We generally have a fairly laid-back, nothing doing day. Yesterday, however, was a bit more fun.
Eclipse went to bed Tuesday night around 10:30 or 11, although I don't remember which
After he went to bed for the night at some point he grabbed the little piece of fleece blanket that was laying by his bed and pulled it in to curl up on. We woke up around 9:30 a.m. and got started with our day. We headed downstairs, pottied all three dogs and let Eclipse play in the den while I checked my e-mail and blogs.
Then Eclipse and I went and walked on the treadmill for ten minutes together. (I figure if he's walking on it and I'm standing there watching I may as well walk with him) After ten minutes he gets let off and I continue on. Eclipse had different ideas and kept trying to jump back on with me, little wierdo.
After that he ate his breakfast and went out to hurry again. Teddy and Kira were fed their breakfast then Alex and I decided it was a good day to go out to Whistler's Bend park and play the disc golf course. Well, Alex would play it, Eclipse and I would tag along. We wanted to see if disc golf caddy would be a good alternate career for Eclipse (as shown in the picture from Tuesday night below) if the whole Service Dog thing doesn't work out.
So we gathered up bottled water, Eclipse's jacket, leashes, GL, long line, the discs and the camera. We hopped in the car and headed out.
It was a beautiful day in Southern Oregon (and Northern as I understand). This picture was accidental but turned out kind of cool.
We stopped on the way at 7-11 to get some chicken strips, tea and a gatorade for Alex and Eclipse enjoyed the cool tile floor. The lady wasn't the brightest and said "Just so you know, unless that is a special needs (?) dog we can't have him in here because..." at which time I interjected "he's a service dog in training" with a smile and she continued on "we have open food..." um... I've taken numerous PITs in there, no worries woman.
Then we got back in the car and headed the half hour-ish out to Whistler's Bend.
Alex made funny noises along the way and got Eclipse to cock his head and make funny faces...
Then we arrived at Whistler's Bend, ate two of the chicken strips between Alex and I, gave Eclipse some water and a chance to hurry, then practiced our sit-stays. Well, Eclipse did anyways.
Then practiced sit-stay despite Dad walking away, on a bridge in a beautiful place.
Practiced down-stay in the mud.
Practiced come on the way to get Mom's errant disc (the reason I don't play disc golf, but to satisfy Alex I had to throw at least one)
Then at 11:30 it was time for bed again.... sweet boy... I love every day with you!
A show of where the basket is. The top of the world shot is 600 ft, Eclipse is wondering if he can throw it that far....
Ally & Alex w/ Eclipse (who thinks his job is to pick up all the stray socks from everywhere), Teddy & Kira