Monday, October 10, 2016


Tonight I am reporting from the comfort and relative safety of the lounge
Jump into lap on low perch
 Euan has been on a mission these past few weeks to learn a new trick each week.  The latest trick is JUBUBS.   Jump up.  So Mum n Euan have been out in the yard and jumpin around.
Jump into a chair
 Euan doesn't get his dinner in a bowl anymore.  He has to work for it.
Slightly higher
 Poor sod
Coming ready or not
 Mum seems to need a lot of proppin up, what's that about
 Just give me me dins..     I'm starvin
 So far so good by the end of Week 1.
 Next they took their horse and pony show up to club cos Mum was having some issues.
 Once there was no wall to prop Mum up her body fell apart, her lap dropped out, her back was all hunched and Euan got quite concerned.   "Are you okay Mum  - them buns of steel might be broken!!. So after some discussion with Aunty Barb and Aunty Kelly Mum knew she had to change something.
 The next week nothing much happened.  Mum calls this "Latent Learning".  I call it "Business As Usual".

 After a week of LL or BAU you will see the body position was changed and now Euan can generalise it all over the back yard.
 Are you ready for this .........
 I can jump up over there
 I can jump up over here
 Over there
 Over here
I can jubup ANYWHERE

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


 Sunday morning saw us up bright and early for to get Euan to his DOGA class on time.
 With doggies that do lots of training and leaping about its good to make sure they have strong muscles & flexibility sos not to get injured with all the fast jumping and twisting and turning.  Aunty Kelly checking on Euans rear end muscles that he's been strengthening up with his power sit to stands on perches.
 Checking out for bony landmarks on Evolution the demo pup.
 Measuring the front to back angles to check on balance.
 Et voila,  Euan has a muscle!!!!!!  Just a wee one.
 The verdict was that Euan has built up front and rear muscles and now needs to work on his core muscles.   He has ribs but no ABS.    Just like Mum!!!!
 So to build these up his exercises are front stretches out straight and then up high.
First standing on a solid platform.   Or two, to isolate his feet and make sure he doesn't move about the other three legs.
 Then on an unstable perch to make it harder.  And punch and punch....
Then lateral stretches with elevated rear end to put more weight on the front.
Its just a step to the left .............
 And then a step to the right, and rinse and repeat....
 And a bow with rear end elevated.   We can see those ABS cooking nicely.
 A nice big back stretch.   Also good for doggies with flat back feet....
 Another front stretch
 Platform pivot work first on front feet then on back feet.
 Lateral stepping
 And even for puppies.   You're never too young.  Vegas  14 weeks.
Euan now has a nightly exercise regime while he eats his dins.  
Bend and strrrrrrrrrrretttttttch...........

Thursday, September 15, 2016


Photographs by 
Emily Taylor

Monday, August 29, 2016


 The three amigos on a mid winter break somewhere in the middle.
 I'm on holiday, I don't get out of second gear.
 Two bums in the forest
 13kms today again, such a big job,  time for a rest.
 Euan on the trail of rabbit.  Quick get ready to stomp on his lead.
 Euan did think he had to track us out of the walk, nose to the grind all the way back.
 Later back at Dog Island - Can someone please throw a stick?
 Doin what I do best.   Posin
 Quick, take the photo....
 Going,  going.........
 There be rabbits
 Posin does be hard work for Euan.
 Euan did put his big pants on and walked all the way across the swing bridge without turning a hair.   Mum was gobsmacked.
 Big job done.
 Ringside seat, waiting for the show to begin.
 The show.
 View from the mosh pit
 Neighbourhood busybodies
 Throw the stick, throw the stick.   Yeah nah,  just kidding.
 Borders borders borders
 Still walkin - energy to burn
 We did pretty much have the place all to ourselves.
Paradise.   Top Secret Locayshun #2