Friday, December 26, 2008

Rockstar is a present pro!

Roxy loves to open presents. Especially when there are fans of hers cheering her on!

Oh, and btw, this is big news over here. I received a brand new Canon Rebel XSi for Christmas!!!! So you all better watch out. Who knows where it will take me, but you can bet that will mean I will be taking even more pictures than normal (I use that term loosly because my DF thinks there is nothing normal about the amount of photos I take). I didn't think that would be possible but I can't wait to get home and do my first photo shoot!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas from Team RK

Happy Holidays!

Rockstar and Kipp would like to wish all their furry and non-furry friends that read this blog a happy and healthy holiday season. Whatever you may or may not celebrate, we wish you the best of love, peace and happiness.

Merry Christmas!! Happy Kwanzaa! Happy Hanukkah! Or as Jeff likes to say, Merry Christmahanukwanzakkah!! :) And Happy New Year to you all!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tag, I'm it!!

The lovely Laura with Craig and Taz (who is now in Canada working on his sheepdoggin skills! Go Tazzy!) tagged me with a simple and fun game! I'm excited to see what everyone that I tag posts! :)

So, here is the deal. She was tagged first, and now I'm next. The rules are simple: go to your photo archives on your computer and go into the 6th folder and count up to the 6th picture and post it on your blog, along with the story that goes with it.

Warning-semi graphic image up ahead if you don't like blood.

This is the 6th picture in my 6th folder. Camping up in Buena Vista the night before a disc dog competition. It was dark out, this was a dog approved camp ground.....with a barb wire fence running straight through the campsite!! I was SO pissed. So while we were setting up the tent and getting things out of the car Kipp walks over to me....blood dripping everywhere. Scared the crap out of me.

This was taken after we cleaned the cut, but you can see that the cut goes from right under his armpit, all the way down to his paw. (It looks like a white line all the way down his leg-you can view it larger if you double click the picture.)

So, we wrapped him up, and my poor baby had to hang out in his crate for the rest of the evening so he wasn't running around on his hurt leg.

And to make the trip worse, my DF accidently wrapped his vetwrap too tight and Kipp's foot was swollen the next morning...

My little Dipper just layed in the tent and licked at his foot the entire morning.

But he cheered on his sister at the competition the next day and for her first time ever she won a gold medal and placed first in the novice division!! It was cute, Kipp walked over to the field with us when it was Rockstar's turn to go and he watched her compete and actually looked happy that she was doing so good. He would nudge her when she got back to the sidelines as if to say 'Good job sis, you kicked ass!'

Now it's my turn to start tagging!!! 6 victims.... Muah ah ah ahhhhh. I choose:


Kate and Bella

Qwill and Friends

Allie and Rusty

Ziva the Sar dog

Chesney and Tucker

Monday, December 15, 2008

Park Bench fun

I, for some odd reason, like to make my dogs pose on things that they would rather not. Like this fun green park bench at our local park.

Roxy nicely got up on the bench and sat down, as if to say 'Let's just get this over with lady' and Kipp would not, I mean NOT sit down. Whatever Kipp-you big baby. Good enough for me.

Then we found this other nice green park bench on the top of the hill at the park. Like she knew I was going to ask her to hop up, she did it for me and awaited the picture taking.

I think this is her favorite view. This is her park.

It's actually quite the place. There is a huge area to just run around, and a nice big flat area for practicing discin'.

Kipp doesn't always quite 'get' what I'm asking him. That or he doesn't get why I would want him to do such silly things. He always takes longer to convince that this is fun! But he will usually comply with my wishes for a short time.

Kipp the Lemur. The ears, the eyes, the tail. He totally looks like a Lemur to me here.

And then there is my fox dog. Roxy ends up looking rather fox-ish in many of her pics. Hmmm, Halloween ideas for next year are popping into my head right now...

Mr. Handsome. Still wondering why his mom is crazy. I love you Buddy-thanks for being such a good boy! You can get off now.

I think he got used to being on the bench. Because he didn't really want to get down even after I told him it was ok. He sat, taking in the cold, then hopped off to hang with his sis.

Enjoying each other's company.

And my favorite picture of the trip. The moon in the blue sky, and my 2 pups seeming to relax and just enjoy the view.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Park + Snow = Fun!!!

I decided that since the pups had to be in their crates all day because it was FREEZING out yesterday (talking less than 10 degrees when I left the house in the am and it never made it past 25 degrees all day. It was around 10-15 with the windchill......brrrrrrrrrrr!)

So we packed up out brand spankin' new Camo Wubba and off to the park we went! What does Rockstar do when we first get to the park? Lay down right in the middle of the shady snow. Aren't these dogs supposed to be one of the smartest breeds? Hmmmmm.....

Ahhhh, maybe Kipp is the smart one. At least he layed where there was some sunshine! Which is good because Kipp can't seem to 'shake' like a normal dog and he can never get all the wet off him properly. Thus, he ends up freezing his little booty off by the time we go back inside.

Wubba Time!!! Kipp would love it if someone would PLEASE throw his new Wubba!! (Wow, I should get paid for all this free Wubba advertising I'm doing right now!)

Roxy likes to carry the Wubba by the strands for some the hard part hits her in the face as she's running....again, smartest breed???

I love her gate as she's running. And look at that smile on her face! She was LOVING the snow!

Kipp is funny. He really didn't know what to do at the park with no Frisbee to chase (or Wubba once I put it away) so he just chased Roxy around. I think he would've just layed down and hung out by me if she wasn't there....waiting for some toy stimulation. Weirdo.

They liked sticking their noses in the snow and then licking it off their faces. That was pretty cute. Roxy would do it as she was running. Like a seagull scooping up a fish out of the water-she would just open her mouth and scoop the top layer of snow off the ground and just keep running.

And then they ran some more!

Eventually I made them stop and rest a little. Hmmm, I wonder what they're looking at? (If you look closely at Kipp's belly -just above his muzzle- you can see how red it is. It was COLD out!!)

Hi mom!!!!

Why does Kipp ALWAYS seem to have a snowy face?

Oh yeah, because Roxy kicks up snow dust onto him when she's running! See?

Examining the park from the top of the hill. Making sure everything is kosher. It seems to be. So I guess we can go home now. :)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Rockstar's snowy face

Rockstar's snowy face
Originally uploaded by number 46
And Roxy runs so fast that she usually ends up slipping in the snow and that's how HER face gets to looking like this. :)

Kipp's snowy face

Kipp's snowy face
Originally uploaded by number 46
Sometimes Kipp will miss the frisbee and must dig into the snow to find it again. He usually comes up looking something like this!

Snow bunnies

snow bunnies
Originally uploaded by number 46
Rockstar and Kipp absolutely LURVE the snow so we took the opportunity last weekend to take some time and enjoy it together.