduating fwom agility class!
smoochie kisses

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh no I see your dad's got the hose out....those hoses are scary ay..
All those swimming shots are great matie. You really do love the water. Good to see you back. Tell your mum we miss you and she has to help you blog more hee hee.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Stanley said...

Hey, Kirbs!

Boy, do WE understand about lazy peeps, but we've MISSED YOU, man!

Hope everything at the chiropractor checks out and that you're just being creative in your jumping style. Bet you can't wait for the new classes to start!

I'd say you are now a champion swimmer! Wish I had a dog beach close by to take a dip whenever I want. Instead I have to haul myself into the car and drive for about a half an hour to even get close to one. (Sorry for the belly aching ~ I just think it's great that you get to go to that big ol lake right there in town!)

My girl was admiring the way you behave in the bathtub. I do not have very many bath manners. At least you stand there and take it like a DOG!

You're looking good man. Some chicas like a little junk in the trunk. Tell your mama you don't need to lose any lbs.

Goober love,

Hercules said...

Hey Kirby!

I still squat too! My Mom had the groomer come over to the house last weekend to give me a cut and wash...Err!

I don't know how to swim...actually, I've never been deep enough in water to even try! I hate the water!

Love, Herc

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